This month our Messy Church was on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). It’s a very famous story which Jesus tells in answer to the question, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10:25) None of us make the grade (Luke 10:27). We need Jesus, the true Good Samaritan, to come and rescue us!
The Samaritan paid for the man’s care (Luke 10:35).
The base for these is a single sheet of A3 paper folded in half. See the photo below for a template.
The man was attacked on the road. Probably not with catapults…! Made from lolly sticks, rubber bands and a milk bottle top these were very popular! We set up a shooting gallery of polystyrene cups and the children enjoyed firing table tennis balls at them.
Helping hands and hearts.
The children drew round their hands and marbled them using marbling inks. Plastic take-away trays are just the right size for the water and inks.
Cooking – Bandage Pastries
We bought some pre-made puff pastry (e.g. Jus-Rol) The children rolled a small piece of pastry into a square and cut the left and right edge into strips. They placed a choice of chocolate or jam in the middle and then ‘bandaged’ it up by folding the strips over. They tasted great when cooked!