The story of Jonah doesn’t come around every year, but I sure do love it when it does. I love the imperfect messenger who literally cannot hide from our God who intends to use him. I think there are challenges in covering Jonah as addressed in our Gospel Project Leader Video but I think sometimes a church can also face the challenge of kiddos thinking they know a story already.
I look forward to bringing this one to life and not just telling it. In an Investor Training years ago danielle gathered the teachers under tarps and sprayed water on them from water bottles while wafting smells from open tuna cans. This was a great illustration for us to pass on to kiddos and let me tell you, it’s so great to get them all gathered under a table with the lights off, playing a storm youtube soundtrack on your phone or iPad and stinking up your room with tuna. Your co-teachers may not forgive you, but the added smell sensory charge really opens up the story in news ways for kids who have been getting it since preschool.
I would love to hear about other ways you’re bringing this story to life this week!
Here’s another great drawing video by Louise! See the bottom of this post for links to previously posted videos.
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A couple of Sundays ago we studied Naaman in Life Groups and we had a chance to talk about the supernatural healing of a horrible disease, Leprosy. Leprosy make a couple appearances in the Bible so it’s great to have a few different activities for when these times arise.
3rd Grade with Louise used these colored dot stickers marked with the letters that spelled out L-E-P-R-O-S-Y and they “spread” throughout the class.
Another class took pictures of Naaman and laminated them and glued them to popsicle sticks. Then they used dry erase markers to give Naaman his leprosy. Once they had talked about his disease, they could erase it and cure him.
How do you illustrate leprosy in your classes?
Here’s is another great video drawing by Louise Barbour illustrating Noah. Click the picture below for the video.
Click here for the previous video on Jacob and Esau.
If you attended any of the past several weeks of sermons by Dr. Fenton at Dawson you were treated to the amazing artistry of Louise Barbour. She teaches 3rd Grade Life Groups on Sunday and she often treats the class to drawing of their Bible Stories.
She even goes so far as to have them contribute scribbles to a blank pages and then she turns the scribbles into the story they’re learning. Amazing. This is not a skill that everyone can bring to their lessons, but we are able to share the videos from the sermons on lessons for kids. We will be posting these for the next couple of weeks for you to enjoy, and to maybe use to illustrate your lessons as they come up.
The first lesson is Jacob and Esau. Click the picture below to go to the video.
Have an amazing artist teaching in your classroom? Share them with us below!