Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mission Sunday: The Storm

Today I thought I’d share a classroom bulletin board printable with a storm theme.  I put it together quickly, so it’s not elaborate, but sometimes simple is good, no?

The first file is the header of the board.  Lightning bolts can be printed on yellow paper, clouds printed on white or gray.  “I will praise you in the storm!”


The second file is the raindrops.  There is a blank larger drop, and then a smaller drop with the text, “He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.” ~Psalm 107:29


Print the larger raindrops on a darker blue, and the smaller ones with text on white/light paper. 

Cut the printouts into quarters, and then have your kids cut them out, one blank and one with text.  Then, they can glue the smaller one onto the larger one.  Ours decorated with glitter glue, but it does take longer to dry that way.  While working on the craft we discussed different types of storms (blizzards, hurricanes, etc.), as well as personal “storms” – times when we are sad, angry, or scared.

You can print extra raindrops to fill the board if desired.

Some great Bible stories to go with the storm theme:

  • Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4:35-41)
  • Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18)
  • the story of Job (God speaks through storm in Job 38:1, Job 40:6)
  • Samuel’s farewell (particularly 1 Samuel 12:18)
  • Paul’s shipwreck (Acts 27)
  • Noah and the flood (Genesis 6+)
  • Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14)
  • Jonah and the big fish (Jonah)