Old Testament Lessons - Daniel, Gideon, Job, Joshua, Jonah, Samuel, Saul, Ruth, Naomi and Boaz

Lessons From the Fun For Me Bible Basics Curriculum (Year One)

Jonah and the Whale crafts for children. Whale with mouth that opens Fun, esay paper crafts for Job bible story.  Peek-a-boo craft for Gideon preschool bible lesson: Gideon's Little Army! Scray Lion craft: Easy to make, fun toy craft of lion with a mouth that opens for bible story of Daniel and the lions.

Ruth, Naomi, Boaz and Baby Obed Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson

Ruth and Naomi Are Good Friends!

For this fun, interactive Sunday School lesson is about kindness, sharing and sticking together! It uses stickers with the illustrated story pictures as the background, and pretend play activities to keep children involved. There are three pretend play activities, an action rhyme and snack idea to to with this lesson, as well as the Circle Talk Time and prayer. The concepts for this lesson are: Good friends are kind to each other. Good friends share. Good friends stick together. The Circle Talk Time shows children practical ways they can use the key concepts for making friends each day.
Ruth, Naomi and Boaz Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Baby Obed coloring page and story page for the Bible story of Ruth for preschoolers
Baby Obed crafts and coloring page and story page for the Bible story of Ruth for preschooler
Baby Obed crafts page and story page for the Ruth preschool lesson
Ruth and Naomi coloring book picture for the Ruth preschool lesson for preschool children at sunday school
Baby Obed coloring page and story page for the Bible story of Ruth for preschoolers Baby Obed crafts and coloring page and story page for the Bible story of Ruth for preschoolers Baby Obed coloring page and story page for the Ruth preschool lesson Ruth, and Naomi printable coloring book picture color for the Ruth preschool lesson for children
Ruth and Boaz's family bulletin board picture and color illustrated Bible story picture for the Ruth, Naomi and Boaz preschool lesson
Ruth, Naomi and Boaz crafts - This printable page can be made into crafts for the children, and stickers for the illustrated story pictures
This printable picture and story picture to color shows Boaz being kind to Ruth, sharing a meal with her.
Ruth and Boaz's family picture to color -  Bible story picture for the Ruth, Naomi and Boaz preschool lesson
Ruth and Boaz's family bulletin board picture and color illustrated Bible story picture for the Ruth, Naomi and Boaz preschool lesson for Sunday school
Ruth, Naomi and Boaz crafts - This printable page can be made into crafts for the children, and stickers for the illustrated story pictures.
This printable craft page and story picture to color shows Boaz being kind to Ruth, sharing a meal with her
Ruth and Boaz's family picture to color - Bible story picture for the Ruth, Naomi and Boaz preschool lesson
Printable stickers for Ruth, Boaz and Naomi crafts. These printable stickers are of Ruth and grain stalks.
Bible coloring book picture for children of old testament story of Ruth and Boaz. Picture of  Ruth gleaning.
Picture to color of Ruth sharing with Naomi for children's bible lesson, Ruth and Naomi are good friends
 
Printable stickers for Ruth, Boaz and Naomi crafts. These printable stickers are of Ruth and grain stalks.
Bible coloring book picture for children of Old Testament story of Ruth and Boaz. Picture of Ruth gleaning.
Picture to color of Ruth sharing with Naomi for children's bible lesson, Ruth and Naomi are good friends
 
Toddler / Preschool Activities, Rhymes
Free Ruth and Boaz Activities below! There are pretend play activities, an rhyme with hand motions, game and snack idea to reinforce concepts of this lesson. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!

 

RUTH AND BOAZ ACTIVITIES AND GAMES - Ruth and Naomi Are Good Friends!

Ruth and Boaz's family bulletin board picture and color illustrated Bible story picture for the Ruth, Naomi and Boaz preschool lesson

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Ruth and Boaz Pretend Play Activity
Ruth and Boaz Action Rhyme
Ruth and Boaz Game
Ruth and Boaz Snack
Ruth and Boaz Crafts and Art Activities
Snack Idea
Rice Crispy treats (or other cereal treat) - store bought or home made. (Explain to the children that rice is a grain, like the grain Ruth was picking up).
Ruth and Boaz Pretend Play Activity - Let's Pretend to Be Bible Friends
The Pretend Play Activities are combined with the lesson this week. Please see Lesson for pretend play activities.

Ruth and Boaz Rhyme With Actions- This is a rhyme with hand motions. Go through the rhyme (on left column) and actions (corresponding right column) once for the children, then ask them to try to do the rhyme and actions with you.

Good friends care and good friends share. Cross your arms over your chest.
When times get tough, they'll still be there. Point to floor.
They are kind and they are fair. Put one finger up, then two.
When you talk to them, they really care! Open and close hand like mouth talking.
Friends are kind, and friends are nice. Put one finger up, then two.
They'll give you their best advice. Cup ear to listen.
Friends help out when they can. Place one hand out in front of you with palm up.
Friends give you a helping hand. Put other hand out in front of up with palm up.
I can be a good friend too. Point to yourself.
God helps me be a friend to you! Point up, then to friend.
I'll listen close when you are blue. Cup ear to listen.
I'll paint you a picture of any hue. Move hand in circular motion like a painter.
I thank God for friends like you. Point up, then to friend.
You're a lot of fun, whatever we do! Jump up and clap.
You're a friend who's tried and true. Point to friend.
Let's go make some more friends too! Point to another friend.
Ruth and Boaz Game - "All My Friends"
Items Needed: How to Do Activity:
Large area to walk around in a circle as a group Form a circle with all of the children. Walk around in the circle singing the song (to the left) to the tune of "Yankee Doodle", clapping as you go. After each verse, stop and say the name of a child and ask, "Who's your friend?" They have to say the name of a person who has not been called. Help them think of somebody if they have trouble remembering who has not been named. After they say the name, say "_____ is our friend too!" Continue on until everyone has been named, including teachers and assistants.
Song:
My friends and I went to the store
So we could buy some candy!
Its so much fun with all my friends!
(Clap loud) Isn't it so dandy!

