Sunday, December 20, 2009

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter W

W- Wedding at Cana

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of The Wedding at Cana
- discuss what a miracle is
- identify the miracle that Jesus did at the Wedding at Cana

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.

Vocabulary Words:

Wedding at Cana Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.


Circle Time:

Introduce story: Do you know what a miracle is? A miracle is an amazing thing that cannot be explained that only God or Jesus can do. What was the first miracle that Jesus had done?

Read story “The Wedding in Cana” from your own story book. Or use “Jesus Goes To A Wedding”



Then ask some questions from below.

1. Where was the wedding? (In a city called Cana.)

2. Did Jesus’ mother go with him? (Yes)

3. Did Jesus’ helpers (disciples) go to the wedding? (Yes)

4. What ran out at the wedding? (The wine.)

5. What did Jesus do? (He changed the water into wine.)

6. How many jars of water did Jesus change into wine? (Six)

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What did Jesus turn the water into? Water to Wine (song) He Turned Water Into Wine (song) Wedding at Cana (song)


Introduce activities: What was Jesus’ first miracle? The Wedding at Cana lesson (John 2:1-12) A Wedding in Cana (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
John 2:1-12 Saving the Best for Last object lesson with activities Saving the Best for Last (group activities) crafts, games, songs, etc. Jesus Turns Water Into Wine lesson with activities Jesus Performs His First Miracle lesson with activities


Introduce craft: What did Jesus turn the water into?

Turning Water Into Wine- A paper plate craft to show Jesus' first miracle. Start the wheel with the blue showing to represent water flowing from the jug. Slowly turn the back plate to change the blue water to red wine. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 42 & 43). Classroom Art Activity
Color the strip at the bottom of the page according to the color directions, then cut it out. Color the water pot below, cut out the top oval, and make the slits. Position the blue/maroon strip in the slits behind the water pot so that it changes from water to wine (page 3). Take One Jar (several craft ideas posted here)

Have the children make a clay jar using air-hardening clay and take home. You can buy the clay or make it. No-Cook Dough
There is no cooking involved with this recipe. Suitable for either dying or painting, this dough has a distinctly homemade look when dry. Make Fast Drying Homemade Play Clay
Making clay is a good project to do with children. After the clay cools, the children can make a clay jar to take home.


Introduce game: What was Jesus’ first miracle? Pass the Jar & Water Water, Wine (scroll down to these 2 games)

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing- Water Into Wine (Jesus' First Miracle)
A fun medium energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This fun and educational relay game will help your kids discover the wonder of Jesus' first miracle (page 74). Memory Game
Sharpen your students memory skills with this game made with plastic milk or water jug lids. Counting Jars Game
Here's a really simple idea which is fun to put together and fun to play with. You can play with the jars in many different ways, making is suitable for a wide age range too.

These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.

Wedding at Cana Relay Game- The first team that fills the jar full of wine first, wins.

The Wedding At Cana File Folder Game- Answer questions about the story and receive a jar token. The first player to collect 6 jars wins. (Younger students do not have to answer a question and can just collect a jar token.)


Introduce snack: What did Jesus turn water into? Let’s make something that we can change by adding something to it.

Have the children make Kool-aid, chocolate milk, lemon aid, etc. using a container that they can see through or look into (cup).

Letter W Snacks-

Wafers, Waffles, Walnut, Water, Watermelon, White Cake, White Cheese, Whipped Cream, etc.


Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles. Water Into Wine (coloring) Jesus turns water into wine. John 2:1-12 (coloring) Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. John 2:5 (coloring) Jesus turns water into wine (coloring) Wedding at Cana (coloring), page 4 “Jesus Goes To A Wedding” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)


Booklet What begins with W? (mini book)

Wedding at Cana- (handwriting) Water (handwriting) Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter W Numbers in a Jar (worksheets)
Numbers-in-a-Jar worksheets designed to use with manipulatives to count and learn to write numerals, and number words. Jesus turns water into wine jigsaw puzzle (color jigsaw puzzle you can print out)

Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams- Jesus Turns Water into Wine
The servants poured 6 jars with water. Jesus turned the water to wine. The jars were very large. Color the six larger jars purple. Color the others any color (page 20). Classroom Activity
Help the children color all the gifts God has given them. Talk about each one. Circle the one that is the most important gift (page 2).

Jesus’ First Miracle (find and circle story related items hidden in the picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God's Word: PK - K by Linda Standke, page 21.

Jesus’ First Miracle (find and circle story related items hidden in the picture)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K, page 93.

Can you find 8 hidden wine jars?- (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page August 24.)

Which is Different?- Here are 7 drawings of wine jars. Which is the odd one out? (365 Activities for Kids by Kregel Publications, page August 25.)


Anonymous said...

what a great collection of ideas and links! TY!!

Amazing_Grace said...

Thanks Linda! :)