Software: 5 Loaves ~ 2 Fishes (Jesus Feeds the 5000)
Teaching and Game Guide (also included in the download) - includes game secrets.
Lessons at Rotation.org that use this software:
- The Writing Team's "Jesus Feeds the 5000" Computer Workshop Lesson
5 Loaves~2 Fishes is about the John 6:1-15 story of Jesus Feeding the 5000 -- the only miracle found in all four Gospels. It is a retelling of the story in the guise of a game. Students navigate a boat with Peter across the Sea to Bethsaida where they must find and convince their "Uncle Reuben" to go listen to Jesus. Students meet, hear, and are personally addressed Jesus. Reuben believes and then invites the player to go fishing on the Sea where they encounter a quiz about the story and a reinforcing music video. There are several "game-y" challenges to complete in order to advance through the story, and at times the game takes over to tell the story. Challenges include finding and convincing the Uncle, and finding the fish and loaves. The story-game takes about 25-30 minutes depending on ability.
"5 Loaves" was created using a game landscape similar to the one used in "Faith Through the Roof" software. Both feature a boat ride with Peter, a village with things to do, and Jesus to be found and spoken with.
Age Range: Primarily for older children. Navigating the game is too difficult for 1st and 2nd graders, but they will enjoy the story and wandering through the village to find their Uncle and Jesus as long as someone else does most of the navigating.
System: Windows 7, 8, and 10 -only.
Permissions: Sunday Software is making this program available to the Supporting Members of Rotation.org free of charge. The program may be installed on as many computers at your church as needed or shared with your church's members for their home use. The file may not be publicly posted or otherwise distributed beyond your congregation's use.