Once I was blind…but now I see.

Jesus gives sight to the blind

Jesus gives sight to the blind

There are many ways to weave the healing of blind eyes into a meaningful lesson for kids.  Not only are there many references for Jesus giving sight to the blind , but there were many methods of healing, and much teaching in the gospels regarding spiritual blindness.  I don’t think you will need a worksheet for this lesson, but have on hand 1/2 sheet  of  black card stock per participant, a silver gel pen to write the verse, some magazine pictures of eyes and  some bright orange or yellow paper.  I took an x-acto blade and carved out the simple candle shape. Please take the time to pre-prep this . The kids will tape a bright-colored square of paper behind your cut-out

   After they write the verse they can glue the eyes down.  If they are good with scissors , have them find their own eyes in old magazines and cut them out. They can use another rectangle of the bright colored paper to write the title of the lesson with the particular reference(s)  you have chosen.  This craft would also be suitable for teaching the part  of the sermon where Jesus exhorts His followers to ” let their light shine…and  hide it under a bushel”…NO! (Matt. 5:14-16, Mark 4:21) or His “I am the light of the world” teachings from either John 8 or John 12.

God’s Wonders

God's wonders

These are the first nine plagues that God used to show HIS  mighty right  arm in Exodus 6-11.   I sit the kids at a table for this lesson.  Teach one plague and then reinforce the info with working on the appropriate square. Everything you need is on the worksheet  except the hail. Use hole- punched hail or draw your own.   You will also need scissors, glue and something to color with. The red strips are the froggie’s tongues.You will need to color the backs of the tongues red and then curl them  before gluing.  Write  or glue Exodus 8: 1  in the space under the darkness.