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.