Wedding at Cana

WEDDING AT CANA

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should identify the water into wine as Jesus’s first miracle.
  2. Children should know the word “miracle” and what it means.
  3. Children should recognize that the wedding at Cana is part of our wedding service.

 

Possible Lesson Plans:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Read the story of the wedding at Cana in the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 184-185, or the Read with Me Bible, pages 295-297. Supplement with the Children’s Bible, page 366, or Children’s Stories of the Bible pages 158-160, or the flannelgraph story. Why was Jesus in Cana? Who asked him to supply more wine? How was the wine supplied? Remind the children that this was Jesus’s first miracle. What is a miracle?

 

  1. True/False Questions:

True                                                     False

            Jesus went to a wedding at Cana.                  Jesus went to a wedding in Jerusalem

            Mary asked Jesus for more wine.                    The bride asked Jesus for more wine.

            Jesus turned water into wine.                         Jesus turned grapes into wine.

            Jesus’s wine was the best ever.                       Jesus’s wine was sour and nasty.

 

  1. Talk a bit about weddings. Has any of the children ever been to one? What happens? Discuss the bride and groom, the service and priest. Play-act a wedding with children as bride and groom, priest, and Jesus and Mary and the other guests. What happens after the ceremony? (reception/party) What’s a party like? What do you like to have at a party? What might grown-ups like to have? What would it be like to run out of drinks with all those guests?

 

  1. Usually, there’s singing and dancing at a Jewish wedding. Enjoy some of the dances you learned last week at movie night.

  1. Make The Steward’s Clay Pots: Take any sort of clay; they sell some nice Mexican reddish air-dry clay at most craft stores. Children love to make things of clay. Try making a pot shaped like a vase. It’s ok to paint on air-dry clay with acrylic paint even before drying if you want to decorate your pots. If you’re able to get a waterproof clay, the pots can be used as vases; otherwise, warn the children to use only silk flowers.

Close with prayer.