Needle and Thread TemplateThis
is the template for the front of the folder. Print the needle and
thread picture out and have the child use decorative cutting scissors
and cut it out. Have them tape it down on the front.
I took white lunch sacks that I bought
from Wal-mart and cut the very bottom half off and taped it to the
folder under their shirts they made. This will make a little pocket that
opens up. I wrote the words "Tabitha's Sewing Pattern's" on the front
of it and stuck the sewing pattern down in the pocket. Then the kids
taped the three other pictures to the right of the folder, "Peter,
Tabitha, Needle and Thread, and a Coat. The coat will come in black and
white for the kids to color it. The rest of the pictures will come
The kids used the shirt pattern
(available for free below). They cut the shirt pattern out and laid it on
some felt and cut it out.
They hot glued the shirts to their
folders on the inside of the folder on the right hand side and decorated
them using some left over materials that I had in my closet from home.
It was interesting to see how they decorated them. Cute, huh!
The Life Of Tabitha "Dorcas" Lapbook
Here are the pictures of the kids
lapbooks they made during class time. Each child got to pick what color
of folder they wanted.
I bought "Smead" Brights Folders- 1/3-cut tabs- Letter Size- Assorted Colors-QTY 100. The folders come in 5 different colors- Yellow, Red, Blue Green and Orange.
You can purchase the colored folders at www.Smead.com.
A hole punch was used on the folders so
they could go in a large white binder folder.We will be making several
different Bible story lapbooks so they can fill their binder up.
The kids did, The Life Of Tabitha "Dorcas" Lapbook.
They learned that Tabitha, also known as Dorcas, was a woman that was
full of goodworks and almsdeeds. In scripture she was referred to as a
disciple. She sewed garments and coats for widows. Then one day she
died. Peter was sent to her and raised her back from the dead. He put
all the widows out of the room and kneeled down beside her and turned
the body toward him and said, "Tabitha Arise!" She opened her eyes and
Tabitha Raised From The Dead Bible Story
9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by
interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and
almsdeeds which she did.
Act 9:37 And it came to pass in those
days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid
her in an upper chamber.
Act 9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh
to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent
unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they
brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him
weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she
was with them.
Act 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled
down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And
she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Act 9:41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Act 9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
God showed his mighty strength through
Peter and raised Tabitha back from the dead. Many believed in the Lord
because of this miracle. We still serve the same God today that existed
in the Bible. He still works miracles, if you believe. The Bible say's
that if we have the faith of the grain of a mustard seed we can say unto
this mountain to be removed and it would have to obey us. Our faith is
what fails, not God. Miracles ONLY happen through faith. It can and
still does happen today. Jesus is so mighty and great. He is all
powerful. He is a miracle worker and can work through us just like he
did with Peter.
Did you know that even the disciples
faith failed? They tried to heal a child that had a devil and it would
not come out. The disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Why could we not
cast him out?" and Jesus told them because of their unbelief. This kind goes out by prayer and fasting.
Mat 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
Mat 17:15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
Mat 17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse
generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you?
bring him hither to me.
Mat 17:18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
Mat 17:19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
Mat 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it
shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Mat 17:21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.
The child was Lunatick.
What does Lunatick mean?
Middle or passive voice from a presumed derivative of G4582; to be moon struck, that is, crazy: - be lunatic.
When we fast and pray, something very
powerful happens. This is very hard for some people to wrap their minds
around. Some folks may have never even heard of it before.
As far as my personal walk with Jesus
goes, I believe in fasting and prayer. If you don't understand what
fasting is, it is when you don't eat or drink anything at all for a
certain amount of time and pray to God for what it is you need. Many
people in the Bible fasted. Some fasted water and food, and some fasted
like Daniel. Just depending on what your reading in the Bible, they
fasted differently and for different amounts of time.
If you need something from the Lord, a
miracle, try fasting and prayer. It works. Sometimes God may have a
timing for something. God will show you and answer you about your
situation. Everyone's situation is different. But rest assured God will
answer you if you need to talk to him about something. Just listen to
him and obey what he tells you.
I made some yummy matching cupcakes to
go with it for the kids. Just print the free needle and thread template
out and cut them out using decorative cutting scissors and tape a
toothpick to the back.