Kids: “Stories about Jesus” Series Resource

1. Jesus and the lost sheep
2. Jesus feeds the 5000
3. Jesus and the storm
4. Jesus makes us grow
5. Jesus walks on water
6. Jesus heals a leper
7. Jesus heals a lame man
8. Jesus heals two blind men
9. Jesus – fisher of men
10. Jesus and some little children
11. Jesus and Zacchaeus
12. Jesus and Lazarus

7:30 Pray & set up 9:30
7:45 Sign in 9:45
8:15 Game and Worship 10:15
8:30 Bible Story and Activity 10:30
9:00 Juice, Biscuits and Playtime 11:00

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

Jesus and the Lost Sheep

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that Jesus cares for us
and loves us.

Bible Story: John 10:1-15 and Luke 15:3-7
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching:Intro the lesson with baa baa black sheep have you any wool?
Have you ever done something naughty? Have you ever hidden away from mom or got
lost in the shopping mall? What did mom do? Was she sad or angry? Do you think mom
was scared? What is the best thing to do if you get lost? Sometimes we can do things
that make other people sad or scared. What should we do? Say sorry. Tell the story of
the lost sheep. Explain how we as God’s children are like His sheep and that sometimes
we can get a bit lost, but Jesus is our Shepherd who wants to bring us back to Him
because He cares for us and loves us.
Pray with the children.

Activity: Each child gets a potato. Put match sticks (please burn ends before using)
on the potato as legs, stick on googly eyes, and stick on cotton wool as sheep’s wool.

You will need:

  • Small potatoes
  • matches
  • googly eyes
  • cotton wool

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Jesus feeds the 5000

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that we need to have faith
in God to provide us with what we need.

Bible Story: Mat 14:13-21
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching:! How many of you have ever been on a picnic? What do you need to
take with you? I am going to tell you a story from the bible about a HUGE picnic!
Tell them the story of Jesus feeding the 5000
Wow! Jesus performed a miracle. Isnʼt that amazing! Just like Jesus provided food for
all those people, Jesus will provide for our needs. We need to have faith in God and trust
Him because He loves and cares for us.
Pray with the children.

Activity: Each child is given a photocopied fish to colour in. Once done attach a paper
clip onto the fish. Sit in a circle with the fish on the floor. Each child is given a turn with
the fishing pole (stick with string attached to the end and a magnet on end of string) to
fish for his/her fish. Once done they are handed a marshmallow fish and some bread to
enjoy on a picnic blanket together with some juice. Enjoy !

You will need:

Photocopy of fish

paper clips, sticks (for fishing poles)

string
marshmallow fish

bread, juice

crayons

blanket

picnic basket
NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

Jesus and the storm

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that we don’t ever need
to be afraid! Jesus is in charge of everything!
Bible Story: Mat 8:24-27 and Luke 8:23-25
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Have you ever seen a storm? How does it look? Wind, dark black
clouds, rain… Have you ever been in your bed at night and it starts storming and the
windows rattle and there is thunder and lightning? Do you find it scary? What else
makes you feel afraid?
Without reading the story to the children, set out your props- cardboard boat and a huge
wafty piece of blue material. Tell the story with the children as the (unprepared) cast. You
might begin, “Here is a story about something that happened with Jesus.” Tell the story as
dramatically as possible, with the children acting the parts. Although there are only a
token number of ‘friends’ in the boat with Jesus, all can participate by adding to the
dreadful storm noises.
Explain to the children that sometimes in our lives things happen that make us feel afraid.
When we feel afraid we need to remember that Jesus is in charge of everything and that
He looks after us, we don’t need to be afraid of anything because Jesus is big and He is
strong and He loves us!
Pray with the children.

Activity:
Give the children an activity – making a boat from card, cutting it out and attaching it to a
‘stormy’ background with a split pin, so that it rocks. The children could take this home
with a challenge to try to remember the story and tell it to someone at home.
Let the children paint the attached copy of the stormy sea. Let them colour in the boat
with crayons while their paintings dry. Then attach boat to “stormy sea” painting with split
pins.

You will need:

  • Crayons
  • photocopy a cardboard boat for each child
  • split pins
  • photocopy a picture of a stormy sea for each child
  • blue material
  • water colour paint
  • paint
  • brushes

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

Jesus makes us grow

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that Jesus wants us to
grow in Him.

