Use these Sunday School craft activities when teaching about the Tower of Babel and Pentecost in your Children’s ministry or kids church. These hands-on project ideas will inspire creative learning time as children learn about these Bible stories. Watch the craft demonstration below and download the printable craft directions below. Then gather you project supplies as you prepare to teach.
Pentecost is a great opportunity to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, His “windy” power, and the wonder of languages! One special detail of this story is a reversal of an Old Testament event. Languages were confused and people scattered at the Tower of Babel, but during Pentecost, people came together and unfamiliar languages were made known! These crafts highlight both occasions. A “reversible tower” recounts the Babel story and importance of putting Jesus first (and doubles as a collection bank). A spirited “come together windsock” reminds us that we can be united as a church body when we put the Spirit’s power in the center of our efforts.
Bible Verses or Craft Captions to Consider… (Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21)
So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. -Genesis 11:8
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth. -Genesis 11:9
And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. -Acts 2:6
You can’t build or brag your way into Heaven…
More Bible Teaching Activities:
- Watch this children’s sermon lesson and the craft ideas for the Tower of Babel
- Compare our full Sunday School Lesson from Genesis 11:1-9
- Compare another Bible Lesson for Kids on the Tower of Babel
- Compare another Tower of Babel children’s sermon
- Browse more activities for teaching the Tower of Babel
Craft One: “Reversible Tower Bank”
- Construction paper or cardstock
- Crayons or markers
- Empty container (coffee can, oats, etc.)
- Glue or tape
- Cotton balls
Procedure & Craft Directions:
- Cover the container with paper or cardstock. Add decorative elements, verses, and captions, as desired.
- Add cotton ball clouds to the top of the container. If turning into a bank, cut a slit at the top of the lid.
- On the reverse side, place additional captions and a cross or symbol
- Use as a decorative element or “bank” to recall the story!
Craft Two: “Come Together Windsock”
- Paper Plates
- Hole Punch
- Stickers and decorative supplies
- String or pipe cleaner
- Markers or crayons
Procedure & Craft Directions:
1. Draw a “swirl” shape on the plate with marker, to designate cutting pattern.
2. Within the design, add colors and additional decorations.
3. Carefully cut the paper plate along the “swirl” line, keeping the plate in one piece.
4. Add extra decorations and verses or captions as desired.
5. Hole punch the top and attach a string, ribbon, or pipe cleaner to hang. Recall how the Holy Spirit swept in as wind and fire, and celebrate Pentecost!
Teaching Tips for Bible Crafts in Children’s Ministry
Bible crafts are a great way to engage children in the Bible story. However, it is important to choose crafts that are appropriate for the age group and that will help to reinforcing the message of the story. For younger children, simple crafts such as coloring pages or paper puppets can be effective. Older children may enjoy more complex projects, such as creating a mobile or designing a poster. No matter what age group you are teaching, be sure to have a clear plan for the craft ahead of time and be prepared to answer any questions that the children may have. With some careful planning, Bible crafts can be a fun and valuable part of your Children’s Ministry.
When it comes to Sunday School, crafts are a great way to encourage kids and help them feel involved. Here are a few tips on how to make craft time more enjoyable for everyone:
First, let the kids be as creative as they want. There’s no need to try to control their imaginations – let them go wild! This is their time to express themselves and have fun.
Second, don’t be afraid to get messy. Craft time should be about getting hands-on and enjoying the process, not just the final product. So embrace the mess and let the kids enjoy themselves.
Finally, make sure everyone has a chance to participate. Some kids might be shy or not sure what to do. So go around and help them out, give them some ideas, and let them know that there’s no right or wrong way to do it. Just have fun!
By following these simple tips, you can make craft time a highlight of your Sunday School lessons. The kids will love it, and you’ll have a blast too!