Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Activity (Series A4 - Lesson 1): Witness Report

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Unit A4
Lesson 1: Witnesses for Jesus (Luke 24:36-53)

As part of this lesson the children will complete a "Witness Report:
The children will make a report as though they were with the disciples in Jerusalem. You will need pencils and generic witness form pre-printed so the children can fill in the report. Plain paper will work fine, but parchment looking or parchment patterned paper would be fun. Print the form with the title "Witness Report" at the top and questions such as: Witness Name, Date of Incident, Location of Incident, Time, Describe the Incident that took place, Name others present and their occupations. Have the children imagine as many details as possible, what was the area like, the weather that day, what did Jesus' look like? At the bottom of the form add a date and signature line.

Smaller children can draw pictures instead of writing details. Older children can give a really in-depth account of what they may have seen standing with the disciples the day Jesus revealed himself. Extra fun: Bring in a colored wax candle and improvise a stamp (like the cookie stamps that make pictures on cookies). Teachers can drip hot wax on the bottom of the report and press the stamp. Let it cool, now it looks like an old official document.

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