Daniel’s Telescope Craft

Make a retractable telescope to remind kids to always look to God because God is greater than any mighty beast or powerful king! Use this craft together with a Sunday school lesson on Daniel in the Lions’ Den.

Bible: Daniel 6

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Scissors, Glue, Double-sided foam tape, Daniel’s Telescope Printable – Download Here

Daniel in the Lions’ Den Bible Craft
Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Preparation

Download Daniel’s Telescope Printable.

Daniels Telescope Printable

Print the 3 pages on 3 different colored paper.

 

Make 1 Daniel’s Telescope in advance. (Follow the instructions below.)
You will need to show kids your sample telescope.

Daniel Telescope5

 

You will need for each child:

  • 1 set of Daniel’s Telescope Printable (Print the 3 pages on 3 different colored paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Double-sided foam tape

 

To Make Daniel’s Telescope

1. Cut out the pieces along the black solid lines.

Daniel Telescope1

 

2. Apply a little glue on the grey section and carefully form the 3 separate segments of the telescope.
Daniel Telescope2

 

3. Place the “king” segment standing up.
Slide the “lion” segment over it.
Slide the “God is Greatest!” segment over them.

Daniel Telescope3

 

4. Paste double-sided foam tape on the squares marked by X , then paste down the long strips. These strips will act as stoppers to keep the segments of the telescope in place.

Daniel Telescope4

 

Have kids use their telescopes to look outside the windows.

Daniel Telescope5

 

Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Sunday School Lesson

This craft is taken from the following Sunday School Lesson:

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Animals Blow Wind Blow

Sunday School Lesson - Daniel in the Lions Den 1

Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the story of Daniel in the Lions’ Den.

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

Daniel in the Lions’ Den

Sunday School Lesson - Daniel in the Lions Den 2

Daniel in the Lions’ Den, by Saddleback Kids

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

Crossword Puzzle

Sunday School Lesson - Daniel in the Lions Den 3

Kids solve a crossword puzzle and tell the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den.

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

Daniel’s Telescope

Sunday School Lesson - Daniel in the Lions Den 4

Make a retractable telescope to remind kids to always look and pray to God because God is greater than any mighty beast or powerful king!

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the
big idea.

Rowdy Retrieve

Sunday School Lesson - Daniel in the Lions Den 5

Blindfolded players try to ignore noisy distractions to stay focused on their teammates’ instructions to retrieve crushed papers balls.

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

Would You Rather…

Daniel in the Lions Den Take it Home-01

Would you obey God no matter what?

 

You may also like Daniel in the Lions’ Den Pop-up Card taken from the same Sunday School Lesson:

Daniel Pop up Card 2

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Bible: Daniel 6

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Scissors, Glue, Double-sided foam tape, Daniel’s Telescope Printable – Download Here

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