Art Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for Teaching "Jesus' Birth Through the Eyes of the Wise Men" in Sunday School.
Post your Sunday School ART lessons, ideas, activities, and resources for "Jesus' Birth Through the Eyes of the Wise Men, Magi" here.
In addition to checking out all of our public lesson ideas, don't miss the Rotation.org Writing Team's Magi lesson set ~ Among many wonderfully creative lessons, it includes a detailed art sculpture lesson plan where students learn the "hidden" meaning of Matthew 2:11's familiar words, "they bowed down and worshiped him."
An Art Idea about The Wise Men's Gifts
Activity: Make scented sachet packets. Two of the gifts smelled good (frankincense and myrrh). They remind us that Jesus was "pleased to dwell" in this baby, and that we too are to lead lives that are pleasing --smell good to God (figuratively speaking), and that we are the "aroma" of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15).
See more ideas about the gifts in this topic.
- cloth rectangles, approx 6 x 12 inches in size
- pinking shears
- 18 inch lengths of ribbon, yarn with metallic fibre or multicolour yarn (something to tie up a package fit for a king!)
- cinnamon sticks and whole cloves for your scents
- Large-eyed needles
- Embroidery thread
- Optional: embellishments to sew or glue on: sequins, lace, ribbon and tacky glue
- Or, if time is short, use a hot melt glue gun
Have the kids select a length of cloth, and pink the edges if they wish. Fold strips in half long-ways to form a small rectangular bag. Sew together with a running stitch or Glue gun the 2 pinked edges. Leave the top open. Put a dozen cloves and 2 or 3 cinnamon sticks in each bag. (If you break up the sticks, the scent is stronger.) Tie the yarn or ribbon around the neck of the bag about 1 inch from the top.
Kids can further embellish by gluing on sequins, lace, more ribbon, etc.
Here is a great tutorial on teaching children to sew lavender bags from Red Ted Art.