Miracles - Jesus Turns Water into Wine
The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson "Jesus Turns Water into Wine" on The Resource Room availble to members.
Jesus Turns Water into Wine Craft and Activity Sheet for Children
Use this hands-on craft and activity to re-inforce the Bible lesson about Jesus turning water into wine. Children color the picture and attach the wheel to the back of the picture. Turning the wheel changes the water (light blue color) to wine (purple or burgandy color). To make this craft you will need white card stock (heavy paper) and blue card stock or construction paper. If you have younger children, you can prepare the craft ahead of time and just have them color the picture. They will enjoy turning the wheel to have the "water" turn to "wine".
This craft is available to members on The Resource Room.
Make "Water to Wine Pots"
What you will need:
Brown Construction Paper 12" x 9"
Light Blue and Purple or Red Tissue Paper
How to make:
1. Before class cut the construction paper in half lengthwise to make sheets 12" x 6". Cut those pieces in half to make 6" x 4 1/2".
2. Roll the sheets up and staple them together to make tubes. (You could also use TP rolls.)
3. Staple or glue six tubes "pots" together.
4. Print out the water and wine labels, make copies, and cut they apart. (Patterns available to members on The Resource Room.)
5. Cut the tissue paper into 6-inch squares.
6. In class place glue around the inside rim of the tubes and have your children crinkle up the tissue paper and stick them inside the tubes. Make sure they place all the purple tissue paper on one side and all the blue tissue paper on the other. (If you don't want to use glue, you can place pieces of double sided tape inside the rims of the tubes before class.)
7. Have your children color the labels and glue one to each side of the tubes. Make sure that when the purple tissue paper is on top the wine label is readable, and when the blue "water" side is up the water label can be read.
Many of the ideas for this lesson were sent in by Theresa Bostick. She made veils for the girls to wear on their heads using white 1/4" elastic and white netting and bow-ties for the boys to wear around their necks using black 1/4" elastic, Velcro and black felt. She also took a group wedding picture. Thanks, Theresa for all the great ideas.
Water Water Wine Game
This is a game that I remember playing when I was in children's church over 20 years ago. Instead of saying duck, duck, goose, have the children say water, water, wine. This is an easy way to reinforce Jesus' first miracle of him turning the water into wine. I use it with my 1 and 2 year olds now and they love it.
Lessons about Jesus Turning Water into Wine on The Resource Room
1. The week before this lesson send out wedding invitations to your students.
2. Decorate your room with wedding shower decorations or have the children who arrive early help.
3. In class have your students decorate wedding cupcakes.
Play a Bible Verse Memory Game
Go over the Bible verse several times so that the children can say it without help. Have the children all stand in a large circle. Give a child a beanbag or other object. Play like hot potato. When you start the music the children start passing the beanbag, but they must first say the verse before they pass it. For young children use just the last part of the verse ("He cares about what happens to you."). When the music stops the child who is holding the bean bag must sit down. You can also have more than one bean bag going around the circle at the same time.
You can also play by having the children pass the beanbag until the music stops. The child who is holding the beanbag must say the Bible verse.
Wedding Dress Contest
What you will need:
How to Play:
1. Break the children up into teams of three or four.
2. Give each team a roll of TP and have them dress up one of their team members as a bride.
3. Have the children vote on which bride has the best dress.
You will find more ideas for this lesson on The Resource Room.
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