DIY Simple Flannel graphs for Children during Church
1Thes 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
Going to church with young children can often be a daunting task.
Most mum’s of toddlers and pre-schoolers know how difficult it is for young ones to sit still, and asking children to sit still AND be quiet during a church service can be hard. It can often be a discouraging time for mum’s in church when our children are going through this stage as we struggle to train them to sit quietly.
To help encourage and edify both our church children (and mums!), our ladies group has made some simple DIY Flannel graphs.
You will need these materials:
- Felt (different colours)
- Felt board – cut them in half to get an A4 size (We got ours from Spotlight – about $2:50 a sheet).
- Glue Gun
- Laminate sheets
- Coloured Bible story images off the internet, suitable to laminate, cut out and attach felt to, or flannel graph image templates
- Zip lock bags for storage.
To make the flannelgraphs simply print and cut out your bible story images or flannel graph image templates.
If using coloured bible story images, once you have cut them out, laminate them and attach felt to the back using your glue glun. If you are using simple images or shapes, cut the shapes out of the felt using your templates.
The felt board that we found at spotlight was stiff enough to use as the backing board without needing to attach it to cardboard.
If you have young children you might like to try to make one yourself and take it along to church for them to play with. Even if you don’t have children of your own, you can make some of these and be an encouragement towards mums and children within your church.
You can make them as simple or as detailed as you like!
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