Messy Mondays 18.5.20

Messy Monday  18.5.20


Hi Messy Monday friends


I hope you are all well and looking after each other in your families.


Messy Monday – Building Boats



Here in Inverclyde we live near the River Clyde. Many of us can see  boats and ships nearly every day and they are an important part of the story of our area with the town of Greenock being an early fishing village and later a centre for shipbuilding. Think about boats you have seen or been on and talk about those boats with those who share your home. Big boats, small boats, ferries, paddle steamers, canoes, rowing boats – what colour were the boats, where did you go on the boats, what memories do you have of the boats ?


There are a lot of stories in the gospels which include boats. accounts of Jesus’ life. In one story, Jesus calls 4 fishermen to become disciples – Simon, Andrew, James and John. Later on Jesus and the disciples were in a boat crossing Lake Galilee and there was a great storm. Jesus helped the disciples when they were worried and scared and calmed the storm.


Using the video below you can make a model paper boat. Ask  a grown up to help you follow the instructions.


How to Make a Paper Boat (Origami Instructions)


Once you have made your boat, why not launch it in your bath, sink or if you have a garden you may have a paddling pool or fish pond. You can ask your grown up to upload pictures of it to social media.


While you are watching your boat, think about the disciples on Lake Galilee and thank God for the people who help you when you are feeling worried or scared.


Thanks to Simon Hutton for today’s Messy Monday


Take care,


Karen and the Messy Church team


And at the end of today remember to say the blessing we use at Messy Church


From the top of our heads, to our shoulders, to our knees, to our toes


May the love of God be with us wherever we are. Amen




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