Thursday, January 10, 2013

Activity C3 - Lesson 4: Ray of Light Backpack Ornament

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C3
Lesson 4: Jesus Raises Jairus' Daughter (Luke 8:40 - 56)

Create a "Ray of Light" Backpack Ornament - Materials Needed:
- Pipe cleaners
- Metallic larger bead (1 per student)
- Translucent beads in shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple (for each student)
- Scissors

Cut each pipe cleaner into two equally sized pieces. Give every student half of a pipe cleaner, as well as the seven beads. Fold up the bottom of the pipe cleaner 1/2 inch and twist, making a"knot". This will keep the beads from falling off the end. Place the metallic bead on the wire and bring it down to the knotted end. Next, slide the colored beads onto the pipe cleaner, pushing each down to the previous bead. Take the top of the pipe cleaner, and push it through a backpack or coat zipper. Twist to secure. The ornament can remind the kids that even when things seem dark and dreary, they can always have a ray of light because they belong to Jesus!

Activity: Child, Child, Stand!
Have the children sit in a circle on the floor, eyes closed, with legs crossed. Choose one person to play Jesus. They should walk around the circle tapping classmates lightly on the head and saying, "Child" with each tap. Finally, the person playing Jesus taps one person's head and says, "Stand!". That person opens his or her eyes, stands and gives chase as both people race around the circle to sit in the child's spot. Whoever is left standing can play the part of Jesus, and the game continues.

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