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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Rachel Hayden says
I am so blessed by your ideas and committment to raising disciples! I am so glad I’ve found your site! I am Jennifer(Stinnett)Wyant’s sister-in-law and didn’t realize until later that you were at her and my brother’s wedding and I could’ve met you!!! Blessings to you and yours!
Diane S. says
My family truly loves the plastic Easter eggs 1-12! My daughter begs for the story over and over–it is a lot of fun memories, with a very special story of how much God loves us!
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your beautiful ideas with us. I have 5 children ranging from 9 down to 2 years and we all have thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and looking at this most special celebration in a different way. Thank you and God bless you. xx
Hi Amanda! We’ve used several of your ideas at church. We have an Easter walk every couple of years for the children in our church and each room has something about the Easter story that they use one of their sense with. Thanks so much for the ideas! I recently seen that you have created Children’s Christmas Lesson’s but can’t seem to find it now. Can you help me out by letting me know how to order it please? Thanks!!