612. How do I tell the story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife - five Storytelling Tips


Use these five easy storytelling tips to tell the Bible story of Joseph and the wife of Potiphar

five storytelling tips for the Bible story of Joseph and potiphars wife

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611. Number 1?! - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph being thrown in prison

Joseph is number 1 for everybody in the story. In what are the children number 1?

Number 1 an Icebreaker about the Bible story of Joseph

What do you need:

- a picture of a ‘Ist’ rosette.

What to do:

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610. The layers of an onion - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about Joseph losing his coat not only when his brothers sell him as a slave, but also with Potiphar's wife. 

You could use this for a children’s moment in the church service, or as an introduction to your children’s programme.

A fun introduction to the Bible story for all ages, that is also a real tearjerker! :-)

The layers of an onion a childrens moment in church about the Bible story of Joseph and the wife of potiphar

What do you need:

- an onion
- a knife
- a rubbish bin

What to do:

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609. Joseph in the pit - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this complete Sunday school lesson on Joseph in the pit

We offer you eleven creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

Joseph thrown into the pit a complete Sunday school lesson with eleven creative ideas


The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 598:    Keep the Balloon up - Introductory Activity

Idea 599:    Throw it Away! - Children's Moment

Idea 600:    The Lying Brothers - Icebreaker

Idea 601:    How do I tell the story of Joseph in the pit? - three Storytelling Tips

Idea 602:    YouTube Video and Discussion – The Unlucky Bait

Idea 603:    Colours that run together - a fun science experiment

Idea 604:    What Are You Worth? - Creative Activity

Idea 605:    The case against Ruben - Creative Activity

Idea 606:    Who are the bad brothers? - A Bible Game

Idea 607:    Throw it into the pit! - A Bible Game

Idea 608:    A Cry From The Pit - A Creative Prayer Idea

608. A Cry From The Pit - A Creative Prayer Idea


Use this creative prayer idea to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

Joseph was in the pit – but he was also in the pits…….life was really hard and there seemed to be no way out. What do you think he might have said to God in the pit?

What do you say to God when life is hard and there seems to be no way out?

A cry from the pit a creative prayer idea for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

What do you need:

- worksheets that you can download here: worksheet-clouds.pdf
- rubbish bin
- felt pens

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607. Throw it into the pit! - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

The brothers take hold of Joseph and throw him into the pit. In this game we’re going to try to do the same with a towel and a ball. Is it going to work?

Throw it into the pit a fun Bible game for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat

 

What do you need:

- two rubbish bins
- two towels
- two balls
- tape

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606. Who are the bad brothers? - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph hadn’t expected his brothers to betray him. Which of his brothers were bad - or were they all bad?

Who are the bad brothers a fun Bible game for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat


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605. The case against Ruben - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to think about Ruben's role in the Bible story of Joseph 

Which role does Ruben play in this story? Is he guilty or innocent? In a court case the children are going to look for the answer.

The case against Ruben a creative activity for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Jospeh and his coat of many colours

Tell the children about Ruben – he was Joseph’s oldest brother. When he hears that his other brothers want to kill Joseph, he suggests that they throw Joseph in the pit, so that he can rescue him later and bring him back to their father.

Ruben isn’t there when his brothers sell Joseph, and when he hears this he is so sad that he tears his clothes. Together with his other brothers he smears Joseph’s coat with goat’s blood and tells his father Jacob that Joseph is dead.

Today we’re going to hold a court case. In a court case you have judges, a prosecutor and and someone who defends the accused person. The question is – is Ruben guilty or not?

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604. What Are You Worth? - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph was sold for twenty pieces of silver. Many hundreds of years later Jezus was sold out for thirty pieces of silver. But are we worth more than that money?

 

What are you worth a creative activity for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Jospeh and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a piece of soap, a nail, a bottle of water, a box of matches, a few pencils, a kilo of sugar and a salt shaker.

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603. Colours that run together - a fun science experiment


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What used to be a beautiful multi-coloured coat became a ragged dirty coat smeared with goats blood. What used to be so beautiful has all been messed up.

Colours that run together a fun science experiment for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Jospeh and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- paper coffee filters
- scissors
- pens
- cups
- water

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601. How do I tell the story of Joseph in the pit? - three Storytelling Tips


Use these three storytelling tips to tell the Bible story of Joseph in the pit and him being sold as a slave

Three storytelling tips for the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

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600. The Lying Brothers - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and him being sold as a slave.

Joseph’s brothers don’t think it’s fair – Joseph gets all the love and attention from their father, and even beautiful presents! And what do they get? As far as they are concerned – absolutely nothing! They are jealous.

The Lying Brothers a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- two balloons, blown up

What to do:

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599. Throw it away! - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and him being sold as a slave.

