This pop-up book was created for use in our Vacation Bible School. We studied a different part of the plan of salvation each day. There is a pop-up page for each day. If you haven’t read the information on how to put a pop-up book together, check it out here: Pop-up Books.
Here are some suggestions and pictures:
COVER: The front cover has a large blank space. During class, trace the child’s hand in that space. The hand is what we used to help memorize the 5 steps to salvation. The child can then color the hand or you can help him write or draw pictures of the 5 steps. You could also leave it just an outline of his hand.
HEAR: The pictures of the books used for the Hear page were scanned into my computer and resized to fit the pockets they go in. I didn’t save that file. It would probably be better for you to scan in books that your students are familiar with anyway. The “Bible” on that page was made of black construction paper with white computer paper stapled inside. I made dotted “Bible” words the kids could trace. Words like “God”, “Jesus” etc. You may choose not to do this depending on the time you plan to spend with this activity.
BELIEVE: The story wheel instructions are pretty clear in the files.
REPENT: The Repentance page has a hard heart (made of wood) on the left hand side and a soft heart (made of fabric with batting sandwiched between) on the right hand side. I found the wood at a craft store and got one of the ladies to sew the hearts for me.
CONFESS: The paper dolls represent the people that you will confess Jesus to. You will have to make your own. They aren’t hard but may take a little time to figure out. After doing them I realized they should’ve been done on darker paper to contrast with the white background. They could also use a black outline with a sharpie if you have the time. Let the kids decorate their paper dolls and then glue the first one to the middle of the left hand page and the last one to the middle of the right hand page.
BAPTISM: This one is a little tricky to put together. The hard part is figuring out where the brad should go. Just play with it a little on your first one. The one being baptized is not colored. I’m not sure why I didn’t save that file but I didn’t. You can color it before you print them off.
The book I used for the pictures was an extra I had made for visitors. The paper dolls for the confess page are not colored and the person being baptized is not colored. The hand on the front page is just lightly penciled in. Excuse the poor photography, I did the photography myself. I am not a photographer.