Sunday, January 11, 2009

Abigail and David craft

Then Abigail made haste and took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five sheep already dressed, five seahs of roasted grain, one hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs and loaded them on donkeys.  I Samuel 25:18. I've discovered during all my years of teaching Sunday School that kids like almost any activity involving food. Today they had the chance to pack up their own donkey, Abigail style.  You need, for each child:
  • 1 coloring book picture of a donkey (I found a great Abigail one here.)
  • 1 piece of cardboard or posterboard, cut slightly larger than picture
  • glue
  • sandwich-size baggie with twist tie
  • hole punch or scissors
  • beef jerky (represents the sheep meat)
  • puffed wheat cereal (I used plain, kids would probably like Honey Smacks style better)
  • rolls or bagels
  • raisins
  • fig newtons
  • crayons or markers
  • masking tape
Trim the picture and glue it to posterboard. With hole punch or scissors, cut a small hole at the top of the donkey's back, where the saddlebag would go.
Cut bread, jerky and fig newtons into small pieces. Have the kids fill the baggie with an assortment of the foods, making a total volume about egg-sized. Close the bag with the twist tie, then stuff the end through the hole in the cardboard so that the food hangs where the donkey's saddlebag should be. Secure on the back with masking tape. Kids can color the picture, take it home and eat the bagged food later as a trail-mix style snack. I also roasted a couple of lamb shanks and took them in so the kids could taste real sheep meat, and served grape juice in a bota bag canteen ($6 at Wal-mart).


Jeremy said...

sorry, we did some re-organization of our website, here is the link to the picture you guys used:,%20Nabal%20and%20Abigail.pdf

glad you found it useful!!

Pastor Jeremy

The Pruitt Family Post said...

I'm the substitute sunday school teacher tomorrow, and was looking for a plain old coloring sheet of David and Abigail, and stumbled upon your blog.....I am realling looking forward to doing this Abigail craft and many of the others you have posted! What a creative collections of ideas! I know that my son and I will have fun trying them out at home!

Lydia said...

even with the new link, i am unable to find this picture to print to do this craft with my class...any suggestions on how to get this coloring picture in printable form ? thanks for any help!

steve_macd said...

Great craft idea - I wasn't too inspired by my lesson book's activity. I am so glad I found your blog. Thanks for posting this

Peakaboos said...

I got the coloring page here:[y2_w21].pdf

Peakaboos said...

I got the coloring page here:[y2_w21].pdf

Ali, the Galaxy Wife said...

NEW LINK for the coloring page! This one is current as of Oct. 2015!