This story is short enough that it does not need a summary. Simply read it from the Bible.
Here are some highlights, though:
Where is the most crowded place you've ever been? Some examples could be: a state fair, a major league sporting event, a subway in a busy city, Black Friday shopping, etc.
How did you feel? Were you able to get where you were going quickly?
Today, we're going to learn about a man who really needed to see Jesus, but he couldn't get to him because it was so crowded!
Read story from a Children's storybook Bible for younger children.
For older children, read the story from an age-appropriate Children's storybook Bible or read directly from the Bible.
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud Mark 2:1-12
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?