Here is a simple and fun Sunday School craft kids can make alongside the story of Zerubbabel and Israelites returning from exile from Ezra 1-3. This zerubbabel Bible activity is a fun Old Testament Bible Craft for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. Simply download pdf file with printable verse to go along with your fruit loop necklace craft and you are ready to go!
Zerubbabel Leads the Israelites Home Craft
We made this simple necklace craft to go with our Sunday School lesson on Zerubbabel Bible leading the Israelites back from exile. This craft for Old Testament is a fun way for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students to remember the story from Ezra 1-3. Use this at home as part of a Bible study, teaching kids Bible stories, or in your Sunday school class.
Sunday School Lesson from Ezra 1-3
In our Sunday School lesson taken from Ezra 1-3, we talked about how God fulfilled His promise to the Israelites [he sent to the prophet Jeremiah before the exile] that the Israelites would be taken captives and would be in exile for 70 years. After the fall of the Babylon to Persian King Cyrus. God softened King Cyrus’ heart and in 539 B.C. he allowed the Israelites to return to the land of Judah.
The people were even given gold, silver, and animals to take with them as they returned home; these were the same things that were plundered from the temple when they were taken captives 70 years earlier.
The people, led by Zerubbabel, began work on rebuilding the temple.
Zerubbabel Return from Exile Necklace Craft
In today’s Bible story, we saw how God’s people were allowed to return home to Jerusalem with gifts from those who once took them prisoner.
The kids strung Fruit loops on a piece of yarn. I also made a pendant with the main idea of the story we talked about and the scripture reference. You can download the pendants below.
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
- Printable Bible Verses (verse cards for kids and families)
- Sermon Notes for Kids (works with any sermon)
- Creation BINGO Printable
- Printable Jelly Bean Gospel for Kids
- Creation Crafts for Kids
- Bible Verse Copywork
- Cain and Abel Craft
- Sin Entered the World Sin Craft for Kids
- Jesus Feeds the 5000 Craft & Lesson
- Beatitudes Sunday school lesson
- Parable of the lost sheep craft activities
- God protects us craft from the story of Nahum
- Prophet Ezekiel Craft (free printable template included)
- Zerubbabel Leads the Israelites Home Pennant Craft
- Lampstand Zechariah the Prophet Craft
- FUN Christmas Story Scavenger Hunt
- Jesus in the Temple Craft
- 12 Disciples Bible Crafts and Activities for Sunday School Lesson
- Wordless Book Craft
- Jesus is Greater than John: Jesus Sandals Craft
- See all of our free Sunday School Lessons!
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