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One of my most favourite themes that I have done for my Compassion kids was a Bible Treasure theme full of pirates, treasure chests and swashbuckling adventure to encourage them to dig into eternal treasure and the promises of God. It was such a fun theme. I deliberately designed this theme so that it could be adapted for any of our kids, no matter how old they are… so just personalise it for your child… and enjoy!
- Part 1 of the Bible Treasure theme has the first round of freebies.
- Part 2 (this post) has lots of links of fun things you can send with your Bible treasure theme – colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas.
- Part 3 of the Bible Treasure theme has more freebies from Paper Gifts for Estefany, including a sample letter you can download and use for your own Compassion child.
BIBLE TREASURE VERSES
In part 1 of this series, I described how as part of this Bible treasure theme, I started to print and send my children my 35 page colourful list of a ton of Bible verses – one sheet at a time. You are welcome to do this too, if you wish. My kids loved them.
Exodus 19:5 Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me.
Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are a holy people, who belong to the LORD your God. Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.
Deuteronomy 26:18 The LORD has declared today that you are his people, his own special treasure, just as he promised, and that you must obey all his commands.
1 Samuel 25:29 Even when you are chased by those who seek to kill you, your life is safe in the care of the LORD your God, secure in his treasure pouch! But the lives of your enemies will disappear like stones shot from a sling!
Job 22:25 The Almighty himself will be your treasure. He will be your precious silver
Psalm 119:111 Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight.
Psalm 119:162 I rejoice in your word like one who discovers a great treasure.
Proverbs 2:1 My child, listen to what I say, and treasure my commands.
Proverbs 2:7 He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
Proverbs 7:1 Follow my advice, my son; always treasure my commands.
Proverbs 10:14 Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
Proverbs 15:16 Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.
Isaiah 33:6 In that day he will be your sure foundation, providing a rich store of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge. The fear of the LORD will be your treasure.
Matthew 2:11 They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Matthew 6:21 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Matthew 13:44 The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
Matthew 19:21 Jesus told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Mark 10:21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
Luke 12:33 “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.”
Luke 12:34 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
Luke 18:22 When Jesus heard his answer, he said, “There is still one thing you haven’t done. Sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
2 Corinthians 4:7 We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
1 Timothy 6:17-19 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.
More Bible Treasure verses + lots of different translations (Tip: great resource)
BIBLE TREASURE HUNT – IDEAS
You are a precious pearl (behind pop up screen)… priceless to God. But the beautiful pearl is covered with sin. God wants to clear off the dirt that surrounds us and bring out the beauty of who we are, as a part of His beloved creation. This cleansing starts when we completely give our lives to Jesus Christ, who suffered for all our sins and imperfections when He died on the cross. He wants to free the beauty captured by your sins, and make it visible to the world that surrounds you. He wants to show you to other people as a sparkling pearl filled with him. Share this beautiful insight with your sponsored child. Tell them that they are God’s precious treasure. Send some precious pearl colouring pages with it.
Bible verse treasure hunt – team game Give each team a copy of the clue sheet and Bible. Teams solve the clues and write down the items referred to in the Bible references. The first team to return with a correct list of items is the winner; free printable
More Bible verse treasure hunt ideas Use Bible verses to create a fun and exciting Treasure Hunt. Everyone loves to find the treasure. Some ideas of how to take the fun of a treasure hunt and teach a wonderful Bible lesson as well.
Treasure theme snippets to include in your letter No need to chase rainbows—wisdom is more valuable than any pot of gold—no matter how large; You are my treasure—my beloved child; My Word—the Bible—is the ultimate Treasure Guide
Where is your treasure – devotional and memory verse Daniel was the most important person in the entire empire after the king, but he valued something more than power or wealth. Do you know what Daniel’s treasure was?
BIBLE TREASURE ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
For this theme, I combined lots of smaller digging-for-treasure colouring pages, like open treasure chests with coins and treasure spilling out into the one page to make it look like there was treasure everywhere; then in the middle of it all a pirate – ignoring all the coins and – finding the greatest treasure of all… a Bible.
