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Miracles - Peter Finds a Coin in Fishes Mouth

Bible Crafts and Learning Activities for Peter Finds a Coin in Fishes Mouth Sunday School Lesson

 

 

The following crafts comes from the Bible lesson, "Jesus Considers Others - Jesus Pays the Temple Tax" on The Resource Room.

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Fish Puppet With Coin in its Mouth

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What you will need:

Two, 9 oz. Paper Cups per fish

Scissors

Brass Fasteners

Wiggle Eyes Stickers

Dot Color Coding labels (found at office supply store). You can also use the filler paper reinforcements, colored paper

Low Temperature Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Hole Punch

How to Make the Paper Cup Fish Puppets:

1. Cut the white rim off of one of the cups. This one will be used for the tail fins. Then punch two holes using a sharp object as close to the bottom of the cup as possible on opposite sides.

2. Punch two holes in the other cup as close to the top as possible on opposite sides.

3. Insert the tail cup into the fish-body cup matching up the holes.

4. Insert a brass brad into one of the holes on the fish-body cup and through the hole in the matching tail cup. Put your hand inside the tail cup and flatten out the brad. Do the same thing on the other side of the fish. If you do not have brads you can just glue the tail to the inside of the body with a low temp. glue gun.

5. Press the tail cup flat at the edge and cut it in the shape of a fin. Glue it closed with a low temp. glue gun.

6. Cut the side fins from matching paper or card stock, fold down the end, and glue it to the fish.

7. Have your children decorate the fish with dot stickers, draw a mouth and glue a paper coin to the mouth. (Pattern available to members only.)

Member's Fish Pattern Puppet

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Surprise Coin in Fishes Mouth Activity Sheet

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What you will need:

Watercolor paint

White crayon

White printer paper

Paint Brushes

Containers for water

How to Make:

1. Before class print out fish pictures onto white printer paper. Place a small coin behind each picture, varying the location, and color on the fish picture, over the coin, with a white crayon.(A pattern for this craft is available to members.)

Member's Fish Pattern Puppet

2. In class have your children find the "coin" by painting over the picture with water color paint. The water color paint will not stick to the white crayon and the coin will appear.

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Coin in Fish Activity Sheet

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What you will need:

Watercolor paint or crayons

Printer Paper

Scissors

Glue or tape

How to Make:

1. Before class print out fish pictures and pictures of coins. (A pattern for this craft is available to members.)

Member's Fish Pattern Puppet

2. In class have your children color or paint the picture of the fish then cut along the top of the mouth and insert the coin and glue it in place. (Use paper coins with younger children.)

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Paper Bag Fish with Coin in its Mouth

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These unique fish make fun toys for children of all ages. The mouths are made with Chenille stems so they can be posed into many different shapes.

They are a little difficult to make so younger Children will need help forming the bag into the fish shape, but they will enjoy painting, decorating, and posing the fish.

This is a great craft for large groups because they cost less than fifteen cents a piece to make!

What you will need:

Paper Lunch Bags

Chenille Stems

Water Color Paint and Paint Brushes

Scissors

Recycled Plastic Grocery Bag

2 oz. Bottle of Paint or Something Similar that is About 2 1/4" Wide

Paper Bag Fish diagram

Masking Tape

If you have young children, prepare the fish before class. Leave the plastic bag stuffing in the mouth. After the children have painted the fish and the paint is dry carefully remove the plastic bags and then have your children place a coin in the fishes mouth.

How to Make the Paper Bag Fish:

1. Stuff two plastic grocery bags into the bottom of the paper lunch bag. Crinkle up the bag just above the plastic bags. Pull up on the sides of the bag to make the straight.

2. Open the bag just enough to place the paint bottle into the center of the bag so that it is standing up. Crinkle up the bag again around the bottle and secure it with a Chenille stem.

3. Carefully bend down the top of the bag over the bottom of the bag bringing it down over the bottom of the bag as far as possible. Crinkle up the bag again around the bottom of the bag to form the fish shape and secure it with masking tape.

4. Remove the paint bottle.

5. Cut fish fins from another paper bag and glue them to the fish.

6. Paint the fish with water color paint or other paint and let it dry.

7. When the paint is dry carefully remove the plastic bags from the fishes mouth.

8. To finish glue on googly eyes.

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Paper Origami Fish with Moving Mouth Craft

Fish puppet craft with opening and closing mouth for Peter finds a coin in the fishes mouth Bible lesson

You can also use this fish puppet to act out the story of Peter finding the coin in the fishes mouth. Use the coin pattern from the paper cup fish above. (A pattern for this craft is available to members.)

Member's Fish Pattern Puppet

Children can open and close the mouth of this fish and insert and remove the coin. The tail moves up and down to make the fish look like it is swimming.

Paper coin patterns are available on the Paper Cup Fish Craft above.

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Origami Fish with Open Mouth Craft

Origami Fish with coin in it's Mouth for Peter Finds a coin in the Fishes Mouth Bible Lesson

This craft takes two sheets of paper. The body is an origami cup and the fins are just a smaller origami cup attaches with a paper fastener that allows the tail to move up and down.

Paper coin patterns are available on the Paper Cup Fish Craft above. Children will enjoy putting the coins in and taking them out of the origami fish.

Use the fish craft to act out the story or tell your children to tell their parents the story using their fish puppets.

You can find directions on how to make this craft on the Under the Sea Crafts Page.

 

 

 

Play a Bible Lesson or Bible Verse Review Game

"Where's the Coin?" Bible Lesson Review Game with Origami Fish

Preparation:

Before class make a bunch of origami fish using different colors of paper. Write the words of the Bible verse or questions relating to the lesson on pieces of paper and fold them up. Place a question or word in each of the fishes mouths. Place a coin in one of the fishes mouths. Use a paper coin if you have young children.

How to Play:

In class place all the fish on a table and have your children take turns picking a fish. Let them reach in the mouth and see what is inside. Ask the question that is on the paper or read the word. Place the word on the board in order of the verse. Have your children read the words each time you add another word. Keep playing until all the fishes have been picked.

 

 

"Find the Coin" Bible Verse Review Game

Find the Coin Bible Verse Review Game

Before class print out the fish patterns onto card stock and cut them out. (A pattern is available to members of The Resource Room.)

Member's Fish Pattern Puppet

Tape a paper coin on the back of one of the fish. Place a metal paper clips on the mouths of each fish and spread them out on the floor. Make a fishing pole by tying a magnet on the end of a string and attaching it to a short pole.

 

In class remind your children that Jesus paid the temple tax because he didn't want to offend anyone or make them think that he was doing something wrong.

Write the Bible verse on the board and explain it to your children. Remind them that Jesus told Peter to go down to the lake and put his fishing pole in the water. The first fish he caught would have a coin in its mouth. Tell your children that one of the fishes on the floor has a coin in its mouth and they are going to try and be the one who catches the fish with the coin.

Have your children take turns catching fish. When a child picks up a fish have him look on the back of the fish to see if he caught the fish with the coin. If he didn't, ask him if he knows what the word is on the fish. Have him find the same word on the board and tape his fish under the same word on the board. Keep playing until all the fish have been caught.

If you have older children, go over the verse several times without writing it on the board and see if they can put the fish in order to spell out the verse.

 

 

Bible Verse Review Relay Game

 

Fish Relay Bible Verse Review Game

 

(Older Children) Make two set of fish cards and divide your children up into two teams. Place all the fish on the table upside down. On the word "go" see which team can turn over all the fish cards and place them in order first.