So sorry about how late this post is going up! It was one of “those weeks” where Bible craft time just didn’t happen! Plus, it was rainy all week and that always makes the dismal light situation in our house go from bad to horrible – not good for pictures! Thankfully, we had some time to today to sit down a do a few simple crafts to go along with our story.
Week 23 of Play Through The Bible is the story of Jesus healing a blind man. Even though our story Bible only gave one blind man story (the man calling out from the side of the road), we also included the story of Jesus healing the blind man by putting mud on his eyes. We kept it simple and still had a lot of fun!
Week Twenty Three – Jesus Heals a Blind Man
Jesus heals a blind man.
Story Time Tips
- We read “The Blind Man” starting on page 218 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers.
- We had to stop on the first set of pages and talk a little bit about what it meant to be blind. K had never heard the word before. I told him that it meant you couldn’t see. I told him to close his eyes and said that if you were blind it would be like that all the time! I asked him if he thought it would be good to be blind and he said “no.”
- I made extra mention of how the crowd tried to tell the blind man to be quiet. I asked him what he thought Jesus would say. (This ties in to last week’s story with the disciples trying to tell the children to go away.)
- After we finished reading the story, I told K the story of another blind man. I told him how Jesus put mud on his eyes and when he washed them, he could see! He thought this was just the craziest thing and immediately had to run and tell the story to daddy.
Play a blind man listening game. This would be a great game to play outside where there is a lot of sounds to hear. Have your child close their eyes and pretend to be blind. Have them listen really closely just like the blind man did in the story. Have them be quiet as long as they can (this is a hard one for toddlers!) and then have them tell you about the sounds they heard.
Parent: “Could the blind man see?”
Parent: “But who did he hear?”
Parent: “What did Jesus do for the blind man?”
Child: “Made it so he could see!”
Parent: “Yes, because Jesus is very powerful. He can do miracles!”
Day One – Small World
Due to time restraints, we didn’t do a small world this week!
Day Two – Coloring Page
Day Three – Blind Man Mask
- Printable from Crafting the Word of God
- Large craft stick
- Glue stick
We found this fun idea from Crafting the Word of God!
First, color the two faces. K did one and I helped with the other.
Cut out the faces.
Cut out the eye patches and glue those onto one of the faces.
Glue the two faces together with the craft stick stuck in between.
Day Four – Blind Man Healed with Mud
- Blank face (we found one here)
- Tape (not pictured)
- Two small brown squares cut out of construction paper
First, color a face onto your head. In true toddler style, K gave the man a purple face, pink hair, and a blue beard! 🙂
Tape the brown squares over the eyes (only on one side so they can flip open).
Open and close the flaps to put on the “mud” and wash it off.
Day Five – Eyes in the Mud
- Play-doh, preferably brown (we already had some made up that was a bunch of colors mixed together – works for us!)
- Googley eyes
I found the idea for this activity on I Can Teach My Child. She has a whole lesson plan to go along with the activity, so check it out.
I just gave the Play-Doh and eyes to K and let him play freely, putting the “mud” on and off the eyes. It kept him entertained for quite a while!
We didn’t use any extra resources this week, do you have any to share?
I hope you enjoyed week twenty three of Play Through The Bible. I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible on Twitter or Instagram!
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