We’re learning how to Navigate the Old Testament in our midweek Children’s Ministry program and this week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the book of Ruth. Check out our previous lessons below:
We’ve covered Ruth once before on Growing Kids Ministry. You can check out the Ruth Gleans in the Field lesson from Children’s Church here.
If you’re looking for a few craft or activity ideas to coordinate with the book of Ruth, you’ve come to the right place!
Ruth Themed Crafts
Ruth and Naomi had a pretty amazing friendship. Do you have a friend you would still with no matter what? Is your faith something that ties you together? For a craft that touches on all of these things, try making friendship bracelets with the kids using embroidery floss or beads. For more friendship themed crafts, check out this post on Growing Kids Ministry.
Create a 3-D Picture
Check out My Little House for a PDF download and instructions on how to create this super fun 3-D image. There are many other stories besides Ruth to look at as well!
Wheat in a Basket
Basket of Wheat
Using either yellow pipe cleaners or the wheat from Hobby Lobby mentioned above, you can make this basket of wheat with the younger bunch. Get the full instructions at Nursery Rhymes and Fun.
Ruth Themed Activities
Ruth was part of a pretty amazing (and unexpected!) family tree. Check out this post from Devo kids for more details and for a printable to help kids construct their own family tree.
Complete Lesson for Preschoolers
Boaz showed incredible kindness to Ruth by putting out extra grain for her to gather. How might we show kindness to others in our community? Brainstorm with the kids about ways we can help others in need. Check out this 40 days of kindness challenge for inspiration and ideas.
Story in a Bottle
Want kids to head home with a fun way to retell the story to mom and dad? Check out this amazing idea and compete instructions from Michelle Paige.
Complete Lesson from Cokesbury
Turn the Room into a Field
Word Puzzles and More!
You can find tons of word puzzles at this post over at DLTK.
What About You?
Want to deepen your own understanding of the book of Ruth? Check out these resources: