Use these crafts when teaching kids about the Pentecost, the day when the Holy Spirit gave birth to the Church. They work with any Acts 2:1-11 lesson plan for Sunday School. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.
“The Holy Spirit Breathes Fire”
Craft Ideas for the Celebration of Pentecost
Pentecost is a wonderful and blessed event in the history of the church. Not only does it commemorate the “birthday” of the Christian church (in a sense), but it also signifies the coming of the Holy Spirit. The day of Pentecost was an exciting and amazing time, but it’s important to remember that it was only the beginning. We are called to share the good news of the Gospel with all around us, and to spread the love of Jesus with the world! These crafts remind kids of the joy of Pentecost, and of the Holy Spirit’s power.
Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider… (Main Text: Acts 2:1-11)
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. -Acts 2:42-43
And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. -Acts 2:2-4
The Holy Spirit came at Pentecost…and is still with us!
Sound, Wind, and Fire…Happy Pentecost Birthday to the Church!
More Teaching Ideas about Pentecost
- See our video playlist with lessons and crafts about Pentecost
- Browse all our teaching ideas about Pentecost for Kids
- Compare our full Sunday School Lessons about Pentecost
- Compare our Object Lesson Children’s Sermon on Pentecost
Craft one: “Tongue of Flame Headband”
Supplies You will need:
- Construction paper or card stock
- Markers, stickers, or other decorating materials
- Tape, glue, or staples
- Cut paper into long strips, in order to form into a headband.
- Decorate the paper with markers, stickers, and/or verse captions.
- Measure the headband to fit the desired wearer’s head, and staple or tape together.
- Create a “flame” by cutting and gluing paper together.
- Attach the “flame” to the headband portion. Pop on a head, and have fun!
Craft Two: “Holy Spirit Pinwheel”
You will need:
- Pencils (with erasers) or straws
- Paper (construction)
- Markers or crayons
- Make sure the paper is square in shape. Color or decorate as desired.
- Place a mark in the center of the paper, and draw lines from each corner to the center (use a ruler if necessary).
- Carefully cut from the corners of the paper to almost the center, stopping just short of the center to avoid cutting all the way through the paper.
- Starting at one corner point, carefully pull every other “point” of the paper down to the center of the paper. Hold the paper together.
- Push a thumbtack in the center of the paper, going through the points and into the eraser of the pencil (or the straw). Tape to secure if necessary.
Craft Three: “Holy Spirit Shaker”
You will need:
- Plastic, paper, or foam cups
- Crepe paper (streamers) or tissue paper strips
- Glitter, sequins, and/or beads
- Glue and/or tape
- Additional decorations or noisemakers as desired
- Decorate the outside of two cups with stickers, verse captions, or permanent markers.
- Place beads, glitter, sequins, or other noisemaking or decorative elements inside one cup.
- Place streamers or tissue across the top of one cup, to hang over the sides.
- Tape the sides of the cups to attach them together.
- Make a joyful noise, shake your streamers, and enjoy!