50 Gospel Centered Ideas for Children

50 Gospel Centered Ideas for Children

The following post is written by guest author Sarah Bruce, a young mom who loves Jesus and desires to teach her daughter to love Him as well.

Looking for some fun, Christ-centered activities to do with your children? Consider these ideas, and be creative!


1. “Paid in Full” Crosses: Glue pennies to a wooden cross and write “Paid in Full” on it! 

SUPPLIES: about 30 pennies, glue, (optional “Paid in Full” label, wooden cross with penny-grooves)

Link to example: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrNCBIhCcZ16eIhNOu8jJU5CY2nJt4XyRwPw&usqp=CAU

2. Cross Paper: Fold paper into a cross! 

SUPPLIES: paper, scissors (optional special paper)

Link to example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10svOmvXZRf9IUoFQkdamNyhzzk4esg8L3iu6MZAOsCM/edit?usp=sharing

Airplane version:


3. Cross Sticky Notes: Cut sticky notes into crosses, making borders by cutting them out!                           

SUPPLIES: sticky notes, tape, scissors

Link to example: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/18/64/80/186480c45bc6dea7f17a4b5c20846338–sunday-school-projects-sticky-notes.jpg

4. Wordless Book Bead Bracelets: Make a bracelet with the colors of the Gospel! 

SUPPLIES: black, red, and white beads, string (optional scissors) 

Link to example: https://www.letthelittlechildrencome.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/salvation-bracelet-9110b.png

5. Wordless Book Crosses: Make booklets with the colors of the Gospel! 

SUPPLIES: black, red, and white paper (optional staples or tape)

Link to example: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vCn2E_7ITQY/Ta2t-oRH6iI/AAAAAAAAI4A/O_6XvVlKwW0/s1600/DSC_0023+2.jpg

6. 10 commandments Plaque: Cut out a cloud then string the Ten Commandments!

SUPPLIES: colored paper, tape, string, printed out text or writing tools, scissors 

Link to example: https://s7.orientaltrading.com/is/image/OrientalTrading/VIEWER_IMAGE_400/ten-commandments-mobile-craft-kit~13982864

7. Feet Craft: Trace your feet on paper and display verses/theGospel!

SUPPLIES: colored paper, pencil, other writing tools, glue (ortape), scissors (optional stamps, paint)

Link to example:


8. Hands Craft: Trace your hands on paper and display verses/the Gospel!

SUPPLIES: colored paper, pencil, other writing tools, glue (or tape), scissors (optional stamps, paint)

Link to example:


9. Bridge Craft: Show the Bridge analogy with paper (using the cross)!

SUPPLIES: paper, writing tools (optional cross craft)

Link to example: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/37/6c/3c/376c3cd6a1ff06fffcb9380ffe2ab8f6.jpg

10. World in House Craft: Cut out a house and a world! Use this to explain Gospel missionaries! 

SUPPLIES: colored paper, writing tools, scissors (optional cardboard)

Link to example: https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/kid-putting-paper-house-near-earth-painting-world-our-home-saving-planet-kid-putting-paper-house-near-earth-painting-world-our-149318429.jpg

11. Colors Bookmark: Make your own bookmark and connect the colors to the Gospel!

SUPPLIES: paint colors from the store, stamp or hole punch, ribbon, writing tools

Link to example: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/df/49/c9/df49c96409fc9b2b492f8c6609047a94.jpg

12. Real Rainbow (with ark) Craft: Make an ark with a rainbow; show how the ark points to Christ!

SUPPLIES: scissors, writing tools, paper, tape or glue(optional pipe cleaners)

Link to example: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pUXaddJMQyw/TIac5Ct-m8I/AAAAAAAAD2I/z3C6_ZQ3RNY/s1600/noah10.jpg

13. Parting the Red Sea Craft: Part the Red Sea on paper with flaps and connect it to the Gospel! 

SUPPLIES: scissors, writing tools, paper, tape or glue

Link to example:https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LDiI7zAbhkY/hqdefault.jpg

14. Paper Plate Calvary: Color a paper plate and then glue crosses on the top! 

SUPPLIES: scissors, writing tools, a paper plate, tape or glue

Link to example: https://i0.wp.com/catholicinspired.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/paper-plate-cross-craft-main1.jpg?resize=493%2C494&ssl=1

15. Colors Behind the Gospel Craft: Draw with colors, then black, then reveal colors with toothpicks! 

SUPPLIES: paper, writing tools (including black), a toothpick 

Link to example: https://www.woojr.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Crayon-Scratch-Art-Project-5.jpg

16. Word of God Bracelets: Use alphabet beads to craft out verses as bracelets! 

SUPPLIES: string, alphabet beads (optional scissors) 

Link to example: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6e/ca/71/6eca7144e417c9c72b6402bfe37c9bc6.jpg

17. Cross-in-Tree Christmas Cards: Cut out a Christmas tree, then a cross to put on a card! 

SUPPLIES: scissors, writing tools, colored paper (also consider birthday cards)

