Summer Holiday Club

Ruth Chapter one             Craft ideas.

Aim to show the importance of good friendship with each other and with God.

In chapter one we have seen how the relationship between Naomi and Ruth grows even closer and how Ruth turns away from her gods to follow Naomi’s God.

If you would like to, you can make more characters using these templates.

  1. Key stage 1 children. If your aged 4-6

Instructions for sad and happy Naomi


  • Firstly, colour both ladies and all faces.

You will notice the faces on each one can be a happy or sad face, depending on which way you turn it. I have given you four faces for other characters, should you need them.

  • Cut out two faces and both ladies.
  • If you wish to place a split pin in the middle of the face, now’s a good time to do it, if not stick the faces with glue. e.g pritt stick making sure the faces are the right way round.

The split pin allows you can turn the face round when Naomi is sad and when she is happy,

  • Vertically stick the lollypop stick in the middle of the body no higher than the waist as you will need to hold the stick at the bottom when using your puppet.

Alternatively use both lady templates to make a happy/sad Naomi

Retell the story in your own words using Naomi’s puppets.  Perhaps you would like to use one puppet as Naomi and the other as Ruth.  Your choice!

When she is happy, make sure the happy face is being shown.  When Naomi feels sad, make sure the sad side is being shown.

  • Another idea would be to use the template of Naomi for all the women in the story and make your own picture

If you are key stage 2 children aged 7 and above.

Craft idea’s

  • You could make a picture of the story.   OR

Think about a friend that perhaps is not part of your core set and ask yourself what you know about them e.g do you know their favourite film, favourite food, animal, or such like?

Do you know any of their dislikes?  Have you the same likes or dislikes?

  • Make and send them a card or text them to ask them
  • Surprise your friend and post them a handwritten letter.
  • Ask how home learning is going and if they need any help or ask them to help you.


We would love to know how you got on with any of the above ideas,
or did you think of any of your own?


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