Summer Bible Club

Long summer afternoons offer time to work on crafts, talk over Bible stories and memorize Scripture.

Add in games to get kids running, jumping and skipping, or try competitions, such as dropping items into a bucket or a treasure hunt. Teach kids to love and know God and about His desire to know them—to have a personal relationship with them. Teach them to honor God and respect His commandments. Training children up in the way they should go will help them avoid or navigate future troubles, receive guidance for good decision-making, have peace of mind and be more like Jesus.

Fishing Boats

Activity: Make colorful boats out of craft foam and float them in a kids’ pool. Layers of foam glued together make a sturdy vessel.

Lesson: Share the story of Jesus Calms a Storm from Mark 4:35–41. After a serious squall came up and waves washed over the boat the disciples were afraid. They woke Jesus and rebuked the wind. He said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!”

Noah’s Ark Animals

Activity: Glue packaged foam animals to craft sticks and make grass from construction paper or card stock for them to “walk through” to the ark.

Lesson: When Noah lived people behaved in very wicked ways and this made God unhappy. Noah loved God because he followed His laws. God told Noah a great flood was coming and to build an ark—a huge ship—and to load onto the ship two each, male and female, of every kind of animal. It rained for 40 days and nights and the water covered the earth for many months. When a dove brought Noah an olive branch,
he knew the flood was almost over and it would soon be time to leave the ark and live on land. Genesis 5:32–10:1

Fishing Game

Activity: Make a portable fishing game from felt. Tie a string on a pencil or dowel for a fish rod. Place a dot of one side of hook-and-loop tape at end of string. The fish are made of ¼-inch-thick felt and adhesive felt decorations.

Lesson: Jesus saw brothers Simon and Andrew when they were casting their nets into the sea of Galilee for fish. He said, “Come, follow me and I will send you out to fish for people.” Jesus wants us to share the message of the Bible and make disciples of all people. Matthew 4:19 NIV

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 ESV
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