 

Free Daniel and the Lions Crafts for Children

Free Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson - God Kept Daniel Safe From the Lions!

Free Daniel and the Lions Activities for Children

God Kept Daniel Safe From the Lions! - This interactive lesson keeps little one's attention. For this fun Daniel and the Lions toddler / preschool Sunday School lesson, the teacher leads the children to interact by making the sounds and actions of the story. There is a toy lion craft with a mouth that opens, which the teacher uses for the Daniel and the Lions lesson. There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme, a game, and snack idea to complement this lesson, as well as the Circle Talk Time and prayer. These activities all reinforce the key concepts: I can have my own special times to pray to God! God protects those who trust in him!
Free Daniel and the Lions Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures - Print below from story page.
Daniel and the lions illustrated picture for bible story of Daniel and the lions or Daniel and the Lions bulletin board picture
Story picture of King Darius and Daniel for bible story of Daniel and the lions
Scray Lion craft: Easy to make, fun toy craft of lion with a mouth that opens for bible story of Daniel and the lions.
Peek-A-Boo Craft page. Stone lifts up to reveal Daniel and the Lions with the angel.
Daniel and the lions illustrated picture for bible story of Daniel and the lions, or Daniel and the Lions bulletin board picture. Story picture of King Darius and Daniel for bible story of Daniel and the lions. Scary Lion craft: Easy to make, fun toy craft of lion with a mouth that opens for bible story of Daniel and the lions. Daniel and the Lions Peek-A-Boo Craft page - finished sample not shown. Stone lifts up to reveal Daniel and the Lions with the angel.
Daniel and the lions picture to color of Daniel praying for bible story of Daniel and the lions.

Free Daniel and the Lions Toddler / Preschool Activities, Game and Rhyme

There are is a pretend play activity, game, action rhyme and snack idea to go with this Daniel and the Lions lesson! Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board picture or mini poster to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!

Daniel and the lions picture to color of Daniel praying for bible story of Daniel and the lions.

Free Toddler / Preschool Lesson - God Saved Daniel From the Lions!

Daniel and the lions illustrated picture for bible story of Daniel and the lions or Daniel and the Lions bulletin board picture
Concepts Children Learn:
I can have my own special times to pray to God!
God protects those who trust in him.

Prep: Make extra copies of the crafts and story pages that you want to use for coloring pages or the childrens' crafts. You will need tape to do this lesson. Print and make up 3 - Scary Lion craft, and Lion's Den craft, 4a and 4b or Color Lion's Den, 4a color, to use with the lesson. (Craft directions below). Also print the other story pages 1, 2. Have a Bible marked with today's Bible verses Daniel 6:23 and the memory verse: Psalm 28:7 (or part of it). The numbers in parentheses tell you what craft sample or picture to use for that part of the story. Only read words in bold. The words in parentheses tell you what actions you do.

LESSON: God Saved Daniel From the Lions! (Time: About 3 1/2 minutes)

Have your Bible or a children's Bible marked with the memory verse to read during the lesson: Daniel 6:23. Memory Verse: Psalm 28:7 (or part of it). Scriptures used as reference for the lesson: Daniel 6:1 - 6:28

(1) This is Daniel. (Point to Daniel). And, this is King Darius. (Point to Darius). Daniel's job was to help King Darius. Daniel did his work better than all of his other helpers, so King Darius decided to make Daniel the boss. Well, the other helpers were jealous of Daniel so they tried to get Daniel in trouble. That is very bad, isn't it? But, they couldn't find anything that Daniel was doing wrong. Daniel did what was right and obeyed God, because he loved God with all his heart. (2) Daniel set aside special times each day to go and pray. Three times a day, Daniel would go to his window, get down on his knees, and pray to God.

One day, the bad men saw Daniel through the window. They saw Daniel praying to God. Then they had an idea. If we can't get him into trouble for doing something wrong, then let's get him in trouble for doing something good. So, they tricked King Darius. They told King Darius to make a rule that no one could pray to anybody except the king. Well, the king did not know it was a trick to get Daniel in trouble. So, he made that the new rule. Now if anybody prayed to God, they would be thrown into a den full of lions! (Gasp and put your hand over your mouth.) That's sounds scary, doesn't it? (3 craft sample, open) Lions are dangerous! They have sharp teeth and claws! Can you all show me what a lion sounds like. (Roar like a lion and curl your fingers like claws). Ooh-oo-oh! You all make such scary lions! O.k. Now let's listen to the rest of the story and see what happens to Daniel.

