It is sometimes easy to leave the Bible-story teaching to Sunday School…and I am definitely guilty of it. Yes, we read the boys’ Bibles each night before bed. But I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never taken the time to intentionally teach a story using an activity…until now. Our transportation unit provided a great opportunity for this!
If you think about it, there are a couple different transportation-related stories to choose from in the Bible. After all, the definition of transportation is, “a means of travel from one place to another.” So even walking through the desert for 40 years or donkey-riding fit the bill. :)
I decided to use the story of Jesus calming the wind and the waves while on the boat with his disciples.
We made a double-sided art project to tell this story.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper, paint and a paintbrush (I used tempera for the blue and watercolors for the black–crayons or colored pencils might even work better), two index cards, markers, glue, and a brad.
1. Have your little one paint the blue side. Let it dry.
3. While your child is painting, cut two boats, a sun, and lightning bolts out of construction paper. Also, use your two index cards to make one “sleeping Jesus” and one “Jesus calming the storm”. My pictures are terrible (and frankly a little scary-looking), but don’t hold it against me. :)