You could use this for a children’s moment in the church service, or as an introduction to your children’s programme.

A fun introduction to the Bible story for all ages.

Throw it away a childrens moment in church about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- a rubbish bin
- things that can be thrown away – a tissue, plastic cup, paper, broken pen etc
- cuddly toys or puppets

What to do:

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598. Keep the Balloon up - Introductory Activity


Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave.

Today we’re going to hear the story of Joseph, whose brothers threw him into a pit, and later sold him as a slave. The brothers tell their father Jacob that Joseph had been savaged by a wild animal. This isn’t true, but this is the lie that they have to keep up. That’s pretty hard! How do they make sure that the lie doesn’t fall to the ground, and Jacob discovers the truth?

This idea is suitable for as the children are arriving, before your programme has actually started.

Keep the Balloon up a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- balloons

What to do:

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597. Your sins are wiped away - UV reactive putty


Use this fun object lesson to teach on the Bible verse in Isaiah 43:25

In Isaiah 43:25 we read "But I wipe away your sins because of who I am. And so, I will forget the wrongs you have done."

Do you know UV Reactive Putty? You can use this as an object lesson. You can write with the included UV pen in the putty and you''ll see it change in colour. This means that you can write with the UV pen in the putty. You can write for example the things that you have done wrong in the putty and it will disappear after a minute.

Your sins are wiped away a really fun object lesson with UV reactive putty


This creates a very easy link to the Bible verse of Isaiah 43.25. Our sins will disappear very quickly from the putty, just as God has promised that He will wipe away our sins!

You can buy this UV Reactive putty here through Amazon.com and here through Amazon.co.uk

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596. Your name written on the palms of His hands - UV reactive putty


Use this fun object lesson to teach on the Bible verse in Isaiah 49:16

In Isaiah 49:16 we read "See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands." God has written our names in the palms of His hands.

Do you know UV Reactive Putty? You can use this as an object lesson. You can write with the included UV pen in the putty and you''ll see it change in colour. This means that you can write with the UV pen in the putty. You can write for example your name in the putty, but it will disappear after a minute.

Your name written on the palms of His hands a eeally fun object lesson with UV reactive putty


This creates a very easy link to the Bible verse of Isaiah 49:16. Our names will disappear very quickly from the putty, but we may know that our names will be forever written in the hands of God!

You can buy this UV Reactive putty here through Amazon.com and here through Amazon.co.uk

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595. Joseph and his coat of many colours - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this complete Sunday school lesson on Joseph the Dreamer and his coat of many colours

We offer you twelve creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Joseph and his jealous brothers.

Joseph the Dreamer and his coat of many colours a complete Sunday school lesson with twelve creative ideas


The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 583:    The Coolest Coat Ever - Introductory Activity

Idea 584:    Live Your Dream - Children's Moment

Idea 585:    That's Not Fair! - Icebreaker

Idea 586:    How do I tell the story of Joseph? - Three Storytelling Tips

Idea 587:    YouTube video and discussion – Swing

Idea 588:    Naming the Colours - a fun science experiment

Idea 589:    What Do You See? - Creative Activity

Idea 590:    Bullying Always Hurts… - Creative Activity

Idea 591:    Green with Jealousy - Creative Activity

Idea 592:    What Do You Hate? - A Bible Game

Idea 593:    I am a Caterpillar - A Bible Game

Idea 594:    A Coat Of Love - A Creative Prayer Idea

 

594. A Coat Of Love - A Creative Prayer Idea


Use this fun creative prayer idea to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph is given a cloak of love by his father Jacob. Today we are going to make a cloak of love for God.

A Coat of Love a creative prayer idea about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a large cardboard cloak - download here: Coat-of-Joseph---Creative-Prayer-Idea.pdf
- coloured strips of paper
- pens
- paper glue

What do you do:

Tell the children that Jacob loves Joseph so much that he gives him a coloured cloak. Just as Jacob loves Joseph so many Christians love the Lord God.
Shall we make a cloak of love for God?

Each child can choose a strip of paper in their favourite colour. Ask them to write or draw something on the paper – something that they are happy about, or something that they want to thank God for.
They can stick their strips of paper onto the cloak as a symbol of their prayer. In this way the group can give God a cloak of love.

593. I am a Caterpillar - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

The brothers shut Joseph out – they don’t need him. In this game each member of the team needs each other, otherwise they won’t be able to complete the task.

I am a caterpillar a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- blindfolds

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592. What Do You Hate? - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

The brothers hate Joseph. It’s not just that they don’t think he’s very nice, or they think he is an annoying brother. No, they really hate him. What do the children hate?

What do you hate fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

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591. Green with Jealousy - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph’s brothers were green with jealousy to see how their father put Joseph first. Joseph, who told on them time and time again, who was given a beautiful coat, and has now told them all his dreams. Yes, they were pretty jealous!!!!!

