- 4 x 4 x 3-in. corrugated cardboard boxes (see ULINE
S-16725), 1 per child
- Jumbo craft sticks, 1 per child
- White poster board, one 22 x 28-in. sheet for every 12
- White cotton batting, one 6 x 7-in. piece per child
- Plastic drinking straws, 1 for every 2 children
- Gray or silver spray paint, amount varies
- Matthew 7:24 Verse Cards (DVD-ROM or supplemental materials download below)
- Ivory copy paper, 1 sheet for every 28 children
- Door Pattern (DVD-ROM or supplemental materials download below)
- Brown cardstock, 1 sheet for every 24 children
- Window Pattern (DVD-ROM or supplemental materials download below)
- Yellow cardstock, 1 sheet for every 12 children
- Figurines (DVD-ROM or supplemental materials download below)
- White cardstock, 1 sheet for every 3 children
Tools and Basic Supplies
Office paper cutter
Pencils, 1 per child
Crayons and/or colored pencils
1/4-in. hole punch
- With the box, take 2 opposing top flaps and mark a
point in the middle of each that is 1½ in. above the top
of the box. Next, draw diagonal lines from those points
down to the corners. Then cut along those lines to form
triangular gables that will support the sloping roof.
- At the peak of each gable, cut a ¾-in. vertical slit for the
jumbo craft stick (ridge beam) to fit in.
- Photocopy Matthew 7:24 Verse Cards onto ivory copy
paper, then cut out 1 verse per child.
- Photocopy Door Pattern onto brown cardstock, then
cut out the doors, 1 per child.
- Photocopy Window Pattern onto yellow cardstock,
then cut out the windows, 4 per child.
- Photocopy Figurines onto white cardstock, then cut out
1 set for each child.
- Cut the white poster board into 6 x 7-in. pieces, then
fold each piece in half to form cabin roofs. So that the
roof will fit correctly, make sure the fold (ridge of the
roof) runs parallel to the 6-in. side, not the 7-in. side.
- Use a hole punch to punch a chimney hole in each roof.
The hole should be at a spot that is 1 in. from the fold
and 1 in. from the edge.
- Cut the drinking straws in half, 1 piece per child.
- Spray paint the straw pieces gray or silver.
- Cut white batting into 6 x 7-in. pieces, 1 per child.
Have you ever been on ice or some other slippery surface?
Did you fall? It's always nice
to be on firm foundation!
Did you know the Bible has a lot to say about what a firm
foundation it is? Listen to these awesome verses. Read Matthew
24:35, Psalm 119:89, and Isaiah 40:8.
No matter what happens—even when heaven and earth
pass away, God's Word will never pass away. Wow! It will
Today, we're making a little log cabin. You sure wouldn't
want to build a cabin on a shifting or moving foundation like
ice or sand, would you? When you play with your log cabin,
it can remind you of how the Bible is a firm foundation!
Class Time Directions
- Take the box and fold the 2 opposing rectangle top
flaps down inside the box. Then fold all 4 of the bottom
flaps up into the box.
- Press the jumbo craft stick into the vertical slits in the 2
triangle top flaps so they stand straight up. Adjust the
craft stick so it's evenly spaced.
- Take a pencil and on all 4 sides (and the gables) of your
log cabin, draw horizontal lines about a ½ in. apart to
look like logs. Go over the lines several times to darken
them. Add additional lines to simulate wood grain.
- On the front and back of the cabin, along the left and
right edges, top to bottom, draw ½-in. spirals to look
like the ends of logs.
- On the front of the cabin, glue stick the door and 2
- On the left and right sides of the cabin, glue stick one
- On the back of the cabin, glue stick the Matthew 7:24
- Apply glue stick to the white poster board roof, then
press the white cotton batting onto the roof to look
- Slide the gray/silver straw piece through the cotton
batting and through the hole in the roof far enough to
form a chimney. Then, gently place the roof on top of
- Cut out each of the paper figurines (dad, mom, sister,
brother, etc.). Color them, then bend the tabs so they
will stand on their own.
- Consider using sandwich baggies to hold door, windows,
jumbo craft stick, and figurines for each child.
- Although not as sturdy, white cardstock can be substituted
for poster board.
- Some batting won't stick well to glue stick. In that case,
use glue dots.
- White felt can be substituted for cotton batting. Or, use
an unrolled cotton ball along the edges of the roof.
- Glue stick small strips of white paper to the window sills
for an added snowy effect.