Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Activity C2 - Lesson 6: Dry Bone People

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C2
Lesson 6: Ezekiel's Vision of the Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1 - 14)

Create Dry Bone People - Materials Needed:
- Dry pasta in miscellaneous shapes (wheel, elbow, etc.)
- Card stock or heavy paper
- Glue (not glue sticks)
- Markers

Give each student a piece of construction paper. Have the children write part of the memory verse at the bottom of their paper: Thus says the Lord God to these bones:
"Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live." - Ezekiel 37:5 ESV 
Then give each student a small pile of dry pasta. Explain that the pasta is like the pile of bones in today's story. When God breathed on them, they miraculously came to life! Challenge students to use the pile of dry pasta to make a skeleton person (or several people). Wheel pasta could be used for the head, elbow macaroni for arms, etc. Use the glue to attach the pasta to the paper.

Activity: Amazing Bones Trivia
As kids work on the project above, share some of these interesting facts about bones. Or for older students, you could make these facts into a trivia quiz:
a) A baby has about 300 bones at birth
b) An adult has about 206 bones. What happened to those "extra" bones the adult had as a baby? Some of them fused together to make larger bones.
c) Your spine isn't one long bone at all; in fact, it is made up of 26 separate bones called vertebrae.
d) The smallest bone in your body is located in your head, behind your eardrum. It is called the stirrup bone and is only 2.5 mm long.
e) The longest bone in the body is located in your leg, going from the pelvis to the knee. It is called the femur.
It is amazing how God brought all of these bones together to form a human being!

No comments:

Post a Comment