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Jesus’ Baptism for Kids Lesson with Water Activities and Dove Craft

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.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 Activity for Kids - Kids of all ages will love playing with water while they explore music and science in this water xylophone

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 Water Ice Hokey Ring Kids Activity
Baptism activities

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! 

Go Fish

We also set up a kids pool with fish inside. We added some fishing pools for the kids to fish with.

dove hand art craft for kids

Jesus Baptism Craft

To make this jesus baptism craft ideas you will need

  • a piece of construction paper as the background
  • dove template
  • glue
  • cotton balls
  • piece of white paper to trace kids’ hands on; cut out the traced hands.

glue the hand on the doveJesus 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.

use cotton balls over the wing
Baptism Craft

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

Finally, we talked with the kids about how  many stories about Jesus are found in more than one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John).  If you have time, look them up in class. If not, it makes some fun homework. Maybe have a prize (sticker or small piece of candy) for those that complete it and bring it back next week:
  • Jesus’ baptism
  • Jesus’ Genealogy
  • Jesus feeds 5,000
  • Birth of Jesus
  • Zacchaeus & Sycamore tree
  • Jesus walks on water
  • Jesus death on the cross

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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