Hi there! Here is Day 8's devotion time! I seem to be managing to keep up with the devotions on here, just not so much the reporting on how we are going with it! Sorry! Will be back with more photos to share of how we are going with it later this afternoon! Take Care! Kate
Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 10-17; John 6:1-15 “Jesus feeds thousands” p. 357 in The Beginner’s Bible
Treasure Hunt Resources: A small bread roll or a couple of pieces of pasta, something that would obviously not feed your whole family for dinner.
Beginning Activity/Chat: Send the children out to find their treasure and have a look at the small amount of food found on the treasure hunt and ask the kids if they could make dinner for the whole family out of such a small amount of food. Talk about how hungry they all would be if that was all they had to eat for dinner.
In today’s true story from the bible we are going to hear about a very big crowd of people who were all very hungry, but who only had a very small amount of food to feed them. Jesus does another amazing miracle...do you think you can guess what it might be?
“Jesus feeds thousands” Beginner’s Bible p. 357 or “Filled Full” p. 244 in The Jesus Story Book Bible
JESUS FED MANY PEOPLE WITH JUST A FEW PIECES OF FOOD – WHAT AN AMAZING GOD WHO CAN DO INCREDIBLE MIRACLES!
1. How many people were hungry? Just a couple of people or lots and lots of people? (LOTS and LOTS! 5000 in fact! More than all the people at church, Pre school, playgroup – or somewhere else that they are familiar with)
2. Was there enough food to share before Jesus prayed? (No there wasn’t – only 5 small loaves of bread and two fish)
3. After Jesus prayed was there enough food? (Yes! There was so much there were even left overs for later!)
Dear Lord God, Thank you that Jesus could feed all those people with such a small amount, because He is God. Please help us to keep learning and understanding who Jesus is this Easter, and all that He has done for us. Amen.
Memory Verse Activities:
Continue practicing the song and actions!
You could use the magnetic fish again.
You could make a cross out of sandpaper or something else that is rough, and use foil and a toothbrush to make a rubbing of the cross. You could then make a frame for it with the verse written along the bottom of the frame, for them to hang and be reminded of the verse.
Written and Compiled by Kate McIntosh, March 2012