Sunday School at Home for May 1

Breakfast on the Beach

Theme: Following Jesus brings great rewards.
Scripture: John 21:1-19
Complete Supply List:
● Toy fishing nets - 1 per child
● Plastic eggs - at least 1 per child
● Stickers - 1 per plastic egg
● Permanent marker
● Assorted printed images
● Paper
● Pencil
● “Breakfast on the Beach” video lesson
● Something to play the video
● Swedish Fish candies
● Goldfish crackers
● Graham crackers - 1 per child
● Blue icing
● Plastic knives - 1 per child

The Children’s Sermon
You’ll Need:
● Toy fishing nets - 1 per child
● Plastic eggs - at least 1 per child
● Stickers - 1 per plastic egg
● Permanent marker
● Assorted printed images
● Paper
● Pencil

Get Ready: Either draw or find and print each of the following images on a small
piece of paper: (1) a group of male friends, (2) a boat, (3) a pile of fish, (4) a splash in a
body of water, and (5) a campfire. Place each image inside a separate egg. Use the
permanent marker to write numbers on the eggs with images in them, following the
number scheme above. Then put a sticker inside each egg, except for the numbered
eggs. Hold onto the extra stickers.

Do This: (Have kids sit in a circle.) Let’s see what we can catch today. (Have kids
use their nets to try to scoop up “fish” from the center of the empty circle.) Of course
we didn’t catch anything because there was nothing there to catch.
That reminds me about what we are learning from the Bible today. Jesus had died
and come back to life on Easter. Later, Jesus’ friends were out fishing, trying to
make a living.
Jesus’ friends fished all night and caught nothing. Then, they saw a man, not
knowing it was Jesus, on the shore. Jesus yelled to them, asking, “Have you
caught anything?” They didn’t know the man was Jesus, but they still listened
when He told them to cast their fishing nets on the right side of the boat.
(Spread out the eggs around the room, and tell kids to “catch the fish.” Make sure
everyone catches at least one. Tell kids not to open the eggs.)
You caught something! That’s like what happened to Jesus’ friends. Jesus' friends
caught 153 fish! (Point out that there are numbers on some of the fish. Have kids
come forward with the fish with a “1” on it. Explain that image symbolizes that Jesus’
friends were together. Repeat with eggs two and three, inviting kids to tell what they
think the image symbolizes from what you’ve covered in the Bible passage so far.)
There were so many fish that the friends couldn’t pull in the fishing net. That’s
when Peter realized Jesus was the man yelling to them from the shore. (Have the
child with the egg labeled four show the image in the fish and tell what he or she
thinks it symbolizes.)
Peter was so excited when He realized Jesus had appeared again to them that He
jumped into the water and swam to the shore where Jesus was!
The rest of the friends brought the boat to shore. (Have the child with the egg
labeled five present the image in the fish and tell what he or she thinks it symbolizes.)
Jesus cooked breakfast over a campfire. Jesus’ friends were reminded that day
that following Jesus brings great rewards.
I think if you open up your “fish,” you’ll find a reward, too! (Allow time, and give a
sticker to the kids who had the numbered fish.)
The disciples got to see Jesus and spend time with Him, and they ate the delicious
breakfast He made for them and even had leftover fish to take home. Jesus loves
being friends with you, too, and when we follow Him, He takes care of us and
blesses us in amazing ways!

PRAY: Dear Father, we know that you have wonderful blessings in store for us
when we follow Jesus. Our prayer is that we will always follow you. In Jesus’ name,
amen.

Video Lesson
You’ll Need:
● “Breakfast on the Beach” video lesson
● Something to play the video


Do This:
Show the video.
ASK:
● What do you think Jesus’ friends thought when they saw it was Him on the
beach?
● How has Jesus helped you?

Under the Sea
You’ll Need:
● Swedish Fish candies
● Goldfish crackers
● Graham crackers - 1 per child
● Blue icing
● Plastic knives - 1 per child

Do This:
Follow these steps for the snack:
● Have kids clean their hands.
● Give each child a Graham cracker, a plastic knife, and some Swedish Fish candy
and crackers.
● Show kids how to spread the blue icing or yogurt on the graham cracker to
make the cracker look like it’s partially covered with water.
● Have kids add candy or cracker fish to the water. Encourage them to create
their own designs.
● Have kids show their designs to the rest of the group.
● Enjoy!

SAY: When we follow Jesus, He helps us—just like when Jesus’ friends caught all
those delicious fish!

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