John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
Illustration by Marian van der Kruijt
Our first song is sung to the tune of "Jesus Loves Me"
Here are the words:
John the Baptist taught of God
everywhere he went and trod.
He taught of Jesus coming soon
and slept outside under the moon
And he ate locus
and he ate honey
and he met Jesus
and baptized him one day.
Time to get your paints out! In our story we learnt that John lived on honey and locusts. Today we are using bubble wrap to make beehive prints, and clothes pegs to make a locust.
wooden clothes peg
green pipe cleaners
What to do:
Cut Beehive shape from Buble wrap.
Cover bubble side with dark yellow paint and stamp on paper
Using yellow paint make finger prints above and around hive for bees. Leave to dry.
Draw in bee detail and outline hive using marker
Cut out door from brown card and stick onto hive, as shown
Paint Clothes Peg Green
Leave until paint is dry
Cut pipe cleaners to length and attach to clothes peg for legs
Cut out wings from paper
Stick on wings and eyes to clothes peg