We were looking at the story of Jesus walking on the water and Peter getting out of the Boat to join Him so I copied the text (Matthew 14: 22-31) and pasted it into the word cloud creator. I made an oval and then inverted it so that the words were around a blank space in the middle.
After telling the story, I then asked the children to take the word cloud and see what stood out to them from the words they could see ans from what they had heard. We prayed that God would speak to them and then everyone sat in silence for a few minutes while they drew or wrote what came to mind in the space. It was amazing to see what different things about the story spoke to different children and they were able to explain quite clearly what their responses were, having had time to reflect!
|Jesus helping Peter when he was sinking|
|Believe that Jesus can help when you are afraid|
|The need to trust|
|The waves could be quite scary|
|Hearing Jesus asking us to 'come' to him and helping others to come to him too.|
|Jesus being there when we are afraid|
|Jesus asking us to come when things are scary and trust him|
|We sometimes have to trust what we can't see. We can't see Jesus but we can trust him|