Monday, 26 May 2014

Monday Musings: Fishers of Men

Life is a little bit of trial and error and teaching Sunday School is no exception. I bought some plastic fish for the children to play a game of fishing to re-tell the Gospel story of when Jesus walked along the beach and helped the fishermen (John 21: 1-14). I hadn't anticipated that these fish weren't magnetic and actually needed a paddling pool of water - which of course I was not about to do in the Church Hall during the service.

So I decided to make some wooden fishing rods and promptly ordered some magnets while I was sipping my tea in Parish Breakfast - the joys of modern technology and mobile internet shopping.

Bargain from Ebay

Once the magnets arrived I used some bbq skewers to form the rod and by cutting the ends off - for safety - and sticking together with sellotape. Then I took some string and wrapped it round the ends to cover the tape.

At one end I left two ends of the string so that I could do a simple knot repeatedly to form a rope effect until the length of the rope was long enough to dangle a magnet at the end.

Here is the fishing rod:

We can use these for Holiday Club events and it will be fun to create lots of other fishing cards (with the use of laminated paper and a paper clip) for the children to play with. I have only made two rods so far but am making an extra one to go in one of our borrow bags - which are coming along nicely now.

"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men"
Matthew 4:19 KJV

Until next time,
Every Blessing

Kate at S-T-O-C-K-S

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