Weekly craft projects from the Department of Christian Education
Ukrainian Easter Egg Wall Decorations
Great Lent: Do More/Do Less
- Start with a piece of white paper
- Print out “DO LESS…”, “DO MORE…” and “GREAT LENT”
- Fold piece of paper in half, writing the above words or gluing the words in the appropriate areas
- Cut out pictures printed from clipart, or magazines that show what we should be doing more or less of during Great Lent.
- Hang paper as a reminder during Great Lent
Ages: Middle School – High School
- Plain white paper or pre-made blank booklets – click here for purchase information
- Brass brads (if not using pre-made blank booklet)
- Pencils, crayons, colored pencils, markers, and/or watercolors
- Orthodox Study Bibles
- Notebook paper
- Have the students choose a story from the Bible that is not as well known to small children.
- On notebook paper, the students can write the Bible story in easy to read and understand language for a younger elementary age student. You may want to have examples of picture book Bible stories for reference.
- Transfer the story into the booklet, illustrating each page appropriately. The students can use their creativity in their illustrations by either drawing, coloring, painting, etc.
- Once the books are finished, the older students can visit the classrooms of the younger children and read their completed books.
- This project could be done in pairs or small groups.
- The class could instead make one book, with each student taking one or several pages.
- The class could make one book with many short stories, with each student doing a one page story and illustration.
Ages: PreK – 1st grade
- Pictures of animals
- glue or tape
- craft sticks
- ark template
- Have the children color and help them cut out animal pictures. Or, have pictures pre-cut and ready.
- Glue or tape onto craft sticks.
- Sing the song, having the children act it out using their animals. You can also have a large ark picture with slots a bit longer than the craft stick so that each child can place their animal in the ark after their verse is sung.
(Sung to “The Ants go Marching”)
The --- go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The -- go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The -- go marching two by two,
God told Noah what to do
And they all go marching down, to the ark,
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
- small or large jar template (see attached Word document)
- crayons, colored pencils, or markers
- title, label, or memory verse
- various items to decorate (confetti)
- copies of icons related to specific Bible story
- colored paper
- plain white construction paper
Bible Stories and Ideas:
Ages: 4 and up
You may adapt to do this in several sessions or a as a year-long project.
- White paper plates- can be small dessert, luncheon or dinner plates
- Children’s scissors
- Markers and crayons
- Plain white paper
- Plain colored bulletin board border (can be purchased in teacher supply store, Staples or Office Depot, Office Max, or make your own out of construction paper)
- Masking tape
- Paste or glue stick