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Nicodemus (John 3) | Craft 2


This craft is another alternative to the traditional butterfly idea that often accompanies this lesson. It looks at the life of Nicodemus, as displayed in John’s Gospel. The composition is really simple for this craft, with the hardest element being cutting the shapes – if you have younger children you may want to pre-cut in part.

This style craft is also avalible for the story of the woman at the well and the events of Easter.
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Nicodemus (John 3) | Character Images


Nicodemus (John 3)

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to ‘Nicodemus (John 3)’- covering the famous passage about being born again as well as other encounters Nicodemus had with Jesus.
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.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)




Large image for illustrating the story or putting on a large screen.



Grab the Phone background here.

JWL phone background

Nicodemus (John 3) | Games


Nicodemus has a lot of different facets to the story, the friendship that continues throughout Johns gospel, the leader who hides from his peers and the two key verses about rebirth and Jesus’s mission.

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Matching the body – Using magazine pictures cut the head from the body of the models. Place the heads on one side of the room and the bodies on the other. Have the children match the heads and the bodies. Include at least one baby picture. Link to craft and Nicodemus being confused.

Nicodemus (John 3) | Games

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Sneaking through the city – Adaptation of the game ‘Hot lava crossing’ featured in the homefront magazine (May’13 issue, page 12). Lay out a grid on the floor using printer paper. Have the same grid printed on a single sheet of paper and mark out a route from one side to the other. Keeping the route hidden have the children navigate one step at a time, on route you are safe, off route you are discovered. Link to Nicodemus’ journey to find Jesus.
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Nicodemus (John 3) | Craft 1


This craft is an alternative to the traditional butterfly idea that often accompanies this lesson. It looks at the ridiculousness of Nicodemus’ confusion by putting his head on a babies body. It’s suitable for most children who are capable with a pair of scissors. I would recommend adult supervision for those under 12. Nicodemus (John 3) | Craft 1

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Nicodemus (John 3) | Story

Nicodemus (John 3) | Story 
If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Essential Teachers notes:
Nicodemus is a great story for children who are facing adversity from their friends, but it is much more than just a brief encounter. The beauty of this story is that the confusion does not lead to doubt but belief which we can see later on in scripture. By mentioning those events we place this story into the wider gospel message.

Stories are given for inspiration, do use your own words and details
NB. The downloadable story notes use Sadducee and not Pharisee, apologies

Main Passage : John 3
Other passages : John 7, John 19
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Nicodemus (John 3) | Worksheet

This worksheet all about Nicodemus is designed for readers, it’s quite a heavy worksheet so it will take some time. It can be completed alone but ideally in is for small groups. There should be a discussion on the idea of being born again – this will probably need adult input.

To complete this worksheet the children need to have already heard the story and have bibles. The bible quote is taken from the NIV translation.

The PDF can be downloaded by clicking on the images.


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