Day 4: Deaf Can Hear and Mute Can Talk
*There are 7 activities for this day’s lesson. Feel free to choose one or two of the activities OR spread them out across several days.
- Bible (I like the NirV)
- Coloring sheet of ear
- Activity #1: Paper towel tube, Scissors, Markers, Paper towel holder
- Activity #2: Paper plate, Large ears (printed out or drawn), Piece of yarn (6-12 inches in length), Single hole puncher
- Activity #3: Objects that make sound (water bottle with ice/water, keys, crumpled paper, instruments)
- Activity #4: Short fat cup, 5 rubber bands, packaging tape
- Activity #5: Piece of paper, markers, scissors/cutters, pink construction paper
- Activity #6: Felt in any skin color, pink felt, white or other light color of felt, scissors, hot glue, sharpie
- Activity #7: Piece of paper, 2 bandaids
Day 4: Lesson
- Open Bible to Mark 7:32-35. Ask if child wants to touch God’s Word. Touch gently. Then, read the verses.
- Touch ears and tongue/mouth when talking of them. Jesus healed the man’s ears and tongue. Jesus makes our ears to hear His truth and our tongue to speak of Him to others! Clap and cheer for Jesus!
- Since I couldn’t find a picture of this story in any of our children’s Bibles, I printed off a coloring sheet for an illustration.
- Peek at ear through TP tube. Our ears help us hear. Jesus healed the deaf man’s ears so that he could hear!
- Can color page. The ear I found and printed was pretty small on the page, but Katelyn wanted me to draw vehicles around it, which was perfect because we talked about hearing the sounds the vehicles make.
Sing: I Can’t Hear You – Story Role Play
- (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
- Put hands over ears. I can’t hear you. (2x) What did you say? (2x)
- Put fingers in ears – then out. Jesus put His fingers here. (2x) Now I can hear! (2x)
- Stick tongue out. I can’t talk. (2x) What can I say? (2x)
- Spit, then pretend to touch tongue gently. Jesus put His fingers here. (2x) Now I can talk! (2x)
Activity #1: Body Parts Stack- Body Parts
- Prep: Cut paper towel tube into 5 pieces. Draw body parts on each: hair, eyes/ears, nose, mouth, chin. (I actually drew the body parts/person first and then cut the tube, but whatever is easiest! Also, I included hands/arms, tummy, legs, and feet on my person.)
- Show child how to slide the paper towel tube pieces onto the holder to build a person with a chin, mouth, nose, eyes/ears, and hair. Dump it off and let them try.
- As child places each piece on the holder (or before if they need guidance for which piece to place next), speak: “Jesus heals my _____.”
Activity #2: Paper Plate Ears – Body Parts
- Prep: Cut paper plate in half and draw large ears (or print off pictures to glue on).
- Decorate ears.
- Lay yarn across top of child’s head and cut so that it reaches the middle of each ear.
- Place a single hole punch in the top of each paper plate and tie together with yarn.
- Lay yarn across child’s head to wear the large ears.
- Jesus helps us hear God’s Word. Jesus helps us hear His truth!
Activity #3: What Makes a Sound? – Hearing
- Place all items out in front of child. Let’s listen to what sounds these objects make!
- Sing: (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down) Jesus gave us ears to hear, ears to hear, ears to hear. Jesus gave us ears to hear – thank You, thank You, Jesus!
Activity #4: Cup Guitar – Hearing
- Hold up a rubber band and pluck it. Do you hear a sound?
- Let’s wrap the rubber bands around the cup and see what happens. Pluck the guitar and sing.
- (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down) Jesus gave us ears to hear, ears to hear, ears to hear. Jesus gave us ears to hear – thank You, thank You, Jesus!
Activity #5: Kind Words Tongue – Talking
- Prep: Draw a smiley face on sheet of paper. Cut a long tongue out of pink construction paper (make the tongue have a rectangle at the back/top so the tongue won’t pull straight out of the face. Cut a slit in the mouth for tongue to slide through.
- Jesus wants us to speak kind words to others.
- Decorate smiley face. Write kind things on the pink tongue like: “I love you.” “Thank You, Jesus!” “You are kind.”
- Slide the tongue into the mouth and read the kind things as the tongue sticks out further.
- (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down) Jesus gave us a tongue to speak, a tongue to speak, a tongue to speak. Jesus gave us a tongue to speak – thank You, thank You, Jesus!
Activity #6: Kind Words Tongue – Talking
- Prep: Cut out circle for head and tongue shape. (I ended up making a puppy and adding ears!) Draw face on circle, and glue on tongue (and ears). Cut out small rectangles. Write kind things on each rectangle using the fine point sharpie.
- Have child stick rectangle on the tongue, and you read what it says. Repeat.
- Sing song from Activity #5.
Activity #7: Jesus Heals Craft – Application
- Prep: Draw a large heart on piece of paper and write “Jesus Heals” across the top.
- Talk to child about what/who Jesus can heal. Write or draw personal things in the heart.
- Make a cross out of bandaids. Jesus heals my heart of sin.
Closing: Mark 1:34, Jesus healed many people who were sick. Jesus healed the man’s ears and tongue. Jesus makes our ears to hear His truth and our tongue to speak of Him to others!