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May 31, 2013

The Life Of Tabitha "Dorcas" Lapbook- Tabitha Raised From The Dead Craft and Cupcakes With "Needle and Thread Template"

The Life Of Tabitha "Dorcas" Lapbook
Acts 9:36-42

Here are the pictures of the kids lapbooks they made during class time. Each child got to pick what color of folder they wanted. (the thread and needle clipart picture is free to use, just don't sell it or add it to a free collection online. You can use it for personal use.)

I bought "Smead" Brights Folders- 1/3-cut tabs- Letter Size- Assorted Colors-QTY 100. The folders come in 5 different colors- Yellow, Red, Blue Green and Orange. 

You can purchase the colored folders at

A hole punch was used on the folders so they could go in a large white binder folder.We will be making several different Bible story lapbooks so they can fill their binder up. 

The kids did, The Life Of Tabitha "Dorcas" Lapbook. They learned that Tabitha, also known as Dorcas, was a woman that was full of goodworks and almsdeeds. In scripture she was referred to as a disciple. She sewed garments and coats for widows.  Then one day she died. Peter was sent to her and raised her back from the dead. He put all the widows out of the room and kneeled down beside her and turned the body toward him and said, "Tabitha Arise!" She opened her eyes and saw Peter. 

Tabitha Raised From The Dead Bible Story
Act 9:36  Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.
Act 9:37  And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.
Act 9:38  And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.
Act 9:39  Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
Act 9:40  But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
Act 9:41  And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.
Act 9:42  And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. 

God showed his mighty strength through Peter and raised Tabitha back from the dead. Many believed in the Lord because of this miracle. 

The kids used the shirt pattern (availabe for free below). They cut the shirt pattern out and laid it on some felt and cut it out. 

They hot glued the shirts to their folders on the inside of the folder on the right hand side and decorated them using some left over materials that I had in my closet from home. It was interesting to see how they decorated them. Cute, huh!

Shirt Sewing Pattern- Just print out!
Printable Version

I took white lunch sacks that I bought from Wal-mart and cut the very bottom half off and taped it to the folder under their shirts they made. This will make a little pocket that opens up. I wrote the words "Tabitha's Sewing Pattern's" on the front of it and stuck the sewing pattern down in the pocket.  Then the kids taped the three other pictures to the right of the folder, "Peter, Tabitha, Needle and Thread, and a Coat. The coat will come in black and white for the kids to color it. The rest of the pictures will come colored.

Front of Folder

Needle and Thread-Printable Version
This is the template for the front of the folder. Print the needle and thread picture out and have the child use decorative  cutting scissors and cut it out. Have them tape it down on the front.

Peter, Tabitha, Needle and Thread Template-Printable Version

 Here is the template for the right hand side of the folder. Just have them cut out all three images and tape down to folder. Have them color the coat first before they cut it out.

 I made some yummy matching cupcakes to go with it for the kids. Just print the free needle and thread template out below and cut them out using decorative cutting scissors and tape a toothpick to the back.

Thread and Needle Cupcake Template- printable version

Go to the lesson plan- "Peter Raised Tabitha "Dorcas" From The Dead Sunday School Lesson.
Comes with matching materials.