Last week was our first review week with our new curriculum, Kids Quest. We’ve been learning the questions and answers of the Children’s Catechism (based upon the Westminster Shorter Catechism) and I have to say, I’m really pleased with the results. The kids answer the questions (mostly!) quickly and easily and I hope that the beginnings of a firm biblical foundation are being laid. Check out all our Catechism related posts below, including our letter of introduction to parents.
This week we’re diving into the topic of the Trinity! To begin, we start with question #6 which says:
Is there more than one true God?
The main Bible story comes from 1 Kings 18 which details the account of Elijah and the prophets of Baal. Providentially, my brother just preached on this passage a few weeks ago in our church, so it’s a great connection point between kids and parents (check out his sermon, “What’s Popular Isn’t Always Right”, on our iTunes channel)
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal: Craft Projects
This is such a dramatic and powerful story. I encourage you to really soak in the suspense and sensationalism of this account as you prepare for the lesson. Of course, there are plenty of amazing crafts to accompany the account as well. Here are a few of my favorites.
Building An Altar
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Needed: Rocks printed on cardstock, craft sticks, tissue paper
Only One True God: Memory Stones
Bring on the Water Coloring Page
Sand Art: Fire
Use this picture from Camping Coloring Pages and colored sand to make a texture rich reminder of the lesson. Check out this video for a tutorial on how to color sand with food coloring. Kids would even enjoying coloring the sand themselves!
Tissue Paper Fire Craft
Q-tip or Marble Painting
Grab this free coloring page from Christian Preschool Printables and then use either q-tips or a marble in a shoe box to fill in the fire.
Build an Altar
We also built an altar the other day in Children’s Church (it was for Abraham and Isaac, but the principle applies). I got some Low Temp Mini Glue guns and let the older kids glue some rocks together. They loved it!
What About You?
Do you have a great craft about Elijah or the One True God? I’d love to hear about it!
Teaching Children the Catechism in a Protestant Church
- Q1-2: Who Made You? What Else Did God Make?
- Q3-4: Why Did God Make You? How Do You Glorify God?
- Q5: Why Should You Glorify God?
- Review and Recitation Week (Party Time!!)
More Elijah on Mount Carmel Posts to Check Out:
- Lesson from Ministry to Children
- Lesson from Mission Bible Class
- Game from Encyclopedia of Games book