Feeding the 5000

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’ve written these resources over the summer but not used them with a class yet. So they’re a work in progress! They should make a good starting point for you and I’d love to hear your ideas for how you developed your class’ learning. I wrote them with upper stages in mind but have popped some ideas down for younger children at the end of the outline.

Overview and lesson plans

Story script


emoticons for sequencing

List of miracles

bread stories in the Bible