Fish

Nature

Requirements

  • Find three of the “fish stories” in the Bible:
    • Loaves and fishes (Mark 6:34-44 and Matthew 14:13-21)
    • Father knows best (Luke 11:11-13)
    • Jonah (Jonah 1-2)
    • Breakfast with Jesus (John 21:8-113)
    • Fishers of men (Matthew 4:18-22)
  • Learn how fish served an important part in providing food for the pilgrims.
  • Learn how to care for a pet fish.
  • Learn about two fish that live in a lake or ocean that is closest to you and how to protect them.
  • Play a fish game or complete a fish craft.

Answers

  • Help the children find the scripture and review the stories.
  • See resources below on the Indian Squanto.
  • Ask someone who has a pet fish or works in a pet store to talk to the children, or get general fish care instructions from a pet store or library and discuss these with the children. Learn about care, food (when and what to feed a fish), and aquariums. Remember, our pet fish depend on us to care for them—they cannot care for themselves.
  • Learn about two types of fish that live naturally. Discuss how we can help by keeping the water clean. Never put garbage in lakes or the ocean.
  • Fish game:
    • Make a stick fishing pole with a string and magnet on the end.  “Go fish” for goodies like little Bibles, stickers, gummie fish, etc.
    • Crafts: (also see resources below)
    • Make a paper plate aquarium: Use two paper plates, cut a round circle in one, put clear or blue-clear plastic wrap on it to make it look like a window into an aquarium. Place fish sticker and draw seaweed/plants on the uncut plate. Glue both plates together, so it is like an aquarium with see-through glass.
    • Felt fish: Prepare pre-cut felt fish shapes and have the children decorate them with sequins.

References

Adventure Awards Book