This sweet Abraham and Sarah Move Craft is a fun way to discuss the Bible story while “packing” the camel to move.
As part of our homeschool curriculum, we study the Bible.
Now that my daughter is older, she does an online Bible history class.
However, when she was younger, our Bible “study” consisted of Bible stories from a great children’s Bible book.
As you can imagine, it takes some creativity to keep a kid interested in some of the Bible stories.
For example, we came off of studying Noah’s Ark (which of course she loved) right into studying about Abraham and Sarah.
As you can imagine story of Abraham for kids paled in comparison to the story of ALL.THOSE.ANIMALS. from the Ark.
So, I knew I had to do something to get her interested in God telling Abraham and Sarah to move to a new land and then blessing them with a baby.
I looked around for a couple of days for a craft to make about Abraham and Sarah and didn’t find anything interesting.
(My kid is so not into coloring sheets. Go figure. An Abraham and Sarah coloring page was out for her.)
So . . . I decided to create one.
If you’re looking for a great Abraham and Sarah activities for preschool, homeschool, or Sunday school, this is a fun one!
Where is the story of Abraham and Sarah?
The story of Abraham and Sarah is found in Genesis 17:1-27.
Here’s part of the story:
15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be.
16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.
17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?
18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!
19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.
21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.
22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.
Watch a video storybook of the story of Abraham and Sarah:
Abraham and Sarah Video
One of the things that did capture my daughter’s interest from our Bible book story was that Abraham and Sarah had to pack a camel to move.
So, I decided to focus on that aspect.
We made a camel that she was able to “pack” with some belongings.
We also focused on the vocabulary word “trust” since Abraham and Sarah didn’t completely understand God’s direction, but had to trust Him in order to relocate and have a baby.
Here’s what you’ll need to make our Abraham and Sarah move Bible craft:
Bible Craft: Abraham and Sarah Move
- White envelope: square size with triangle flap (not rounded edge because the triangle flap will be the camels hump)
- Crayons or colored pencils
- Brown and/or yellow yarn
- FREE Abraham and Sarah Printable (below)
- Piece of white or colored construction paper
Directions for Kids:
1. Print out the printable.
2. Color “packing items” on the printable and cut out items.
3. Color the camel’s head and legs and cut them out.
4. Color the envelope (this will be the camel’s body).
5. Paste the envelope onto the middle of the construction paper, with flap up and “pocket” opened toward you.
6. Glue the camel’s head onto the end of the envelope and the feet under the bottom of the envelope.
7. Use the yarn for the camel’s tail.
8. Write TRUST above the camel.
9. Tell the story of Abraham and Sarah while allowing the child to “pack” the camel with the cutouts (put the cutouts inside the camel envelope), making sure to focus on discussing how Abraham and Sarah put their TRUST in God.