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Bible Story Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:17-22
Ephesians 4:22 & 24 (NIV)
“Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desire… put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
New Creation Caterpillars
Compare the differences in the caterpillars and the butterflies and how they go through a transformation. They go through a beautiful transformation and become “brand new.” Ask the children to count how many differences there are.
Explain that we are a new creation in Jesus! Ask the children to name the differences between their lives before and after Jesus has come into their lives and list them on the board.
We all have sin in our lives, bad thoughts, and ungodly habits or ways that probably need to be removed and tossed out. Yet, the coolest part is not that we get to get rid of the old, but God wants us to replace it with the new. He wants us to clothe ourselves in true righteousness and holiness to be more like Him.
What You Need
Draw the shape of the butterfly wing and its body onto the paper.
Use scissors to cut out the shapes.
Cut out two small circles and two big circles.
Take the two big circle cutouts and glue them on the top part of the butterfly wings.
Glue the small circle cutouts to the lower part of the butterfly wings.
Cut out and glue the antennae and eye to the top of the butterfly body.
Use a black marker to draw a happy face and striped lines on the lower part of the butterfly body cutout.
Glue the butterfly body onto the middle of the butterfly wings.