Best for ages 3 to 6
You'll need a Bible, brown wooden beads, green pipe cleaners,
pink or purple pipe cleaners, scissors, and one 3-inch square of
white felt per child
Read aloud Matthew 13:31-32. Say: Let's make a craft to see what
can happen with just a tiny seed. Hold up a brown wooden bead.
Help kids cut a small hole in the middle of the felt. Have kids
put the green pipe cleaner through the hole in the felt and twist
the brown wooden bead on the end. (See photo 1.) Form a flower
shape from the pink or purple pipe cleaner. Attach the flower by
twisting it together with the green pipe cleaner on the other side
of the felt square. (See photo 2.)
Let kids flip their felt to see the seed on the outside "grow"
into a beautiful flower! (See photo 3.) Say: Jesus said a tiny seed
can turn into a big tree, and just a little bit of faith in him
helps us do big things, too. Take home your flower to remember that
God can do big things with your little seeds of faith!
This is excerpted from the article "Happy New You" featured
Children's Ministry Magazine.
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