Kids will love this hands on bible lesson for kids about Jesus’ Baptism. We used all these water activities for kids and a cute Jesus baptism craft in our Sunday School lesson, but these Jesus’ baptism for kids activities are suited for parents, teachers, and homeschoolers to use at home too. These ideas to teach Jesus’ baptism story areperfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too.
Jesus’ baptism for kids
Teach children about Jesus’ Baptism for kids with these fun water activities and Jesus is baptized craft for kids of all ages. This baptism craft is made up of a dove hand art project. This Jesus baptism craft ideas is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. Whether you are a Sunday school teacher, parent teaching Bible lessons at home, or homeschooler – you will love these fun Bible games and activities for kids!
Jesus’ baptism story
Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Matthew 3:13-17
Water Activities for Kids
To start out our lesson we had several stations with fun, hands on water activities for the kids to explore.
Here was our tie in to our Jesus’ Baptism Lesson:
Have you ever thought about all the ways we use water? What are some of them? Today, we’ll talk about a specific way Christians use water.
I filled six large mason jars with water in an increasing amount as pictured. I then added food coloring to create the xylophone colors.
Kids could gently tap the sides of the jars and hear the different music notes. If you adjust the quantity of water in each you can actually make it play notes in a chord.
Sink or Float Science
I set out a large plastic bin with some water on a towel (in case there was any dripping off the sides) and various items for the kids to test if they sink or float. The kids thought this was so fun.
Frozen Ice Hockey Rink. In a foil casserole pan I put about 3” of water and set it flat in the freezer to freeze solid. Use Duplos to create goal posts, a bottle cap as a puck, and two plastic spoons for hockey sticks. The kids played hockey on our mini frozen ice hockey rinks.
They thought this was hilarious!
We also set up a kids pool with fish inside. We added some fishing pools for the kids to fish with.
Jesus Baptism Craft
To make this jesus baptism craft ideas you will need
- a piece of construction paper as the background
- dove template
- cotton balls
- piece of white paper to trace kids’ hands on; cut out the traced hands.
Jesus is baptized craft
Now glue the cut out dove template on the construction paper. Now glue the hand on the dove so the thumb overlaps the body. Now put glue over the 4 fingers and palm of hand.
Now pull apart cotton balls and place over the glue covered hand to make the wing. Add a sticker with the verse:
“and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:22
Sunday School Homework
- Jesus’ Genealogy
- Jesus feeds 5,000
- Birth of Jesus
- Zacchaeus & Sycamore tree
- Jesus walks on water
- Jesus death on the cross
Learn the Books of the Bible
Here are several fun activities we’ve used to help the kids learn the books of the Bible. They are well suited to most kids in elementary school. You may also like or Books of the Bible Snack or the Books of the Bible bulletin board.
- Books of the Bible bookmark
- Pool Noodle Books of the Bible Games for Kids
- 66 Books of the Bible Game for Kids
- Cup Books of the Bile Games
- Leaves Books of the Bible Games
- Learning the books of the bible with Lego
- Discs Books of the Bible Games
- Army of Spoons Books of the Bible Games
- Free Bible Bookcase Printable
Bible Printables for Kids
- Free printable books of the bible bookmarks templates
- Printable Bible Verses (verse cards for kids and families)
- Free Printable Sermon Notes for Kids (works with any sermon)
- Creation BINGO Printable Game
- Lampstand Zechariah the Prophet Craft
- Printable Jelly Bean Gospel for Kids
- Lesson from Nahum
- Prophet Ezekiel Craft
- Daniel and the Lions Den Craft
- Shadrach meshach and abednego craft
- Nehemiah Inspects the Wall Pipe Cleaner Glasses Craft
- Old Testament good and bad kings of the bible
- Joseph Coat of Many Color Craft
- Moses and the Red Sea Craft
- Jesus Ascension Craft
- Four Friends Bible Story
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