There are many ways to show our love for Jesus. Mary (sister to Lazarus and Martha) once anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume. This craft will help remind children that prayer is one way we show our love for Jesus, just like Mary showed her love for Jesus.
Mary's Devotion to Jesus
In John 12:1-7, at a meal given in Jesus' honor, Mary expressed her devotion to the Lord by breaking open an expensive jar of fragrant oil, anointing Jesus' feet with it, and wiping them with her hair. Some objected, but Jesus commended Mary for her actions.
This word search puzzle contains 10 words associated with Mary’s anointing of Jesus feet with expensive oil. Not only will this puzzle give your children an opportunity to be reminded about the event’s details, it also will give you an opportunity to ask them how they can show their love for Jesus.
Your children will have a great deal of fun finding the 11 differences between these two pictures, both of which show Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive oil. See if you can spot the differences yourself, then ask your children to help you if you can’t find them all!
Give your children an opportunity to find out what six words and what one phrase are represented in the seven series of numbers in this coded words puzzle. The puzzle features elements of Mary’s extravagant expression of love to Jesus in John 12:1-7.
This jigsaw puzzle is a great activity to use as you talk to your children about the importance of expressing love for Jesus.
Matching pairs of tiles is a great deal of fun. This match game depicts several different kinds of jars, each of which is a reminder of the jar of expensive oil that Mary used to anoint Jesus’ feet.