As Israel’s new leader after Moses had died, Joshua had to be nervous. He had a big job in front of him (conquering the promised land) and big shoes to fill (following Moses). But God promised His presence with Joshua and encouraged him to be strong and brave. This craft will help remind children that God calls us to be strong and courageous in following His will.
Note: This free craft is also available as a downloadable PDF.
Bible Story: Joshua The New Leader
Bible Text: Joshua 1:1-18
- Brown paper lunch bags
Teacher Preparation: Pre-cut the fronts off of brown paper lunch bags, 1 per child, so you have a single sheet of paper.
Step 1. Give kids a brown lunch bag front and instruct them to crumple the paper over and over until it is wrinkled and soft to resemble parchment paper.
Step 2. Instruct children to copy the words, “Be Strong and of a Good Courage,” on their scroll.
Step 3. Next, help children roll the top and bottom of the scroll tightly around a pencil or similar object to create a curl on both ends. Using a length of yarn and glue, secure the yarn along the top curl of the scroll for hanging.
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