Off the Map Devos and a Kid’s Simple Map Craft

A special thanks to Family Christian Stores for sponsoring the giveaway located within this post, as well as sending the Devotions Off the Map book for me to review. 

I’m here with another fun kid’s craft today. I’m always glad to check out products from Family Christian Stores because they get the gears in my head turning for fun kids’ crafts. I was recently inspired by the Devotions Off the Map book to create a Kid’s Simple Map craft. This little project is easy, and I bet you already have most of the supplies in your craft stash. At first glance, it may seem almost too simple. But I always like crafts that spark conversation that I can redeem to a focus on spiritual matters and questions. For this craft, my daughter and I made it before we began the devotional book. We talked about maps in general, and it was a nice segue into the first devotional.

 

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Here are the supplies that we used to complete this craft:

  • Blank white paper
  • Tan crayon
  • Brown crayon
  • Pencil
  • Black marker
  • Safety scissors
  • Foam stickers

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

If you have a younger child, begin by using a pencil to lightly make dotted lines that lead to an “X.”

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Now let the child color the paper with the tan crayon.

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

 

Let them use the black marker to trace the dotted lines and the “X.”

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

Have the child cut the map edges into rounded sides.

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Then let the child color the edges the darker brown.

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Now let them use the foam stickers to place around the map. My daughter found this step particularly fun, probably because of the silly variety of stickers that we have. She liked using the “nice” stickers for scenery, and she used the “mean” alien stickers as road blocks in the road to find the treasure.

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Devotions Off the Map is a unique book because it focuses on a weekly devotion, rather than a daily one like many devotionals. It is packed full of color. The devotions are perfect for parents and children to do together, as well as families as a whole. There are five sections in the book: Prepping for Your Journey, Following Your Guide, Making Camp, Detours and Roadblocks, & Souvenirs from Your Journey. You’ll find 6 parts in each devotion. The outdoor scenes within the book led to many conversations about nature and being outside. We are only a few weeks into the devotions, but my daughter looks forward to them just as much as she does any other book or family time. My husband, who is a youth and children’s minister, also believes the book will be great to spark ideas for children’s church messages. This devotional is currently only available on Pre-Buy with a release date of 8/2/15.

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Off the Map Devos and a Kid's Simple Map Craft  |  AD  |  Use craft supplies to make a map

 

Family Christian Stores has generously offered to give one of my readers a $25 Appreciation Certificate to their stores! You can use this certificate to grab this devotional or anything else that you may like. Use the below Rafflecopter form to enter to win.

 

Giveaway ends June 21, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Residents of the US only. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Prizes will be delivered via mail. Winner will be selected randomly and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. This giveaway is sponsored by Family Christian Stores. The $25 Appreciation Certificate will be delivered by Family Christian Stores. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway.  By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone.  I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

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Comments

  1. Tara says

    My church gives out Portals of Prayer..we like to cross reference Bible passages though to make it a little more in depth.

  2. shea balentine says

    I don’t really have a favorite =) I like to do individual study books.. once one is done, move to another one, on a different book or topic. I did really enjoy Max Lucado’s devotionals on different books of the Bible =)

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