Green with Jealousy creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a transparent plastic bag
- washing up liquid
- shampoo
- green food colouring or green washing up liquid
- water

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590. Bullying Always Hurts… - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

There’s a lot of bullying going on in Jacob’s family. Joseph tells on his brothers whenever he can, and his brothers ignore him and hate him. They weren’t a happy family!

In this activity we take a deeper look at the subject of bullying; what this means, what the children know about it and how they experience it.

Bullying Always Hurts a creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- two pieces of fruit and a knife. One of the pieces of fruit must be damaged or rotten on the inside without this showing on the outside. This could work with an apple or pear, or avocado.
- for each group of children you need an A4 with the word ‘RIGHT’ on it, and an A4 with the word ‘WRONG’.
- A4 sheets with the following:
Sheet 1 – ‘Verbal bullying – bullying with words’
Sheet 2 – ‘Physical bullying – bullying with your body’
Sheet 3 – ‘Material bullying – bullying with things’
sheet 4 – ‘Relational bullying – bullying as a group’
Sheet 5 – ‘Digital bullying- bullying via social media’

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589. What Do You See? - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

In his dreams Joseph saw his brother’s sheaves of corn bowing down to him, and that the sun, the moon and the stars all bowed to him.

What do you see a creative acitivity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a dark background, for example a dark sheet or rug
- light coloured beads or little stars

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588. Naming the Colours - a fun science experiment


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph is given a coat of many colours, and his brothers are green with jealousy!

Exploding Message

What do you need:

- worksheet that you can download below
- paper and pens
- stopwatch

What do you do:

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586. How do I tell the story of Joseph? - three Storytelling Tips


Use these three storytelling tips to tell the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Three storytelling tips that will help you tell the Bible story of Joseph the dreamer

Three tips:

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585. That's not fair! - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph’s brothers think it’s not fair – Joseph gets much more love and attention than they do. He even gets presents! And what do they get? It feels like they get nothing at all! They are jealous.

Thats Not Fair an Icebreaker about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a nice present that’s suitable for both a girl or a boy
- wrapping up paper and sticky tape
- music

What to do:

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584. Live Your Dream - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

You could use this for a children’s moment in the church service, or as an introduction to your children’s programme.

Live your dream a childrens moment about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Preparation:

Ask around in your church or school if there is anyone who had a dream as a child about something they wanted to do or become – and who has achieved that.

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583. The Coolest Coat Ever - Introductory Activity


Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

This activity is most suited to the start of a children’s programme, as the children are arriving, before the programme has actually started.

Hang the coat up on a hanger in the corridor, or in the classroom as long as you are teaching on Joseph. You could also wear it as you tell the story of Joseph.

The Coolest Coat ever Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story ofJoseph and his coat of many colours


What do you need:

- a disposable plastic poncho or large plastic bin bags
- double sided sticky tape
- decorating materials

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582. Zacharias meets Gabriel - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this Advent Sunday school lesson on Zacharias who meets the angel Gabriel

We offer you ten creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Mary and the angel Gabriel in Luke 1: 5 - 25.

Zacharias meets the angel Gabriel a complete Sunday school lesson with ten creative ideas

The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 572:   Discarded or valuable?

Idea 573:   What number did you throw? - a Bible game / Icebreaker

Idea 574:   YouTube video and discussion – One Dayne Day

Idea 575:   Experiment – The Impossible Sumhe Impossible Sum

Idea 576:   No nice gift for Zacharias? - a creative activity

Idea 577:   Who is the angel Gabriel? - a creative activity

Idea 578:   Who can you trust? - a creative activity

Idea 579:   What did you say? - a Bible game

Idea 580:   I think God is really special, because... - a Bible game

Idea 581:   Keep that straw under your nose! - a fun Bible game

 

580. I think God is really special because... - a fun Bible game


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Elisabeth had been given the cold shoulder for years because she was unable to have children. People thought that she wasn’t worth anything anymore. But she is so thankful! ‘The Lord has helped me to become pregnant. He is so good to me.’

Elisabeth thought that God was really special because he had helped her to become pregnant even when she was old. Why do you think God is really special?

I think God is really special because a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

What do you need:

- A4 paper
- pens
- music

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579. What did you say? - a fun Bible game


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Zacharias is unable to speak, at least for the next few months. How is he going to communicate and let people know what he means?

What did you say a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

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578. Who can you trust? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Zacharias is in the temple. Suddenly the angel Gabriel appears and tells him that he and his wife are going to have a baby. But wait a minute! That’s not possible! They’re both much too old! Can we trust what the angel Gabriel says?

