Yay! We have arrived at the feast of The Ascension! Jesus goes home to the Father 🙂
Here is a little activity I did with the kids this week…
What you will need:
1 sheet of A4 in each of the following colours: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, White
A side plate, Glue stick, Scissors, Colouring in pencils, a Jesus figure (DOWNLOAD HERE)
Place the side plate on the bottom of your green piece of paper so that half of it is on the paper. Trace around to get a nice semi circle shape and cut out.
Take your white piece of paper and draw three fluffy white clouds. Then cut them out 🙂
Take your orange and yellow pieces of paper and trace around your spread out fingers. You will end up with one orange hand and one yellow. Cut them 🙂
You can download this simple Jesus outline HERE or use any picture of Jesus you like.
Colour Him in and then… cut him out 🙂
Stick the clouds, hands, and hill onto your piece of blue paper like this…
Cut a strip the width of an A4 piece of paper about 2cm wide. Fold the end over about 1cm and glue it on to itself, then repeat once more. Stick this end 2/3 way up the back of Jesus.
Glue one of the fluffy white clouds onto the bottom of Jesus, so that he is standing on a cloud.
This is the slightly tricky part. Take your piece of blue paper with the other bits stuck on and fold carefully in half width ways. Using big scissors cut a slit that runs up the middle of the piece of paper from half way up the hill to half way up the sky.
(Curly Sue likes to add her own details to projects :))
Put the strip of paper that is attached to Jesus through the slit. Fold the part sticking through over on itself several times and glue together. This will provide you with a thicker tag for moving Jesus.
Have fun watching as Our Lord ascends into heaven!! 🙂
Ruth (and my team of makers! :))