Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Red Unit B4
Lesson 1: Jesus Appears by the Sea (John 21:1 - 14)
Create a Fishing Boat - Materials Needed:
- brown Construction paper one per child
and extra various color scrap construction paper
- several long pieces of string and scrap fabric bits
- scissors, glue, and tape
Draw an outline of the body and mast of the boat (similar to the drawing on page 5 of the lesson book) on the brown construction paper. Have one prepared for each child. The children should cut out the boat and mast.
For the net, cut four lengths of string long enough to wrap around the top edge to the bottom edge of the boat. Tape the ends of the four pieces of string approximately 1/4 inch apart to the top of the boat on the back side. Drape the string over the front of the boat tucking it under the bottom side of the boat and taping it on the back leaving the 1/4 space between each piece. Cut smaller pieces of string (5 - 7 pieces) to weave through the vertical piece making a net shape. Tack the small horizontal pieces of string down with a dab of glue. Cut a few small fish shapes out of the scrap construction paper and glue them into the net.
Use the scrap fabric to add fabric to the mast - gluing it down. Add horizontal lines to the boat giving it a wood look. Write "Lord, help us to gather others together in your name. Amen" on the boat. For smaller children you may want to draw the net on the side of the boat, have the verse printed and ready to paste.
Have the students write a personal letter to one of the characters in the story, or have the students write a letter as if they were one of the characters telling what they saw. For younger children brainstorm and create a letter as a class. The teacher writes the letter on the board.