Boy with lunch
- One day, after Jesus had finished teaching the crowd, one of the disciples asked how they would feed them all. There were 5,000 men as well as women and children. Andrew brought forward a young boy who had a packed lunch of five loaves of bread and two small fish.
- This part of the boy's story is found in John, chapter 6, verses 1 to 9.
- Important children are also found in the stories of Samuel and his teacher Eli, David's fight with Goliath and General Naaman's visit to the prophet Elisha.
- The boy with the lunch is found in our 2by2 game.
- The boy had two small fish in his packed lunch. The area was near to the fishing villages along Lake Galilee so fish was a common and inexpensive food. Four of Jesus' disciples were fisherman - Andrew, Simon Peter, James and John.
- This part of the boy's story is found in John, chapter 6, verse 9.
- Fish are also found in the stories of Jonah's unsuccessful escape, Peter's huge haul of fish and Jesus cooking breakfast for the disciples.
- Fish appear in our 2by2 and Animal Scramble games.
- The boy had five loaves of bread in his packed lunch. Most families baked bread every day. Bread was an important part of people's diet.
- This part of the boys story is found in John, chapter 6, verse 9.
- Bread is also found in the stories of Joseph and the royal baker, Elijah and the widow's meal and Jesus at the last supper.
- Bread appears in our Scramble and Numbers games.
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- After he had given thanks to God for the food, Jesus divided it up. Miraculously, everyone had enough to eat and the was food left over. The disciples filled twelve baskets with uneaten food.
- This part of the boy's story is found in John, chapter 6, verses 11 to 14.
- Baskets are also found in the stories of baby Moses in the reeds, the royal baker's dream and Paul's escape from the city of Damascus.
- Baskets appear in our Scramble and 2by2 games.