New Year’s Bible Craft

New Year’s Bible Craft

If you are looking for a fun Bible themed New Year’s Activity I’ve got the perfect one for you!  This New Year’s Bible Craft has been one of our most popular resources and it doesn’t require any prep work!  How amazing is that?!

New Choices:  Here is an idea for how you could teach a small lesson on New Choices and New Years Resolutions.*
Memory Verse:  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Corinthians  5:17
Story Time Lesson:“Has anyone ever heard of New Years?  What about having a New Years Resolution?  Resolution is a very big word and when we make a resolution, we commit to something important to us….”  Since God is very
important, we can look to Him to find out what we can make a resolution about.Give children a few examples……”I’ve made a resolution to eat healthier foods, so I’m going to try really hard not to eat greasy fries, and hamburgers”  or “When I was younger I made a resolution not to call my brother any mean names, etc….” Give children an opportunity to think of things they might want to make a resolution about.  If they’re needing ideas, remind them, we can look to God’s word for ideas on how to live better.
New Year’s Resoultion Craft: Younger children can cut use this worksheet to cut and paste the different things they want to work on this year.  Older children can write their own, and draw their own pictures.  Cut them out and show them how they hang on the door, and encourage them to put a little check mark next to each one as they do them.  For the younger children, you can be sure and show their parents when they come to pick them up, and ask them to put a small sticker next to the ones they see their child working on.  Click Here to Print this activity
New Commitments:  The beginning of the New Year is the perfect time to talk with children about setting goals!  Not only do we make resolutions, but we must make a plan for how to reach our goals.
Memory Verse:  (…) Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,the author and perfecter of our faith(…) Hebrews 12:1b-2a
Story Time Lesson:“Has anyone ever tried really hard to learn how to do something? Give a few examples, “Like, tying your shoes?  Riding a bike?  Roller Skating?  How did you learn?  Who helped you?  Did you know that people are always learning how to do things….even adults!  You will be learning new things every day that you live here on earth.There is a lot to learn, and just like Mom and Dad helped you learn how to tie your shoes, God helps us with everything we learn to do.  We can turn to Him when we need help……can anyone think of something they might need help with?  Did you know that we have to help ourselves learn too?  We didn’t learn to tie our shoes by letting Mom and Dad do it for us….we had to use our own hands, and our own eyes, and our own mind to work really hard to copy just how Mom and Dad showed us how to do it.  If we want to learn and grow, we have to be hard workers, and we have to remember God will help us along the way.  We need to copy how God does it, but how do we know how God does it?  We read our Bible!  We look at how Jesus did it.”
Activity:  Talk with children about the different resolutions they made in their Door Hanger Craft.  (If you haven’t already done the craft above, just talk with children about resolutions they’d like to make”)  Ask them,”How do you plan on reaching those goals?  What are some ways you can make sure that you will be able to do that?” Give them some suggestions:  “Practice, Prayer, Patience ect….”
Worksheet: New Years Goals Older Children can write about their goals, their path to get there, and a bible verse to help them stay focused along the way.  (If you have younger children, you can have them dictate their goals if you have time).  If you’re homeschooling, you can have children create a New Year’s Goal Book, where they can keep multiple goals in a small pocket to refer to through out the year.  Click Here to print this activity* New Years Puppet Show:  Puppet Resources has the most fantastic free puppet scripts on the internet! (HINT: Bookmark them quick before you forget!)  Here is a script about New Years Resolutions and how the only real way to change is to have Jesus Christ in our lives.  This is a great script for all ages, and you can shorten it a bit for younger children if you need to!. Click Here to Print this activity



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