Well, Daniel knew about this new rule, but he was not afraid. (Shake head no). Nobody was going to stop Daniel from praying to God! Daniel loved God! (2 again) So, just like before, three times a day, Daniel would go to his window, get down on his knees, and pray to God. So, the bad men went to Daniel's house to see if they could catch Daniel praying. Sure enough, they saw Daniel in front of the window, down on his knees, praying to God. So they went and told King Darius that they saw Daniel praying to God. Oh, no! (Cover mouth with hand). That meant that Daniel would have to be thrown into the lion's den! This made King Darius very sad. He liked Daniel a lot. King Darius tried to figure out a way to save Daniel from the lions, but he could not think of any way to stop the new rule. In those days, once a king made a rule, he could not change it. Before Daniel was taken away, the king told Daniel, "I hope that your God can save you from the lions!" But, King Darius went away very sad. Can you all show me a sad face? (Make a sad face). He was so upset that he could not eat or sleep all night.

So the bad men went and got Daniel, and threw him into the lion's den! (Gasp). But...wait...listen close...(cup your ear with your hand). Its quiet. I don't hear any lions roaring. I don't hear anything at all! Why aren't the lions making noise? Let's peek inside the den and see. (4 - Lion's den craft sample) (Open door to den). Look! There's an angel standing by Daniel! God sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions! So, we're going to put a piece of tape on the lion's mouth. (3 again - Close lion's mouth and tape shut). They can't harm Daniel now. They can't even growl with their mouths shut! And, that is how God kept Daniel safe all night long. (4 again) Early the next morning King Darius ran down to the lion's den to see how Daniel was doing. We can make the sound of his feet. (Pat your lap real fast and have the children join you). King Darius called out, "Daniel, has your God been able to save you from the lions?" Daniel called back, "God knows that I didn't do anything wrong. He sent an angel to shut the mouths of the lions. They did not hurt me!" Our Bibles tell us what happens next: (Read Daniel 6:23). It was a miracle! (1 again) There was not even one little scratch on Daniel (Point to Daniel), because he had trusted in God! So, then King Darius had the bad men thrown into the lions' den instead! And, King Darius passed a new rule: Everybody will worship Daniel's God now. He is the God who lives! He will always rule, and he does miracles! He saves people, and he saved Daniel from the lions! Now King Darius believed in God too! And, Daniel kept going to his window (2 again), getting down on his knees and praying to God. Daniel did well in everything because God was with Daniel! The End.

CIRCLE TIME: (What does this mean for me?)

Did you like that story? I sure did. This story teaches us how important it is to pray. We all need God's help, don't we? Daniel knew how important it was to pray. He set aside three special times each day to pray to God. God loves for his little children to make time to come and talk to him. Maybe you have a special place at your house or in your room where you go to pray. We can find a quiet place to be by ourselves. Somewhere that it will just be you and God. You don't have to pray in any certain way. In class we close our eyes so we won't be distracted by other things. And, we fold our hands to help us keep them still. But you can pray in any way that you want to, at any time of day or night. And, you can pray anywhere that you want to. God is with you wherever you go. In our story, we learned that God protects those who trust in Him. Daniel was thrown in the lions' den! But, God saved Daniel from the lions. Does anybody remember how he did that? (Give children a chance to answer). Yes. Very good. And God will protect you when you trust in him, too. Its a promise from God. Listen to this verse. This is a good verse to remember: (Read Psalm 28:7). I think right now is a good time to pray. What do you think?

Transition: First we have a prayer we can say. Let's bow our heads, close our eyes and fold our hands. I'll say a prayer first and if anyone wants to pray after me raise your hand and we can take turns praying.

PRAYER: Dear God,

helping me.

Thank you for

Please help me to
hearing my prayers trust in you always.
no matter where I am. In Jesus' name,
Thank you for Amen.
Transition: Now we have some fun crafts and activities that go with this lesson. Activities Page, Crafts

© copyright Virginia Sigle / Bible Kids Fun Zone

 

Free Daniel and the Lions Activities for Children

Daniel and the lions illustrated picture for bible story of Daniel and the lions or Daniel and the Lions bulletin board picture Daniel and the Lions Pretend Play Activity
Daniel and the Lions Action Rhyme
Daniel and the Lions Game
Lion Snack
Daniel and the Lions Bible Lesson for Children
Daniel and the Lions Fun, Easy Crafts for Kids
Snack idea
Ritz crackers (or other round crackers) and yellow cheese (Check for milk allergies first. You can substitute potato sticks), and raisins. Slice the cheese into slices, then again into strips. The children can use the strips to place around the cracker to make it look like a lion. Use raisins for the eyes and nose.
Daniel and the Lions Pretend Play Activity - Let's Pretend We Are Daniel and the Lions!
Angel wings and halo

Prep: You may already have a king's crown from Week 35 Crafts. If not, make one. Make a halo by "wiring" some aluminum foil in a circle shape, then connecting it with more aluminum foil to a plastic hair band. Set Up: Ask the class who wants to be Daniel, and who wants to be King Darius. Have an adult or two who are strong enough to pick up "Daniel" play the part of the bad men. The rest of the class are lions. Designate a specific area of the classroom to be the lions' den, and set up some pillows there (optional). Activity: Retell the story in a simplified way, starting when the bad men throw Daniel into your den of "roaring lions". After the angel comes, they cannot make any more noise. The lions can lift their paws, but they cannot touch Daniel. King Darius is crying in another area of the room. Re-emphasize that God kept Daniel safe from the lions all night long. Daniel can sit down and fall asleep on the pillows. Tell the class it is now morning, and King Darius runs over to see how Daniel is doing. Retell the rest of the story in your own words. Clap for your actors at the end.

