March 4

Unit: Know Jesus

Session Title: Jesus Fed the People

Life Point: Jesus meets people’s needs.

Unit Verse: “We no longer believe because of what you said, since we have heard for our-selves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.” John 4:42

Weekly Bible Verse: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him.” Matthew 7:11

Bible Passage: John 6:1-13

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Object Lesson: Basket of Food
Get a deep basket and fill it with Goldfish and croutons. Then take a napkin and cover the food up completely so you cannot tell there is food under the napkin (although these are pretty smart kids so they will probably know better LOL). Then on top of the napkin put 5 croutons and 2 goldfish. Use this as a visual to tell the story and then eat as a snack. (Put up an allergy alert!)
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Craft: Five Loaves and Two Fish
The website below explains how to do this cute craft. There is quite a bit of prep work.
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Game: 1 Fish 2 Fish
This is just a quick fun game to get some of the wiggles out of the kids…
▪ Have the children all line up and take the Fish Bag and some tape and tape a fish on the back of each child. Make sure they don’t see the name of the color on their back (there will be some more complicated names)
▪ The children have to go up to other children and say “1 Fish, 2 Fish, Am I A (name of a color) Fish?”
▪ When they get the answer right they can take the fish off their back and put it in the garbage. Then they just stay in the game to help the other kids guess their fish.
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Activity: Creative Drawing
Supplies: paper • pencils

Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil. Say: Draw something ordinary on your pa-per that you use every day—such as a spoon, a pencil, or a toothbrush. Encourage kids to draw something different from what others are drawing. Allow about a minute, and then have kids trade papers with people around them.

Say: You have a drawing of something ordinary. Now think of two or more ways you can use that item in a way that’s different from what it’s normally used for. For example, a spoon could help build a sand castle. A toothbrush can scratch your back. Allow about two to three minutes, encouraging kids to think creatively. There are no wrong answers.

Once everyone has finished, have kids trade their papers back and share their ideas with each other. Discuss the following:
▪ What are some reasons Jesus might work with ordinary people and things when he does miracles?
▪ What’s one ordinary thing about you that God could use in big ways?
Say: God used an ordinary boy and his ordinary lunch to feed 5,000 people. God can use you and your ordinary things to do something amazing, too! We trust God to provide, and sometimes he might even provide for others in marvelous ways through us.
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