The cross is a great symbol to talk about in any faith-based program. These collage crosses are a great activity to do around a holiday or virtually anytime you want a great open-ended activity for the children.
- To teach the children the meaning of the cross
- To teach the children the bible verse "Christ died for our sins…" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
- To help develop their creativity and fine motor skills by designing their cross
- To show pride in their work
Before You Start: Gather materials needed: Peel & Stick Collage Crosses, a variety of collage material, colored sand, tissue paper, Inspirational Foam Shapes or any other items the children might like.
Let's Get Started! Step 1. Ask the children if they know what the cross symbolizes. This would be a great activity to chart their answers.
Step 2. If they didn’t know the answer, explain to them how Jesus died on the cross for our sins.
Step 3. Recite the bible verse "Christ died for our sins…" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
Step 4. Show the children how to use the peel and stick paper on the cross and how the items they choose will stick to it.
Step 5. Play some music for the children as they work.
Furthermore: Display the crosses in the classroom or hallway for all to see. Make sure each child’s name is under their cross on a small card so that it will be recognized. Let each child take home a wooden cross bead as a reminder of their lesson for the day.
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