How do we slow down and put Christ first in all things? What does it mean to take time out for God? Children might not have the same concepts as adults when it comes to schedule struggles, but it’s never too early to communicate the importance of making specific time for the Lord. These crafts relate that as they accompany the story of Martha and Mary. Martha was not doing anything wrong, but was busy and distracted by serving, while her sister chose to listen to Jesus. With these activities, a “Put Christ First Door Hanger” offers a visual prompt to pray and think of the Lord in all things. A “Take Time for Jesus Clock” expresses similar feelings with a timing theme. Use either or both to focus on God in the context of the story.
Take Time for Jesus! Craft Ideas for Martha and Mary with Jesus
Bible Verses or Captions to Consider… (Luke 10:25-37)
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” -Luke 10:41-42
Take time for Jesus! He loves you!
Put Christ first!
How have you spent time with God today?
Pray…read God’s Word…Sit and listen!
More Bible Teaching Activities on Mary & Martha
- Watch our video demonstration of this children’s sermon lesson and Bible craft activities for Sunday School
- Compare the free Luke 10:38-42 Sunday School Lesson on Martha and Mary
- Compare another Bible Story Lesson about Mary & Martha for Kids
- Compare another children’s sermon on Martha and Mary from Luke 10:38-42
- Browse all the Martha & Mary teaching activities for kids from Ministry To Children
- Download the free Mary & Martha Bible lesson from the Sunday School Store.
Craft one: “Put Christ First Door Hanger”
You will need:
- Crayons or markers
- Glue or tape
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Stickers, glitter, or other decorative items
- Pipe cleaners or ribbon/string
- Select paper or card stock. Cut papers into cross or heart shapes. If desired, create a two-toned effect by layering one on top of the other.
- Add verses or captions to the cross, describing how we can put Christ first in our lives.
- Add extra decorations such as stickers, band-aids, and glitter as desired.
- Turn the cross into a door hanger or decoration by punching a hole and adding a string or pipe cleaner.
Craft Two: “Take Time for Jesus Clock”
You will need:
- Construction Paper or cardstock
- Paper plates
- Brad fasteners
- Glue or tape
- String or pipe cleaner
- Decorative elements as desired
- Markers or crayons
1. Decorate the paper plate to resemble a clock, with markings around the outside of it.
2. Add notes and captions to the clock, providing different ways to spend time with Jesus and serve Him. Add larger verses or captions to the plate.
3. Cut paper pieces into arrow shapes to look like the hands of a clock.
4. Carefully attach the arrows onto the plate with a brad fastener so that they can move like clock hands would do.
5. If desired, attach a hanger or magnet to display the clock.
Sunday School Crafts are a hit with kids
These learning activities for Sunday School or church children will be a great addition to your ministry. Hands-on crafts projects that allow children to reflect and integrate the Bible’s moral lessons and themes are a great way for Preschool and Elementary students to learn.
This blog post will help you find creative and engaging ways to engage your Sunday school class or church children. This collection of crafts will help children integrate Bible lessons into their daily lives. These activities are suitable for all ages, from pre-schoolers learning about colors to fifth grade boys studying kindness towards others.