Bible Story Craft for Philip and the Ethiopian Man
1. For the chariot; cardboard or heavy construction paper, felt pens, paints or crayons in the colors you like.
2. For the scroll of Isaiah; heavy construction paper, beige felt pen, paint or crayon.
3. A bowl of water deep enough to demonstrate going down into the water and coming up out of the water. If you can find two men action figures, that would be so much the better.
1. Trace the chariot onto cardboard or construction paper, color as you like.
2. Trace the scroll onto construction paper, color it beige if you are not using beige paper, write on the words “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his Shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.” (KJV – Acts 8:32-33 – these are the words the Eunich quoted to Philip) and roll in the ends so it can be opened like a scroll.
Showing the chariot, explain to the children how the Ethiopian man was riding in his chariot reading Isaiah the prophet, (show the scroll and read them the words) and then tell them how Philip was sent by the angel of the Lord to talk with the Ethiopian Man because he couldn’t understand what he was reading unless someone explained it to him. Explain how Philip taught the Ethiopian man the scriptures, and about the Lord Jesus,
Then have the bowl of water ready, and explain that the Ethiopian man wanted to be baptised, but Philip told him he could if he believed, and that the man replied “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
Then demonstrate how Philip and the Ethiopian man went down into the water, and came up out of the water (Verses 38-39) and how the man went on his way rejoicing.