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The story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 always just screams snacktivity to me. Anyone else? I mean it was a snacktime in the Bible with a pretty profound lesson. And when I recieved a copy of ‘The Boy Who Shared His Sandwhich’ by Steph Williams in my mail box, well I just couldn’t help but brainstorm a new snacktime devotion.
The Boy Who Shared His Sandwhich
The Boy Who Shared His Sandwhich is a fun retelling of the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000. It shares about a little boy who gave his fish sandwhich and Jesus used his offering to bless and teach the crowd.
What I Loved
This book is so cute. With simple illustrations and wording, this story makes it easy for littles to understand the story. Steph Williams does a great job of showing the craziness of the situation…Jesus expecting the disciples to find food for such a large crowd in the middle of nowhere…such a little amount of food….and the miracle of multiplication.
I also love that this book doesn’t stop with just the feeding. Most children’s resources share that the crowd was fed, and that was it. But this story goes on to explain the lesson (something we discuss in our devotion of Jesus as the bread of life).
Jesus didn’t simply just feed the people’s bodies, but he fed their souls. The miracle was not simply that people’s bellies were full, but it was a sign that Jesus was God in flesh. And that when we follow him he will fill us so we will never spiritually hunger. He is the bread of life.
What my littles loved
My littles thought this book was hilarious. The clever writing had the little giggling. And, of course, they loved that this story partially centers on a child, just like them.
Snacktivity: Tuna Fish Sandwhiches
While we read, we snacked on some Tuna Fish finger sandwiches. Tuna fish may not sound like the most kid-friendly food. But it’s surprising what littles will eat when they help make it. Littles work on their fine-motor skills as they dump, pour, stir, sprinkle, and spread these tasty sandwiches.
What you need:
- 1 (5oz) can tuna fish in water (drained).
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 2 slices bread of choice.
What you do:
- Combine tuna, mayonnaise, and dill in a bowl. Stir together.
- Spread on one slice of bread. Cover with other slice to make a sandwich.
- Cut in shapes, if desired, and serve.