Road to Emmaeus




  1. Children should be able to tell the story of the road to Emmaeus in their own words.
  2. Children should know that the disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of the Road to Emmaeus in the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 259-260, or the GoldenChildren’s Bible, pages 356-358. Where were the men going? Why? Who was the stranger? When did they know that He was Jesus? Review the story of the Last Supper, when Jesus last broke bread with His disciples.


  1. True/False Questions:

True                                                     False

            The men were going to Emmaeus.                  The men were going to Nazareth.

            They met Jesus on the way.                            They met John the Baptist.

            Jesus told them all about the Bible.                Jesus told them “The Three Pigs”.

            They knew Jesus when He broke bread.         They never knew who Jesus was.


  1. This is a good time to review, as Jesus did, the span of the Old Testament and prophets and what they said about the Messiah. When did people first disobey God? Review the story of Adam and Eve. Over and over, God saved His people: Noah and the ark, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and Passover, Jonah and the big fish, the three boys in the fire, Daniel in the lion’s den. Look at the pictures in the Read with Me Bible. In each case, God provided the means of saving His people. What were they? (ark, ram, blood of lamb, fish, Jesus Himself, an angel) He gave His people His law, the Ten Commandments, but they disobeyed even that. Now He has given His Son to save us all!


  1. Re-enact the scene as the men broke bread with Jesus. Have the students sit in a circle. Have some really tasty bread, with butter and jam ready. Remember to pray before eating. The teacher then can tear off a piece of bread for each student and everyone can eat the bread with butter and jam.


  1. Decorate a hiking stick, like the ones the men might have used to walk to Emmaeus. The students will have chosen sticks at the camping trip last weekend. Bring acrylic paints for them to decorate them. Using Christian symbols? After they dry, spray with clear spray to fix the paint.


  1. Close with prayer.