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That You May Believe Pop-up Book

This pop-up book was designed for use during our Vacation Bible School.  We were studying the 7 miracles of Jesus that are found in the book of John.  The theme of the VBS was That You May Believe based on the passage in John 20:30-31 “And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.”

If you haven’t read the information about how to make a pop-up book, you might do that now.  There are some instructions within the files that pertain to that specific page but the general instructions are found here: Pop-up Books.


That You May Believe Cover and Back pdf


Jesus Turns The Water Into Wine pdf


I like to have the children add something to each page in a pop-up book but this one doesn’t have one. When the jar is upright, the servant is pouring water in.


When the jar is tilted just right, out comes wine into the servant’s cup.


Jesus Heals The Nobleman’s Son pdf


The nobleman pleads with Jesus to heal his son. Jesus tells him to go home, his son is fine.


Lift the flap and the child can glue the servant and son in place. When the nobleman arrives home, he sees that his son is healed.

Jesus Heals A Lame Man pdf
You will need 2 small squares of fabric for this one. I found some that resembled a woven blanket that might would have been used at the time. Help the child glue the fabric to the flap and then the lame man on top.


Lift the flap and glue the healed man carrying his mat. It might be a good idea to glue the first one, then let it dry a little before gluing the other. Otherwise, it can get messy.

Jesus Feeds 5000 People pdf

These pictures were taken from Palma Smiley’s To Toddler’s With Love. It is a 3 part flap page. Lift the first flap to see the next part of the story.


Open the side flaps to reveal the last part of the story.


Student adds four baskets to the picture to finish out the 12 baskets that were left over after Jesus fed the 5000.

Jesus Walks On The Water pdf

Another classic that I remember doing as a child. The child can help Jesus walk on the water by moving the tab below. Laminating the Jesus figure will help making it easier to move back and forth.


It will also make it easier if you cut out the figure and then laminate cutting the laminate with a smooth border around the figure. I hope that makes sense.

Jesus Heals The Blind Man pdf

This activity does not have anything for the child to add. It should be fully assembled before class. When the slide is pushed in all the way, the blind man appears to have mud on his eyes.


When the slide is pulled out, the mud is gone and the blind man can see. Laminate the slide to make it easier to push in and out.

Jesus Raises Lazarus From The Dead pdf

Jesus stands before Lazarus’ tomb commanding him to come out.


Lift the flap, glue Lazarus in place.


This song was written for the VBS the book was used in. You can hear it here: That You May Believe

13 Comments

  1. I love this and it is perfect for the two week Bible camp we are planning for about 30 7-10 year olds. How can I get patterns and designs for the pages? Jackie

    • I’m glad they will be put to good use. Just click on the blue link for the individual pdfs.

  2. Hi Diana, I so appreciate your site! I need some help with the “That you may believe pop up book. Would you please explain to me how to do the page “Jesus Heals The Nobleman’s Son”? I am sorry I don’t understand how or where to glue right half of top pic to the left half of bottom pic to make a flap. Thanks, Melissa

    • Good question. The two pages I was talking about are the one with Jesus pointing (top page) and the one with the servant walking back towards the house (bottom page). Fold each of those in half. Glue the right side of the top page to the left side of the bottom page. Or, maybe it would be easier to explain this way: Fold the top page in half. Lay it down with the fold to the right. Put a thin line of glue along all four sides of what is now on top. Fold the bottom page in half. With the fold to the right, lay it on top of the other page. They should now be glued together correctly. Glue the whole thing down on bottom of the original page. I hope that helps.

  3. Hello. I would really like to be able to print everything on this pop up but I have been unable to print “Jesus heals a blind man” The Link doesn’t seem to be working. Could you send that one to my email if possible? I will try to check back to see if it is fixed to print it otherwise.

    • Christina, Did you ever get this to work for you?

  4. Hello, I was trying to open up the pdf files for the That You May Believe Pop-Up books, but nothing happens.

    • Hi Jason, Sorry it has taken so long to get the link fixed but my computer crashed that had the file on it. Thankfully my computer geek son came home for Thanksgiving and got everything up and running again. I think all the links work now. If you still have trouble, please let me know.

  5. Diana, I’m still having problems printing out your wonderful pop up book on miracles. I’m needing the lame man and also the blind man. Can you email me again, I’ve lost track of the last message. I’m sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner. Thank you!

    • Sorry about that, Sherry. The links should work now. I don’t know what the problem was. The lame man worked for me and there seemed to be a glitch with the blind man. I’ll email the links in case these don’t work.

  6. Wow Mrs. Diana! Your Bible Class materials are so neat! I love these pop-up books! And I love your lapbook ideas. Ever since you did that brief class at the Singing School in Silsbee (which included lapbooks), I’ve been obsessed. DJ and I are expecting now and I just can’t wait to start teaching him/her with all these fun materials! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful resources, songs, and ideas!

    • Thank you Kensi. I know you’re going to be a great mom. It will be lots of fun teaching him/her at home and in Bible class.

  7. Thanks for sharing!

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