This story is short enough that it does not need a summary. Simply read it from the Bible.
Here are some highlights, though:
get your kids talking and engaged
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!
teach a holistic story
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.
give them basic Bible skills
Scripture for Kids to Read Aloud: Mark 2:1-12
make sure they understand the story
First, ask the children if they have any questions about the story. What to do if you don't know the answer?
help them apply the story to their lives and open up a conversation about faith and the gospel; close with prayer
hide God's Word in their heartBe kind and tender to one another. Forgive each other, just as God forgave you because of what Christ has done. Ephesians 4:32