Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lesson Plan- Loaves & Fishes (1st grade on up)

Loaves & Fishes

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Loaves & Fishes
- define what a miracle is
- identify the miracle that Jesus did in the story Loaves and Fishes
- discuss ways we can share with others

Prayer, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson

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

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 or have one of the students find it on a map).
Heal- to make well again
Miracle- something that happens that is hard to believe and totally amazing and is an act of God


Story: "Loaves & Fishes" and then ask questions


Introduce activities: What are some ways we can share with others?

calvarycurriculum.com- Feeding the 5,000 lesson #197 with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

dltk-bible.com- Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, coloring pages, crafts, puzzle, snack recipes, take home sheet, etc.

sundayschoolresources.com- Jesus Feeds Five Thousand lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc.

sundayschoollessons.com- Jesus Gives Lunch To Thousands of People lesson

missionarlington.org- Jesus Feeds the Big Crowd (John 6:1-15) lesson

missionarlington.org- Jesus Feeds A Big Crowd (Matthew 14:13-21) lesson 25

sermons4kids.com- All Day Preaching Dinner on the Grounds (object lesson) with group activities, coloring page, puzzles, quizzes, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- Feeding the 5000 object lesson with group activities, crafts, puzzles, quiz, worship bulletin

sermons4kids.com- What to Do with the Leftovers object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin

jesuswalk.com- Feeding the Five Thousand (Luke 9:10-17) lesson

jesuswalk.com- Feeding the Five Thousand, Walking on Water (John 6:1-21) lesson


sermons4kids.com- Feeding the 5000 group activities (crafts)

sermons4kids.com- What To Do With The Leftovers group activities (crafts)

Feeding the 5,000 - Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 45 & 46.)

Introduce craft: What did Jesus feed the 5,000 people? (Fish and bread.)

books.google.com- A Basket With Five Loaves and Two Fishes- A craft to show how Jesus turned five loaves and two fishes into enough to feed 5,000 people by unfolding the loaves and fishes to turn a little food into a lot. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 46 - 48).

craftingthewordofgod.com- Feeding The 5,000 (craft)

truthforchildren.net- Feeding the Five Thousand Craft (page 9 & 10)

*Have the children make a basket and put 5 loaves and 2 fishes inside or attach them to the basket with glue.

ehow.com- Basket Template

firstpalette.com- Basket Template

mesewcrazy.com- How To Make A Paper Basket

craftyjournal.com- Easy Paper Basket

wikihow.com- How To Make A Paper Basket

dltk-bible.com- Weave a Basket Craft

instructables.com- Make a Craft Paper Basket

eswitzer.com- 5 loaves & 2 fishes printable

Or students can make their own 5 loaves & 2 fishes.


sermons4kids.com-Feeding the 5000 group activities (games)

sermons4kids.com- All Day Preaching Dinner on the Grounds (games)

sermons4kids.com- What To Do With The Leftovers group activities (games)

christiancrafters.com- Fish and Loaves Relay

Bread, Basket, Fish- A fun tag game to remind us of the gifts given by this boy that Jesus used to feed a huge crowd. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games by Gospel Light, page 211.)

Feeding Frenzy (Jesus Feeds Five Thousand)- As your students explore the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, your kids will discover how God provides for them, too. (The Encyclopedia of Bible of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry, page 81).

Liturgical Objects Used in Mass- Play “Go Fish” using these cards. (Scroll down to this)

smp.org- Loaves and Fishes: A Game of Feeding Others
A game that involves reading Scripture passages, answering questions, and making your way through a maze. Card Template for Loaves and Fishes: A Game of Feeding Others (I think you give each student one sheet of cards)

Loaves and Fishes: Players must collect as many loaves and fishes as they can as they move around the board. The game is over when the timer goes off. Whoever has the most loaves and fishes, wins.


Introduce snack: What miracle did Jesus do in this story? (Fed 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fishes.)

dltk-bible.com- Unleavened Bread and Tuna

Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers

Mini Loaves- Use refrigerator biscuits to bake tiny loaves of bread. Give each child a piece of biscuit dough. Let them shape and place on a cooking sheet. Bake according to directions. Share “loaves” with class.

Fish in the Ocean Snack- Make blue JELL-O and add gummy fish to it. Children love to see the fish wiggle or swim in the JELL-O.

Aquariums- Spread peanut butter on graham crackers and top with Pepperidge Farms Goldfish crackers.

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc.) from October 21 - 26.

sermons4kids.com- maze

biblewise- maze

biblewise.com- After Jesus fed the 5,000 people his disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers. Can you find all 12 baskets hidden in this picture?

Jesus Is More Than Enough! (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word (Grades: 1-3) by Linda Standke, page 22.

biblewise.com- word search #1

biblewise.com- word search #2

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 14:20 (word search)

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 14:20 (word search)

sermons4kids.com- John 6:14 (word search)

sermons4kids.com- John 6:1-15 (word search)

web.archive.org- John 6:1-15 (word search)

web.archive.org- Matthew 14:13-21 (word search)

sermons4kids.com- John 6:11 (word shape)

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 14:13-21 (crossword)

sermons4kids.com- John 6:1-14 crossword

web.archive.org- John 6:1-15 (crossword)

web.archive.org- Matthew 14:13-21 (crossword)

biblewise.com- decoder

sermons4kids.com- John 6:11 (decoder)

biblewise.com- Use the scrambled letters to complete the sentences about Jesus feeding the 5,000.

sermons4kids- John 6:11 (cryptogram)

sermons4kids.com- John 6:11 (spiral puzzle)

sermons4kids.com- John 6:11 (word match)

sermons4kids.com- Matthew 14:20 (multiple choice)

jesuswalk.com- Feeding the Five Thousand (Luke 9:10-17) questions at bottom that can easily be made into a worksheet

jesuswalk.com- Feeding the Five Thousand, Walking on Water (John 6:1-21) questions in lesson that can easily be made into a worksheet

Have students compare and contrast the readings of Jesus Feeding the Multitude in Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-14. Students can use a Venn Diagram if desired.

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