Homes Jesus visited – The Crowded House (video)

Man with four friends craft

Sometimes it’s nice to make a craft that you can also use for telling and retelling the Bible story.

The story is from Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12 and Luke 5:17-26.

For the craft we made the man’s mat by decorating sugar paper with large pieces of tissue paper and then we made a man – on one side he was happy and on the other side he was sad. We used fabric for clothes and wool for hair.

When telling the story I pretended to carry the man up the steps to the roof of a house and then lower him down to the feet of Jesus. The paper mat was rolled up as part of the story too.

The people shapes are from Baker Ross via Amazon

This is a short video of this story

There is another craft idea here..https://lettheirlightshine.com/2018/01/08/man-through-the-roof-craft/

The man with four friends

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The story is from Luke 5:17-26. In the story bag we had a man and his mat.

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Then four friends.

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And the crowds of people in the house. During the story we did actions – climbing the steps, digging through the roof. At the end of the story the man rolls up his mat and walks!

Our craft was something I’ve done in another group before. IMG_2937

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The man with four friends – duplo storytelling – homes Jesus visited

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One of the homes Jesus visited was the place where the paralysed man was healed. Luke 5:17- 26. If you look very closely you can just see crowds of people in the model of the house. To tell the story to young children you could use lego duplo figures.( Of course avoid the clearly identifiable charcters such as Bob the Builder) The mat is brown paper and material – chosen because it has to be rolled up. It fits really well in the duplo figures hand.

If you didn’t want to use duplo for telling the story you could let a small group play with the figures and model afterwards to retell the story to you.

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