Open treasure box – colouring with a Bible peeking out amongst treasure; free printable
Treasure chest – colouring Filled with treasure to the brim with gold; this would go great with some ‘treasure’ related Bible verses; free printable
Treasure chest – colouring slightly open treasure chest filled with gold coins; free printable
Hidden treasure – colouring (scroll down) a man has just dug up a treasure box from a field; free printable
Treasure chest colouring pages several to choose from; free printable
Treasure chest – colouring Unopened box on the beach, spade and palm tree nearby; fabulous to go with a ‘digging or searching for Bible treasure’ theme; there’s a few other treasure colouring pages too; free printable
Treasure chest – underwater colouring (Dover sample) overflowing with coins, jewels, a crown and a cup
Locked treasure chest sitting on a map – colouring with Bible verse (for purchase)
Matthew 6:33 – colouring Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and these things will be added to you; words and stars coming out of an open treasure chest; free printable
Treasure colouring pages (Goodsearch)
Treasure chest – colouring (Printable Treats) a wooden chest that has been broken open
Pirate with his foot on a treasure chest – colouring (and he must have lost the key – he looks pretty grumpy)
Personalised Pirate colouring page – add your child’s name (and personally, I would also remove the skull); free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages using this fun and easy tutorial. Combine or shrink colouring pages, add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages unique and more interesting.
BIBLE TREASURE ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Pearl Diver – Maze Puzzle (max7.org) dive through the maze to find the pearl – based on Romans 12:21 (overcome evil with good). This is a fabulous site for Bible puzzles for older children, but they have items for all ages; free printable
Knowing God’s Word Is Like Finding Great Treasure Bible treasure puzzle based on Psalm 119:162; free printable
Treasures in Heaven Scripture puzzle word search based on Matthew 6.19-21; free printable
Fools Get Rich on Earth but Forget about Heaven Bible treasure puzzle based on Luke 12:21; free printable
Treasure Hunt – crossword A reminder to store our treasures in Heaven, not on earth; 8 questions; all answers found in Matthew 6:19-21; What kinds of treasures do we tend to store on earth? (Toys, collectables, money, clothes, etc). What kinds of treasures should we store in Heaven? (Knowledge of God, caring for others, standing firm, etc). What happens to the treasures we store on earth, and what happens to the treasures we store in Heaven? (The treasures we store on earth will disappear, but the treasures we store in Heaven will not only last forever, they also Glorify God); free printable
Treasure in heaven – word search (pdf) based on Matthew 6:20-21; free printable
Gem maker (pdf) The queen loves gems. Fill all the treasure boxes with gems of different shapes, colours, sizes. A fun and easy maths worksheet for younger children to complete while sharing your favourite Bible treasure; free printable. I also added a text box to gently remind the queen of where true treasure is found. :)
Underwater treasure chest – super easy maze (Dover) for very young children; help the fish find the treasure
Pirate Word Search (Printable Treats) free printable
BIBLE TREASURE ~ MAP ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Proverbs 3:6 – colouring In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight; on a torn treasure map; free printable
Treasure Map – colouring 3 to choose from – easy, medium, advanced; with room to add your own obstacles or text
A NOTE ABOUT MY OWN TREASURE MAP: I used the advanced map (above) for all my kids and added my own Bible treasure map background behind it, extra clip art around the edge of the map; and text boxes with extra words near the hazards to make it specifically a Bible Treasure theme. You could easily write it in, if you prefer. As my treasure map template has a warning posted at the top: Hear ye hear ye! Be not diverted from finding true and eternal treasure and the promises of God, the additional text boxes included reasons and hazards any eternal treasure hunter may encounter, like: too busy; can’t be bothered; not interested; too tired; others not interested in God; the enemy steals God’s Word away from me (near the ship, with a ho ho ho me hearty next to it, making the enemy of our souls the real pirate); others discourage me from spending time with God; pursuing other things; others tell me the Bible is not God’s Word; and the timeless classic from Genesis 3 that still manages to trip us all up: Did God really say?
