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Jesus, the Bread of Life

Activity Objective:
To encourage the children to show through illustration how Jesus is the Bread of Life to them
Lesson Outcome:
The children will explain what it means to say that Jesus is the Bread of Life
  • Drawing paper
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Tell children that this activity will help them to express ways in which Jesus, the Bread of Life, nourishes them.
  •     Distribute drawing paper to the children. Ask them to fold the paper in half lengthwise and crosswise and open it up. Tell them to draw or trace a three- or four-inch circle in the center where the folds intersect.
  •     Ask the children what they think this circle might represent. (host) Instruct the children to write Bread of Life in the circle and then to draw a picture in each of the four sections to show how Jesus nourishes them with his Body and Blood. (gives them life; gives them family; helps them help others; gives them talents to share)
  •     When the children have finished, invite them to share and discuss their pictures in small groups.
  •     Conclude by reminding the children to thank Jesus for giving them himself each time they receive him in Holy Communion.
Learning Styles:
Self Smart,Word Smart
Approximate Time:
20  minutes
Walk around as the children work, and encourage them to explain their responses to you.