I love doing Bible crafts with my kids. I could leave it up to the church, but my husband and I want to be a great influence on our kids for Christ. If you are here looking for a lesson and craft to do with your own kids, I hope I can equip you well. I’m sure there are some Sunday School or AWANA teachers here looking as well. Welcome. I’m glad I can help you out with a craft today. This Jesus and the miraculous catch of fish craft is fun and easy to do with kids of all ages. If you are looking for other great Bible crafts and lessons, take a look here. You also might find my character development series really helpful.
This craft highlights the story found in John 21 where Jesus visits his disciples after the resurrection. The disciples are not catching any fish, but Jesus re-directs them, and the nets are too heavy to even haul in to shore. It’s a story that embraces Jesus’ authority and wisdom. It’s a great lesson that helps us learn to trust Jesus as well.
I like to make crafts and activities easily accessible, so I created this free printable for you to use. Visit the bottom of the post (before the other Bible lessons) to find a printable without scripture in case you are using this fish idea for another purpose. I hope this blesses many moms, teachers and kids as it goes out into the world. I hope you will sign up for my weekly newsletter to stay on top of other free printables that come available as well as may other resources for parenting and family life.
Materials Needed to Make Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish Craft
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- Free Fish Printable
- Color Stamp Pad, Water Color Paints (Here’s a link to the mini sets if you need them for a number of kids.) or Paints
How to Make Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish Craft
This is a very simple craft, making it easy for groups of kids or your own individual child. We used water colors to make our fingerprint scales. Did you know you could use water colors like a stamp pad by adding a little water? Stamp pads are probably a little easier, a little less messy and might show a bit more detail of the fingerprint. However, I liked using the water color option because I had those on hand and could use the paint for the fins also. Kids can do fingerprints and dip their finger in water and wipe it on a paper towel before switching colors to prevent color mixing. Once the scale area is full of colors, an option is to use the paints to paint the fins of the fish.
For those interested in using this fish for other Bible crafts or fish lessons, here is a printable without the Bible verse on it.
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