- White cardstock, 1 sheet for every 2 children*
- Scratch art postcards, one 6 x 4-in. card per child
- Popsicle sticks, 1 per child
- Pine Trees (DVD-ROM or download below)
- White cardstock, 1 sheet for every 18 children*
- Psalm 119:105 Verse Cards (DVD-ROM or included in pine tree download below)
- White cardstock, 1 sheet for every 26 children*
- Yellow chenille stems, 1 per child
*Add together for the total amount of white cardstock
Tools and Basic Supplies
1/4-in. hole punch
- Cut some of the white cardstock into 7½ x 5½-in. rectangles,
1 per child.
- With the rectangles oriented vertically, punch a ¼-in.
hole in the top right and top left corners of each piece.
- Photocopy the Pine Trees onto white cardstock. Then
cut out 1 tree per child.
- Photocopy the Psalm 119:105 Verse Cards onto white
cardstock. Then cut out one verse for each child.
Have you ever heard of the Northern Lights? They can be
seen up in the Arctic and are bright moving lights that
come in many colors, like green, pink, red, blue, and yellow.
It's often very dark in the Arctic, and the Northern Lights
can really be a light to a person's path.
The Bible calls itself a light to our path, too.
What do you think that means when it says the Bible is a
light to our path?
The Bible lights our way and helps us avoid things that
would cause us to stumble and sin, and it also helps us do
things that bring God's light to others in our world. Can
you think of someone who needs a Bible so they can have
the light of God's Word?
Class Time Directions
- Color the large white rectangle with a yellow highlighter—especially around the edges.
- Use a popsicle stick to scratch the black surface of the
postcard, revealing the bright colors underneath.
- Glue stick the back of the scratch art postcard. Then
center it on the large yellow rectangle and press firmly.
- Glue stick the white tree to the bottom left or right
corner of the scratch art postcard.
- Glue stick the Psalm 119:105 verse near the top of the
scratch art postcard.
- To hang your Northern Lightscape, insert the ends of
the yellow chenille stem into the holes at the corners
and bend up to secure.
- Scratch art postcards can be purchased from Oriental
- As an alternative to cutting out the pine trees by hand,
large pine tree punches can be found online or at craft
stores like Hobby Lobby. Or consider using a pine tree
die cut if you have access to a die cut machine at a school
- You can use yellow crayons instead of highlighters, but
you'll need to use glue dots instead of glue stick to attach
the scratch art postcard.