Jesus feeds the multitude

The multitudes, literally thousands (possibly 15,000 when counting women and children) of people had come to hear the teachings of Jesus. As the hours went by, and their spiritual hunger was being fed, their physical hunger was increasing. 

There was one boy willing to share what little he had. It didn’t seem like much, and two fish, and 5 loaves of bread, certainly didn’t seem adequate to anyone there to feed anymore than a few people – except Jesus saw things differently. 

He knew the divine could reach down and make the impossible possible. Jesus gave thanks for the food, and the miracle happened. We can talk to our children about what a miracle is, how miracles can happen today, the willingness of the young boy to share his food, and to stop and see the problems we have as Jesus would see them.

The lesson for this craft can be found here

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What you'll need:

  • printer + paper
  • craft knife 
  • color pencils

Child Involvement:

  • coloring
  • cutting (parents please help)
  • folding 
  • glueing

DOWNLOAD HERE

Click on the blue button below to download this PDF printable.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Print & color in. 
  • Cut out fish and single basket.
  • Using a craft knife and mat, cut a slot at the top of each basket. 
  • Score and fold along tabs on basket sides, and curved line on basket base. 
  • Decide where to glue your 3D basket, somewhere in the middle down the bottle. 
  • Make sure you have shaped the basket before gluing. 
  • Glue one tab first, then curve the bottom flap up and glue, then glue the second side tab. 
  • Your child can role play putting the fish and loaves in the extra baskets. 
  • Done! 
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