Bible Story: Mat 13:1-9
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.
Bible teaching: Place a tray in the middle of the circle with different seeds on it, allow
the children all to have a look at the different seeds. Discuss how small they are, colours,
shapes. What do they need to grow? What will they grow into?
Pretend you are a little seed in the soil, curled up tight, snug and warm. Let all the
children pretend to be little seeds. Teacher goes around with watering can and pretends
to water seeds/children. They begin to grow bigger and bigger until they are beautiful
flowers. Teacher walks around and “picks the flowers”.
Seeds have to be planted in the right place, the soil, so that they can grow. They have to
be watered and get lots of sunshine.
Tell the children the parable of the sower from Mat 13:1-9(You will need to keep it short,
otherwise you may easily lose them along the way!).
Discuss the different places the seeds fell. Did all the seeds grow? Some fell amongst
the thorns. We need to be like the seeds that were planted in the soil. We need to make
sure that we surround ourselves with good things and good people who will help us grow
in Jesus. Just like the gardener who cares for the seeds, Jesus cares for us and loves
us.
Pray with the children.

Activity: Draw a face on the polystyrene cups, stick on googly eyes, put potting soil
inside cup, plant seeds/beans in soil, water

You will need:

  • Polystyrene cups
  • markers
  • potting soil
  • googly eyes
  • seeds/beans

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Jesus walks on water

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that we are safe with
Jesus.

Bible Story: Mat 14:24-43
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Tell the children the story from Mat 14:24-43. Get them to make noises
like a storm- swish, swash…. thunder. Get them to describe what a storm sounds and
looks like. Use the two pictures attached to show them Jesus and Peter walking on
water.
‘Wouldn’t you like to be able to walk on water?’ ‘A bit scary don’t you think?’
‘Do you think Peter was scared?’ Peter was able to walk on the water because he trusted
Jesus, and because Jesus was with him. We don’t need to be afraid when we have Jesus
with us. And Jesus is always with us. When we are scare, we can pray and ask Him to
help us. Jesus loves us and cares for us very much !
Pray with the children.

Activity: Give each child a piece of cardboard. They can paint it using water colours to
make it look like the sea. Then, using icing sugar, they can stick a foot(sweet) or two feet
on their piece of card.

You will need:

  • Water based paints
  • a piece of cardboard for each child
  • icing sugar
  • two feet sweets for each child.

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Jesus heals the leper

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that Jesus reaches out
and shows us His love.

Bible Story: Matthew 8:1-4; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Begin the lesson by showing the children a box of plasters and a bottle
of medication(ponstan etc). Talk about what we do with plasters and why we need them.
Ask them if they have any cuts or bruises or plasters on their bodies. And what about
medicine? Ask the children if they have ever been sick and had to take medicine. Was it
tasty or disgusting?
Todays story is about a man who was really very sick.
Tell the story of the man with leprosy and how Jesus heals him.
Jesus reached out and healed the man, isnʼt that amazing! Jesus can heal our bodies
when we are sick. He can also heal our hearts, like when we are sad or have done
something that we are not proud of. He loves us so much that He wants to show us His
love. All we need to do is ask Him too.
Pray with the children. Ask if there is anyone who is sick, or if they know someone who is
sick that they would like to pray for.

Activity: Ask the children to draw a picture of someone that they know is sick, or they can
draw themselves if they are sick. Then ask them to draw Jesus next to the sick person.
They can take the picture home as a reminder to pray for that person, that Jesus will
make them well.
You will need:

  • Paper
  • crayons
  • felt tip pens.

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Jesus heals a lame man

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that Jesus loves us and
wants to heal us.

Bible Story: Mark 2:1-5
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.
Bible teaching: Does anyone know what it means to be lame or paralyzed? Imagine
not being able to walk! What do we use our legs for? Can you think of somethings that
we wouldn’t be able to do if we didn’t have legs? We have so much to be thankful for!
Put your large towel in the centre of the circle and ask the children to help you act out the
bible story from Mark 2:1-5.
The man in the story had great friends didnʼt he boys and girls. They all believed Jesus
could heal their friend. And did Jesus heal the lame man? Yes He did! Why? Jesus had
compassion for the lame man. Jesus feels sad when He seeʼs we are sick or when He
seeʼs us hurting. Jesus loves and cares for each one of us !
Pray with the children.

Activity: Children can use finger paints to paint attached picture.

You will need:

  • Finger paint
  • photocopies of worksheet.

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Jesus heals two blind men

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that Jesus heals
physically and spiritually.

Bible Story: Mat 20:29-34
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Using the material, play blind manʼs bluff with the children. After the
game sit them in a circle and ask them what it felt like to be blind folded. Can you
imagine being born blind? What would you not be able to see? What would you not be
able to do?
Tell them the story of the two blind men from Mat 20:29-34.
Jesus heals us when we are sick. He has compassion for the sick. Who knows what
compassion means? He feels sad when we are sick or hurting and wants to make us
better. Jesus can also heal our hearts when we need forgiveness. If we do not have
Jesus in our hearts, we need to ask Him to help us see that He is the Son of God and ask
Him to heal our hearts from sin. Do you all have Jesus in your heart? Jesus heals us
when we are sick and when our hearts are hurting. He loves us and cares for us.
Pray with the children.

