We begin the new year by sharing the story of Jesus's baptism from the Gospel of Mark.
To begin exploring the topic of baptism take a look at and discuss the following pictures:
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|Sixth’s Baptismal font|
Questions to ask:
What are the people doing in these pictures?
When have you seen a baptism?
Have you seen a baptism in our church?
Do you know anything about your baptism?
Following the story, here are some questions you can ask:
Questions after the story:
Who baptized Jesus?
What did you learn about John the Baptizer in the story?
Where was Jesus baptized?
What special thing happened when Jesus was baptized?
What was your favorite part of the story?
Things you can do at home!
Paper bag puppets - Make puppets out of paper bags to illustrate the story. Ask kids to e them make puppets for John, Jesus, and other parts of the story. Put on a puppet show for their telling and describing the story.
Story book to share:
"The Rain Came Down" by David Shannon