Suggestion: For a birthday party, laminate or cover with clear contact paper purchased at your local office supply store and use as placemats. The placemats can be sent home as treats.
- something to color with (B&W version)
- corrugated cardboard (old box)
- sharp scissors or exacto knife
Print out the puzzle template.
Cut out a piece of corrugated cardboard the same size as your template (8 1/2 x 11 ish). Glue your page onto it.
ADULT: using sharp scissors or exacto knife, cut out the cardboard along the puzzle template lines.
- 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).
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Like others you have described, I am a mom with no funds who has volunteered to help teach Sunday School at my church. Our lessons at the moment are focusing on what the Lord's Prayer means, and I came up with the attached puzzle/craft activity for my young charges to do. I found it worked quite well for really little age groups (my daughter is 4, and even my 2 year old managed to have fun coloring!) right up to pre-teens (the oldest in our group is 11).
Lord's Prayer Puzzle (pdf)
The idea is that you print the attached pages double-sided onto as stiff paper as you can. I used 200 gsm white paper which fitted into my inkjet printer just fine and was stiff enough to cut out and work back together. Younger children can just color in the pictures, but older children can delve deeper into the meanings of what Jesus was teaching with the prayer and it helps them visualize (I hope) the different parts of the prayer.