Jesus stills the storm

This was another of our weather themed stories at toddler group. It’s from Luke 8. It’s a great story to tell – lots of drama and Jesus sleeping!

This craft is the lake on a paper plate – square paper plates with two shades of blue tissue paper. Round plates would be just as good but they need to be a bit sturdy. The boat is cut from card (done beforehand) and has a tab so it can be glued in place but still stand up. The label says ‘Jesus stopped the storm’.

It’s a very effective craft that’s quite easy to make.

There are a couple of ideas for telling this story here and here for toddlers and older children.

 

Paper plate boat

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Use Cellotape to secure the mast.

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This simple craft is easy and effective. It can be used for any story where there is a boat.

You need:

Paper plate, tissue paper squares, card or a lollypop stick for the mast, patterned paper for the sail, cellotape, blue waves made from card or construction paper.

In the Bible A-Z series we used the story of Jesus stilling the storm for the letter Q – the disciples ask a question ‘Who is this that even the wind and waves obey him?’ After you have made the boat the children can use it to retell the story.