Learning how to lead another person to Jesus is a crucial skill in the Christian life. This Philip and the Ethiopian Story Illustration will help children learn about Philip and better understand how to talk to others about Jesus and why it is so important.
Philip was a leader in the early church who, along with Stephen and others, was selected to help with the distribution of food to widows. He shared the good news of Christ in Samaria and won an Ethiopian official to Christ. (This Philip was different from the man named Philip who was Jesus' disciple, one of the original Twelve.) Below you'll find printable lesson activities for children about this Philip.
When guided by the Holy Spirit, Philip spoke to an Ethiopian man who then believed in Jesus and was baptized. This cute paper plate craft will help children remember the story of Jesus and how all of us should share Jesus with others.
This fun jigsaw puzzle is a great activity for your children to do as you talk to them about the importance of telling others about Jesus.
In this picture of Philip talking with the Ethiopian official about Jesus, pictures of ten small items are discretely placed. Can your children find the hidden pictures? They may even find several you’re unable to find!
In this activity, three intersecting mazes form one maze. Can you make your way through it from Jerusalem to Gaza? Your children quite likely can, and they can show you the right way. Be sure to give them the opportunity to do so.
What are some words you might look for in a word search puzzle based on Philip’s conversation with the Ethiopian official? Chariot, Isaiah, road, and Gaza are four words, but this puzzle has these plus 10 more! What are they? Can you find all of them? Give it a try! More importantly, let your children give it a try!
Colored pencils, watercolors, or crayons could be used to complete this color-by-number activity. The picture is an image of Philip telling the Ethiopian official about Jesus. Check it out!