Foundations of Faith

Sunday November 22, 2020

Lesson 10: Jesus Feed 5,000

(Matthew 14:13-21)
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Introduction to at home Sunday School

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At home instruction w/full lesson supply list

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Music Video
Opening
  • Bible

Talk-About Video
Core Bible Discovery

  • Bibles
  • paper
  • markers or crayons
  • calculator or phone with calculator

Craft

  • paper plates (1½ per child)
  • “Gifts Basket” handout (1 per child) (download here)
  • crayons or markers
  • white glue
  • craft sticks (1 per child)
  • yellow or brown yarn
  • stapler

Music Video
Life Application Wrap-Up
Extras

Opening

Kids share about a topic related to the lesson.


Supplies

  • Bible


Introduce the Lesson

Say: We've been spending the past few months finding out the answer to this question: Who is God? Today we’ll learn that God is our provider. Whether you have a lot or a little, God provided for you! In our Bible story, we’ll see how God provided food. So let’s talk about food!

Share

  • Tell kids about the best meal you had this week.
  • Ask kids to share about the best meal they had this week.

Summarize

Open a Bible to Matthew 14, and say: God is our provider, and those delicious meals came from him! Let’s look at our Bible story to see the amazing meal God provided for a bunch of people. The Bible itself is something God provided for us! It’s like a letter from him, full of true stories of how much he loves people. And prayer is another thing God provided—a way to talk with him. So let’s do that now.


Pray, praising God for providing for us.

Talk About Video

Kids watch a video and discuss the Bible Point.


Supplies

  • “Something’s Fishy” teaching video.


Discuss and Watch “Something’s Fishy”

Say: We’re learning that God is our provider. He took just a few loaves of bread and some fish and made enough to feed 5,000 men—plus women and children!

Ask: • What’s a food you wish God would multiply for you?

Say: Let’s see what happens when our friend Awesome Andy tries to multiply food.


Watch “Something’s Fishy.”


Ask: • What was wrong with Andy’s plan to duplicate food?

• Genesis told Andy to focus more on the provider, not multiplying our own food. How can you focus on God as your provider?

Say: God is our provider. He’ll take care of our needs, so we don’t have to try to multiply cookies ourselves! We can trust God to provide for us.

Craft

Kids make baskets to remind them of God’s gifts.


Print the Craft Lesson


Supplies

  • paper plates (1½ per child)
  • “Gifts Basket” handout (1 per child) (download here)
  • crayons or markers
  • white glue
  • craft sticks (1 per child)
  • yellow or brown yarn
  • stapler

Easy Prep

  • Make a sample craft to show kids.
  • Cut some of the paper plates in half so there are enough for each child to have 1 full plate and 1 half plate. Staple the half plate to the full plate so both plates curve inward to create a basket.
  • Cut the yarn into pieces approximately 4 inches long.
  • Cut apart a “Gifts Basket” handout for each child.


Talk About God’s Gifts

Say: Today we’re learning that God is our provider. God gives us so many wonderful things.

Share about something God has provided for you, such as a home to live in, a family that loves you, or good food to eat.

Ask: • What good things has God given you? Kids may say their mom, their dog, or a special friend.

Say: We can thank God for all the good things he gives us every day. Let’s make something to remind us of God’s good gifts.


Make a Gifts Basket

  • Give each child a set of Gifts Basket pictures and some crayons or markers. Have kids color the pictures of good things God provides.
  • Show kids the blank square, and encourage them to draw something they’re thankful that God has provided. (If kids have trouble coming up with ideas, suggest special people, a pet, or things in nature such as sunshine or birds.) Have adult and teen helpers label each child’s picture.
  • Give each child a paper-plate basket. Put some white glue on the half-plate front of the basket. Encourage kids to use a craft stick to spread the glue around.
  • Place a pile of yarn pieces in front of each child, and encourage kids to scatter the pieces in multiple directions to look like a woven basket.
  • Have kids place the Gifts Basket pictures in the baskets.

Say: God is our provider. He gives us so many good things, like the things in our baskets. When you think of other things God has given you, you can draw a picture and add it to your basket to remind you to thank him.

Wrap up

Kids pray for each other’s prayer requests.


Supplies

  • bucket of prayer drawings from Core Bible Discovery

Read and Pray

Say: We’ve been learning that God is our provider. Earlier we drew prayer requests. Let’s use them now to pray for each other!

  • Pass around the bucket of prayer requests, and let each child pull out one.
  • Allow time for kids to pray for the requests as best as they understand the drawings.

Pray: God, you are our provider. Thank you! We know you heard our prayers and will supply just what we need. In Jesus’ name, amen.

EXTRAS!!!!!

Online Games

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