King Crown
Pillows
 

Daniel and the Lions Action Rhyme - Daniel Wasn't Hurt! This is a rhyme with hand motions. Go through the rhyme (on left column) and actions (corresponding right column) once for the children, then ask them to try to do the rhyme and/or actions with you.

Daniel loved God, and he did what was right. Cross your arms over your chest, point up.
He lived by faith; and not by sight. Touch your eye.
Three times a day he got down and prayed. Place hands together as if praying.
Close to the Lord he wanted to stay. Point up.
Then Daniel got thrown into the lions' den! Make claws with hands.
R-r-r-r! R-r-r-r! R-r-r-r! What happened then? (Move hands around like paws each time you say R-r-r-r!), then hold arms out to side, bent at elbows, wrists flexed, palms up.
Daniel wasn't hurt. The lions' mouths were shut! Clap hands together.
Daniel was fine - he had no cuts! Hold arm out in front of you.
Next morning the king ran to Daniel real fast. Run in place.
Ran to the lions' den and then he asked: Make claws with hands.
Was God able to save you from the lions' den? Place cupped hands on sides of mouth.
God shut the mouths of the lions! Say Amen! Clap hands together.
Daniel was lifted out of the lions' den Make claws with hands.
The king was so happy. A law was made then: Hold one finger up.
We will worship Daniel's God - his rule will never end. Hold both hands up to God in praise.
He rescues and saves - He is our friend! Hug yourself.
Now the king believed in Daniel's God too! Point up.
The bad men were thrown to the lions - its true! Make claws with hands.
Daniel's God is my God! He's my friend too! Point to yourself.
He's stronger than anyone, like Daniel knew! Point up.
Daniel and the Lions Toddler Game - Angel Shut the Lions' Mouths!
Items Needed: (Optional): stickers or prizes. How To Play: Have children all stand up. The assistant plays the part of the angel. The teacher plays the part of Daniel. The teacher tells the children they are the lions in the den that Daniel was thrown into. Show them how to make claws and move around and roar like lions. They cannot stand in one place, but have to be moving. When the angel says, "Stop", the lions have to stop making noise and freeze in place, because the angel had the power to shut the lions' mouth. If they get off balance and move, or make noise, they have to sit down. Repeat the game several times until the children are sitting. Everybody gets stickers or prizes at the end.

 

Gideon Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson
Gideon's Little Army - For this fun, interactive Sunday School lesson the teacher leads the children in pretend play activities during the Bible story lesson. The interactive story pages help hold the little ones' attention as they are taught the concepts: God Helped Gideon's little army do great things; Even though I'm small, God will help me do great things! Concepts are also re-emphasized through Gideon activities: Rhyme with actions, crafts, coloring pages, as well as the Circle Talk Time and prayer.
Gideon Bible Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Illustrated story picture of Gideon and bulletin board picture, for Gideon Bible lesson
Angel picture for the Gideon toddler / preschool lesson for Sunday school
Gideon Bible craft for preschool children to go with the Gideon's Little Army Bible lesson for children.
Peek-a-boo craft for Gideon preschool bible lesson: Gideon's Little Army!
Gideon illustrated story picture and coloring page for preschool children to go with the Gideon Bible lesson for preschool Angel for the Gideon toddler / preschool lesson for Sunday School Gideon craft for preschool children to go with the Gideon Bible lesson for preschool children. Peek-a-boo craft for Gideon preschool bible lesson: Gideon's Little Army!
Gideon crafts page for preschool Gideon Bible lesson
Gideon printable sticker page for Gideon preschool Bible story.
Gideon crafts for children. Paper torches with flames.
Gideon crafts for children. Paper pitchers for children to fight with in Bible lesson, Gideon's Little Army.
Gideon craft page to go with accessory page to the right, for preschool / toddler Gideon Bible lesson
Gideon accessory craft page for preschool craft to go with the Gideon Bible lesson.
Children make their own paper torches for pretend play during activity
Gideon craft and for preschool pretend play activity to go with the Gideon Bible lesson for preschool
Gideon Toddler / Preschool Activities, Rhymes
There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme and snack idea to to with this lesson: Gideon's Little Army, as well as three Gideon crafts.
Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson: Gideon's Little Army, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Job Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson
Job Holds On! - All of the activities, pictures and crafts work together to help children learn the key concepts of this lesson: God is my helper; God is there even when it doesn't feel like he is. There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme, a game and snack idea to do with this lesson, as well as two fun preschool crafts, Circle Talk Time and prayer.
Job Bible Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Story picture and coloring book picture of Job's ten children
Illustrated bulletin board picture and story picture of Job for Sunday school preschool children
Fun, esay paper crafts for Job bible story.
Crafts for Bible story of Job. Job with sores (dots).
Story picture and coloring book page of Job's 10 children. Free printable picture to color for Job Bible lesson! Illustrated bulletin board picture and Job story page for preschool Sunday school classes. Fun, easy craft for bible story of Job for preschool and toddler Sunday school classes. Sample picture of Job craft with sores (owies) - bible craft for preschoolers and toddlers
Job crafts for Job Bible story, and picture to color of Job with sores.
Stickers page for Job Bible story. Job's ten children and Job's animals.
Printable picture to color of Job for the preschool Job Bible lesson.
Story picture and coloring book page of Job with sores (owies) - for the bible lesson for preschoolers and toddlers Accessory page of Job's animals and children for Job bible story for toddlers. Printable picture to color for Bible story of Job for preschool and toddler classes.  
Job Toddler / Preschool Activities
There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme, a game and snack idea to to with the Bible lesson: Job Holds On! Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures / mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler bible crafts related to the Job Holds On lesson, and bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!

