Hi here! Sorry I'm running a bit late with Day 5. Not much is required so I'm hoping it will be ok for you all! This is one that our boys especially enjoy....so I hope your kids do too!
John 2:1-11 – “Jesus’ First Miracle” p.314
Treasure Hunt Resources: Water pistols or other water play items!
Beginning Activity/Chat: Send the children on their treasure hunt and spend some time playing with water and talking about it. How does it look? Feel? Smell? Etc.
Today, in our true story from the bible, we are going to read about one of Jesus’ first miracles, which involves water!
“Jesus’ First Miracle” Beginner’s Bible, p. 314
THIS TRUE STORY FROM THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT JESUS IS AMAZINGLY POWERFUL AND IS ABLE TO DO INCREDIBLE MIRACLES LIKE TURNING WATER INTO WINE.
1. What did they run out of at the wedding?(wine)
2. Who did they ask to help them? (Jesus)
3. What miracle did Jesus do to help them? (turned the water into the best wine)
Once you have finished reading and discussing show them a jug (not a see through one!) and pour some water in it. (*Before sitting down to read the bible pre-prepare this jug to have some red food colouring in it without the kids knowing*) Talk about how amazing it must have been for the people to pour water into their jugs and for Jesus to turn it into wine. As you talk pour some water from your jug into a glass and look at it’s changed colour! Afterwards explain how you did it so that there is no confusion about how amazing Jesus’ miracle was!
Dear Jesus, Thank you for doing amazing miracles to teach us that you are God. Please help us to always trust in you and your mighty power. Amen.
Memory Verse Activities:
Continue practicing singing the song and doing the actions.....if the children are losing some enthusiasm for it try singing it standing on the lounge together, or while you jump on the trampoline together, or in another “crazy” type of spot that the kids will find fun and funny!
If your kids don’t mind popping balloons you could put parts of the verse inside balloons and blow them up. The kids then have to pop them and put them back in order again with you!
Written and Compiled by Kate McIntosh, March 2012