Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet
What Kids Will Do: Make aprons to remind them to
What Kids Will Need: 9x12-inch pieces of white
felt, hole punch, yarn, tempera paints, paper plates, sponge
Preparation Place: Pour a thin layer of paint onto
several paper plates. Use the hole punch to make holes (about 2
inches apart) across the longer side of each piece of felt. Set out
all other supplies where children can easily reach them.
- Give each child a piece of white felt and a 4-foot length of
- Direct children to lace yarn through the holes, creating apron
- Allow children to dip the sponges in the paint and stamp
patterns on their aprons.
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When children have finished, ask them to help you collect the
craft supplies. Discuss the John 13:1-17 account of Jesus washing
the disciples' feet. Ask:
- Can you name some things you can do to put this apron "into
- When you serve others, how do you think it makes them
- How does serving someone else make you feel?
Say: We can grow in love by serving others. Jesus was a servant;
he came to take away our sins and show us God's love. Jesus set an
example for us to follow. We can be like Jesus and serve others
WOWS That Work
Let children don their aprons and launch into cleaning their
meeting room. Toys should be put away, floor can be swept, and
furniture may be dusted. Small toy brooms actually do "work," and
socks worn over hands make fun dusters.