Paul was a missionary and told people about Jesus. He met Aquila and Priscilla, who were tent makers. Paul helped them sew the tents made from cloths. Aquila and Priscilla loved Jesus and wanted to learn more about Him. Paul, Aquila, and Priscilla told other people about Jesus. They helped people at church. Use the activity below to tell the story as the children match the different cloths. As the children find a match, remind them Paul, Aquila, and Priscilla made tents from cloth and told people about Jesus.
- Gift Bag
- Several various textures of cloth (such as felt, satin, burlap, velvet, corduroy, etc.)
- Cut two 3-by-3-inch squares from the various types of cloth.
- Cut a strip of one of the textures to be used as a Bible marker.
- Place the cloth strip Bible marker at Acts 5:42 in the Bible.
- Place one square of each type of fabric in the gift bag.
- Place the other squares of fabric on the table or floor near the Bible and gift bag.
- Invite a child to choose a cloth square, then encourage her to reach into the bag and feel the pieces of cloth without looking. See if she can pull out the square that matches the one she chose.
- As the child matches the fabrics, discuss the Bible story “Aquila and Priscilla” (Acts 18:1-4,18-28).
- Encourage the child to open the Bible at the cloth Bible marker. Read, “People at church told others about Jesus.” (Acts 5:42).
- Ask her who she can tell about Jesus.
Delanee Williams serves as a Ministry Specialist with Lifeway Kids. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Delanee has served in kids ministry for over twenty years and is passionate about developing, equipping and encouraging leaders.