Ishmael and Hagar must have slowly started to panic as the water ran dry, this craft looks at that emotion and how the angel reveals the oasis for them. It’s a simple sliding window craft that’s quite intuitive to put together. Hagar & Ishmael



Ishmael and Hagar are two rather bit characters that seem to show a deviation from God’s plan, but God is a god of second chances, a God who provides and a God who will guide even the most lost of characters onto a life of great meaning. These games look at these 3 ideas and try and illustrate one or more of them

Specific hunt– This is a basic treasure hunt game with a slight twist. Hide lots and lots of coloured papers around the room and get the children to hunt for them. Hide one last piece of paper, with the word ‘water’ written on it, in a very difficult place. When the game has finished tell the children that the winner of the game is the one with the paper that says water. It’s probable that no child has this piece, if so give them detailed instructions to find it. Link it into the idea that Ishmael and Hagar wandered a long time but needed God’s Angel to help them find water.

Blind man’s buff– little children love this game, as do some older ones too! It links well to the idea of Ishmael and Hagar wandering in the wilderness.


The pivitol point in the story of Ishmael is the choice Abram makes. This simple folding craft, inspired by Aunt Annie’s Tetraflexagons, is a simple display of how God’s plan and Abram’s plan did not align, turn to the back to see Hagar and Ishmael having to leave. Hagar & Ishmael


Ishmael & Hagar
This Hagar and Ishmael worksheet looks at the idea of God’s plan and how when we choose another way God usually gives us a second chance. It first examines the idea of mistakes, and then looks at Gods promises made to Hagar and Ishmael. The sheet ends by examining the emotions the main characters my have been feeling and a reminder that God also forgives and blesses his children today. The worksheet is best completed in small groups but could be done individually.

To complete the worksheet you will need something to write with and a bible. You may also choose to have some scissors and glue to reassemble the puzzle.

The PDF’s can can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant image.


If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Today’s heroes are Hagar & Ishmael, because they show us the gift of a Guidance

Essential Teachers notes:
The story of Hagar and Ishmael is in part a warning against meddling in God’s plans, and in part a demonstration of God’s grace and forgiveness. This story is part a storytellers words and part drama. You can use images of each of the characters involved or you can have children play the relevant parts. You will also need a picture frame or a camera. As you tell each part of the story stop to arrange the family portrait. As always use this as a guide and put the story in your own words.

Main Passage : Genesis 21
Additional Passages : Genesis 16

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Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to Hagar & Ishmael (Genesis 21).

Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(Please note : these images have no watermark but are not copyright free, they are only intended for classroom use.)


English – scroll down for extras








Extra’s – separate graphics.




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