Bread of life-Play


This passage can feel a little abstract as it relies on symbolism so the activities suggested here stick pretty solidly with exploring bread. For the older kids we can spread out to the ideas of symbolism and the confusion of the crowd. There are some printable ideas here as well to try and give you variety without moving away on a tangent.



Bread dominoes – Print this sheet of dominoes and play a round. It’s a small set so double up if you have extra kids. Grab the printout by clicking on the picture.



This bread of life craft uses the classic split pin wheel to reveal the message. It’s a super simple craft and great for younger groups or groups who like to colour.



This bread of life craft is all about piecing together the parts and while the final product may look simple it’s easy to get it muddled. You can make it more sturdy by backing it onto thicker card though it works well just with paper too.



Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to the Bread of Life (Matthew 14).

Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(Please note : these images have no watermark but are not copyright free, they are only intended for classroom use.)






Extra’s – (English Only).




If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Today’s heroes is Jesus because he shows us the gift of Bread.

Essential Teachers notes:
This passage of teaching seems to go totally over the heads of those who were listening to Jesus and it’s not a big jump that kids concrete thinking could risk us doing the same thing. Kids struggle with transference, the ability to transfer a quality of one thing to another, developmentally they aren’t there, but they can cope well with symbolism. The people in this story seem to confuse the two. Jesus stops their clumsy understanding and goes back to the basic symbol before starting them down the right transference path. If you can take some time to talk about sharing the bread and wine in church services that would help to solidify the symbol in their heads. If you’re kids ages are already in double digits they can probably run with the transference and you can start to draw lines on how Jesus could be ‘like’ bread.

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favorite bible translation or story book.

Main Passage : Matthew 14

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