 

Jonah Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson
Jonah Gets Himself Into Trouble! - For this fun, interactive toddler / preschool Jonah and the Whale lesson, the children follow the teacher's leading to make the sounds and actions of the story. There are black and white, and color illustrated story pages, as well as interactive craft story pages (which the children also make for their own crafts), pretend play activities, an action rhyme and snack idea to to with this lesson, as well as the Circle Talk Time and prayer. All of these activities serve to teach the key concept: I can't run from God; He always sees me!
Jonah and the Whale Bible Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Early childhood education Jonah and the whale curriculum!
Jonah and the Whale printable picture to color
Jonah and the Whale crafts for children. Whale with mouth that opens
Jonah crafts for children. Whale that opens with Job hiding inside whale.
Jonah and the whale bulletin board picture and story picture! Bible pictures to color for story of Jonah and the whale. Easy preschool crafts for Jonah and the whale bible story! Easy Jonah paper crafts for toddlers for bible stories: Jonah and the whale peek-a-book craft! Directions below.
Jonah and the Whale printable picture to color of Jonah being swallowed by the whale
Coloring book picture of Jonah running away from God.
Coloring book picture of Jonah preaching to the people of Ninevah
Bible picture to color of Jonah Praying inside the whale.
Fun pictures to color for bible story Jonah and the whale! Bible picture to color for preschool children - Jonah disobeys God. Fun interactive lesson with printable story pages for toddlers. Preschool bible picture to color of Jonah preaching to the people of Nineveh. Free Bible picture to color of Jonah Praying inside the whale.
Online coloring book picture of whale spitting out Jonah onto the beach. Jonah and the Whale Activities: There is a pretend play activities, an action rhyme and snack idea to to with this Jonah and the Whale lesson. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson: Jonah Gets Himself Into Trouble! There are also multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Online coloring book picture of whale spitting out Jonah onto the beach.

 

Joshua Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson
Joshua Leads the People to the Promised Land! For this fun, interactive Sunday School lesson the teacher leads the children to participate with hand motions, sound effects and pretend play activities during the lesson as they watch their own "walls of Jericho" fall down! Ideas and instructions are included in the lesson. The Circle Talk Time brings home the key concepts of the lesson: I can be a helper like Joshua. I can help even when I'm young. God teaches me how to be a leader. Also included with the Joshua lesson is a prayer, an action rhyme and snack idea, and an extra activity. These fun, easy crafts also double as interactive story pages to add interest to the lesson: Joshua blowing his horn with moveable arm, and a lift-the-flap craft to see where Rahab is hiding the spies.
Joshua Bible Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Joshua crafts page - Joshua with moveable arm blowing horn. It is also used for a story page for this interactive Joshua bible lesson for preschool.
Joshua leads his men - printable coloring book picture for Joshua preschool Joshua bible lesson.
Joshua crafts for children. Lift-the-flap to see where Rahab is hiding the spies. This  craft is a fun way to experience the Joshua bible story.story.
Joshua bible story coloring book picture of the walls of Jericho falling down.
Joshua crafts page - Joshua with moveable arm blowing horn. It is also used for a story page for this interactive Joshua bible lesson for preschool. Joshua leads his men - printable picture to color and story page for the preschool bible lesson of Joshua Lift-the-flap preschool craft: Rahab hides the spies in her roof - Rahab craft for preschool children for the Bible story of Joshua The walls of Jericho fall down printable coloring book page for the preschool bible lesson of Joshua
Joshua coloring  book picture of the men marching around the city of Jericho.
Free Joshua Activities for preschool children! There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme and snack idea to to with this lesson. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures or mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, Bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler Bible crafts related to the lesson, and multiple Bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Men march around Jericho printable coloring book page for the preschool bible lesson of Joshua

 

Free Joshua Activities and Games for Preschool Children!

Joshua Pretend Play Activity
Joshua Action Rhyme
Joshua Welcome Activity
Snack for Joshua Lesson
Snack Idea
Graham crackers and marshmallow cream. Give each child graham crackers. Help them spread on some marshmallow cream to stick the graham crackers together to build "walls of Jericho. Since this lesson is about helping, they could also help you by passing out napkins, crackers and cup. Be sure to thank them for being such good helpers.

Pretend Play Activity - Let's Pretend to Be the People Marching Around Jericho!

Items Needed: PREP: You will need to do the Welcome Activity first, Building the City of Jericho (See below). Set the items in your classroom. You will be doing this activity during the lesson. Read the lesson to know when you will have the children march around Jericho. Give the children each a trumpet (or horn) and show them how to march as they go. March around your "city" one time. Then, when lesson comes to the 7th day, march around 7 times, (or as many times as it takes to give each child a chance to be the leader). Make sure each child gets to be the leader. If they are too shy, offer to go with them. Then have the children blow their horns loud and give a shout at the end when the lesson tells you to. Then, have them go in and knock down all the blocks and look for gold coins to put in the treasure chest (when the lesson tells you to do so),
Treasure chest or jewelry box
Children's horns or trumpets

Joshua Rhyme with Actions - Walls Tumble Down! This is a rhyme with hand motions. Go through the rhyme (on left column) and actions (corresponding right column) once for the children, then ask them to try to do the rhyme and actions with you.

