We're continuing our explorer theme this week. If you want you can start this week going on another 'mission' around your house to collect the things you need for today's treehouse. Try and find:
An iPad, iPhone or tablet to allow you to watch the story
Pens / Pencils
First Aid Kit/Box of plasters
Once your bag is packed, do a lap of your house and/or garden and end up ready to learn together.
Use a map of your area (or google maps!) to find a town or landmark approx. 16 miles away. Talk about walking that distance. Discuss situations where you might have to walk that far (if you were lost and did not have a car or phone). In New Testament times people did not have cars to drive. A man in today’s story walked that far. How long do you think it took him?
Read John 4:46-54
Or watch a video here
Choose from the resources page. Here are a couple of suggestions of songs already on there:
Father You are King of Heaven
Nothing is impossible
Lego: Can you create the scene where the nobleman comes all the way from his town to meet Jesus? Create two small towns on either side of a 'map'. Use Lego characters to act out the story.
Act out: Can you dress up and tell the story? Or use soft toys to act out the story?
Craft: (Provided you have plasters you can spare!) Can you create a plaster picture? Something like this but using the plasters to be characters from the story. Or use the plasters to make a 'Jesus Heals' poster like this. You could write on the poster the names of people you want Jesus to heal.
Questions to ask while you create/chat
What do you think it means that the man walked all that way to see Jesus?
Instead of going with the nobleman, what did Jesus say to him?
When the man arrived back home what did he find out about his son?
What do you think this story shows us about Jesus?
Is there anyone we know we could pray for to be healed?
Why not share what you've been up to on the Treehouse Parents Facebook Group?