Woman at the Well
Bible Activity: Living Water-Have children place
their hands under running water in a sink and then drink a cup of
water. Afterward, hold up a glass of water and a picture of
Ask: What good things does water do for you? What good
things does Jesus do for you? Which of these is living water?
Say: Let's learn what Jesus said about living water.
Paraphrase the story from John 4:7-15.
Say: We can't live very long without water to
drink. And we can't live forever without Jesus. We can't drink
Jesus, but Jesus is saying he wants us to follow him to live
forever. Jesus can help us live forever.
Craft: Big Dipper-Give each child yarn and a
plastic container such as the lower half of a bleach bottle or a
milk carton. Have children each punch a hole on each side of their
container. Then have them thread the yarn through the holes and tie
a knot to form a handle on the container. Tell children to take the
"water vessel" home and use it in the bathtub with them. They can
lower the container into the tub water just as the Samaritan woman
lowered her jug into the well, fill it with water, and then pour
the water all over their bodies.
Snack: You'll need: A packet of Jell-O, water, a
way to heat the water, enough prepared Jell-O for your class,
plates, forks, and napkins.
Directions: Help children make Jell-O. Talk about how the water is
important to give life to the powdered Jell-O. Afterward, serve
Jell-O and talk about how Jesus gives us life.
Contributors: Kathy Brooks, Susan Lennartson, and Amy
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