March 4-10 Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole
Prep Materials: bandages (or toilet paper), laundry basket/ sturdy box, blindfold, robe
Song: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus pg 57
Use pictures, Bible videos, and acting out to tell the story of some of Jesus’ miracles. Pick and choose your favorites/ what your children would enjoy and relate to best, or spread this over multiple nights.
Heals a leper- wrap the kids up in bandages (or toilet paper) to look like a leper
Stills a tempest- use a laundry basket or large sturdy box as the boat, turn on the Bible Video or the Animated New Testament Story, shake them around during the storm then stop when Christ calms the sea
Man sick with the palsy- show the picture at the end of manual and tell the story (unless you want to lift your kids in the air and lower them down!)
Blind men- use a blindfold to cover their eyes as you read them the story in Matthew 9:27-29
Jairus’ daughter- have a child lie down and explain that the family was told that their daughter had died but Jesus came, touch her hand and say, “Talitha cumi.” Explain that it means, “Daughter, arise.” Have the child get up.
The woman with the issue of blood- Tell the kids that there was a woman who had been sick for a long time, she heard about Jesus and thought that if she could just touch His clothes she could be healed. Have a parent dress up in a robe (anything long that can trail behind a little), have the kids reach out and touch it as the parent walks by and then say, “who touched me?” Finish up the story explaining that she was healed after she touched his clothes.
March 11-17 These Twelve Jesus Sent Forth
Prep materials- back packs, heavy objects (rocks/books)
Song: I Feel My Savior’s Love pg 74
Fill backpacks with heavy objects, have the kids put them on and try to walk around. If it’s still too easy for them add more weight. Then help lift the backpack and walk with them. Ask them if that’s easier. Explain that burdens are hard things in life (help them come up with some hard things they have to do), then tell them that Jesus said he will make our burdens light.
March 18-24 Who Hath Ears to Hear, Let Him Hear
Prep Materials: Blindfold, ear plugs
Song: Reverently, Quietly pg 26
Sing Do As I’m Doing, Children’s Song Book 276. Do a few rounds normally, taking turns with who decides the action. After a few rounds pull out a blind fold, take turns wearing the blind fold and trying to follow along. Now attempt to do a sing along of favorite primary songs but take turns using ear plugs (or have a parent cover their ears). Talk about how it was hard to follow along when they couldn’t see or hear. Paraphrase Matthew 13:13-16. Talk about how we need to use our eyes and ears while being reverent to learn about and follow Jesus.
March 25-31 Be Not Afraid
Prep Materials: laundry basket/ sturdy box, blanket, picture of Christ
Pull out that laundry basket boat from a few weeks ago. Use a blanket to make waves. Have the children act out the story by stepping out of the boat into the waves, pull the blanket up towards their face to symbolize sinking. Hold up a picture of Jesus, when they look away from it have them “sink” when they look at the picture pull the blanket back down and then reach out a hand to help them out. Show them the picture at the end of the lesson, remind them that when things get hard or scary Jesus will help them.
bandages (or toilet paper)
laundry basket/ sturdy box
heavy objects (rocks/books)
picture of Christ