The fish outline is a free download from :-
The colourful ‘scales’ are mini cup cake cases cut in half. I bought them from Amazon. The fins are the cases cut into quarters.
We were doing the story of Peter being called to follow Jesus from Mark 1:16. As Peter was a fisherman we made fish! For the next few weeks our stories will be about the things Peter saw and heard and did the first Easter. Here’s Peter..with his boat and fish.
the sea, boat and fish from Peter’s story
The next four weeks will be
- The last Supper Mark 14
- Peter denies Jesus Mark 14
- Jesus death and resurrection Mark 15,16
- BBQ breakfast on the beach John 21
Each time the focus will be on what Peter saw and heard and did. I am hoping that while each short story will be interesting for the children they will also give the adults an understanding of what happened and why.
We’ve been thinking about animals in the Bible in toddler group and we are very near the end of term. This is our last animal story. I decided to do fish – they are mentioned quite a lot in the gospels! The story is from John 21. This is a brief outline. In the story bag I had Peter and Jesus, a net and some fish and a small BBQ with some charcoal. The children loved having a look at the charcoal.
BBQ bucket in the story bag
Say hello to Peter! Peter was one of the followers of Jesus. This story happened after Jesus had died and come back to life again.
One day Peter said to his friends ‘I am going fishing’. It was night time. All the stars were twinkling in the sky (everyone make twinkling star shapes with their fingers). The men were in the boat all night long but there were no fish in the nets. The sun began to wake up in the sky. They looked in their net – no fish.
Then someone on the sand called to them ‘Have you caught any fish?’ They looked in their net – no fish.
‘No, we haven’t’, they called back.
Who was on the sand? It was Jesus. ‘Put the net the other side of the boat’, Jesus said. So they threw the net over the other side. Suddenly it filled up with fish. They got their boat to the sand and there waiting for them was Jesus. He had made a BBQ and was cooking some fish for breakfast. Jesus was alive. He is still alive today and he cares about you!
The craft was a simple collage of fish with cellophane waves.
Our craft from toddler group yesterday – fish paper plates with shiney paper and tissue paper and paint. Bible stories that you could use this with – calling of the first disciples (Mark 1), The great catch of fish (John 21), Calling of Simon Peter (Luke 5).
The children (and adults) did some very creative work!
Six day left to enter the giveaway!
Last week at toddler group we told the story about the Baptism of Jesus. This week we move on to the calling of Simon and Andrew to follow Jesus.
To help the children picture what is happening in the story I have made a boat and two disciples using an egg box and cardboard rolls.
The story will be very short and will be told from Mark 1:16-18.
The visual aids are easy to make – all you need is
Egg box (6 egg size)
Two toilet rolls or cardboard rolls
Two pieces of material for head gear and two pipe cleaners to fasten material
Felt pens or Sharpies to colour cardboard roll disciples
Paint to colour egg box
Pipe cleaner for mast and triangle large enough to fold around pipe cleaner to make sale (stick this with double sided sticky tape)
The pictures should give a clear idea of how everything was made!
For a simple craft make a paper plate fish