“Give to Caesar” Bible Craft Ideas on Matthew 22:15-22

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This week’s Gospel lesson features coins, monetary value, and the idea of living as people made in God’s image, and with the purpose of serving Him. These two (ish) crafts focus on putting Christ first and foremost. We present here a coin collage of sorts (with variation possibilities), as well as a coin bank for collecting prayers or tithes.

Additional Suggestions for teaching Sunday School:

  • Use crayons or colored pencils to make a “coin rubbing” on plain paper
  • Create a “citizenship certificate” as a reminder of Heavenly relation
  • Make a list of what might “belong” to God versus the world. Consider also the difference between needs, wants, and must-haves. You might even turn this into a collage or chart!
  • Don’t miss the object lesson demonstration and craft ideas based on this children’s sermon.
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Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…

“Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” –Matthew 22:21

I am made in God’s image…I’ll give my life to Him!

Give to God what is God’s…and that’s everything!

Coins for Christ (coin bank caption)

Tithing for what belongs to GOD

Craft one: “Coin Collage”

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Coins or fake coins
  • Markers or decorating materials
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Pipe Cleaners

Procedure:

  1. Decide on a design for the coin collage: trace over a cross, cut out a cross, or simply make another series of lines or shapes.
  2. Gather several coins or cardboard/play coins.
  3. Decorate construction paper/cardstock with extra markers, verse captions, and/or stickers.
  4. Glue coins (fake or real) onto the paper or shape. If desired, attach a string or pipe cleaner to hang.

Craft Two: “Collect for Christ” Coin Bank  

You will need:

  • Container (empty can, box, etc.)
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper or cardstock
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Decorative materials (markers, crayons, stickers)
  • String, pipe cleaner, etc. (optional)

Procedure:
1. Design your coin bank, and designate a purpose for it (tithes, prayer requests, etc.)
2. Wrap paper (construction paper, wrapping paper, card stock) around your container.
3. Decorate your container with stickers, markers, captions, glitter, and more.
4. Cut a slit in the top of the container to collect coins or prayers.
5. If desired, add a handle or ribbon to enhance the bank image. Collect, give, and enjoy!


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