Tonight, I get to teach a fabulous group of children from John 15: 1-17 about how Jesus is the vine. This section of Scripture includes, “I am the vine; you are the branches.” This is such a beautiful and powerful verse. I am so excited.
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I have prepared two short crafts to go with the lesson since we only have one hour on Wednesdays.
Jesus is the vine, and I am the branch.
The first craft is very direct. I simply wrote “Jesus” in cursive with a long, viney line in front and back. I made a copy for each child.
Next, I will have the students write their own name coming off of the name of Jesus (preferably in brown or green marker or crayon) and connect the letters if they printed.
It is a very literal craft. Jesus’s name is written as a vine while we write our own name as the branch.
Vine with Fingerprint Fruit and Leaves
The second craft is, well, more crafty. I drew a vine with lots of swoops and swirls coming off of the vine. I made a copy for each child.
Tonight, I will have the kids dip their finger in water then into green watercolor paint. They will dab the vine to make fingerprint leaves all over. They can even use the purple to make bunches of grapes. Below is my sample craft.
I hope the children enjoy this lesson because I know I will enjoy it.