Dollar Store Finds for Bible Class

Monday, October 30, 2017
Assorted ideas for items purchased at Dollar Tree, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.
The newest are at the top:
Shell 'eggs' from Dollar Tree and purple M&M's for Lydia
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The kids love this Jonah and the Great Fish! I love it because it is possibly the first time, I have seen Jonah with a fish (which is what the Bible tells us in Jonah 1:17). It is easy to use, and the kids love it!
This lion was at Wal Mart for Valentine's Day.
Check stores in January and February for items with hearts and love themes. Also, lots of stuffed assorted animals. Look for sheep, lions, pigs, donkeys, camels, etc.
Look at stores after Easter for clearance sheep.
These sheep were at Wal Mart for 75% off!
The perfect lion! See it here.

I found these 3-D Foam sets at Hobby Lobby. I plan to use them at home as the craft to teach the lessons. These packs make 6, so they are affordable as a handout if you have a smaller class. They look like they would work as a teacher’s visuals like the Stand-Ups I create. The students love those! Anyway, they have several sets not on clearance (like David & Goliath). But these are $1.74 (check your local stores… they are priced different online): #1545904 Adam & Eve, #1545979 Joseph, #1546043 SMA, #1546068 Daniel, #1546126 Lazarus.  They are in the isle with the Bible items. See them here.
These sailboats are part of the Hobby Lobby Summer products and this set of 3 sailboats are great for Bible class. They are held together with a net, so you get a free net to use also! See them here.
Watch for Dollar Tree, because they had some previously and some really cute frogs for the plagues I added to Plague Bags for my class.
This shield was on clearance for $1.99 from $7.99. It comes with foam stickers to decorate it. Yes, this is kinda wild, but the back is a solid color. I can’t find the link for it online, so check your local stores in the Bible crafts isle if you are interested
I found these wood masks at Michaels. The sheep was available around Easter.
Check Hobby Lobby for Daniel & the Lion and David & Goliath wood masks too.
I love these pyramids and the others that can be used with Paul.
These can be spray painted to be more realistic, too.
These slingshots are great for David & Goliath (of course).
We used them (similar purchased the year before) for a game during VBS.
 I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but these are nice snakes for all the lessons that have snakes in them.
This fish can be used for Jonah & the Great Fish. I used these with the preschool class and they LOVED them! You can see how I used it here in December (so check back in ☺). You can see a boat on the front also that can be used for several lessons. 
I have purchased so many animals from Dollar Tree to use with my lessons. these are a couple of the newest ones I found. All the stores have different ones in stock and I wasn't even looking for these!
These can be found at Hobby Lobby in the kid's party area.
I found them in the camping section. Great for the floating axe! 
Black birds can be found in October for creation and Elijah.
Several types of chains for prison lessons can be found in October.
Orange lights to make the burning bush are available in October.
Hand for leprosy can also be found in October.
Lots of assorted skeletons can be found in October for Ezekiel.
Great pot for any cooking visual aids!
Click here to see an older post with lots of Dollar Tree ideas.


  1. Love your site! We also pick up some of the "dripping blood" window clings during October for when we study Passover. Just be careful not to leave it on a painted area too long as the red from the cling will transfer to the door frame.

    1. Thanks Becky. That is a good buy also. I have it posted on an earlier post but I haven't seen it this year. I appreciate the reminder ☺.


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