Fisher’s of Men
Jesus chose twelve disciples.
Jesus’ disciples were men who helped Jesus in teaching other’s about God’s love.
Jesus knew exactly which men he wanted to be his disciples. The first two disciples he chose were brothers, Simon (everyone called him Peter) and Andrew.
Peter and Andrew were fishermen. They were throwing nets into the sea to catch fish when Jesus called to them.
Jesus said “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
Peter and Andrew knew there was something very special about Jesus and they stopped what they were doing and follow him right away and became Jesus’ first two disciples.
Jesus didn’t actually want them to throw nets over people like they did when they were fishing. He wanted his disciples to instead teach them about God’s love and His special plan for them to live in heaven with Him.
Just as Peter and Andrew would pull fish into their boats when they were fishing, Jesus wanted them to pull people into God’s family by showing them God’s love.
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” Matthew 4:19
Do you know what a disciple is?
What do you think Jesus meant when He said he would make them Fisher’s of Men?
How can you show people God’s love and be a Fisher of Men?
Now let’s have some fun with a craft!
In this craft children can have fun with fishing like Peter and Andrew did before Jesus called them to be disciples. It can help remind them to be fisher’s of men.
You can have one rod that all the children share and just have them cut out their own fish or have everyone make their own rod to take home. Either way will work fine. :-)
You may use this FREE printable to cut out the fish or draw your own to cut out and use.
You will also need these items:
- Yarn or string
- A skewer (with the pointed end cut or sanded off) or dowel rod/cake pop stick
- A magnet (magnetic tape works great)
- Paper fish
- Paper clips (same number of clips as you have fish)
First attach your string to your “rod” or stick.
Then attach the magnets to the other end of the string. (You can tie the string around them or tape them; whichever works best)
Print out the fish printable and have the children cut out their fish
Now place a paper clip on the “nose” of each fish and let the kids go fishing!
Want to see how others are using some of these printables? Check out how the moms at Baby Book Club blog used the fish printable with their Dr. Seuss activities. So creative and fun!! I love to see how these printables are being used by others.