Shh-h-h said Joshua. Don't say a thing. Hold your finger up to your mouth.
I'll send two men as spies. Don't tell the king. Shake finger back and forth.
But the king found out, had his men chase 'em down Make running motion with two fingers.
But they hid at Rahab's house in that town! Cover your eyes.
She hid the spies and said, "You stay here!" Shake finger.
She helped them. They didn't have to fear. Shake head no.
Sent the king's men away because she cared. Motion away with hand.
Then Rahab told them how everyone was scared Make a large circle with hand.
The spies told Joshua all that was true! Jump up and down.
So it was time to fight, God gave them a clue. Make a fist.
So Joshua led the people into the land. Motion to come.
God stopped the river just as he planned. Clap.
They marched around the city of Jericho. Move hand in a circle.
They marched around the city six days in a row! March in place.
On the 7th day they blew their trumpets, gave a SHOUT! Place hands on sides of mouth to shout.
The walls came tumbling down, without a doubt! Fall to ground.
God gave them the land, so they lived there. Point up.
Then it was time for a song and a prayer! Place hands together in prayer.
Toddler Welcome Activity for Joshua Lesson / Building the City of Jericho
Items Needed:
How to Do Activity:
Building blocks As the children arrive, tell them "I am building the City of Jericho. We need it to help us learn our Bible story. Would you like to help me? Help the children build in the middle of the room, making sure you have enough room to walk around it. If they get knocked down, have the assistant finish building as you tell the lesson. Have your assistant hide some of the paper gold and silver coins inside and around the buildings.*Do not use chocolate coins, as they may be a choking hazard for this age. As you are leading this activity, be very appreciative of the children helping you. Say things like, "Thank you so much for helping me. It will help us learn the Bible story." or "You are such good helpers!" You can give stickers to each child to take home as well.
Scissors
Gold and silver paper coins (cut out of gold and silver scrapbookking paper or aluminum foil-covered cardboard).
Reward stickers (optional)

 

Samuel Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson
For this fun, interactive Sunday School lesson, God Speaks to Sleepy Samuel, encourages children to listen to the special words that God speaks to us through the Bible. There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme, a game or second activity, and snack idea to to with this lesson, as well as crafts, Circle Talk Time and prayer. The concepts brought out in this lesson are: God's special book is the Bible. The Bible is full of words that God speaks. Every time I listen to the Bible, God tells me special things. Children use real fabric to glue blanket on Samuel's bed, and make a book cover for their own Bibles.
Samuel Bible Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Crafts for Samuel Bible story - Children's Bible cover craft. The Bible: Gods Special Book, sample of Samuel craft for preschool children
Illustrated story picture of Samuel hearing God calling him - Toddler Sunday school lesson
Free coloring book picture of children praying and reading their Bible to stay close to God and listen to him. The Bible: Gods Special Book, sample of Samuel craft for preschool children Illustrated story picture of Samuel hearing God calling him - Toddler Sunday school lesson Printable story picture and/or Samuel coloring page of Samuel hearing God calling him for Toddler Sunday school lesson
Printable coloring book page and/or story page for preschool Samuel lesson for Sunday school. Picture of Samuel as a boy.
Printable coloring book page for Samuel Bible story. Samuel went back to bed after hearing someone call him.
Samuel crafts for children. - Picture of Samuel hearing God calling him.  Children use real fabric to make Samuel's blanket.
Coloring book picture for Samuel Bible lesson for children - Samuel walking, dragging his blanket.
Printable coloring book page and/or story page for preschool Samuel lesson for Sunday school. Picture of Samuel as a boy. Printable coloring book page for Samuel Bible story. Samuel went back to bed after hearing someone call him. Samuel crafts - children glue real fabric on picture for Samuel's blanket. Picture of Samuel hearing God calling him - Toddler Sunday school lesson Coloring book picture for Samuel Bible lesson for children - Samuel walking, dragging his blanket.
Samuel Activities for children for lesson: God Spoke to Sleepy Samuel!
There is a pretend play activity, a rhyme with actions, a game, and snack idea to to with this lesson. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures / mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler bible crafts related to the lesson, and bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!

 

Saul Preschool / Toddler Sunday School Lesson
For this fun, interactive Sunday School lesson the children help Saul look for his donkeys using a Lift-the-flap craft, and then help find Saul when he is hiding. There is a pretend play activity, an action rhyme, a second activity, and a snack idea for the Saul lesson, as well as crafts, Circle Talk Time and prayer. Lesson concepts are: There is no one else like you. God made you in a special way. You are important. God has special jobs for you to do, and he will help you.
Saul Bible Crafts, Toddler / Preschool Sunday School Lesson, Illustrated story pictures and Coloring Book Pictures
Printable picture to color for Saul Bible story - Picture of Saul and Samuel for preschool / toddler lesson - God Made Saul Special.
Illustrated story page and bulletin board picture - Saul and Samuel for the Saul toddler lesson - God Made Saul Special.
Coloring page - Samuel annointing Saul for the Saul toddler lesson.
Saul and Samuel crafts for children - Lift the flap to see Saul hiding.
Printable picture to color for Saul Bible story - Picture of Saul and Samuel for the preschool / toddler lesson - God Made Saul Special Illustrated story page and bulletin board picture - Saul and Samuel for the Saul toddler lesson - God Made Saul Special Coloring page - Samuel anointing Saul for the Saul toddler lesson - God Made Saul Special Saul and Samuel crafts for children - Lift the flap to see Saul hiding.
Saul Bible story crafts for preschool children. Lift the flap craft.
Saul waves hello. Printable picture to color for Saul Bible story for children.
Saul Bible Story Activities for children - There is a pretend play activity, a rhyme or song with actions, a game or second activity, and snack idea to to with this lesson. Each week gives you access to these printable pages: An Interactive Sunday school lesson for preschool children (designed especially for age 2 and 3), black and white or illustrated color story pictures to use as teaching visual aids, bulletin board pictures / mini posters to decorate your classroom, Circle Talk Time, Prayer, bible Verse reference, two or more age-appropriate toddler bible crafts related to the lesson, and bible pictures to color to reinforce the concepts taught in the lesson. Join Sunday School Fun Zone!
Saul Bible story crafts for preschool children. Lift the flap craft. Saul waves hello. Printable picture to color for Saul Bible story for children.

