“This week’s craft is based on the Old Testament reading Genesis 28.10–19a. You can probably find it in a children’s Bible if you have one.
It is about Jacob sleeping near a place called Haran when he got tired. He used a stone as pillow. When he was asleep he dreamt of a ladder going up to heaven with angels going up and down it. God stood beside Jacob and told him who he was. He also told Jacob that the land he was in would become his and he would have many children and his family get bigger and bigger.
When Jacob woke up he called the place Bethel and marked it with his stone pillow. Then he said ‘This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’
You can use the sheets available at this website to print off pictures to cut out to make a picture of this story of Jacob. It is found on DLTK's Bible Crafts for Kids and was contributed to it by a lady called Leanne Guenther. https://www.dltk-kids.com/bible/crafts/m-jacobsladder.htm If you prefer you can find the pdf and instructions on St Mary’s ‘A church near you’ website at https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/6915/news/.
Do send Revd Cat a photo of any pictures you make!”
The pdf for this craft can be seen to the right of this box.
This is a simple colour, cut and paste craft that is fun and easy for children of all ages to complete.
Children can use as many pieces in the collage as the want or the can skip some pieces and use there own drawings for parts of the collage in they prefer. They also may want to draw a background or a dream bubble around their collage.
something to colour with
Print out templates of choice
On a piece of construction paper or regular white paper, arrange the pieces from the template to create Jacob's dream.
Draw the background and any other details that you might like to complete the dream.
Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).