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Beautiful flowers and Jesus’ promise (Sermon on the Mount)

This is a craft and something to read and think about from the Bible. It’s an idea to help families to look at the Bible together. Enjoy!

You need a Bible, glue, paper/card, flower photos from catalogues/magazines, scissors (adult supervision required) and some time to do this together! If you want you can seperate this acitity into two halves – do the cutting out one day and the sticking on another.

To make – use photos from gardening catalogues

You will also need a blue piece of paper or card as your main piece of paper and a brown pece of paper (or any colour you like) for the flower pot. Cut out a flower pot shape that is as wide as your paper (or almost – you will be able to fit more flowers in)

Before you start sticking, place your flower pot on the paper and draw along the top with a pencil (you don’t have to do this but it will make things neater)

Then remove the flower pot and start arranging the flowers. You can stick them straight away or try out different arrangements. If you have drawn a pencil line then make sure that it is covered enough for there to not be a gap between the edge of the pot and the flowers.

Once you have glued the flowers in place add the pot. You can add a couple more flowers so that it looks like your palnts are tumbling over the edge.

The Sarah Raven catalogue had a beautiful photo of one flower

You could also have a go at covering the piece of paper – this can be quite a challenge for children

This is a great activity to talk about colours – name them, talk about favourite colours, what do we have at home that’s a similar colour.

It’s a good activity to practise skills – using a glue stick or glue spreader and for older children scissor skills.

Thinking spot – looking at the Bible together.

Read about how God made the plants from Genesis 1

And God said, ‘Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees yielding fruit in which is their seed…And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 1:11,12b

God made the plants and the trees just by speaking. When a plant flowers it starts the process of producing seed!

When Jesus walked on the earth he did lots of things. He healed the sick, he spoke to people individually, he answered questions, he calmed the storm. He also taught his followers how to live and taught them about God. In Matthew’s Gospel we are told that Jesus went and sat down on the mountain and his disciples came and sat with him. Then he started to teach them.. one of the things he said was about the flowers..

Jesus taught his followers not to worry about what they should wear because of the flowers.

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil or spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Matthew 6:28,29

Toil and spin are words that mean work. The flowers don’t work but they still look beautiful. Solomon was a great King. The flowers look even better than his expensive clothes. It is God that takes care of the flowers. Therefore Jesus doesn’t want his followers to spend time worrying because he is able to care for them and give them what they need.

Say thank you to God for the clothes you have.

Palm Sunday Craft to make at home

This leaf craft for Palm Sunday is to make at home. All our groups are closed – so this is somthing to make that uses a cereal box, crayons, pens, green pictures cut from magazines (I used a gardening catalogue) and some glue. Hopefully these are things that we have at home. If you don’t have any glue then crayons, pencils and pens will be great.

Cut a leaf shape out of your cereal box – make it as large as the box shape will allow! And decorate.

There is a short toddler group Palm Sunday story here.

Lollipop stick weaving!

Most things on my blog are for toddlers but this is something for older children and adults! We’ve been having a go at this weaving at our after school Bible Club and at our church fete. Lots of concentration required at first. But once you get the hang of it it’s really relaxing.

You need: lollipop sticks or similar (You can glue them together or just hold them together.) Yarn and scissors.

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The above photo is what the weaving should look like from the back. Once you’ve got off to a good start trim the end that was near to your knot.

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End result! You can change the colour of the yarn if you wish.

Easter and Spring craft ideas

Here are some Easter and Spring craft ideas that I’ve enjoyed making over the past few years.

Paper plate lion

I’m putting together some paper plate crafts for a Noah’s Ark themed family event. I’ve made a lion before with wool for the mane but fancied a change so have used mini cup cake liners. As parents are there to make the crafts alongside their children there will be minimal prep –

all you need – cake liners in orange and yellow, yellow tissue paper, googly eyes……..IMG_1416IMG_1417…….black sugar paper, black felt tip pen, scissors, glue and paper plate.

Use the wrong side of the plate to make the lion.