As easter is approaching, this is a good activity that can be done together with the children. This craft uses recycled materials and some easy to find items.
You will need:
1. a box without lid (preferably not so high
2. plasticine clay(different colours)
3. drinking straw
4. mould of different shapes
5. toilet roll
6. small stones
7. one stone which can cover the opening of the tissue roll
7. any small item to create the bush look
How to make it
take small portions of grey colour plasticine and flatten it. lay it around to give the pathway look.
Cut the 1/4 of the tissue roll width wise. place it in one corner of the box. place the stones near the tissue roll. place one big stone near the opening of the tissue roll. place some plasticine over the tissue roll to cover it as well.
To make different trees and flowers
cut the straw into different lengths so as to use it as trees. cut one end of couple of straw pieces and make vertical slits round the edge. press all the slits down so that it makes a tree like look,
Take small portions of the colorful plasticine (you can even mix colours to give it a different colours) and use place it in the mould . take it out and place it on top of straw pieces.
There is no fixed rules to follow in making this scene. let the imagination flow. You can use small figures to tell the easter story when Mary went to see Jesus’ body
Moses obeyed God. Moses was leading the children of Isreal from Egypt to the land flowing milk and honey. God himself was their leader.
The story of how God led people of Isreal by the pillar of cloud by day and pillar of fire by night can be found in Exodus 13. this game is based on that wonderful story to remind children how God takes care of us. This is a game that can be played indoors or out doors. This games teaches children listening skills.
1.Picture of cloud , picture of fire
To play game, draw a straight line on the floor with chalk( or you can use the masking tape which can be removed later) on one side ot the line place the cloud picture and on the other side, the fire picture.
Line the children on the line drawn.
The person who conducts the game says pillar of fire or pillar of cloud.
When the person says pillar of fire, children are to jump to the side where the fire picture is placed.
When the person says pillar of cloud, children are to jump to the side of cloud picture.
The person can say in any sequence, children are to listen and move accordingly.
It is a variation of ‘simon says’. Hope you enjoy playing this game.
This craft can be used for the story of Ruth and Naomi.
1. Paper plate
2. Coloured paper (yellow)
3. Paint (yellow, orange, brown, black)
6. Construction paper or cardboard for the back
Cut the paper plate into two halves. Paint the outer side of one half with a basket pattern. Use shades of brown and yellow and use black to create the lines.
Cut grain shapes from yellow paper. draw grain pattern on the cut out shapes of grain with pencil. colour them as well with tint of orange/brown
Take the construction paper and paste the painted basket on to it with the painted side facing out. You can staple the basket to make it stay. Arrange the grain pieces inside the basket.