I continue on with my AWANA Cubbies series. If you are not familiar with AWANA, I encourage you to head to their website to learn more about this great program for children located at churches all around the globe. They are doing great things to teach children how to learn more about the Bible and God. If you are just tuning in to my series, you will be able to find more Cubbies crafts if you hover over the “crafts” tab on my blog. My church Cubbies leaders asked me to be in charge of planning and prepping the crafts for the Cubbies program for this year, an it seemed like a great fit for me. It only made sense to pass it on to you through my blog. Today I bring you a Bible Bookmark Craft focusing on AWANA Cubbies Bear Hug #7. The lesson in Cubbies Bear Hug #7 focuses on the verse, “All scripture is God breathed.” – 2 Timothy 3:16. It teaches the important lesson that the Bible is not made up of words created by man. Man was the instrument used for writing down the words spoken from God’s very own mouth. Christians believe that the Bible is the inherent Word of God and “is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (which is the second half of 2 Timothy 3:16). As with all my crafts in this series, this activity can be used for Cubbies, Sunday School lessons, classroom lessons, homeschool lessons or just time of training up your children to know and love the Lord.
Colored or Patterned Stock Paper (Stock Paper is heavier weight paper)
Stickers of Bible Stories of Things God Created
Glue Stick (not picture)
Scissors and/or paper cutter
Ribbon or Yarn
Contact Paper or Laminator (Optional)
You will want a variety of colors or patterns of stock paper. I happen to have a lot on hand, which makes things very convenient. Consider both boys and girls as you are making your color choices. Cut these papers into the shape of a bookmark. We did 2 inches by 7 inches. We used a paper cutter. This was preparation we made before the Cubbies gathering.
I was asked to do the Cubbies crafts, and I pulled in a friend to help me with the labor. We prep everything for the teachers. It’s fun for us too. We are good friends and get to hang out, talk, prep and watch the Seahawks game together. It’s become a fun gathering. We have been able to bang out 4-5 crafts each time we get together. The above picture shows my friend picking out and cutting paper while the kids cut and glue their own creations with the scraps.
On the back of the bookmark, you want the kids to put down the stickers. These stickers represent Bible stories or show a part of things that God has created.
Use the printable I have provided for the scripture. We pre-cut these out so the kids could just glue it on top of the paper they chose.
If you want the bookmark to last longer you can use contact paper or laminate them.
We pre-cut all of the contact paper for the group. Remember that the bookmark is 2 inches by 7 inches, so we cut the contact paper slightly larger – 2.25 inches by 7.25 inches. We also folded this in half, length wise to crease it and make it easier for the Cubbies’ teachers.
The contact paper backing will be removed, and you will wrap the bookmark in it. This is probably an adult job. You can trim it so that it has a nice even border around the edge.
Put a hole punch in one end.