Thursday, November 8, 2012

Activity C2 - Lesson 4: Mosaic - Reformed Picture

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C2
Lesson 4: Jeremiah: Potter and the Clay (Jeremiah 18:1 - 11)

Create Mosaic: Reformed Picture - Materials Needed:
- One sheet of drawing paper per student
- Four sheets of construction paper per student (each a different color)
- Glue or glue sticks
- Pencils

Explain that a mosaic is a picture made from bits and pieces of broken things (usually colored tile). Today, the kids will "re-form" bits of torn paper into a mosaic of their own. Give each student a sheet of drawing paper and a pencil. Ask kids to draw the outline of a vase or pot. Next, give everyone four sheets of colored construction paper. Tell the kids to rip their colored papers into many smaller pieces. When they have a pile of paper in front of them, ask how they might "re-form" this messy pile, in order to make it into something beautiful. Instruct the kids to spread glue inside the outline of their drawing. Next, press small pieces of paper onto the glue, filling the drawing, but leaving the background color to show between the torn paper. The kids can make stripes or mix the colored papers to give their pots a speckled look. Talk about the biblical story of the potter and clay as you work. Explain that if God looks at his people and sees mess (like those ripped pieces of paper), he does something about it.

Activity - Re-Formed:
Give each student a small lump of clay. Invite them to form their clay into the shape of a snake. After they have done this, ask what they think about the snake in the Bible (Genesis 3). Tell the kids to squish the clay and "re-form" it, making it into a useful item (a pot, cup, etc.).

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