Today's lesson is on Jesus walking on the water. We are going to talk specifically about Him walking on the water, not about Peter trying and failing at it. Next month, we will be studying about Peter. We will then talk about Jesus walking on the water again and then we will talk about Peter's role in the story.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big.
Magnetic Puzzle -- Jesus Walks on the Water
Sing: What is a Miracle?
Review the story of the miracles studied so far using the flip chart pictures.
Review the stories again using the pop-up book they've been making.
Add today's lesson -- Jesus Walks on the Water using the flip chart picture.
Pop-up Book. The page for today is a pull tab page. When the kids pull the tab, "Jesus" will "walk" on the water. As I'm writing this, it isn't finished yet. Danny's working on the illustrating and then I'll figure out how to make it work.
Attendance chart: The attendance chart came from Palma Smiley's Sharing lesson. Each class session the children will glue a basket to their picture of Jesus feeding the 5000.
Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.
Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.
End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.
If there's time talk about manners in the church building using the flashcards in the room.