This Story Illustration shows John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness. It can be used with children in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or with kids in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
John the Baptist Preached About the Messiah
God had a special plan for the prophet named John the Baptist. He would help prepare Israel for the Messiah's coming by encouraging people to live holy lives. He also would identify Jesus as the Messiah. These activities will help children learn about John and help kids understand how he introduced Jesus.
John the Baptist spoke boldly and with conviction about the coming Messiah. In this 10-piece jigsaw puzzle, he is talking to a crowd of adults and children. Your children will have a great deal of fun putting this puzzle together as you talk to them about John’s ministry.
The more tiles a player matches in this matching game, the more likely he or she is to win. But more important than winning is learning about John the Baptist and the important message he had for people. The Messiah soon would arrive!
We can understand Jesus’ ministry better when we understand John the Baptist’s role. This word search puzzle highlights elements in the life and ministry of John. Can your children find every word in the puzzle? Let them try!
Unscramble 12 words, then unscramble thirteen more letters to form a key phrase. Every item in this exercise highlights John the Baptist’s ministry. Get ready to learn—and have fun at the same time!
“What is John the Baptist saying to the crowd of people in this picture?” This is just one question you might ask your children as they try to find all the differences between these two pictures. Your kids have sharp eyes, don’t they? Let them show you by giving them this activity!