Objectives:The students will be able to
- retell the story of The Fishers of Men
- explain that Jesus had helpers and that we are all called to be Jesus’ helpers
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson
Fishers of Men 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.
Introduce story: Do you have friends? We can be friends with each other. Jesus had very “special” friends that he called Disciples or Apostles. This is a story when Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fisher’s of men.”
Read story "Fishers of Men" from your own story book or “Jesus’ Friends" from the book Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 74 & 89 and do cut out while the story unfolds.
Then ask questions from below.
1. What did Peter, Andrew, James, and John do for a living? (They were fishermen.)
2. They had fished all night, but had not caught anything. Jesus told them to put out their fishing nets again. Did they catch any fish? (Yes)
3. How did they feel when they saw how many fish they had caught? (They were frightened).
4. Jesus told them to not be what? (Afraid)
5. Jesus asked them to come with him and He will make them fishermen of what? Of people or Men.
6. What did they fishermen do? (They left their boats and went with Jesus on his journeys.)
7. What did Matthew do for a living? (He was a tax collector.)
8. Did the Jewish people like tax collectors? (No)
9. How many disciples did Jesus have? (Twelve)
10. Was John the Baptist one of Jesus’ disciples? (No)
Introduce craft- Who said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men?”
Fishers of Men Story Wheel:
This craft is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this craft are not my own and are from various internet sources.
Directions: Print the top and bottom wheels out on cardstock. Cut out wheels. Cut out circle shapes on the inside line edge of the top wheel. Have children color wheels. Attach a brass fastener through the center of both wheels. On the back of the bottom wheel attach a strip of cardstock (at least 1 inch wide and 6 inches long) leaving half extended over the side (so you can turn the wheel). You can also draw an arrow on the top side of the strip on the end to indicate which way to turn the bottom wheel.
Introduce game: Jesus knew his disciples very well. They were his friends. How well do you know your friends?
Who is knocking at my door?
Need: one chair
Directions: The students sit in their own seats while the one who is “It” sits in a chair in front of the room, with his back toward the other students. Someone is chosen by the teacher to go up and knock on the back of the chair or floor. When “It” hears the knocking he asks, "Who is knocking at my door?" The knocker answers in a disguised voice "It is I.” “It” has to guess who the knocker was. The knocker then becomes “It”.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Fish Size Sequencing, Fishers of Men File Folder Math, Fishers of Men Game
Scroll down to these games that are posted on page 1 & 2.
activityvillage.co.uk- Fish Matching Game
Use these printable Fish Matching Game cards to play all sorts of games.
Introduce game: Who are the apostles? What are their names?
Simon Says Meets the Apostles
The idea of this game is just to teach the names of the Apostles. Assign the name of an Apostle to each kid. Then play Simon says, but only use the Apostle's name when talking to each student. And tell each student what Simon says individually. Example: Simon says the Apostle Simon Peter can take one step forward. Only the kid that is Simon Peter can move. The rest of the kids must wait for their turn.
The following games are free, however they are 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. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.
Fishers of Men- (Bible Story Puzzle’n’Learn! PK – K, page 95.)
Fisherman of Men- Look at the pictures in each row. Color the pictures in each row that look the same as the first picture in that row. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 25.)
Matthew Helps Jesus- Matthew made lots of money collecting taxes. But he left it to follow Jesus. Each row has a number written in the front. Count and circle that number of coins. If there are not enough coins, draw the correct number. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 26.)
Twelve Helpers for Jesus- Look at this picture of the 12 apostles. Can you guess which one is Simon Peter? Remember, he was a fisherman. Who is Matthew? Hint: He was a tax collector. Pick out James and John. They were brothers and looked alike. Color the picture. (Big Puzzles for Little Hands: Jesus’ Life and Lessons by Carla Williams, page 27.)
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