Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet


What Kids Will Do: Design serving trays as they
learn how Jesus showed his disciples how to serve others.
What Kids Will Need: aluminum biscuit pans, white
paint, paintbrush, tempera paint, paper plates, rubber craft
stamps, embroidery thread, craft glue, marker, snacks.
Preparation Place: A few days before this
activity, paint each aluminum pan white. On the day of the craft,
squeeze a little paint onto several paper plates, and place these
within children’s reach.
Easy Steps

Serving Trays

  1. Give each child a white aluminum pan. Write each child’s name
    on the bottom of his or her pan.
  2. Guide children in lightly dipping rubber stamps in paint and
    then pressing the stamp once or twice on a paper plate to remove
    excess paint.
  3. Let children stamp designs on the white pans.
  4. To trim pan edges, children may glue embroidery thread around
    the perimeter. As children work, let them brainstorm ideas for
    using their trays.
    Preschool Connection
  • While trays dry, ask children to assist you in cleaning up and
    putting away craft supplies. Open your Bible to John 13:1-17, and
    tell the story of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet. Then ask:
  • What does it mean to serve someone?
  • Why do you think Jesus washed the disciples’ feet?
  • What do you think Jesus hoped the disciples would learn about

Say: Jesus washed the disciples’ feet to show
them how much he loved them. He wanted his disciples to learn to
serve and love others too. Jesus wants us to serve and love people,
just like his disciples did. We can show love by serving and
helping others.

Let the children serve each other snacks, using the trays they
just made.



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