Group Publishing’s Give-It-Away Crafts for Kids is loaded with fun ideas for teaching children biblical truths in tangible ways. Intended to share the Good News while instructing in righteousness, these crafts are sure to be a hit.
The crafts are broken into five intended groups of recipients: church staff and volunteers; family; friends; those in need; and the community. Fully indexed by both Bible topic and Scripture, educators won’t waste time hunting through the entire book for something that might apply.
The “Givey Bank” is a fine example of the crafts in this book with a Bible Point that reads, “God wants us to share what he has given us.” A Scripture follows: “‘Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver’ (2 Corinthians 9:7).” It further reads: “Imagine having a room full of games, toys, clothes, and lots of dollar bills. Now imagine that it was all yours—to give away. Would giving it away be as much fun as keeping it? God gives us everything we need and more. He wants us to share what we have with others. Creating these Givey Banks and placing them near vending machines or on a counter in a workplace will provide others with an opportunity to consider ways to cheerfully give.” Supplies required are around-the-house or craft-closet items, which will not require a trip to a teacher’s supply store. For a wrap-up, the book provides discussion questions along with a closing admonishment and prayer.
Having taught children for over fourteen years, it is nice to have well-thought, easily-used craft ideas, which are not just forks with angel’s wings attached. Something practical and intended for ministry outreach is a big plus when providing children with real life Bible lessons. I highly recommend this book and intend to utilize the ideas with my Girl Scout troop and homeschooler. – Suzanne Rae Deshchiden, Christian Book Previews.com
Here's a fun way to encourage servanthood and discipleship in your kids! Hang on to your glue sticks—here are 52 crafts guaranteed to make it past the parking lot! These child-sized service projects give teachers powerful tools that help kids apply the Bible to their lives. Each one is fun, easy, and designed to be given away. Field tested and Bible based, these quick “I-can-do” crafts will help children’s ministry workers make spiritual growth an exciting reality. Index included.