Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Red Unit B3
Lesson 1: John the Baptist Points to Jesus (John 1:19-34)
Create a Weather Vane Cross - Materials Needed:
- Styrofoam cup for each child
- straw for each child, long enough to stick out of the cup
- tag board so each child can cut out two arrows and two crosses
- Plastic Jewels self stick to decorate with
- transparent tape, scissors, and craft glue
- aluminum foil
Turn the Styrofoam cup upside down. Teachers can use the scissors to poke a hole in the bottom of the cup just large enough to push the straw through. Remove the straw and cover the cup with aluminum foil. Wrap the foil and tuck it under the cup. Poke the straw through the aluminum foil into the hold already made in the cup. This is the base of the weather vane and the pole to hold the arrow and cross. Use transparent tape to secure the straw to the top of the cup so it stands fairly straight. Take the tag board and cut out two matching arrow shapes (arrowhead on one end and feather shape on the other) approximately 5 inches long. Using the craft glue attach the arrows horizontally on the straw about 1.5 inches above the cup. Glue them parallel to one another. Next cut out two crosses from the tag board. Decorate the crosses with the stick on plastic jewels, then use the craft glue to attach crosses to the straw above the arrow. The weather vane is complete.
Laundry List Memory Verse Activity:
String a clothes line from one end of the room to the other. Print this lesson's memory verse on cards or heavy paper using one card for each word. Pass the cards out to the students. See if the children are able to clip their word to the clothes line in the proper order. If time allows, have them take the words back down mix the up, pass them out and see if they can do it faster!