Summer Fishing Fun

Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”  Matthew 4:19 (NKJV)

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We have some fishing fun for you today! Since it is hot and summer time, your family may be sipping lemonade, orange juice and other beverages that come in a carton. How about turning those cartons into fishing fun for the kids?

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Joel and I were sitting by his wading pool one hot July day, when we came up with this idea.  We cut fish shapes from a lemonade carton, since the coating on the carton protects the fish in the wading pool.

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Then we fastened safety pins to the mouths of the fish.

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Finally, we tossed the fish in the wading pool.  Joel fished them out with his magnetic fishing pole.

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If you don’t have a fishing pole, you could attach a magnet from your fridge to a string on a stick.

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While we were making our fish, we talked about how Jesus liked to go fishing.  In fact, many of Jesus’ friends were fishermen.  Sometimes Jesus’ friends had trouble catching fish and Jesus would tell them to “throw the net on the other side of the boat.” Then they would catch so many fish the net would almost break.  How did Jesus know there were so many fish on the other side?

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Today’s TEA CUPP for homeschool moms:  Stay cool, recycle, have fun fishing, talk about Jesus. 

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You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  Deuteronomy 6:7 (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.

 

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