Link to example: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/425449496021032698/

18. Square-Knot Crosses: Use the square-knot technique to craft a cross! 

SUPPLIES: plastic string, ribbon, or paracord (optional thread or thin string to put cross together)

Link to example: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-hQUYOXQ2xQ/maxresdefault.jpg

19. Plastic Bag Weaving (with Cross): Weave a basket by braiding plastic bags, then sew on a cross! 

SUPPLIES: 20-30 plastic bags, a needle and thread, cross craft

Link to example: https://diyjoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/plastic-bag-crafts-trash-can.jpg

20. Jesus Fish Art: Color a Jesus fish, then add more colorsaround it!

SUPPLIES: colored paper, writing tools (optional cardboard, card-stock, or string)

Link to example: https://image.shutterstock.com/z/stock-photo-the-colorful-christian-fish-christian-symbol-oil-painting-on-canvas-384312562.jpg

21. Tree Hands: Paint a tree from your child’s hand, connect to the Garden of Eden, and to the cross! 

SUPPLIES: paint, writing tools, paper

Link to example: https://i.etsystatic.com/19427929/r/il/124263/3135410766/il_794xN.3135410766_slmc.jpg

(These next sections contains brief ideas without links.) 

Do-it-Yourself Gospel Tract Ideas:

(using colored paper, normal paper, cardstock, various coloredwriting implements, scissors, and using tape for lamination…use the Living Waters resource below for inspiration!)

22. Gospel Cartoons: Make a Gospel cartoon! Be creative!

23. Gospel Illusions: Make your own curved illusions, using colored paper and scissors!

24. Gospel Illustrations: Illustrate the Gospel through pictures!

25. Gospel Creative Text: Use fancy cursive/bubble-letters to expound on points!

26. Gospel Riddles: Come up with riddles for your own Gospel tract!

27. Gospel Funnies: Make some jokes or one-liners for your own Gospel tract!

27. Gospel Trivia: Come up with trivia for your own Gospel tract!

29. Gospel Gifts for Friends and Family: Make tracts using what friends and family like!

30. Gospel I.Q. Tests: Use your favorite I.Q. tests and turn them into tracts!

31. Gospel Creativity: Come up with your own Gospel tract ideas using personal interests!


32. Parachute Analogy Comic: Create a comic of the Living Waters Parachute Analogy! 

(See Living Waters resource below.)

33. Three Minutes to Live on Paper: Create six time slots of 30sec. and give the Gospel by the end! (Living Waters resource.)

34. Evidence Bible Challenge: Research report on a question/objection, or anything, include pics! 

(Living Waters resource.)

35. Missionary Letter with Pictures: Write a missionary letter, and be creative! 

36. Drawing through the Gospels (or through the Bible)Give prompts, including for church!

37. Answers in Genesis Project: Research report, include pics! 

(See Answers in Genesis resource below.)

38. Scripture Memory DrawingsDraw pics or cartoons about your memory verse! 

39. Scripture Memory Whiteboard ErasingConsider 50 tally marks and subjects! 

40. Scripture coloringColor through Scripture (maybe use coloring books)! 

41. Skit Writing: Read a skit and act it out (skit ideas below)!


42. 3 Minutes to Live: Start a timer and have child give you the Gospel as you act like you’re dying!

43. Who’s on First for the Gospel Skit: Baseball skit, going through the commandments with humor!

44. Role-Playing Evangelism Encounters: Act like an unsaved person; have your child witness to you! 

45. Share the Gospel to Your Pet: Practice sharing the Gospel to your pet (every creature)! 

46. Make Your Own Gospel Skit: Create your own skit using topics you like and act it out!

47. Bible memory motions: Make motions to help you with Bible memory! 

48. Missionary Skit: Act like a foreign missionary and make a skit about it!

Musical Skills:

49. Make Your Own Evangelism Song: Start with poetry then hop on an instrument!

50. Scripture Memory Song: Play around with songs you know until one fits!

(Wondering where to get more ideas? See the resources below!)


Living Waters:

Gospel Tracts website: http://store.livingwaters.com/gospel-tracts.html

Are You a Good Person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCSUKIhjevo

Parable of the Fish-less Fisherman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVBXrknp9x8

Evangelism Encounter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZdv-TtiMkg&t=16s

3 Minutes to Live: https://www.livingwaters.com/three-minutes-to-live/

Parachute Analogyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqgWEf4xVOg

Hells Best Kept Secret: https://soundcloud.com/livingwaterspub/hells-best-kept-secret

Evidence Bible Resource: http://www.evidencebible.com/

Podcast: https://www.livingwaters.com/podcast/

YouVersion Bible App (it has audio): https://www.youversion.com/

Bright Lights (ministry for girls, encouraging them to share the Gospel):https://tomorrowsforefathers.com/bright-lights/

Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/

Wretched Radiohttps://wretched.org/

Audio Dramas: https://www.adventuresinodyssey.com/listen/

Torchlighters (missionary cartoon series):

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