Children learn best when they're having fun. Many children enjoy making crafts, so consider this as a teaching tool about the Last Supper. The Last Supper was Jesus' last meal with his disciples before he was betrayed and crucified. It is the basis for communion in many Christian denominations, in which the bread is considered the body of Christ and the grape juice or wine is considered the blood.
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Last Supper puzzle
Let the children create their own puzzle using a picture of the Last Supper. Choose a printout of the famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci, or a more simple picture of Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper. Glue the printout to a piece of cardboard cut to the size of the picture. Then, cut the picture into different sizes to create the puzzle. Help younger children if they need help with scissors.
Jesus washed his disciples' feet at the Last Supper as a way to show his humility and love for them. Teach about that aspect of the Last Supper story by allowing the children to create their own bubble bath. Give each child a squeeze bottle to fill with 240 ml (1 cup) of tear-free shampoo and 360 ml (1 1/2 cups) of water. Add food colouring or essential oils if you want. Shake up the ingredients to combine them. Let the children write a Last Supper Bible verse on a slip of paper. Then laminate it and tape it to the bottle.
Cup and plate
Create Last Supper crafts using a cup and a plate. Choose a paper plate and a plain paper cup to use as a base for this craft. For the plate, ask the children to draw items or people from the Last Supper onto the rim of the plate, such as Jesus, the disciples, bread, wine and a basin of water. For the cup, have them write things for which they are thankful for onto strips of paper. They can then glue the strips to the cup.
Let the children use felt to create a Last Supper scene. Choose a piece of white felt and glue it to a piece of poster board. Then, the children can cut out 11 disciple shapes and Jesus using tan or brown felt. Let them use a basic stick figure or a template for the disciple shapes. Have them cut out bread and wine shapes. Glue the disciples and Jesus to the felt background. Cut a basic table shape out of felt and glue it so it looks like everyone is sitting at the table. Glue the glue and wine so that it looks like they are placed on the table.
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