The Jesus Tree–Day Nineteen

Today’s reading was about the Samaritan Woman at the Well, as recorded in John 4:4-42. The ESV reading was not only long, but it’s also a pretty complicated reading for children, so I was especially grateful to read a simplified version in The Story Bible, as well. For some reason, I had a hard time stopping and explaining the actual text as we were reading, possibly because it was so long.

My symbol for the tree today wasn’t so great. It’s made of dark felt, which makes sense, but doesn’t show up very well against the banner, and even less so in a photo. There were optional suggestions in the directions for adding stones to the base of the well, and shingles to the roof, but my felt techniques were not equal to that task, especially because the pieces would have needed to be so small and so exact. The children still seemed to know what the symbol was, however, so I guess that’s all that really matters!

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