Activities and Crafts for Kids

Light Please

You will need: Flashlight, A Bible marked at Philippians 4:13

Get Started:
Choose an item to hide in your child’s room. Show it to them, then go in their room, close the door and hide it. When you come out, ask them how quickly they think they can find it. Then tell them that you’re going to turn the lights out and they’ll have to search in the dark. Let them search for a minute and then give them a flashlight. If you have more than one child, let them search one at a time. After the searching is done and the item is found, sit down as a family with the flashlight in the dark room.
SAY: The Bible says that Jesus is the light of the world. Just like I helped you when I brought you the flashlight, you can help others by telling them about Jesus. You found what you were looking because I gave you the light. Jesus, who is the light of the world, is what everyone is looking for in life and they can find Him when you show them the way.

Big Questions
What’s one way you can show Jesus to others? Talk about God, invite others to VBS, tell people Jesus loves them, pray with people who are hurt or sad, etc.
Who is someone with whom you can share Jesus’ love? Grandparents, a teacher, a friend, etc.

Bible Story: Jesus sent His disciples to tell others the “Good News,” but they never went alone. Today, even if you’re by yourself, you’re never alone when you’re telling someone about Jesus. The Lord is right there with you and will always give you the strength to do anything.
READ: Philippians 4:13

Family Prayer Requests
List prayer requests below:
©2008 three-thirty ministries ●

Izzy Dizzy Walking Wobble

You will need: Your Bible marked at Matthew 14:22-33.

Get Started: One at a time have each of your children hold out their arms, put their heads back so they’re looking at the ceiling and stick out their tongues. Tell them to spin around three times (you’ll need to count for them) and then try to walk to you in a straight line. (Be careful to do this in an area where they can fall and stumble without getting hurt.) Then have them spin around seven times…then ten times.

SAY: Everything gets confusing when you spin around a lot. Sometimes life seems a little confusing when bad things happen, but we can learn a lesson from the Bible about how we can keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Listen and try to figure out what mistake Peter made.

READ—Matthew 14:22-33

ASK: What good things did Peter do? He trusted Jesus enough to get out of the boat, which is more than anyone else did. When he needed help, he called out to Jesus.

ASK: What do you think Peter’s mistake was? He took his eyes off Jesus and started focusing on the wind and waves.

SAY: Bad things can happen to good people, but when bad things happen God wants you to keep trusting, God will always do what is best for you. So, when life gets confusing, keep your eyes on Jesus.

PRAY— List prayer requests below and thank God for always being close by remember to pray when hard times come to your kids, that they will always keep their eyes on Jesus.

Family Prayer Requests: List prayer requests below.

©2008 three-thirty ministries ●

Pillow Fight!

The Shield

You will need:

  • A pillow for each member of your family.
  • A Bible marked at Psalm 18:1-4. A Bible marked at 1 Peter 5:7.

Pillow Fight

Part 1

Have a family pillow fight—Set boundaries, clear an area and have fun. You may also want to set limits depending on the age of your children. Take a break, sit on your pillows

ASK: What was your pillow made for?

SAY: Our pillows were made for sleeping, not fighting. Of course, it is fun to use them for a good fight, but you’d never really win a fight if all you had was a pillow. Why? That’s not what it was made for. Imagine an army going into battle, all carrying fluffy pillows—that’s crazy!

SAY: Just like our pillows were made for a reason, God made you for a reason too. He has great plans for your life and everything you’ve ever wanted in life is found only in Christ.

Part 2

Pillow Fight Instructions – have one family member protect another during the pillow fight.

Then take turns protecting each other.

SAY: You should love God every day in every way. When you do this, you can know that God is a shield for you.

READ: Psalm 18:1-4 from your Bible.

SAY: God cares about everything in your life. Because of this, you can give your cares to God because He cares for you.

READ: 1 Peter 5:7 from your Bible.

PRAY—List your family’s “cares” or prayer requests below and thank God for making you special, for being your shield and for always taking care of you.

Family Prayer Requests

List prayer requests below:

Copyright 2008 three-thirty ministries

Thinking of You Color and Share

Physical distancing is hard, isn’t it? We don’t get to see our friends, our grandparents, our extended family. When you miss your friends from school, your church friends, and your work friends, what ways do you let them know you’re thinking of them during this challenging COVID-19 time?

One way you can let them know is by using this “Thinking of You” coloring page (adapted from one of our digital greeting cards).

Download it here:…/Thinking-of-You-Color-and-Share….

Print this sheet and color and cut out the “Thinking of You” coloring page below. Then take a picture of it and text it to a friend, or email it, or share it on social media. Maybe you could send one to a school teacher, or a Sunday School teacher, and let them know you are thinking of them. Or maybe your piano teacher. Or your grandparents, or other significant grown-ups in your life. However you use it, we hope you enjoy bringing some color and hope into someone’s day.

Let me know if you would like some names and addresses of people in our congregation, they would love to receive a
little note or picture in the mail. This is a great way to share God’s Great Big Love!