Bible Texts:

 Matthew 14:13-22, Mark 6:30-45, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:5-13

 

Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Feeding of the Five Thousand," DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.228

"Jesus Feeds 5,000," Spark Story Bible, p.222

"Jesus Feeds the Crowd,” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.259

“Jesus Feeds Thousands,” The Beginner's Bible, p. 357

“Loaves and Fishes,” The Usborne Children's Bible, p.107

“Loaves and Fish,” The Lion Bible for Children p.259

"Five Thousand Hungry People," A First Bible Story Book, p. 66

 

Children's Story Resources

Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore

Sid wants six dinners, so he lives in six different houses and has six different owners who are unaware of one another. When they find out, they get angry and quit being Sid's owners. But don't worry, Sid finds six new owners, who know one another and don't mind feeding Sid six times.

 

How these stories are connected:  God's abundance provides enough for everyone. Just as Sid eventually finds homes that provide for his needs, unlikely as that may seem, Jesus provides enough food for those who are hungry and he does so from a seeming lack of resources.

 

Questions about Six Dinner Sid:

     What makes Sid happy?

     Why do you think he needs six dinners?

     Why do the first six owners get mad at Sid?

     Why don't the new owners get mad?

 

Questions about the Bible story:

     Why are so many people around Jesus?

     Why do the disciples get mad?

     Why doesn't Jesus get mad?

     What does Jesus do?

 

Questions about our lives:

     How do you think Jesus provides food for so many people?

     How does He still do that today?

 

Prayer

Dear Jesus, thank you for feeding and caring for people. Help us to share what we have with others, so no one may be hungry or lonely. Amen.