Friday, 22 May 2015

Daniel in the Lions' Den: Protection Pictures

One of the key themes in the story of Daniel and the Lions' den is that of God keeping Daniel safe.  This craft helps children to explore this idea of protection.

You will need: Paper plates (it is easier to pull the masking tape off compared with paper!), masking tape, felt tip pens.

Stick masking tape onto the paper plate however you like. Here I've done it in the shape of an initial letter but it really doesn't matter.  The important thing is having some tape stuck down!

Colour over and around the tape.  Children of any age can do this so it doesn't have to be neat and tidy, though it can be if you want it to be!

Carefully pull the masking tape off to reveal the 'protected' space beneath.

Talk about:

  • How might Daniel have felt at different times in the story/
  • How would you have felt? 
  • Think about imes we feel scared and in need of protection.  Who can we ask to help? 
  • Have you ever asked God to keep you safe? What happened? (It's great if the adults share their testimonies!)

Ask the children to hold their finished pictures and to look at the space that has been protected by the tape. Pray for people they know and people in the news who might need God's protection.  If they want to pray for specific people, they could write their names or draw pictures of them in the protected space.

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