This week we’re going to be learning about how Jesus calmed a storm
First things first though, let's pack your bags for the adventure into the story and some things needed for the crafts later.
This week you’ll need :
Boat making equipment (paper, a sponge, bamboo skewer or cocktail stick)
Once your explorers have got their bags packed, do a lap of your house and/or garden and end up ready to learn together.
Our story today takes us to the book of Matthew, chapter 8, verses 23-27. You can watch this story here.
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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE
NOTHING’S TOO BIG
If you have ball pool balls (or similar, you can even use scrunched up newspaper!) - mark out a boat shaped area on the floor (masking tape is good for this). Take turns to keep the ‘water’ (the balls) out of the boat during the storm, one person has to get as many balls as possible in the boat and one person has to keep them out.
Try making a boat to help you remember today’s story, you can do this a few ways:
Make a paper boat
Make a boat using a sponge, bamboo skewer / lollypop stick and a paper sail
Make a boat from lego/duplo
Try writing “Jesus can calm the storm” on your on your paper boat or sail to help you remember the story and that Jesus always help if you are in a storm.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
Have you ever been in a storm? How did you feel, were you frightened?
What was happening all around Jesus while he was sleeping?
What did Jesus do to the storm when he woke up?
What happened to the storm when Jesus told it to stop?
WRAP IT UP
Remember that Jesus has power to calm the storms in our lives. Whether that be actual storms or other unsettled stormy times in our lives.
How has it felt being off school, away from friends and family and out of routine. I think this might have been quite a stormy period of many of us.
You can always ask Jesus to calm things down, protect you and help you to get through things when everything seems too much.
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