When talking with parents of younger children, we often get asked the question- how do we teach our young children about God? We know the idea of our heavenly Father may be difficult for a 2-year-old to comprehend, so we've pulled three different crafts that show children what it means to be a follower of Christ. If you have any ideas that you want to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
Craft #1: Searching Our Hearts
God looks at our hearts. “God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Since God looks at our hearts, shouldn’t we be more concerned with our souls than our bodies? This is what we want our kids to learn. “Look deep into my heart, God, and find out everything I am thinking. Don’t let me follow evil ways, but lead me in the way that time has proven true.” Psalm 139:23-24
Craft #2: Jesus Calms the storm
This Jesus calms the storm craft is meant to equip you to teach children about the Bible story of Jesus calming the storm found in Mark 4:35-41. If you are new here, I want to briefly get you up to date. My church asked me to create all the craft ideas for AWANA Cubbies. If you are unfamiliar with AWANA, it is a great children’s program developed to teach children about God. The Cubbies portion is focused on preschool age. That said, this craft can been used for kids of all ages. It can be used in the Cubbies program, Sunday School, or other venues meant to educate children about Jesus.
Craft #3: He is Risen!
"He has risen!" Mathew 28:6. Here is a simple craft to do with your kids to help them remember the reason we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus."