Thank you God for my feet..

Acts 3:1-10 is a great story for thanking God for our feet. The children will enjoy jumping and walking. To tell the story use actions – these are in italics. Use as many or as few as suits your group.

There was a man who was very sad – can you look sad?

Each day he sat outside and asked people for money so he could buy food – rub thumbs and fingers together to illustrate money

One day two of Jesus’ friends came walking by. They were called Peter and John. Tap hands on knees to make sound of walking.

They stopped and looked at the man. Everyone sit still.

‘Look at us’ they said. Ask everyone to repeat this.

The man looked and he hoped they would give him some money. Rub thumb and fingers together again.

We don’t have any money! Ask everyone to repeat this.

‘But what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus get up and walk!’

Peter held out his hand and helped the man up.

Could he walk? Yes! He could walk – can you walk? He could jump – can you jump?

He was happy!

We can thank God for our feet that we use for standing, walking, running and jumping.

You could use pictures instead if you prefer – Free Bible Images have these.

This is a craft idea.

 


Thank you God, for my feet

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For this simple craft provide an outline of feet on A4 card. The children can colour with wax crayons and glue tissue paper and shiny shapes – we used up some craft supplies so you can see tulips and flowers!

If you want  the children can take off their shoes and an adult draw around their feet.

In the story time that followed we again focused on the Bible verse ‘I am wonderfully made’ Psalm 139:14. We used our feet to jump,stand, run on the spot, walk and tiptoe.

Then we sang ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes’, ‘if you’re happy and you know it’ and the children played percussion instruments to the song ‘Hokey, cokey’.