The story of baby Isaac -- a child born to elderly parents who had almost given up hope of having offspring -- is an upbeat lesson that teaches children about faith, promises and hope. It also gives the Sunday schoolteacher a chance to engage the children in baby crafts, something children with younger siblings can appreciate.
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Create crafts by reusing household items that normally would get thrown out. Give each child an empty toilet paper roll, an old sock, some buttons and newspaper or used paper. Have them stuff the sock to make a head and then secure the sock through the toilet paper roll. Wrap the toilet paper roll in construction paper, glue the buttons as eyes on the stuffed sock and make yourself a baby Isaac. Sunday school kids could also use egg cartons to make a cradle for baby Isaac and fill it with folded pieces of paper on which they write a promise they make to God.
Several websites have Sunday school printables available, such as MSSS Crafts, Sunday School Kids and Sunday School Fun Zone. Find a picture depicting the story of Abraham, Sarah and Isaac and print out one for each child. Many of the sites will have printables that come with directions for cutting out the pictures and makings lapbooks, three-dimensional objects and Bible scenes.
Puppets are fun crafts that let children retell the story at home, helping them to remember it and giving them a chance to share the Sunday school lesson with their families. Depending on the age of the children, puppets can be made with socks, paper bags or craft sticks. Make puppets for Abraham, Sarah, the angels and baby Isaac.
Use handprint crafts to focus on the theme of how God's promise to Abraham and Sarah was fulfilled with the coming of baby Isaac. There are two main styles of crafts a Sunday school class can do. The first is for each child to trace his hand and then write on each finger a special blessing he has in his life. The second is to dip his hand in paint and then make handprints on a piece of construction paper. The child can then write a verse about Isaac around the handprint and, once the paint has dried, draw a face on the palm that represents baby Isaac.
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