How to make a Treasure Map ~ with kids swings really cute fun idea for kids that shows you how to make a map of a playground or things you may have in your garden, weaving around the slides and swings and (hopefully) ending up in the sand box to dig for the treasure. This idea could be adapted to suit any child; free printable
Treasure Map colouring with volcanoes, caves; lots of fun; free printable
Treasure Map colouring for younger children free printable
Blank Treasure map – colouring for kids (scroll down to number 4) so you can draw your own map; free printable
How to make a Treasure Map with invisible ink – 9 fun ways e.g. add your ‘x’ (marks the spot) with lemon juice; dry; then hold over heat to make the ‘invisible ink’ brown; use cinnamon powder to make torn edges and wrinkles to make it look old.
How to make your own Treasure Map using a tea bag to darken edges
How to make your own Treasure Map – torn paper look great computer tutorial
BIBLE TREASURE ~ CHEST ~ FREE PRINTABLE
This is my favourite photo of a treasure chest with gold coins and I added it to everything in this theme. Scroll up and down this page for lots more ideas.
Here’s another photo of a treasure chest with coins.
A very cute pink treasure chest
More photos of treasure chests (Google)
Bible treasure chest – to make – craft free printable
Bible Treasure chest ~ craft + game (pdf) Cool treasure chest and coins (with no skulls on them… yay!) to cut out and make; game difficulty is adjustable to suit your child’s age; free printable
How to Make a Treasure Chest these are a bit big to post, but the ideas would be great for homeschool and Sunday school or could be adapted to make a mini treasure chest craft activity for your child
BIBLE TREASURE ~ CRAFTS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Treasure in Heaven – folder game free printable
Pirate Purim party fun ideas for kids or for your own family
3D Paper Diamonds to make easy origami craft activity; free printable
Gemstone – gift tags perfect to add a Bible verse; free printable
Paper gemstones free printable
Secret Decoder Wheel to make for Kids remember to adapt for paper only for your sponsored child; free printable
Origami Newspaper Hat (Activity Village) possibly best done with plain black paper or card (or please be careful what is printed on the newspaper and whether or not it is suitable)
Pirate mask with scarf from Sparkle Box; free printable
Pirate Smiley Face ~ Finger Puppets Creative idea: Use brown paper bags as pirate booty bags to put in your treasure chest. Decorate brown paper bag with some of these and include some paper gold coins (minus skulls) and Bible verse stickers as your treasure; free printable
Pirate ship – learn to draw free printable
Pirate Party Invitations for your child’s birthday – fill in their details or cut the centre out and use it as a frame for their photo or as scrapbooking elements; matching ahoy pirate banner; pirate coasters; and pirate treat bag label (Creative idea: Use brown paper bags as pirate booty bags to put in your treasure chest. Decorate brown paper bag with one of these labels and include some paper gold coins (minus skulls) and Bible verse stickers as your treasure); all free printable
BIBLE TREASURE POSTERS / BOOKMARKS / PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Joyful Toon – Bible Treasure Cartoon cartoon with Bible verse from Colossians 2:2-3 (scroll down and click on ‘Treasure Chest’ to download); free printable
MORE CREATIVE IDEAS
Found a treasure cartoon (see above), photo or clip art that you just know that your child will love? Add a Bible verse about treasure and make your own:
Bible Treasure Poster or Bible Verse Card
Bible Treasure Bookmark – add your child’s name
Bible Treasure Note Cards
Bible Treasure Wallet Cards
Bible Treasure Stationery
Bible Treasure Stickers
Bible Treasure Board Game
Or add a Bible Treasure verse to a free printable photo frame ~ make it the star of the show; or add your child’s photo to this treasure box photo frame from Canon; free printable
Don’t forget to jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers.
BIBLE TREASURE ~ STATIONERY ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Buried treasure envelope and pirate thank you cards plus some pirate party free printables
Treasure Hunt Stationery fun, colourful
Treasure Hunt Stationery beige border with brown cartoon figures; free version is fine.
Scroll stationery / page borders from Sparklebox; free printable
Or maybe you may like this Treasure Map idea for your letter and make your own stationery
Or add a Bible verse, treasure image and make your own Bible Treasure Stationery
And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget… :)
Bible Treasure Theme – Part 1 with the first round of freebies.
Bible Treasure Theme – Part 3 more freebies and a sample letter you can download and use for your own child.
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