 

Crafts for Old Testament Bible Character Bible Lessons
- Joshua Bible Crafts for Children
ITEMS NEEDED:
INSTRUCTIONS:
Craft Sample
Joshua craft page
Joseph Blowing Horn Craft: Prep: Print and make copies of Joseph and accessory page. Cut out loosely around arm and horn together. Give one arm & horn picture and one picture of Joseph to each child. Craft: Children color pictures. Help children cut out arm and horn. Children glue horn in Joseph's mouth. Attach arm with brass fastener.

Joshua crafts page - Joshua with moveable arm blowing horn. It is also used for a story page for this interactive Joshua bible lesson for preschool.

Accessory page
Scissors
Crayons/markers
Restickable glue sticks
Brass fasteners
Craft page
Rahab's Peek-A-Boo house - Prep: Print and make copies of house and accessory page. Use square as a pattern to make flaps for the window out of white paper. Cut loosely around the picture of the two men in the sacks. Craft: Children color house and accessories. Help children cut around bottom of roof and three sides of door. Fold door and roof on dashed lines. Glue whole page onto sheet of plain white paper, but do not put glue under areas that open. Glue square over window, lining it up under top rectangle of window. Lift roof flap and glue picture of men onto roof.
Joshua crafts for children. Lift-the-flap to see where Rahab is hiding the spies. This  craft is a fun way to experience the Joshua bible story.story.
Accessory page
Scissors
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
White paper
 
Gideon Bible Crafts for Children
 
Craft page
Gideon Lift-the-Flap Craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page, and accessory page (you only need 1 per every 6 children). Cut apart people. Give each child a craft page and 3 people. Craft: Children color craft page and people. Help them cut along solid lines and fold on broken lines on rocks and tree. Place craft page on top of white paper to see where you will glue the people. Then glue craft page in areas where there is no flap.
Peek-a-boo craft for Gideon preschool bible lesson: Gideon's Little Army!
Accessory page
Scissors
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
White paper
Craft page Gideon Crafts- Prep: Print and make copies of craft page and accessory page (you only need 1 per every 6 children). Cut apart accessories. Give one torch, one pitcher and Gideon to each child. Craft: Children color pictures. Help them cut around fingers on his lower hand, and glue pitcher underneath. Cut around fingers and thumb on upper hand to insert torch.
Illustrated story picture of Gideon and bulletin board picture, for Gideon Bible lesson
Stickers page
Scissors
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
Torch patterns Torch Craft - Prep: Use torch patterns to cut flame out of orange construction paper. If using paper for handle, roll sheet lengthwise and tape. Craft: Tape bottom part of flame on the inside of the rolled sheet of paper or paper towel roll.

Gideon crafts for children. Paper torches with flames.

Finished craft not pictured

Orange construction paper
Paper towel rolls or sheet of brown construction paper rolled lengthwise.
Scotch tape
Ruth and Naomi Crafts for Children
Baby Obed crafts page Baby Obed Craft - Prep: Use baby clothes as a pattern to cut clothes out of woven fabric (knits are difficult to apply glue to). Craft: Children will color baby and glue clothes and accessories to baby. OR just have the children color the actual pictures to use as stickers. Help them cut them out and use restickable glue or regular glue to apply clothes and accessories to baby. Use fuzzy fabric to cut squares for blankets to place over baby (optional).
Baby Obed crafts page and story page for the Ruth preschool lesson
Baby clothes crafts page
Crayons or woven fabric
scissors
Restickable glue sticks or regular glue sticks
Fuzzy fabric (optional)
Ruth Shares crafts page

Ruth and Naomi Craft - Prep: Cut ovals out of construction paper to make plates. Help children glue plates onto the picture in Ruth's hand. Craft: Children color page, draw bundles of grain on the table, and draw food on the plates. Finished sample not shown

Picture to color of Ruth sharing with Naomi for children's bible lesson, Ruth and Naomi are good friends
Construction paper
Scissors
Glue sticks
Crayons / markers
Samuel Crafts for Children
Samuel crafts page

Samuel's Blanket Craft - Prep: Print one page of blanket pattern and bear stickers page. Print and make copies of craft page. Use blanket pattern to cut blankets out of soft fabric. Craft: Cut apart bears. Children color craft page and glue fabric blanket on top.

 

 

 

Bible Cover Craft - Prep: Print Bible Cover craft page. Make enlarged copies onto 11 X 17 size paper. Re-copy and enlarge again if needed to fit the size of your Bible. Craft: Have children color cover. Fold across horizontal edges first to match height of bible. Then fold vertical edges to form inside sleeve. Insert front and back of book into the slot that was formed when you folded the inside sleeve. Tape sleeve across top and bottom of front and back to prevent it from coming loose.

