Labor Day Sunday School Lesson
"Ant- Working For The Lord"
Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer,
"Working For God "
(6 1/2 IN x 5 7/8 IN)
(16.5cm x 14.9cm)
Just print this and cut out both templates out. Laminate and fold the template in half over a sandwich bag filled with treats and staple it on. I filled this bag with fruit loops but you can fill it with raisins, apple slices, grapes, popcorn, chips, cereal, etc.
Just print and laminate. Hold this picture up during class time when teaching on this lesson.
Paper Plate Craft
Just staple 3 paper plate together. Pin 6 clothespins to the ant for his arms, legs, and antennas. Draw some eyes and mouth for the ant. Write the words "Working For The Lord" across the middle paper plate. Tape or hot glue a round brown button for both antennas. You can have the kids color the paper plates brown if you want.
"Working For The Lord"
Print and cut out. Tape a toothpick to the back of the picture and stick down in cupcake. If you want you could laminate these so you can use them again another time. (Bake cupcakes any kind, and add white frosting on top with raisins sprinkled on. Stick the topper down in the cupcake so kids will know those are ants.)
Labor Day Sunday School Crafts
Toolbox Craft Template
Use this craft with our Labor Sunday School Lesson
- Construction paper or card stock
- Pipe stems cleaners (chenille stems)
- Glue stick
- Brass paper fasteners (optional)
- Paper clip or large needle
Print out the template for the toolbox and copy it on construction paper or card stock. Cut out along the solid lines. Fold the paper along the dotted lines. Glue together at the tabs. ( I had to use a few pieces of tape.) If you have a problem making a mitered corner on the lid, just cut along the angled dotted lines in the corner and fold under before gluing. Use a needle or straighten paper clip to make small holes at the dots on top of the lid for the handle and at the front for the fastener. Cut a pipe stem cleaner in two pieces. For the handle, insert the pipe stem cleaner through the holes in the top of the lid and twist it together on the underneath side. Use the brass fasteners or a bent piece of chenille stem to make a closure for the lid.
Snack Ideas for Labor Day Lesson
Make ants on a log. Kids never tire of these yummy and healthy snacks made from spreading peanut butter on celery sticks and adding a line of raisin ‘ants’ to the top.
Another idea is to serve a snack such as individually wrapped crispy rice treats in a toolbox. We even added a few raisin ants to the recipe. Empty and wipe out a toolbox. Line it with paper towels or a large dishtowel and place the treats in the box.
· 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
· 2 cups miniature marshmallows or 20 regular marshmallows
· 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 2 cups crispy rice cereal
· 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
· 1/2 cup raisins
1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until peanut butter melts.
2. Add cereal, oats, and raisins. Stir until well coated.
3. Portion evenly into twenty 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Firmly press cereal mixture down into cups. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm. Use fork to lift treats out of cups. Wrap before serving.
"Working For The Lord"
- Popsicle Stick Puppets
- Paper Plate Wreath
- Tape To Front of Cups
- Tape To Front of Lunch Bags
- Cupcake Toppers
Cut these out and hand each child an ant to color. Have them tape a popsicle stick to the back of the paper. You could also tape these to cups or brown lunch bags and fill them up with popcorn or special treats. Or print them on magnet paper for magnets or peel and stick paper for stickers. You could tape a toothpick to the back of them and stick these down in cupcakes for a cute cupcake topper. These would make great ant Labor day cupcake snacks. For the wreath cut the middle out of a paper plate. Then glue or tape the pictures all around the paper plate.