Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jesus Heals the Blind Man

Materials: 1 book telling the story of the blind man (or read it out of a Children's Bible), 1 blindfold per child
  • Tie a blindfold on each child (if the child doesn't want a blindfold on, don't force them to). Read the children the story of Jesus healing the blind man (works for the man with the mud or Bartimeaus). Then, when you get to the part where the blind man can finally see, have the children take off the blindfold.
  • Ask: "How did you feel when you had the blindfold on?" "How did it feel when I told you that you could take the blindfold off?" "Did you like having the blindfold on?" "Would you like it if you couldn't see your mommy or your daddy?"
Materials: 1 pair of cheap sunglasses per student (you can get them at the dollar store), stickers, permanent markers (for older children if you're up for an adventure).
  • Give each child one pair of sunglasses and some stickers. Let them decorate the sunglasses however they would like with the stickers and/or markers. If you're feeling extra adventurous, blindfold the kids while they're doing the craft to show them how hard it is to do things without seeing what they're doing.
  • Explain to the kids that many blind people wear sunglasses to hide their eyes.
Materials: Masking tape, 1 blindfold
  • Make a maze on the floor with masking tape. Blindfold one kid and place them at the start of the maze. Have the other children direct the blindfolded child through the maze. Repeat until each child has had a chance to be blindfolded or until you run out of time.

  • Bartimeaus- Use Fruit Smiles snacks and some juice packs.
  • Blind Man With The Mud on His Eyes-Chocolate Pudding to represent the mud on the man's eyes.

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