Use these crafts when teaching kids about the sharing the Gospel with others (aka evangelism). They work with any lesson plan about telling others about God’s love. We wrote them to accompany a Matthew 9:37-38 Sunday School lesson. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.
What is a harvest, and what does it have to do with us as Christians? This can be a tricky concept for young kids, but the main message to emphasize is how we are called to share the good news of Jesus with all people. Fruit (or other plants) must be picked or “harvested” to be enjoyed and used. In the same way, if people never receive love or hear the Gospel, they won’t be able to enjoy the blessings of life in Christ. These crafts offer a little reminder of how we can GROW in Jesus, and how we can plant or harvest the seeds of the good news.
Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” -Matthew 9:37-38
The harvest is ready!
GO Make Disciples!
Tell the World About God’s Love!
EVERYONE needs Jesus! Share the good news!
Share the Love of Christ…Go Make Disciples!
Plant seeds of faith…Harvest fruits of the spirit!
More Teaching Ideas about Evangelism
- Great Commission Sunday School Lesson
- Object Lesson on Evangelism
- See all our free resources related to Evangelism & the Great Commission
Craft one: “The Harvest is Ready” Fruit Painting
You will need:
- Construction paper or card stock
- Markers, stickers, or other decorating materials
- Various fruits, cut into halves or pieces
- Paper plates (or cups)
- Decorate a piece of paper, adding pictures or verse captions as desired.
- Paint pieces of fruit, or dip fruit pieces into paint.
- Stamp fruit pieces onto paper.
- Label fruit varieties for clarity, if preferred.
- Place a string or pipe cleaner through the paper, if you wish to hang painting.
Craft Two: “Pine-cone Planting People”
You will need:
- Pine cones (various sizes)
- Ziploc bags
- Paint (optional)
- Extra decorations (googly eyes, etc.)
- String or ribbon
- Choose an assortment of pinecones.
- Paint pinecones (if desired) or coat with glue.
- Place pinecones in Ziploc bag and sprinkle with glitter.
- Shake well to coat pinecone in glitter.
- Add extra decorations if desired, and string or pipe cleaner to hang.
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