As we have seen all week, through the readings, Jesus is the Bread of Life. His resounding message at the end of the gospel is "Follow Me." ~John 21:19~ He is the Bread of Life. We noticed the pattern of 3's in this 3rd Sunday. This is the 3rd time Jesus revealed himself to his disciples after being raised from the dead. (John 21:14). And Jesus asks Peter 3 times, "Do you love me?" This is reflected in our next block. And we are SO glad Peter said YES! We will practice saying "Yes" to Jesus and telling him we love him.
We followed our study with a fun snack. Princess helped Superboy count out 153 fish like Jesus gave to his disciples when they cast their nets over their boat. (John 21:11)
Then we carved out a loaf of french bread into the shape of a boat. After decorating a cookie sheet with blue construction paper and saran wrap, we were ready to set sail! We thought this was fitting to the reading when Jesus invited his disciples to breakfast and gave them bread and fish. (John 21:12-13) We used the photo (below) of an ancient vessel as our guide. Different shaped pretzels were added to make the seats, oars and net.
Then we were ready to fill the boat with the 153 fish! Jesus said to them: "Come, have breakfast." And none of the disciples dared to ask him, "Who are you?" because they realized it was the Lord. (John 21:12)
The FINAL TOUCH was to add a few disciples! We counted 7 names in the Gospel story. We made them from pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows. Peanut butter was our glue and black frosting was used to make the faces and hair, applied with toothpicks. I forgot to mention that we used a large pretzel stick and a triangle tortilla piece for the sail, "glued" with peanut butter!
Here is Jesus proclaiming "FOLLOW ME." (John 21:19) We will be doing our best to do as Jesus asks us!
Then we got to eat the "fish and bread", like the disciples:)
The Sixth Week of Easter
This was Mother's Day! We celebrated with the planting of our Mary Garden so not much was written on the board this week. The garden is a lot of planning and preparation but always SO worth it! It's one of my favorite traditions.
The Seventh Week of Easter
The Seventh week of Easter is Ascension Sunday! This year it also fell on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima so we combined our fun and celebrations with an Ascension Lunch.
The Eighth Week of Easter
The eighth week of Easter is Pentecost Sunday! We ran out of gas with updating our board by the end of the 50 days...can you tell!? However, we had fun preparing for Pentecost with this fun craft. We sure had a blessed Pentecost celebration to close out the Easter season!