Friday 29th May – Feeding 5000

Story

This week, we are looking at the miracle of Jesus feeding the 5000 and how a young boy was willing to share what he had with Jesus.

If you have a bible at home and want to read the story in it for yourself, you can find it in 4 different places!

  • Matthew chapter 14 verses 13 – 21 (Matthew 14:13-21)
  • Mark chapter 6 verses 30 – 44 (Mark 6:30-44)
  • Luke chapter 9 verses 10 – 17 (Luke 9:10-17)
  • John chapter 6 verses 1 – 15 (John 6:1-15)

Here are two different video’s which tell the story. The first is probably better for younger children, whilst the second is probably better for older ones. You can watch both if you like 🙂

Even though the boy in the story did not have very much, he was willing to share what he did have with Jesus. The boy did not know what Jesus would do but he must have known that Jesus could do something amazing.

You might think you don’t have very much or you might think you are not old enough to do anything important but Jesus can still do amazing things through you. Have a think about what you can do with what you have to make a difference – perhaps you can use your time to help around the house, or donate some of your pocket money to a charity or share some of your toys or clothes – use your imagination!

Song

Why not listen to this song or sing along and do the actions.

Quiz

If you click on this link, there is a worksheet for you to complete. If you are able to, you can print this off and fill it in. If not, you can use a plain piece of paper to draw the pictures and copy the words down.

Activities

How about organising your own picnic at home? You could set it up indoors or, if you have space outside, you could have a picnic outside. How about inviting everyone who lives at home with you to join you or maybe have a Teddy Bear’s picnic.

You could do some cooking – how about some bread or some cakes? You will need to get an adult to help you. Or you may prefer to just use any food you have at home already.

Bread recipe (if you’re able to get the ingredients!)

1 sachet fast acting yeast
450g strong white bread flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon oil
300ml warm water (approximately)
  • Put all the ingredients, except the water, in a bowl in order of the list of ingredients.
  • Stir the ingredients together then add the water, and mix to make a dough – it shouldn’t be too sticky
  • Sprinkle a little flour onto a work surface then tip out the dough.
  • Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Here is a video showing you how to knead dough
  • Put the dough back in the bowl and cover with lightly oiled cling film or a damp, clean tea towel until it has doubled in size
  • Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for a minute or 2
  • Make into rolls – don’t make them too small and try to make them about the same size or they might burn – and put them on a lightly greased tray (or cover the tray with baking paper) to stop them sticking.
  • Heat the oven to 200C (180C if it is a fan oven)
  • Cook for about 12 minutes – give them a little longer if they are not cooked – you can check if they are cooked by turning 1 upside down and tapping the bottom – if it sounds hollow, it is cooked.
  • Take the rolls off the tray and put them onto a cooling rack to cool down.

Fairy cake recipe

100g soft butter
100g caster sugar
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
100g self raising flour

Preheat the oven to 190C (170C if it is a fan oven).

Get all your ingredients ready

Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and well mixed.

Gradually add the eggs and beat into the mixture

Add the vanilla

Carefully stir in the flour

You could add some chocolate chips or other flavourings now if you like

Put some bun cases in a bun tin or on a tray and carefully spoon the mixture into each case – it will make about 12 cakes depending on the size of the bun cases.
Try to spread the mixture evenly between the cases.

Put the cakes in the oven and cook for about 12 minutes until golden

Take the cakes out of the tin when cooked and cool on a cooling rack

You could decorate them when they are cooled with a little melted chocolate or icing and some sprinkles or sweets

Photo Gallery

Take some pictures of your creations and send them in so we can see what you have been doing and we will add them to the bottom of this page. (If you can resist eating them before you have taken a picture!!). They won’t appear straight away – I’ll add them later in the day).

Here’s some pictures we’ve received so far: