The story of Jesus walking on water in Matthew 14 holds an important lesson for children to learn. When Peter kept his eyes on Christ and trusted Him, he was able to do the impossible and walk on water. Use crafts to help children remember this important story.
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Paper Plate Sail Boat
Create a sail boat to remind kids of the story of Jesus walking on the water. Cut a paper plate in half and ask students to colour it. Tape a triangle to a straw and tape the straw to the paper plate to serve as a sail. Write "I trust Jesus" on the front of the boat.
Toilet Paper Binoculars
Wrap two toilet paper tubes in coloured paper and staple or tape the two tubes together side by side. Let the students colour and decorate the tubes with crayons and stickers. Explain to the children that the binoculars are a reminder to them that if they keep their eyes on Jesus, He will keep them safe.
Keep Your Eyes on Jesus Face
Have your students draw a nose and a mouth on a paper plate. Glue some wiggle eyes onto the plate. Allow the kids time to colour their faces and to add yarn hair if they want to make it more detailed. Write "Keep your eyes on Jesus" on the bottom of the paper plate to serve as a reminder to them to keep looking to Jesus in all things.
Cardboard Box Boat
Have each student bring a box large enough for them to sit inside of it. Help students create a boat out of the box using crayons and other craft items to decorate it. Write "Keep Your Eyes on Christ" on the side of their boats in large letters. Then read the lesson in Matthew 14 about Peter walking on the water while they sit in their cardboard box boats.
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