Today’s activity is SMELL! The story is one of the many stories of Jesus appearing to his disciples. I love all the stories–Jesus appearing to Mary, to the women, to the disciples in the locked room, the two men on on the road to Emmaeus. But the story we focused on is only found in the book of John 21–it’s the miraculous catch of fish and breakfast on the beach with Jesus! Talk about smells–fisherman, fish, water, cooking fish and warm bread!
We just got a grill (this is the first time we’ve ever had one!) and I figured it was the perfect opportunity to act out this story–so we had dinner (not breakfast) on the back porch with grilled fish and bread! The kids set it all up while my husband and I cooked. We ate our fish while I read the story and then we talked about all the fun stuff we’ve done these last few days. It was a fun review and kind of felt like a celebration!
In fact, I think this would be fun to do the day after Easter Sunday or even a few days after to remind your kids that Jesus was still on earth and teaching and loving the disciples. And that He’s still alive guiding and loving us!
The last verse of John 21 is probably my favorite and it kinda sums up how I feel about this series,
Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
I so want my kids to know all the details, the richness of the symbolism, the prophesies and the HUGE meaning the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection has to their life. I know I can’t convey it one year. This series has shown a few things we can do to give our kids a picture, a hint, a taste of what Jesus was like and what He did for us!
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