This month at Messy Church we heard about Jesus walking on the water, from John 6:16–24. The miracle shows Jesus’ power to save from death, and the judgement which is coming at the last day. We focussed on John 6:40, “Everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Our activities included:
Float or Sink?
Using watercolour paints, droppers and salt the children painted watery pictures. They managed to crate some interesting effects.
Modelling Clay Boats
We made boats out of modelling clay and tested them to see how many coins they’d hold before sinking.
We made and decorated stilts with plastic pots and string. The children loved seeing how far they could walk on them.
We covered a plastic bowl in cling film and then added layers of gluey paper. When it’s dry the cling film allowed the papier-mâché bowl to be peeled off.