After all, the flowers are bursting forth from the ground, the frogs are croaking, baby birds are hanging out in the nest, and ladybugs are flitting.
The Bible tells us that when we repent of our sins and believe on Jesus, we too have new life. In fact, 1 Corinthians 5:17, ESV, says:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
New Life Quotes
Your kids will love making this fun, easy spring bookmark craft. There are four printable bookmarks with quotes from theologians–one per bookmark. Be sure to discuss what each quote means to us as Christians.
- What does it look like to live as a Christian?
- What does it mean to have a new life?
- How should a Christian treat decisions about how to seek the Lord and how to spend time?
New life quotes:
- Repentance is more than just sorrow for the past; repentance is a change of mind and heart, a new life of denying self and serving the Savior as king in self’s place. – J.I. Packer
- If thy heart be renewed, if thou shalt hate the things that thou didst once love, and love the things that thou didst once hate; if thou hast really repented; if there be a thorough change of mind in thee; if thou be born again, then hast thou reason to rejoice. – C.H. Spurgeon
- Praying is the same to the new creature as crying is to the natural. The child is not learned by art or example to cry, but instructed by nature; it comes into the world crying. Praying is not a lesson got by forms and rules of art, but flowing from principles of new life itself. – William Gurnall
- To be born again is, as it were, to enter upon a new existence, to have a new mind, a new heart, new views, new principles, new tastes, new affections, new likings, new dislikings, new fears, new joys, new sorrows, new love to things once hated, new hatred to things once loved, new thoughts of God, and ourselves, and the world, and the life to come, and salvation. – J.C. Ryle
Spring Bookmarks Printable Craft
Check out this fun video of the new life quotes bookmarks printable craft!
New Life Quotes | Spring Bookmarks Craft Supply List
You’ll need a few supplies to make your new life bookmark craft:
- Cardstock (colored and white)
- Permanent markers
- Printable Template with Bookmarks
- Don’t forget this wonderful book for your kids: Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth
New Life Quotes | Spring Bookmarks Printable| Instructions
1) Print and cut out the templates and bookmarks.
Print the template and bookmark pages on cardstock.
You will find templates to create a flower, bird nest, ladybug, and frog. Your kids can be as creative as they’d like to be with their figures!
Trim the bookmarks with with the new life quotes by cutting around the outside of each one.
2) Trace and cut out the pieces for each spring symbol of new life.
Have your children choose the cardstock they’d like to use for each piece of the flower, ladybug, frog, and bird’s nest.
Trace the template pieces onto the cardstock your child selected for each piece.
Cut a slit along the line marked inside the bird’s nest.
3) Assemble your flower, ladybug, frog, and bird’s nest.
Glue each piece layered together as shown in the pictures below.
4) Complete your bookmarks.
Glue one new life symbol to the top of each new life quote bookmark.
Use a bookmark in your Wonderfully Made science and Scripture picture book!
Bible Resources for Your Kids
Puzzle-Based Independent Bible Study for Kids!
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2, ESV
- Observe: They pay attention to what they’re reading.
- Interpret: They figure out what the Bible means in that section.
- Apply: They decide how the truth of God’s Word impacts their life today.
There are a great many truths in life to be found—some interesting, some boring, and some that really matter. You can be the kind of investigator who spends time puzzling out important truth so that you can know all the knowable knowledge that God has given us. That’s right. God, the Creator of the Universe, gave you a great big letter from him to explore and study so that you can discover the truths that really matter to your life!”
Bible Investigators: Creation, (The Good Book Company, 2024), page 7
The Bible Investigators: Creation Bible study for kids, written by Danika Cooley and published by The Good Book Company, is 272-pages of learning, puzzles, and fun activities designed to help your kids become amazing independent Bible investigators–observing, interpreting, and applying God’s Word as they learn what the Bible teaches on a particular subject.
Bible Puzzles for Kids
Middle grade kids, aged 8-12, love puzzles. After all, their brains are just built for figuring things out and memorizing facts. Puzzles are a wonderful way to help kids develop logic skills and retain important information. And, the book is written in a fun, conversational tone your children are sure to love!
What types of puzzles and activities will you find in Bible Investigators?
- Word Searches
- Rebus Puzzles
- Logic Puzzles
- Missing Letter Puzzles
- Word Sudoku
- How-to-Draw Pages
- Matching Pairs
- Word Scrambles
- Journal Pages
Every child is sure to find activities they’ll love!
Elementary-aged kids need hands-on middle grade resources that engage them and equip them to process important truths.
Bible Investigators is the perfect resource to teach your kids about an important biblical doctrine, while helping them apply God’s Word to their lives today.
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