Thursday, January 14, 2010

H is for Healings of Jesus

After a few weeks off because of Christmas vacation, we resumed our Kid's Bible club last night. If you're new to following my blog, I wanted to let you know that I use a book called, Bible Stories from A to Z (Teacher Created Materials) as my guide for each week's lessons. Sometimes I add or delete things as we go along based on time or just because I want to be a bit more creative!;) This week we did "H is for Healings of Jesus." 

Bible Time: We talked about how Jesus performed miracles in people's lives by healing them. We focused on the story in John 9, which talks about how Jesus made a blind man see again.

Instead of learning a new verse, we played a review game with the nine verses we've already learned this year. I wrote the references to a few of the verses onto construction paper and taped them onto the floor. Next to them, I made squares from blue tape. If they could say the verse with just a little help at the beginning, then they could hop on the square. I got this idea from Child Evangelism Fellowship. Mika and Skylar both did a super job reviewing their verses, so they both got a prize at the end.

Craft time: We did two projects during our time together. The first one was this "Jesus, the Healer" poster. I photocopied the picture of Jesus for them to color. Then, they were to place band-aids around it. Next to each band-aid, they were to draw a picture of themselves and family members. It's a great reminder that Jesus still heals today.

Our second project came from a different activity book called, Bible Message Make -n- Takes, by Susan L. Lingo. In the Old Testament, God commanded the people to write His Word on their doorposts and keep it close to them. The people made little boxes or tubes called, "mezuzahs." They kept Scripture inside of these boxes and kept them beside their doors. I shared Psalm 119:11 which says, "Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee."  

To make this project, I typed up all of the nine review verses and cut them up into small pieces of paper. Then, we covered a toilet paper tube with contact paper, punched holes at the top, and tied a piece of yarn to it. A piece of foil was taped to the bottom of the tube.

The kids and I rolled up each piece of paper individually and placed them inside the tube. Now, they can hang their mezuzahs somewhere in their house and have God's Word close to them.

Snack time: I teased Mika and Skylar by telling them we were going to be eating mud for our snack--the same kind of mud Jesus used on the blind man's eyes. After their strange reactions, I told them we would have mud pudding (chocolate, of course!) I gave them an Oreo cookie to crush into their pudding. For the finishing touch, I let them put whipped cream on (the kind in the can). The picture above was Skylar's pudding. We couldn't believe how beautiful his whipped cream was!

Next week...I is for "God's chosen people." Can you guess who they are?


Marci said...

What a blessing for these children. You are STILL teaching lesson for a lifetime! Missing you, but thrilled for where you are. Marci

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm thankful for the ministry I have with these kids.:)

Missy said...


Thank you so much for your post! It's kind of a long story, but the short of it is that I needed something to do in the primary Sunday school class this Sunday (tomorrow) before we start our new lessons series next week, and had decided kind of last minute that we would spend the time reviewing the 7 verses from the previous series. Then, shortly after that I was on your blog. I had thought that I'd been doing a pretty good job lately of keeping up, but I happened to notice this post and that I had missed it earlier. Then I realized that your verse review activity and craft would be perfect for our class!

I have lots of toiled paper rolls saved and happened to have some wood-grained contact paper on hand, so our craft is all prepped and ready to go for tomorrow. I can't wait to see the kids' faces when they come in and see the tape squares and verse references on the floor. I am sure that they will be very curious about what is going to take place.

Theo-Ann said...

I'm so glad this idea will be helping you out tomorrow!:) Let me know how it goes.

Missy said...


The kids absolutely loved the review game. They also seemed to enjoy the craft. I ended up using some brown packing tape on the bottom of the tp tube and then put the contact paper around that--instead of using foil. I thought that the verse papers might stick to the tape, but I made a sample craft, and the paper didn't stick at all. Thanks again for saving our day! :-)

Theo-Ann said...

Yeah! I'm so glad it worked out for you.:)