Never underestimate the power of a simple touch, hug, holding of a hand, or a snuggle. Like the woman who reached out for the fringes of Jesus' clothes, even the smallest touch from Jesus can melt hearts and heal brokenness. Luke 8:40-56
In this lesson, we are going to explore shapes and textures using our second gift from God, the sense of touch. God gave us skin to help us observe His world through our sense of touch.
Opening Activity- Sandpaper Shape sort
Placing the students into groups, I gave them a bag of cardstock and sandpaper shapes. I first had the students sort them with their gift of sight. They had to sort them into shape and texture.
Next, I had one partner be blindfolded as they attempted to sort by shape and texture with a blindfold on.
God give us many different ways to explore His creation.
I know that when scientists investigate things that are too small for them to see, they must rely on other ways of gathering data.
Really feeling for the edges.
StoryTime: 'A little Girl and a Poor Frail Lady'
The story that we read today is from the Jesus Storybook Bible. The scripture reference is from Luke 8. There was a little girl who was dying and her dad, Jairus, runs to get Jesus so that He can heal her. On his way there, the hem of his clothes is touched and a frail old lady was healed from her infirmity. A touch with faith heals. Jesus arrives at the little girl's house. It seems to most that she has died, however, Jesus touches her hand and tells her to get up. She is revived and lives. A touch with faith heals.
Group Investigation: One Touch or Two
Documenting their hypothesis:
I asked the students to circle on their investigation sheet if they thought they could or could not tell the difference between one tap of the paperclip and two taps of the paperclip.
First Aid kit of faith
Sometimes we need a little help. I had the students put together a First Aid Kit of Faith. Each item has an encouraging note along with a scripture that coincides with it. While they are putting one together to take home, I pray that they would be able to share Christ with others.
Super excited to share with others!!!