Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lesson Plan- Breakfast by the Lake (1st grade on up)

Breakfast by the Lake

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Breakfast by the Lake
- discuss that Jesus was seen by his disciples after his resurrection
- locate Jerusalem and Lake Galilee on a map
- identify who Jesus wanted to take care of His followers

Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used as Mass cards (show picture cards that we have done thus far)

Vocabulary Words: (Write the words on the board and discuss with class)

Jerusalem- the capital of Israel and holy city of the Jews (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Lake Galilee- Israel’s largest freshwater lake. Much of the ministry of Jesus happened on the shores of Lake Galilee (show students this on a map and have the students find it on a map).


Read story "Breakfast by the Lake" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.


Introduce activities: Was Jesus seen by his disciples after his resurrection? Discuss with the students when and where they saw Jesus. Breakfast on the Beach lesson with activities Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with coloring page, write the correct word in the blank (word bank provided), circle the pictures that show ways to tell others about Jesus (Grades K -1) Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with coloring page, crossword, and matching names with pictures of people that tell us about Jesus (Grades 2 – 3) Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with class discussion and an activity that you must fill in the letters of the missing words from John 21 (Grades 4 – 6) Jesus Appears to the Disciples in Galilee lesson with crossword puzzle and multiple choice (Grades 7 – 8) Breakfast by the Sea lesson with activities Jesus Helps Catch Fish lesson #242 and Jesus Restores Peter lesson #243 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. The Disciples Return To Fishing lesson John 21:1-19
Scroll down to Gospel Reflection, Discussion Questions for the Gospel, and Proclaiming Faith Activities Peter Restored lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). The Big Catch lesson


Introduce craft: What were the disciples doing when Jesus called out to them? (Fishing from their boat.) Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts) Love In Any Language group activities (crafts)

American Sign Language I Love You craft- A fun craft that all ages can do. Easy Fishing Toy Set (craft to make). Children make a fish then play like they are going fishing. lots of fish crafts listed Scroll down to Fish Crafts Triangle Fish Paper Craft Simple sailboat craft Forever Floating (make a small boat) Paper Fish Craft Ocean in a Bottle
Make a small boat and fish from plastic (old margarine/butter container) to illustrate this story. Halves Boat Craft Origami Boat Soap Boat Seashell Sailboat

Breakfast at the Lake (Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 59 & 60

Magic Fish-in-the-Ocean Puppet- A cute craft that the fish actually swims and comes to the surface. (Crafts From Your Favorite Fairy Tales by Kathy Ross, page 38 & 39).

Japanese Wind Sock- (Create a unique "kite") the traditional Japanese carp windsock. (The Picture Book of Kids' Crafts and Activities by Roxanne Henderson, page 178 & 179).


Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night) Love In Any Language group activities (games) Breakfast on the Beach group activities (crafts)

Introduce game: How long did the disciples fish? (All night.) Fish Games (scroll down to Fish Games under Fishers of Men) Fish Relay Fisherman’s Relay Don’t Break the Rod

Flying Fish Relay- (Players frantically fan their fish across the room into a plate.) A paper plate is positioned across the room. Players lay their fish on the floor and when they are told to “GO!” they fan their fish with a magazine across the room into the plate. The first player to get their fish on the plate is the winner. If it is a team relay race, the first team with all the player’s fish on their plate is the winner.

The Catholic Toolbox- Disciples Memory Game or Go Fish Game
A fun way to review the names of the disciples. Remove the Judas cards and play one of these games.

*You can also play Old Maid using these cards. Have Judas be the “Old Maid” card. Show the children the “Judas” card and put in the middle of the table for all to see. Put the other Judas card in the deck and shuffle the cards.

The Catholic Toolbox- Breakfast By The Lake (file folder game) In this game players must answer correctly questions about the Bible story to receive a fish to put on their plate. Be careful not to eat all your fish and have to put all of your fish back. The player that reaches FINISH with the most fish on their plate wins.


Introduce snack: Jesus cooked his disciples breakfast. Let’s cook ourselves some breakfast.

Have the students cook themselves an easy breakfast.


Introduce snack: What were the disciples doing when Jesus called out to them? Fishing from their boat. Celery Cheese Boats Sailboat Snack Banana Boat Snack
You can bake this in an oven or you can also wrap it in wax paper and zap it in the microwave a few seconds.

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do the Breakfast by the Lake puzzle, spot the difference on November 27). Fisherman maze
Help the fisherman find his worm through all the fish. Fish maze The Fishermen (what’s wrong) The Big Catch word search Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Word Search Cast Your Net (John 21:1-19) Crossword

Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)


Helen said...

This is just fantastic, thank you so much for taking the time to do all this for those of us who struggle for ideas for our liturgy groups.
many thanks.

Amazing_Grace said...

You're welcome, Helen! I am so glad that it was helpful to you. I hope your students enjoy the activities! :)

Kaz said...

Wow, what a comprehensive list of various activities for this topic. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you obviously put into planning these ideas.



Amazing_Grace said...

Katz- Thank you so much for all your kind words. :)