Bible Crafts: Healing of Naaman (2 Kings 5:1-14)

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Use these Bible Craft Ideas in your children’s ministry or Sunday School to teach the Bible story of Naaman’s healing in 2 Kings 5. These activity crafts on the theme “Take a Bath! (Or Several)” will be a great learning activity for your kids church lesson.

The story of the healing of Naaman’s leprosy is an interesting one to discuss. Naaman had faith following his doubts, and received cleansing in an unexpected way, which solidified his beliefs. The cleansing in the Jordan is also reminiscent of Baptism. Although the water alone does nothing, the water with the blessing of the Holy Spirit makes great things possible! These crafts recall and celebrate the story of Naaman. A “healed puppet” represents Naaman before and after the healing. A “Naaman cup” re-tells the story with a unique reversible popsicle stick puppet. Learn something new and have fun!

Bible Verses or  Craft Captions to Consider… (2 Kings 5:1-14)

  • So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.   -2 Kings 5:14
  • Naaman had leprosy…but he followed God’s instructions and was healed!
  • Naaman is healed in the Jordan River!
  • Naaman healed!
  • Trust and obey!   

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Craft one: “Healed Naaman Puppet”

You will need:

  • Paper plates or paper bags
  • Crayons or markers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Glue or tape
  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Stickers, google eyes, or other decorative items.

Procedure:

  1. Decorate the paper plate or bag on one side with a “sad Naaman Leper” face.
  2. Add leprosy spots and facial features, as well as a caption or verse.
  3. On the other side of the plate or bag, decorate a “happy healed Naaman” face, minus the spots.
  4. Attach a popsicle stick, if using the plate and desiring to make it into a puppet or mask.
  5. Use the puppet to help tell the story of Naaman’s healing!

Craft Two: “Naaman Cup Puppet”  

You will need:

  • Construction Paper or cardstock
  • Paper or foam cups
  • Stapler (or glue/tape)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Scissors
  • Decorative elements as desired
  • Markers or crayons

Procedure:
1. Draw and decorate a small Naaman figure, or print one from a computer template.        
2. Cut out the figure and attach to a popsicle stick.    
3. Decorate the outside of a cup, adding “watery” wave elements to represent the river.
4. Add verses and captions as desired.
5. Poke the popsicle stick into the bottom of the cup. Insert the Naaman figure so it can go up and down in the water to be “healed”! Alternatively, draw a scene on paper and cut a slit for the Naaman puppet to fit into as you re-tell the story.

Naaman Bible Craft Activities for Sunday School or Kids Church Ministry

These Bible Craft Ideas can be used in your Sunday School or children’s ministry to teach the Bible story about Naaman’s healing from 2 Kings 5. These crafts are based on the theme of “Take a Bath!” This will make a great lesson for your children’s church.

It is interesting to talk about the story of Naaman being healed from leprosy. Naaman believed in God despite his doubts and was healed by an unanticipated miracle. Baptism is also reflected in the Jordan cleansing. The water by itself is not enough to do great things, but water mixed with the blessings of the Holy Spirit can make amazing things happen! These crafts are meant to celebrate and recall the story of Naaman. The “healed puppet” is Naaman’s representation of Naaman before and during healing. The “Naaman cup”, a re-telling of the story using a unique popsicle stick puppet, is called the “Naaman Cup”. Have fun and learn something new!

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