This year we were able to incorporate our daily lesson into our craft pretty well I think and still do some things we haven't done before.
Our lessons were from Matthew 13
First we had the lesson of the Sower and the seed. The skit for this one was very funny!
For the craft we were able to use leftover flower pots from another year and the children sponge painted them. Then we planted a flower in them.
The next night the lesson was on Wheat and Tares..
We gave them canvas board and pieces of wheat and paint. They could paint and make a picture using the wheat.
They were very creative. Here is a nice one this young lady made:
Night 3 theme was fishing/fishnet
For the craft we did homemade silk screening. This was really neat too. I got the idea and instructions HERE...
We silkscreened the Christianity symbol of a fish onto canvas bags
Then we had the theme of Hidden treasure... For this we did an I Spy bottle with the younger group.
The older kids made a paper bag book for treasures:
The pages opened at the side to slide in treasures like cards, photos, notes, etc.
Last ...the lesson was on the Pearl of great price. We had pearlized paint for them to use to paint wooden boxes.