Use these crafts when teaching kids about God’s love for all people. They work with any anit-racism Bible study or lesson about how the Gospel can bring peace to all people. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.
It is all too unfortunate, but discrimination and prejudice seem an ever-present element of life in a sinful world. It is important to raise children to recognize that God has made all people in His image. Despite outer differences and visual variations, Christ died for all and on the inside, we are all alike, called to spread the Gospel to everyone. These crafts are aimed at reminding students of our oneness in Jesus, as well as the importance of bringing peace to the communities around us.
Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider…
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another… But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. -1 John 3:11, 17-18
ALL are precious in His sight….let us love one another!
Saved by grace… Jesus loves everyone!
United in the body of Christ!
More Teaching Help about Racial Reconciliation
- See our resource list for teaching against racism
- Anti-racism Bible lesson for kids
- The Gospel in Color – Racial reconciliation series for kids
Craft one: “Human Mosaic”
You will need:
- Construction paper or card stock
- Markers, stickers, or other decorating materials
- Googly eyes or decorations (if desired)
- Draw a person shape on a large piece of paper; or trace an actual body on a REALLY large piece of paper.
- Cut or tear pieces of paper in various colors.
- Glue the pieces of paper inside the body shape.
- Add extra decorative features (eyes, facial features, etc.) as desired.
- Add a verse or caption, and string if you’d like to hang the picture.
Craft Two: “Peace Plate”
You will need:
- Paper plates
- String or pipe cleaner (to hang up)
- Markers or crayons
- Stickers, glitter, or decorative supplies
- Ruler (optional)
- Cross-shaped paper or foam piece
- Draw a “peace sign” on the paper plate (use a ruler for extra precision).
- Color and decorate the peace sign with markers, crayons, or colored pencils.
- Carefully cut away the “pie wedge” parts of the plate that are not included in the peace sign.
- Add extra decorations as desired: glitter, stickers, etc.
- Attach a hanging device (string/pipe cleaner) and cross, if available. Add a verse or caption.