Do you like themes? One of Abigail’s strengths is in coordinating a theme. When she is brainstorming and preparing, she likes to have the new theme go for 4-6 Sundays. She will come up with a list of lesson objectives, crafts, snacks, room décor, a continued story, memory verse, Bible stories, songs, and object lessons that are built around a theme. One of those themes has been the ocean theme “Life’s Sea”.
We made jellyfish out of paper lanterns and streamers. We used leftover decorations from junior/senior banquet at Independence Bible School. Reefs and star fish were made out of foam spray, then painted.
Week 1. Life of Paul-Stephen’s stoning
Learning to breathe God’s air (turtles breathe underwater)
Week 2. Paul’s conversion
Sharks try to confuse fish that they want to eat and isolate them. We need to stay with the school.
Week 3. Paul shipwrecked
We should be swimming upstream against what is wrong around us. (Atlantic salmon)
Week 4. Paul escapes in a basket.
We need to hide in God. Use the Bible against the devil.
(Clown fish and sea anemone have predators.)
Week 5. Paul goes to Rome.
We need to be fishers of men.
Game: Put construction paper fish with magnets glued like eyes on the floor. Children try to fish with fishing pole magnets. As they collect fish, the leader tried to stop them. Talk about obstacles we face while trying to win others for Jesus.
Blueberry cheesecake with gummy fishies.