....and here is Day 12!! :o)
John 9: 1-12
“Jesus Heals a blind beggar” p. 371 in The Beginner’s Bible
Treasure Hunt Resources: A blindfold and a bag full of familiar items.
Beginning Activity/Chat: One at a time, use the blindfold to put over the children’s eyes. Once blindfolded ask them to reach into the bag and feel and guess what the items in there are, from the feel of them. If they make noises you could use that as a clue too. Choose items that would be familiar to them to help make it more achievable for the little ones! Use this activity as a basis for discussing just what it might be like to be blind and not be able to see anything around you. How might that make them feel?
In the true story from the bible today we are going to hear about a man who was blind and what happened when Jesus came to visit him!
“Jesus Heals a blind beggar” in the Beginner’s Bible p. 371
THIS TRUE STORY FROM THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT JESUS HAS THE POWER TO HEAL PEOPLE AND MAKE THEM WELL AGAIN, LIKE HE DID FOR THE BLIND MAN.
1. What was wrong with the man’s eyes in this story? (He was blind and couldn’t see)
2. What was it that Jesus put on the man’s eyes? (Mud)
3. After he washed the mud off could the man see again? (Yes!)
If you would like an extra activity you could have fun doing some drawing with your eyes closed or covered, simulating a little of what life must be like for someone who cannot see. Or play pin the tail on the donkey. You could look at some Braille writing. They could be a good platform for talking more about how difficult life must be for people who can’t see.
Dear Jesus, thank you for healing the blind man and helping him to see again. Thank you that if it’s your will, you can do miracles and heal sick people. Please teach us to know Jesus better. Amen.
Memory Verse Activities:
Continue practicing singing the song and doing the actions- maybe while they jump on the trampoline, or have a bath or somewhere different that makes it more exciting!
You could play a game where you have the words from the verse stuck on the wall and one person has to go away from the others where they cannot hear or see the rest of the family. While they are gone one word is taken away. When they come back they either say it with everyone as each word is pointed to, or by themselves if they are able, to figure out the missing word. If you need to make it harder more than one word could be removed!
Written and Compiled by Kate McIntosh, March 2012