The next craft in my AWANA Cubbies series is the Red Sea Craft – AWANA Cubbies Bear Hug #9. For more Cubbies crafts that can be used for AWANA, Sunday School, Christian education or for teaching the children within your home, please hover over the craft tab to reveal this series. The verse the kids are working on for this week of Cubbies is “Trust in the LORD…” Proverbs 3:5. They learn about the story of Moses parting the Red Sea found in Exodus 14. I found this craft idea from Pocket Full of Posies, but I modified it only slightly.
A Piece of Blue & Brown Construction Paper (1 per child)
Cut a blue piece of construction paper in half. Then, fold it into thirds. We did this preparation for the AWANA Cubbies leadership team.
Kids will glue down the blue paper onto brown. They will put glue on 1 edge strip of the paper cut into thirds. This they will stick down on the long edge of the brown paper.
Above is what it will look like after both sides are glued down.
The kids can glue the verse into the center of the brown paper and stick the fish in the water. We had crabs and turtles too, which I stuck in the sand of the Red Sea.
The cool thing for the kids is to be able to close it and open it back up.
Next, you’ll take the Moses printable and cut it out. We cut it for the kids and didn’t do it exactly on the lines. A blob around Moses is just fine, will hold up better and save you time.
Kids can color Moses.
Next, they can fold under the tab, put glue on the bottom and glue it to the end of the Red Sea. He then folds down and can pop back up when the waters open.
Super fun, inexpensive and child friendly craft to demonstrate the miracles of the Red Sea parting.
This worked well with 6 x 9 construction paper. Pads of this size found at Dollar store. Thanks for a wonderful idea!!
Great tip. Thanks so much for that.
Your craft saved my lesson planning this week! Thank you for a beautiful visual for the children, and for making it simple for us teachers.
Yay! I love to hear that. Thanks so much for letting me know.