This month I am crafting the entire nativity story with the hope that a child will enjoy these educational hands-on crafts. This is day one in the 25 day series. You can follow along with each day by visiting the main blog post - 25 Hands-On Nativity Lessons for Kids.
I thought the best place to start was with a beautiful scripture introducing the Advent story. Isaiah 9:6 was the scripture that popped into my mind because it describes all the beautiful names of Jesus. I thought up this popsicle stick scripture memory puzzle as a wonderful activity for encouraging a school aged child in learning verses from the Bible.
Another verse that describes a name of Jesus is Matthew 1:23.
The scripture puzzle can be more challenging for an older child by mixing the large popsicle sticks up with two or three verses. Then the child can rearrange the popsicle sticks until the correct scripture order is found. Also, as a way to make sure that the child has the scripture in correct order, a photo can be glued to the back of each scripture puzzle. So there are actually two puzzles on each side of the popsicle sticks. The child can check their own work by simply turning each popsicle stick over to see if the photo on the other side is correctly assembled. Or the child can put a piece of tape down the center of the scripture and flip the entire puzzle over to see the photo on the back.
Scripture Puzzle Quiet Activity
You can find pictures for your puzzles in magazines, online images (public domain), and actual photographs. These popsicle stick puzzles make great quiet activities for kids at church or the doctor's office.
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Elaine Goh says
I love this Vanessa! This will be perfect for M who is 8 years old. What a brilliant way for him to memorize scripture this Christmas 🙂 Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
Mama's Happy Hive says
Thanks Elaine! Take pictures and share how it works in “real” life. 🙂