Samuel crafts for children. - Picture of Samuel hearing God calling him.  Children use real fabric to make Samuel's blanket.
Blanket sticker pattern
Crayons/Markers
Scissors
Glue sticks
 
Bible Cover 1 or Bible Cover 2
Crafts for Samuel Bible story - Children's Bible cover craft. The Bible: Gods Special Book, sample of Samuel craft for preschool children
Crayons/Markers
Scissors
Scotch TM tape
Saul Bible Crafts for Children
Saul Hiding Crafts page 1

Saul Hiding Craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page 1. Cut apart Saul figures. Print craft page 2. (You will be using this page for both crafts). Use shapes on craft page 2 as patterns to cut "supply bags" from white or colored paper. Craft: Children Color Saul. Help them "bend his knees" by folding him in two places. Glue top part of Saul onto sheet of construction paper. Staple 2-3 bags on outside or top of each one, positioning them to cover Saul totally.

 

New King Craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page 1 and 2. Cut apart Saul figures. Craft: Children color Saul figure and craft page. Cut enough of the edge off so that you can see the words and Samuel's hand, and glue Saul to the craft page besides Samuel.

Saul and Samuel crafts for children - Lift the flap to see Saul hiding.
Craft page 2 (supply bags pattern)
White or other color paper
Construction paper
Staples/stapler
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
Scissors
New King crafts page 1
Illustrated story page and bulletin board picture - Saul and Samuel for the Saul toddler lesson - God Made Saul Special.
Crafts page 2
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
Scissors
Job Bible Crafts for Children
Sad Job crafts page Job Has Owies craft: Prep: Print and make copies of craft page. Cut small circles out of red construction paper. Craft: Have children color craft page. Then they stick red circle stickers or glue the red spots onto Job. Reinforce the lesson concepts during craft time. Write children's names on the back of the craft.
Crafts for Bible story of Job. Job with sores (dots).
Crayons/markers
Scissors
Red construction paper or red dot stickers (office supplies).
Glue sticks
 
Job Prays crafts page Job Prays Stand-Up Craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page. Craft: Children color Job. Also turn over and color Job's hands and arms on the reverse side. Help children cut out around Job. Fold knees under, tabs back, and arms forward on dotted lines. Place a piece of rolled up tape between Job's hands to hold them together. Write child's name on the back.
Fun, esay paper crafts for Job bible story.
Crayons/markers
Scissors
Scotch tape or staples/stapler
 
 
Daniel and he Lions Crafts for Kids
Lions' Den Crafts Page - Inside Peek-A-Boo Lions' Den craft - (Use Color page for Teacher's Craft to use with lesson). Prep: Print both craft pages. Make copies of Inside Den craft page. Use stone craft page as a pattern to cut the stone shapes out of gray or brown construction paper. (You can cut a few at a time by stapling a few sheets together). Write the words on the stone. Craft: Children color inside page. Staple stone on the right, left or top of craft. Talk about how God saved Daniel from the lions by sending his angel to shut the mouths of the lions.

Daniel and the lions illustrated picture for bible story of Daniel and the lions or Daniel and the Lions bulletin board picture

Finished sample not shown.

Lion's Den Crafts Page - Stone
Color Page Lions' Den
Crayons/Markers
Construction paper or other paper
Stapler/staples
Scissors
Scary Lion crafts page Scary Lion craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page. Craft: Have children color the lions. Cut out black part of mouth to intersecting dotted lines. Fold lion in the middle horizontally, like a card, while pushing in the mouth sections from the outside of the card, so that they fold on the diagonal dashed lines around the mouth. Help children draw teeth on the page that will be underneath. Glue this page onto plain sheet of paper, placing glue everywhere except on the mouth section. Pull mouth towards you before closing.
Scray Lion craft: Easy to make, fun toy craft of lion with a mouth that opens for bible story of Daniel and the lions.
White paper
Crayons/markers
Scissors
Glue sticks
Jonah and the Whale Crafts for Kids
Whale Lift-Flap crafts page Lift-the-Flap Whale Craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page, and accessory page. Give each child a craft page and picture of Jonah (praying). Craft: Children color whale page and Jonah. Help them cut along dashed lines and fold on top line. Place craft page on top of white paper. Lift flap on large rock to see where you will glue Jonah. Glue Jonah onto background page, and glue craft page on top, only in areas where there is no flap.
Jonah crafts for children. Whale that opens with Job hiding inside whale.
Jonah stickers page
Crayons/markers
Crayons/markers
Glue sticks
Construction paper or plain white paper
Jonah's Whale crafts page Big Mouth Whale craft - Prep: Print and make copies of craft page and accessory page. Give each child a craft page and picture of Jonah (small picture). Craft: Have children color the whales and Jonah. Cut across curved line of mouth to intersecting dotted lines. Fold whale on horizontal dashed line, like a card (it will not be in the middle), while pushing in the mouth sections from the outside of the card, so that they fold on the diagonal dashed lines around the mouth. Glue this page onto plain sheet of paper, placing glue everywhere except on the mouth section. Pull mouth towards you before closing. Glue Jonah on the inside of the whale with restickable glue sticks, or use a rolled piece of tape so that you can take him in and out for lesson.
Jonah and the Whale crafts for children. Whale with mouth that opens
Jonah Stickers page
Crayons/markers
Crayons/markers
Restickable glue sticks or Scotch tape
Construction paper or plain white paper