Need: Paper plates, markers or crayons, paper punch, and yarn.
Directions: Give each child a paper plate on which you have written the words Jesus Loves at the top. Have each child write their name at the bottom of the plate. Then have them draw pictures of themselves above the name and decorate the plate using the crayons or markers (glitter would add that special touch). Punch a hole in the center top of each plate and add a piece of yarn to hang.
kidssundayschool.com- Bee Thumb-body with Jesus A craft that reminds kids that they're someone special with Jesus.
akidsheart.com- John 3:16 Fill in the missing letters of the Bible verse to spell out the mystery word. (You can use this to help you make the craft above.)
Introduce game: How far can you jump with both feet? Let’s find out.
Do You Measure Up? (Jesus is Love)- The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126.
Introduce game: Why does Jesus love you?
kidssundayschool.com- Chair For A Crown Children play musical chairs for a chance to discover how Jesus loves them. Have the children march around the chairs as you play the song “Jesus Loves Me”. Give the one who does not find a chair a crown to wear while taking a few moments to tell the other children why they believe Jesus loves them. This is for building up their self-esteem, in that they are not "losers" because they did not get a chair, but are special because of Jesus' love.
abcteach.com- Dominoes with Hearts Print these on card stock and cut out.
filefolderfun.com- Alphabet Hearts File Folder Game
This is an alphabet file folder game with hearts. Children match the upper and lowercase versions of the letters.
Introduce game: How does Jesus want us to behave? Discuss. Well, here are some questions and let’s see how well you can.
Win or Lose by How You Choose
Need: Book- Win or Lose by How You Choose by Judge Judy Sheindlin
Directions- Divide the class into teams and do questions out of “Win or Lose by How You Choose!”
sundayschoolresources.com- What Do I Do? The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have. (Look under Bible Story Activities)
This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Loves Me (mini book) Children can take home this little mini book with the words to the song "Jesus Loves Me" Print in Color or Black and White and hand to children on their way out the door, encouraging them to share with their parents.
Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 132.
Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s World PK - K by Linda Standke, page 25.
Smile, Jesus Loves You! (draw a smile on the face) page 67, Jesus Loves the Children (color the picture) page 112, Jesus Blesses Little Children (find the hidden pictures) page 113, Jesus Loves Me (use the code to color the picture) page 132, - Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK – K
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