July 21, 2015 by morningcamequickly
Today I bring you one of the best smelling crafts I have ever done! The story of Abraham following God’s orders to sacrifice his son, Isaac, is always a tricky one to teach. It can raise so many questions for kids and in a world where people don’t value the lives of others, it needs to be treated carefully. This craft uses Genesis 22:14 as the focus.
Verse 14 says, “And Abraham called the name of the place, The Lord Will Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” God will provide. He will never give you more than you can handle. Abraham knew he had to trust God and so he followed what God told him to do.
When God gives you more than you think you can handle, when that mountain looks to big, remember Jesus is the rock and will get you through. He will hold your hand, He will help you climb, and He will provide His will if we just listen.
Keeping in line with using different materials, which are easy to find, this craft uses cinnamon and sugar to decorate the mountain. It smells so good, kids love it! A little goes a long way and just helps to add another dimension to the craft. It’s a hook to help them remember the story you taught them. They’ll say, “Remember that time we made that mountain with cinnamon? What was that story? Oh, yeah, Abraham following God’s orders and God provided.” Well, the conversation will go something like that!
- one Genesis 22:14 paper per child Genesis 22 14
- green paper for grass (optional)
- crayons, glue
- a mixture of cinnamon and sugar
Have the kiddos color the picture, then put some glue on the mountain and sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on it. If you are using the paper for grass, just cut a strip and then they can cut slits up it and glue it down.
Remember, trust God. He will provide!