Thursday, March 14, 2013

Activity C4 - Lesson 2: Ascension Skyscape

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Green Unit C4
Lesson 4: Jesus Ascends Into Heaven (Acts 1:1 - 14)

Create an Ascension Skyscape - Materials Needed:
- heavy, white paper (watercolor paper works best)
- paintbrushes (include larger brushes too)
- black permanent marker
- cups of water
- paper towels
- glue, scissors

Give each student a piece of heavy white paper. Instruct them as follows: dip a large paintbrush into a cup of water and brush back and forth until the entire paper is damp; dip the paintbrush into watercolor paint, choosing colors reminiscent of a sunset; use long strokes to paint back and forth, switching colors intermittently. Set the pain aside and cut a cloud from a second piece of white paper. After the paint has dried, glue the cloud onto the picture. Then, use black marker to draw Jesus standing on top of the cloud.

Activity: Guess When?
Bring a timer to class. Invite kids to sit in a circle. Without showing them what you are doing, set the timer to ring at a certain time during class. Give students a scrap of paper and a pencil and ask them to write down their guess as to when the timer will ring. Explain that in today's story, Jesus told his followers that no one knows the times that God has set for anything. And that's good, because God simply wants us to trust him - and his timing - in all things!

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