Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Unit A3
Lesson 5: Peter Denies Jesus Three Times (Luke 22:47 - 62)
As part of this lesson the younger children can make a rooster craft and the older children can play the detective game:
For the rooster craft each child will need two styrafoam cups, a set of googlie eyes, three feathers, one piece of 5" string, construction paper in orange, yellow and red, and tacky glue. The 5" piece of string will be used to make a loop to hang the rooster for decoration. Cut two rooster legs from the orange construction paper and fold it accordian style. Using the tacky glue, paste the two open ends of the styrofoam cups together making sure to have the two ends of the string tucked in between the cups on the top and the ends of the rooster legs tucked in on the bottom. You should now have the body with the legs hanging out the bottom and the loop on the top. Glue the googlie eyes to the front of the roster (which is the bottom of one of the cups). Cut out a triangle beak and glue it under the eyes. Using the red paper cut out the roosters "comb", the wavy part that sticks up on a rooster head. Fold over a small part of the bottom of the comb in order to glue it to the top of the chickens head so that it can stand up. Glue a feather on each side of the body and one sticking up from the back side of the rooster.
Detective Game: For this game choose a detective who is working for the chief priests in Jerusalem and have that person leave the room. From the group pick another person to be Peter. Everyone, including Peter, chooses an alibi or story explaining why they could not have been with Jesus in the Garden at Gethsemane. Have the detective return to the room and hear everyones alibi. Then everyone tells their alibi a second time, but Peter changes his story slightly. The detective tries to discover which student is Peter by detecting the change in the story. When Peter is discovered by the detective Peter could say, "I am a disciple of Jesus. Jesus please forgive me for denying you."