Thursday, February 12, 2015

Simple Easter Cross Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Here is a simple craft and Bible lesson to do with your toddler or preschooler around Easter time.  The end result is a cute and colorful cross.

Matthew 27:32-28:10--Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb.

Lesson Objective
Jesus died on the cross for my sin.
Memory Verse
"All who believe in Jesus have their sins forgiven through his name." (Acts 10:43, simplified from the NIrV)
A different verse of your choosing.
Here are is a list of suggestions for verses about salvation.  Each link is to a song that you can use to learn this verse with your child:

Romans 10:9
John 3:16
John 14:6
Romans 6:23

Memory Verse Song
To the tune of "The More We Get Together"

"All who believe in Jesus
In Jesus
In Jesus
Will have their sins forgiven
Through his name."

Easter Cross Craft
-White card stock or construction paper

-Black construction paper
-Scraps of construction paper or tissue paper

1. Cover the white paper with glue (I prefer washable glue sticks to reduce mess).

2. Stick paper scraps all over paper so that no white is showing.  Cut the scraps yourself from any type of colored paper, or have your toddler tear the pieces.  For a preschooler, allow them to cut the scraps of paper.  It's great scissor practice!

3. Fold the black paper in half and cut out half of a cross.  When you unfold the paper it should have a full cross cut out from the center.

4. Glue the black cross cut out on top of the scrap-covered cardstock.

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