This fall handprint Sunday school craft for kids is perfect for your own children’s church pursuits. It doesn’t have to stop there though. I believe that parents are the number one educators of their kids. Doing this Bible craft in the home is a great step toward teaching kids to fall in love with Jesus.
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Fall Handprint Sunday School Craft for Kids
- White Paper – I like heavier stock paper, but it is more expensive.
- Brown Stock Paper or Brown Construction Paper
- Red Construction Paper, Orange Construction Paper and Yellow Construction Paper
- Glue Stick
- Sharpie or Black Pen
- Kid Scissors
Bible Lesson Behind Fall Handprint Sunday School Craft for Kids
There are many reasons for humanity to fall in love with Jesus.
He is our Savior.
He died for our sins.
He forgives us.
He loves us.
He is the epitome of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
He is love!
He is generous with us.
We could go on and on.
Brainstorm character traits of God with the kids you are teaching. The link provided is another craft for kids talking about the character of God. There are some great verses there and below to get you started.
On a large whiteboard or large chalkboard write down the traits kids come up with. They can also write what they are thankful for. This is a perfect autumn Bible craft for teaching thankfulness too.
Once the list has been generated, kids can begin on the fall handprint Sunday school craft for kids.
How to Make this Fall Handprint Sunday school Craft for Kids
- Trace the child’s handprint onto brown construction paper. Trace down the arm slightly so that you have a trunk of the tree.
- Have kids cut out their hands.
- Next kids will glue down their handprint at the bottom of the paper but centered. The Paper will be vertical.
- Have children write “Fall in Love with Jesus” on the trunk of the tree.
- Children will then cut simple leaf shapes out of red, orange, and yellow construction paper.
- On the leaves, children will write why they love Jesus. You have already spent time brainstorming his traits as well as talking about scripture associated with these qualities.
- These leaves will be glued to the branches of the tree.
- At the top of your paper, you can write anything related to what you would like the kids to focus on. I wrote, “Jesus Loves Me.”
This craft can also focus on thankfulness. All you need to do is write on the top is, “I Am Thankful for…”
Another adaptation is having this craft focus on the Bible passage “I am the vine and you are the branches.” You can add fruits on the end. The fruits can display the good works that flow from our lives as we grow closer to God.
Scriptures that Show the Traits that Help us Fall in Love with God
- Holy – “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is, and is to come.” – Revelation 4:8b
- Love – “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16b
- Wise – “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:9
- Faithful – “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.” – Psalm 33:4
- All-Knowing – “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” – Psalm 147:5
- Just – “Yes the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him.” – Isaiah 30:18
- Everlasting – “Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” – Nehemiah 9:5b
- Good – “Give thanks to the LORD for he is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1
- Three-in-one – Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit.” – Matthew 28:19 (not the word “name” is not plural)
- All-powerful – “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” – Luke 1:37
- Invisible – “He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” – Colossians 1:15
- Unchanging – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows.”
- Sovereign – “The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.” – Psalm 103:19
- True – “If you hold to my teachings, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31-32
- Gracious – “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion.” – Isaiah 30:18
- Merciful – “For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you.” – Deuteronomy 4:31a
- Patient – “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:9
- Righteous – “Righteous are you, O Lord, and your laws are right.” – Psalm 119:137
- Forgiving – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9
How great is our God!
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A note to Sunday School Teachers and Parents Who Are Being Intentional with their Kids:
Thank you for all you do. There is no greater value than teaching children about the beauty of a relationship with our Savior. What a blessing you are. Make sure to love them well, offering forgiveness and grace just as the LORD offers us.
We serve these kids because Christ first served us. Let your lover overflow so that the children can better understand Jesus when he says, “Let the little children come to me.”
I believe you under “Wise” you have the scripture backwards about your ways are higher than his. – I enjoyed your thoughts , just thought I would let you know where you might either change or update. -Thank you again.
Oh my word. What a big mistake. I will go and change that right now. Thanks for letting me know!!
Actually, I totally see where you are coming from because His ways are higher than our ways, but I think I got the verse right because it is God talking. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2055%3A9&version=NIV 🙂