With St. Patrick’s Day, Spring, and Easter just around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to start celebrating rainbow colors and God’s love for us!
Sometimes with little ones, it can be hard to get to church every Sunday. I still love to take some time and talk about how much God loves us. This Rainbow Cross Craft for Kids was a great opportunity to do this! I am still newer to learning about God and the bible, so I love learning about faith alongside my kids!
Materials for Rainbow Cross Craft for Kids:
ROYGBIV colors of washable paint
Paint brush (or sponge or fingers)
Verse from the bible about God’s promises:
Psalms 136:1 “Give thanks to the Lord, because He is good. His faithful love continues forever.”
Instructions for Rainbow Cross Craft for Kids:
First, we folded a paper plate and cut long up the side, then across for the other arms of the cross.
Next, we unfolded the plate to see it made a cross.
Then, we got all of the colors of paint to represent the colors of the rainbow. We talked about St. Patrick’s Day coming just around the corner and how the leprechauns like to find gold at the end of the rainbow.
Then, I encouraged them to paint their cross like a rainbow. They wanted to try to paint with a sponge. They used each side of the sponge to paint.
Next, they each added their own touch to their crosses!
M enjoyed mixing all of the colors together! J loved swishing his sponge around to make new colors. H loved giving each part of her cross a color of its own.
Then, we let our Rainbow Cross Crafts dry.
We had a chance to talk more about God’s promises. We wrote some of God’s promises on the back of each of our crosses. I added each child’s initials and the date so I could keep it as a keepsake for them in their memory books.
If anything, I hope that my kids and all kids of the world know how much God loves them, even if it seems like a bad day or a bad year in their life. God is always there.
Add more Learning Fun:
Math: measure the cross to see how long it is and talk about the shapes to make a cross
Reading: you could practice reading a verse from the bible about God’s promises
Writing: You could practice writing down God’s promise on your cross.
Science & colors: You could talk about the colors and how they mix together and change.
Faith: You could talk about God’s promises and what they mean to you in your life (we talked a lot about God’s promise to love us forever no matter what).
What are your favorite ways to celebrate Spring?
Let us know if you try the Rainbow Cross Craft for Kids!