This story is a great one to explore. It involves eating! Who doesn’t love that?! We can talk about the miracles of Jesus, what is a miracle? do we believe miracles can happen? We can look at the themes of ‘rest’ and ‘compassion’. Asking children to identify them in the story and also to consider their own lives, where do they find rest? How can they show compassion?
I wrote these resources with upper stages in mind but have popped some ideas down for younger children at the end of the outline.
I worked with a P5 class looking at this story recently, we had a great time with some fabulous acting and wonderful discussions. We used sessions 1,2 and 4. We discovered session 4 has too much in it for one hour, but not enough for two separate sessions. If you use it and add to it please let us know and share your ideas.