Fish and Loaves Basket Craft
Take your brown lunch bag and have the kids fold this down a few times. Print the fish and loaves template out and have the kids cut the fish and bread out. Have them put tape on the back of the pictures and tape them to the inside of their bag. Make sure they are sticking up out of the bag. Write their name on the front of the bag when they are done.
After the kids were done making their craft I gave them a fish and loaves snack.
Then after the snack they played the fish and loaves game.
Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out,
saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they
were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many
Mark 6:35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
Mark 6:36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
Mark 6:37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
Mark 6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
Mark 6:39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
Mark 6:40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
Mark 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Mark 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
Mark 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
Mark 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.