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Jar Collage

Ages:  PreK – grade 5 (can be adapted to best suite the age level)


  • small or large jar template (see attached Word document)
  • crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • title, label, or memory verse
  • various items to decorate (confetti)
  • copies of icons related to specific Bible story
  • scissors
  • glue
  • colored paper
  • plain white construction paper

Bible Stories and Ideas:

Ideas for Large Jar

  • Have children write in their own words the Bible story.
  • Draw a picture of the Bible story on the jar.
  • Decorate the jar as desired - eg. Use red/orange cellophane to show the torch inside the jar for Gideon.

Ideas for Small Jars

  • Use jars to create a collage of the story.  Decorate as desired, again using embellishments (if appropriate) or stickers, colored paper, etc.

Directions (for Wedding at Cana):

  1. Have the children cut out three jars.
  2. Have the children glue or write the title “Wedding at Cana” at the top of the plain white construction paper.
  3. Have the children glue a copy of the icon of the Wedding Feast at Cana onto the paper.
  4. Have the children color one jar with light blue to represent water.  Have them color the other two jars with purple to represent the wine.
  5. The page can be decorated with confetti to show how the wedding feast was a party.
Jar Collage (Word)112 KB