Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Unit A3
Lesson 4: "Peter Tries to Walk on Water" (Matthew 14:22-33)
As part of this lesson the children will make a Life Preserver:
You will need a white styrofoam craft wreath, red construction paper (or fabric), tape, markers, tacky glue and rope or thick string. Cut 4 thick strips of red construction paper or fabric of equal widths. Make a stripe on the top, bottom, and both sides of the preserver by wrapping the paper around the wreath and taping it in the back. You will need to use tacky glue if using red fabric. Using the markers the children will write "Jesus" on the strip on the top of the wreath, "is" on the left side, "our" on the right and "Savior" on the bottom strip. Use the rope and tacky glue to decorate the wreath. Rope could outline the inside of the wreath or stripes or outline the outside of the wreath with it.
Alternatives: Each child could make a life preserver or there could be one for the class. If the children are making one wreath each, they could add photos of themselves to the inside of the preserver hanging from some rope. If the class is making one life preserver a class photo could be added to it.