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Jesus Light in the Darkness Craft and Activity

Leave a lasting impression on your next Sunday school lessons with these glow in the dark games to accompany a Bible lesson teaching kids how John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus light in the darkness. This is a very popular lessons for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade kids.

Jesus is the Light of the Darkness Sunday School lesson for K-4th grade. This is such a fun Bible lesson with glow in the dark games, John the Baptist name craft, and more. REALLY ENGAGING!



Jesus Light in the Darkness

Whether you are looking for some fun glow in the dark games for kids or are teaching a lessons on Jesus being the light of the world like we did, your kids will love these fun kids activities.

Bible Lesson: John the Baptist played a role in God’s plan by telling the people to get ready for Jesus, the coming

Bible Verse: Luke
1: 57-80

Age Range: Kindergarten – 4th grade


John the Baptist Prepares the Way for Jesus

John came to tell others about the light in darkness. To begin our Sunday School class we did some really fun glow in the dark games to help kids remember “light in the darkness”.  Note: We had several small lamps throughout the room to not be “pitch dark” and had one small group room that had light and a coloring sheet in case any of the kids were uncomfortable – they weren’t. They LOVED it!

Glow in the Dark Hopscotch

Jesus Light in the Darkness
In our dark room (with only a couple small lamps) we had 3 black lights spread throughout our large room to make the neon duct tape glow. (as seen above). 
It really looked super cool!  We used bean bags with this classic game.

Glow in the Dark Tic Tac Toe

glow in the dark activities for kids
We used neon yellow duct tape to set up several tic tact toe grids. we made the circle and “x” pieces out of glow sticks we got at the Target dollar section.

Glow in the Dark Bowling

John prepares the way for Jesus
We made the bowling lane using more glow sticks. The pins were water bottles with glow sticks inside them. We had a glow in the dark ball (size L or XL) the kids used.

Books of the Bible Sort

We also had the books of the bible listed on neon paper. The kids had to stick it on the Old or New Testament wall.

John the Baptist Craft for Kids

John prepares the way for Jesus Craft for Kids

For our craft we made a name craft.  Basically on cardstock, have kids spell their name in liquid glue. Then sprinkle the top with glitter and shake off extra in a bin (the leftover glitter can be used for the next person).

God had a special purpose for Zechariah and Elizabeth’s baby. John the Baptist told people to get ready for Jesus, the coming Messiah. God knew John’s name long before Zechariah and Elizabeth did. God knows each of our names too, and He has a plan for each of us.

It was such a fun, memorable Sunday school lesson!


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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! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activites and FREE printables: www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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