Unit: Know Jesus

Session Title: Jesus Healed a Blind Man

Life Point: Jesus performed miracles and helped people.

Unit Verse: “We no longer believe because of what you said, since we have heard for our-selves and know that this really is the Savior of the world.” John 4:42

Weekly Bible Verse: “If this man were not from God, he wouldn’t be able to do anything.” John 9:33

Bible Passage: John 9:1-34

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Game: Did this Happen?
This is a good review game after reading the Bible story. You can use the statements below or come up with your own from the story. Designate one side of the room as “Yes” and one side as “No.” As you read each of the below statements, children pick the “yes” or “no” side of the room to stand in based on what they remember from the Bible story.
1. Jesus heals the blind man by putting mud on his eyes.
2. John the Baptist called Jesus the Lamb of God.
3. The Pharisees are upset that Jesus healed the man on the Sabbath.
4. The Pharisees planned to kill Jesus.
5. The Pharisees question the man’s parents.
6. The Pharisees question the man again & throw him out of church.
7. Jesus was born in a special way without a human father.
8. Jesus finds the man and tells him about the Son of Man.
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Game: Sense of Touch Game
Fill a bag with different objects that children would recognize (a cup, a marker, a Barbie doll, etc.) Have a child put on a blindfold and pick one object from the bag. They need to try and guess what the object is that is in their hand. You can also ask them after they guess what the object is how they knew it what is was or if it would have been easier to guess if they could see. Keep playing until every child who wants to play has had a turn.
Option: you could put a food item in the bag (i.e.: a bag of fruit snacks) and if they could guess it was a food item have them try to open it and try to eat it without taking off the blindfold.
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Craft: Stick Blind Men (more suited for 1st and 2nd)
Each child will make three puppets of the blind man. One when he was blind, one with mud on his face, and then one when he could see. The instructions are on the website. You basically just need paper circles (you could use the die cut machine to make cutting circles quicker) and craft sticks. Children could add more details to the face and do not have to picture the blind man with sunglasses on but maybe just simply with his eyes close. The website has them using real mud on one but you could use markers or paint. This would be a way for them to make a visual to retell the story to someone when they got home. You could also have the children write parts of the memory verse on the sticks.
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Game: Can You Do That Blindfolded? (great for 3rd-5th grades)
The document on the website below explains this game very well. Basically, it is a checklist of things children try to do while blindfolded and if they complete the task they get a smiley face or check mark on their sheet. You can use the tasks listed or come up with your own.
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