Activity: Give each child an outline of a face, excluding eyes. The children then choose
what they would like to use as eyes and stick the eyes in place. They can then colour in
the rest of the face.

You will need:

  • Different options/materials that can be used to make eyes, eg. Buttons,
  • Bottle Tops, Googly Eyes etc.
  • Crayons
  • Felt tip pens
  • Glue.

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Fishers of men

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that God wants us to tell
people about His love.

Bible Story: Luke 5:1-11
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Ask the children if they have ever seen a fisherman. What do fisherman
look like, what do they catch? Where are the different places that they fish? What do
they use to fish? (Nets and rods). Have you ever been fishing?
Tell them the story of Simon and his fishing buddies from Luke 5:1-11.
When you are finished the story end with this:
Jesus want us be fishers of men for Him. What a strange idea! Do you know what that
means? It means that He wants us to go out and tell all our friends and family and
everyone we meet about Jesus. He wants us to show them His love, He wants to live in
their hearts just like He lives in our hearts.
Pray with the children.

Activity: Give each child an activity sheet and allow them to colour it in. Then give each
child netting to place under their picture and roll/rub a crayon over it to give a netting
effect.

You will need:

  • Activity sheet
  • crayons
  • a piece of netting for each child.

NCF – Noah’s Park Lesson

Jesus and some little children

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that Jesus thinks children
are very important.
Bible Story: Mark 10:13
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Do you sometimes feel like no one is listening to you? Do you have to
call your mom lots of times before she hears you? Well, todays story is about some
children that might have been about your age. How old are you? And are you children?
Just checking. Well the children in this story wanted to talk to Jesus but some of the
grown ups didn’t think Jesus had time to talk to them…………
Tell them the story, emphasising just how important each one of them are to Jesus, and
that He always has time to listen to us. He wants us to talk to Him.
Pray with the children.

Activity: The children can write a letter/draw a picture for Jesus. They can then fold it up
and put it in the envelope. They will love this activity because it is something only grown
ups usually do. They love to pretend that they can write, although some may ask you to
write something for them. That’s ok too.

You will need:

  • Envelopes
  • pieces of paper
  • stamps or stickers
  • pens.

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Jesus and Zacchaeus

Objective: The objective of the story is to teach the children that Jesus loves everybody!

Bible Story: Luke 19:1-10
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.

Bible teaching: Ask the children if they have ever come across someone who is very
unkind? What about angry? What about people that lie or cheat or steal?
Do you think Jesus loves people like that? What about us? Does God love us? And when
we do bad things, or we are naughty? Does God still love us then?
Tell them the story of Zacchaeus from Luke19:1-10.
God loves us no matter what! Isnʼt that amazing! His love for us never changes. He
wants to help us to do the right thing, and to be good, but He loves us no matter what.
Jesus still loved Zacchaeus when he did sad things and upset the people, Jesus love
never changes. We can be like Zacchaeus and say sorry. You can be short or tall, big or
small, Jesus loves you! Even when we make mistakes Jesus will always love and care
for us. And, Jesus loves everybody. We need to remember that when we see someone
else being unkind or nasty. Jesus loves them too.
Pray with the children.

Activity:
Give each child a cardboard cut-out tree, allow them to stick leaves on the tree. Give
them crayons to colour in the tree and then they can draw a picture of Zacchaeus sitting
in the tree.

You will need:

  • Cardboard trees
  • glue
  • leaves
  • crayons

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The story of Lazarus

Objective: The objective of this story is to teach the children that Jesus can do amazing
things. He is very strong!

Bible Story: John 11:1-44
Memory Verse: John 3: 16
Bottom Line: For God so loved the world that He sent us Jesus.
Bible teaching: Ask the children to show you their muscles. Are they growing and
getting stronger? Who do they think is the strongest person in the whole world who can
do almost anything? ‘Is it your dad?. ‘Maybe your big brother?’
‘Well actually, I know someone even stronger, bigger and braver than that!! – Jesus’
Tell them the story of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead from John 11:1-44 (itʼs a
long story, try to keep it short and to the point).
Wow! Jesus does some amazing things, doesn’t he? Jesus is strong and He can do the
most difficult and incredible things!
Pray with the children.

Activity:
Give each child a cut out of the outline of a person(Lazarus). They can draw eyes, a
nose, a mouth and clothes or they could stick on different materials to make eyes, a nose
etc.

You’ll Need:

  • A cardboard cutout of a person for each child
  • Crayons
  • felt tip pens
  • glue
  • other materials to stick on. Eg. Split peas, noodles etc
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