Since I teach the preschool Sunday school class at our church I thought I would start sharing the crafts I do with them.
A couple of weeks ago I told you about The Jesus Storybook Bible. Since my children liked it, I thought it would be good to read one story from the book each week to my Sunday school class. When we finish each story, we will do a craft to help the children remember the lesson.
The first story was about creation (Genesis 1-2), so we made a handprint earth craft.
The children traced an ice cream bucket lid onto blue paper and cut it out. Then I helped them trace and cut out their handprint out of green paper. They also cut some strips out of the green paper.
After everything was cut out, the children glued the blue circle to another piece of paper. They glued their handprint to the center and then glued the green strips to the circle as well.
The idea was to make it look like the earth. I think they turned out really cute.
This craft not only helped the children remember that God created everything, including each of them and the earth, but it also was good for fine motor practice and shape recognition. This would also be good for Earth Day or the letter E.
Even though I changed quite a few of the details, my inspiration for this craft came from The First Grade Parade.