Sunday School Craft – Woman at the Well bucket

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Woman at the Well bucket Craft 


pipe cleaner (cut into small pieces)

medicine cup (1 per child)

popsicle stick

Jute (or yarn)

woman at well bucket supplies


Punch holes – on opposite sides of the medicine cup using hole puncher.  (Btw, your local nursing home will donate these to you.  Wash them well and they make perfect little buckets.)

Add the pipe cleaner – like a handle

Tie the string – to the pipe cleaner handle and the popsicle stick (I put a dot of hot glue under the string on the stick)

woman at the well bucket in waterBe sure to visit my Youtube channel to see me demonstrating how to teach the lesson of the “Woman at the Well” or “Jesus and the Samaritan Woman” using the Bible.

Click below to watch.

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How to Teach a Sunday School Lesson Using the Bible

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I just created a video showing how to use the Bible to teach a Sunday School lesson.

Click here to watch this video on Youtube.


Using the Bible when you teach Sunday School is important for three reasons:

1 – The Bible is exciting. I want children to see that the stories like Jonah, Noah, and Daniel are true stories. This will spark an excitement for God’s Word and hopefully will make children want to read it for themselves.
2 – The Bible is true. The stories are not make-believe from story books.
3 – The Bible is sufficient for daily living. As we pull out truths from Scripture, children will begin to see the necessity of reading their Bibles.

The Bible is a major tool God uses to speak to His people. We must do what we can to point children to read their Bibles and pray daily.

Striving to point people of ALL ages to spend time daily In His Presence.


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Sunday School lesson – David and Jonathan Became Friends

Our church uses Lifeway’s Gospel Project curriculum in our Preschool and Children’s Department.  It is awesome!  I’d love to answer any questions you may have if you are considering it.

I usually modify it somewhat for our very little ones – toddlers and two’s.  I create a one page lesson plan for those rooms.   You can download that here.

Preschool Toddlers through 2’s – David and Jonathan Became Friends

I found the arrow template here.

Hope this helps!

Sunday School – Gideon









Our church is using the Gospel Project curriculum from Lifeway for Children’s Sunday School.  It is a great curriculum that is accompanied by Bible Story videos, which we use most weeks.  Many of the videos involve sack puppets acting out the stories.  The kids LOVE the ones like this!

For the week of Gideon, sack puppets were not used for the Story Video.  I decided to create sack puppets of our own and let some of the kids help me re-create this story during Sunday School.

Here’s the Gideon sack puppet skit I used, if anyone else is interested in doing this for a Sunday School lesson on Gideon.  I read the script and the kids used the puppets to do the actions highlighted in the skit as I came to that part.

Let me know if you have questions!



Sunday School – Deborah and Barak craft

Our church uses the Gospel Project curriculum from Lifeway for Sunday School.

I decided to do a little different craft than the one suggested for this week.  The story is about Deborah and Barak.

Judges 5:1, “Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day…”

After God delivered them from their enemies, Deborah and Barak sang and praised Him.

Our preschoolers will make maracas using a plastic Easter egg, two plastic spoons, rice, masking tape, and markers.

I found this craft idea here.  How creative!

You might even want to wrap the entire thing with tape so the egg and spoons aren’t showing.  I’ve also seen another version that used colorful tape instead of the masking tape, but I thought it would give the kids more to do if they colored their own.

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Jesus Chose His Disciples Sunday School Lesson

Here’s the Sunday School lesson we did last week at church.  Check back tomorrow and I will post the lesson we will do this Sunday.

(Note:  Our children meet in a large group for a time of worship through singing and then for a Bible story.  We then go to our rooms for further reinforcement of the story.)

For our large group meeting time, we played the game, “Let’s Make a Decision.”  It was played like “Let’s Make a Deal.”  A child was given a bag and he must decide to keep what was in the box or choose box #1, #2, or #3.  Some of the gifts were cool, but some were silly like cat food.  We let the child see what he could have gotten.  We talked about how the disciples had a decision to make…whether to follow Jesus or not.  The Bible says that they immediately followed him.  Do we make good choices to follow Jesus each day?

Theme:  Jesus Chose His Disciples

Prayer: Pray before you begin the lesson.  (this gets the kids settled and focused)

Find it:    Mark 1:16-20,  (have everyone find this in their own Bible)

Story Starter:

Have volunteers tell about times they have gone fishing maybe with dad or grandpa.

Bible Story: 

Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee when he saw Simon and his brother Andrew, who were fishermen, casting a net into the lake.  Jesus said, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  At once they left their nets and followed him.  When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets.  Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

  • Notice that the disciples in our story followed Jesus at once…without delay.  They chose to follow Him without hesitation.  Think about your life.  Do you make good choices to follow Jesus each day?  Discuss.

When Jesus talked about making the disciples “fishers of men” he meant that they would be trying to reach people for Jesus.  Why would Jesus call them away from fishing for fish to fish for people?  (because people are more important)  Jesus didn’t want anyone to die without knowing Him so He called the disciples to help Him reach other people.

Jesus went on to choose 8 more disciples.  The other disciples’ names were:  Philip, Nathaniel (known as Bartholomew), Matthew, Thomas, James (son of Alphaeus), Simon (the Zealot), Judas (son of James) and Judas Iscariot. [See last page for a description of each disciple.]

Memory Verse:

Matthew 4:19, “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

Go fishing for the words that make up the memory verse.  Use the paper fish cutouts and the magnetic fishing pole provided for you with this lesson guide.

I got the fishing pole ideas here:

 I created my own fish with the words of the verse on them.


Make a water bottle fish by gluing tissue paper pieces onto the outside of the bottle.  Attach paper eyes and fins (provided).  String the memory verse card onto the yarn “hook” before the children take them home.

I got the water bottle fish idea from (which is one of the first sites I go to when I need ideas for Sunday School).

Special Snack:  

(Here’s a cute idea in case you wanted to make some for your class.)

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Line pretzels on a baking sheet.  Top each with a Hershey’s Kiss.  Allow the chocolate to melt slightly in a 200 degree oven.  Remove and top with goldfish cracker.  Allow to cool.  Store in airtight container.


Ten Commandments Poster

Here’s a free Ten Commandments poster for you.  They are written in a kid-friendly way.  Hope you enjoy!  Just click  below to download.

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