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Bible story: The feeding of the five thousand

Creative activities based on the Bible story of The feeding of the five thousand

In the Gospels of Matthew 14: 13-21, Mark 6: 31-44, Luke 9: 10-17 en John 6: 1-15, there is a miraculous story of Jesus feeding a multitude of people with just a few loaves of bread and fish. The story occurs after Jesus and his disciples had been preaching and teaching in a remote area, and the people were becoming hungry.

In response to their hunger, Jesus took the meager resources of five loaves and two fish, blessed them, and distributed them to the crowd. Miraculously, everyone was able to eat their fill, and there were even leftovers.

We have compiled a range of creative ideas and activities below that relate to this Bible story. These resources are designed to help you share this important message in an engaging and interactive way, whether you are a children's ministry leader, a Sunday school teacher, or a religious educator in a Christian primary school.

Our activities below are suitable for use in various settings such as church children's programs, children's ministry, catechism classes, children's services, Bible clubs, vacation Bible school, and Sunday school, and will help students understand the relevance of the Bible to their lives, and the importance of applying its teachings in practical ways.