Acts 3:1-10 describes the story of Peter healing a lame man. When I was planning for this lesson I was having a hard time trying to come up with a craft for healing a lame man so instead I decided to focus on what happened after the man was healed. Verse 8 says, “He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.” I just thought that was such a key point for the kids to get that when the man was healed he didn’t just get up leave, he didn’t even just say thank you to Peter. The man got up and began to praise God, because he knew that’s where the power came from, God not Peter.During the lesson children were given musical instruments so that they could praise God and worship him. So for our craft I decided to have the kids make their own musical instruments (tambourines). The premise is very simple and the result is really cute!
- Aluminum pie pan or Paper plate
- Foam stickers
- Hole punchers
So pretty much all you have to do is hole punch as many holes as you want around the outside edge of the pie pan. The kids then tie the ribbons through the holes at different lengths (assistance might be needed). It’s also a fun idea to tie a bell at the end of the ribbon to make noise. After you tie the ribbons the children can decorate however they want, coloring and adding foam stickers or gluing whatever they want. The more the better! After the class is finished, put on some worship music and praise God together!