Who can you trust a creative activity about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the tempel


What do you need: 

- an bottle of medicine or a pot of pills

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577. Who is the angel Gabriel? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

In the temple in Jerualem Zacharias is visited by the angel Gabriel. But who is he?

Who is the angel Gabriel a creative activity about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the tempel


What do you need: 

- worksheet with the various illustrations of angels - download here: Angels-worksheet.pdf
- pens

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576. No nice gift for Zacharias? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Zacharias and his wife Elisabeth had prayed for a son. But nothing happened and now it’s too late. Now they’re too old to have children.

No nice gift for Zacharias a creative activity about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the tempel

 

What do you need: 

- a beautifully wrapped present

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575. The Impossible Sum - a fun science experiment


You can use this as a fun science experiment about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

Zacharias has added everything up, and he knows – he is too old to have a baby. But the angel has good news for him. God has heard his prayer, and even though he and his wife are very old, it’s going to happen! Zacharias can’t believe it. 

Can you believe it when you add it all up?

The Impossible Sum A cool science experiment about the Bible story of Zacharias in the temple


What do you do: 

Zacharias has added everything up, and he knows – he is too old to have a baby. But the angel has good news for him. God has heard his prayer, and even though he and his wife are very old, it’s going to happen!
Zacharias can’t believe it.
Can you believe it when you add it all up?

What do you need: 

- an empty A4 to cover the numbers up.
- a worksheet with The Impossible Sum that you can download here:

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573. What number did you throw?


You can use this as a fun Bible game about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

What number did you throw a fun Bible game about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple in Jerusalem

What do you need: 

- A big dice
- An A4 with the name ‘Zacharias’ on it.

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572. Discarded or valuable?


You can use this as a children’s moment or an introduction to the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

Discarded or valuable a childrens moment about the Bible story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple in Jerusalem

What do you need: 

- An old fashioned rotary telephone
- A modern mobile Phone

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571. Mary meets Gabriel - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this Advent lesson on Mary who meets the angel Gabriel

We offer you nine creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Mary and the angel Gabriel in Luke 1: 26 - 38.

Mary meets the angel Gabriel a complete Sunday School lesson with 9 creative ideas

The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 562:   A beautiful princess or just an ordinary girl?

Idea 563:   Icebreaker – the king that loves marshmallows!

Idea 564:   YouTube video and discussion – Eggs change

Idea 565:   Experiment – an Explosive Message

Idea 566:   Your Majesty - a creative activity

Idea 567:   His Name is Jesus! - a creative activity

Idea 568:   God looks at things differently to us - a creative activity

Idea 569:   The King / Queen says... - a Bible game

Idea 570:   Which animal is the most powerful? - a Bible game

 

563. Icebreaker – the king that loves marshmallows!


A fun way to introduce the theme of Mary meeting Gabriel

The king that loves marshmallows

What do you need:

- a big bag of marshmallows

What do you do:

Have the children sit in a circle on the ground.

One by one the children introduce themselves, and are given three marshmallows, which they have to put in front of them.

One of the children starts as the king/queen. He or she stands in the middle of the circle. The aim is for the king to try and take the marshmallows from the children. The children can prevent this by calling out the name of another child if the king tries to take a marshmallow from them. If they say a name before the king has taken their marshmallow, the king has to then run to the child whose name has been called and take a marshmallow from them. But if that child also calls out the name of another child before their marshmallow has been taken…..then the king has to go to that child. And so on!

If the king does succeed in taking a marshmallow, they can eat it, and the child whose marshmallow was taken becomes the king.

562. A beautiful princess or just an ordinary girl?


A children's moment to introduce the theme of Mary meeting Gabriel

A beautfil princess or just an ordinary girl


What do you need:

- a dressing up dress for a princess
- an apron

What do you do:

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561. Mary meets Elisabeth - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this Advent lesson on Mary who meets her elderly aunt Elisabeth, who is also pregnant

We offer you twelve creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Mary and Elisabeth in Luke 1: 39 - 56

Mary meets Elisabeth a complete sunday school lesson with 12 creative ideas based on Luke 1 verses 39 till 56

The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 549:   Children’s moment/ introduction – a tie or an apron?

Idea 550:   Icebreaker – let that popcorn pop!

Idea 551:   Tips for telling the story of Mary meeting Elisabeth

Idea 552:   YouTube video and discussion – Memories

Idea 553:   Experiment – a Powerful Combination

Idea 554:   What is the meaning of being blessed? - an object lesson

Idea 555:   Create a chain reaction - a creative activity 

Idea 556:   Living Memory - an Advent Game

Idea 557:   Big Tummy race - a game

Idea 558:   Israel’s photo album - a craft idea

Idea 559:   What are you full of? - a Creative Prayer idea

Idea 660:   What makes your heart bubble up? - a Creative Prayer idea