Obedience: A blind man is healed

The children will learn that:-

  • We must always obey God even when the request unusual or different.

Bible Story Reference: John 9:1-12

Memory Verse: 

Isaiah 1:19 (NIV)

If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.

Opening Activity

Build Blindfolded

  • Set a few blocks in front of you. Build with the blocks either tying a cloth on your eyes or closing your eyes.
  • When you are finished with the structure, remove the blindfold or open your eyes and ask if the structure looks good?
  • The man in our Bible story today may have had a hard time doing things he wanted to do.

Bible Story

  • One day a man was sitting beside the road. He could not see the green grass. He could not see the yellow flowers. He could not see the blue sky. He could not see the children playing. He could not see with his eyes. The man was blind. But he could hear. And this is what he heard. Step, step, step. Step, step, step. The blind man heard someone walking along the road.

  • The blind man felt someone put cool mud on his eyes. He heard someone say, “Go now and wash in the pool of water.” It was Jesus talking to him!

  • The blind man went right away to the pool and washed the mud off his eyes. As he washed, something wonderful happened!

  • “I can see!” the man probably shouted. “I can see green grass and yellow flowers. I can see the blue sky. I can see children playing.”

  • Soon people came to see what had happened. “Isn’t this the man who was blind?” they asked.

  • The man was so excited. He must have shouted, “I AM the man who used to be blind! A man named Jesus put mud on my eyes and told me to wash in the pool. I did what He said and now I can see!” And everywhere the man went, he told that Jesus had made his blind eyes see.

  • The man was healed because he did what Jesus said even if it was unusual or different. We must always obey God even when the request seems unusual or different.


1.What can’t a blind man do?
2. What did Jesus do to heal the blind man?
3. What was the name of the pool that the blind man washed his eyes?


Dear God, help me to always obey even when it is hard. Amen.



“Open your eyes puppet”


What You Need

  • Paper plate or round paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers or decorating materials
  • Glue and/or tape
  • Popsicle sticks/straw


  1. Decorate a paper plate or round paper.

  2. Create a face, making one side of the plate “blind” with closed eyes.

  3. On the other side of the plate (or round paper), draw eyes, making the man able to “see” again.

  4. Glue a stick or straw to one side of the plate or round paper.