Jesus walks on water- fun act it out “play” activity that you can enjoy as a family church group! This activity has been made specifically to go along with the Come Follow Me curriculum found here
This week as we continue reading in the New Testament for come follow me, Individuals, and families we read the following chapters:
Matthew 14-15; Mark 6-7; John 5-6
Jesus Walks on Water
A little overwhelmed by this weeks reading? (raises hand?) don’t worry mammas and dads! You aren’t alone! It’s ok we got this!! While there are so many wonderful and important things happening in this weeks New Testament reading encompassing all 6 of these chapters I suggest just taking it slow! Read one chapter a day with your families as you do your daily scripture study!
This way you can really appreciate each chapter and get the most out of it!
While there is a lot happing in our reading this week the key story I have decided to highlight for you is when Jesus walks on water.
Jesus walking on water
You can find this story in Matthew 14: 22-33
22 ¶ And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Jesus walks on water- Act it out Activity
I thought it would be fun to take this story of when Jesus walks on water and bring a suggestion from our CFM manual to life.
That is acting the story out. I have made this super simple for you to do with your families by creating this play narrative below. This will tell the story of Jesus walking on water but really bring it to life for your families.
In addition to the play narrative, I have also created 3 visual aids for you to use. These will be great for young children! The visual aids include an image of Jesus as well as Peter and then an ocean background.
More Teaching Ideas
While this idea is designed for the “individual and families” portion of the Come follow me
The last item I would like to share with you is this beautiful quote by Jeffery R. Holland from his talk titled: The Grandeur of God It was suggested as part of your possible study options this week in CFM for families and individuals. This quote was my favorite portion of the talk so I am sharing it as a free printable for you to also use and keep!
I hope you have enjoyed the ideas I have shared with you this week! I send out a weekly newsletter to keep you up to date when new posts go live! You
Below are each of the
downlaods for the free prints in this post! ENJOY
Please note that all free printable’s are for personal use only they cannot be used for monetary gain. They cannot be altered or changed to create a new design. Thank you for your understanding.