March 30, 2023
Younger Children and Early Elementary
ACTIVITY: Make dinner (breakfast or lunch) together. Then wonder how many people it will feed. Is it enough to feed all the people in the church? Our story today is about a time when Jesus took a little food and made it a lot.
READ: Filled Full!: The Feeding of the 5,000, from Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9, p.244-249.
Reflect: What little things do you want to give Jesus to have him bless and grow?
ORNAMENT IDEA: A small basket with play food – bread and fish, or draw a picture of the basket and 5 loaves and 2 fish.
This ornament reminds us that making nothing something is God’s specialty.
READ: p.577-579, “A Hungry Crowd”
ACTIVITY: Make a meal together as a family. Then wonder how many people it will feed. Could Jesus make this food stretch and feed lots of people again today? Write in your journal about little things you can give to God and ask God to grow for his good.
ORNAMENT: A small basket with food. This ornament reminds us that making something from nothing is God’s specialty.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 14, Mark 6, Luke 9