Posted by P. Kelly on February 18, 2003
Our 1st and 2nd graders wrote invitations to Sunday School as they discussed the woman witnessing to others about her encounter with Jesus. You could do this as a writing workshop or as a journaling option.
Posted by <Jo Jacobs> on March 20, 2002
We just completed a unit on the Woman at the Well. For art we created a fountain that looked like a well and with the coninuous flow fountain, it demonstrated "Living Water". We also created the scene using Barbie dolls in a display case, and made on video some comercials for Living Water. The whole thing was put together as a display in the church narthex for all to see what the children had been studying and to pique interest as well. The adults were all very enthusiastic about it we got a lot of feedback, several people told us they would like to see the fountain a permanent fixture!
Posted by <Chris Himes> on January 19, 2002
We just completed a very successful rotation on the Samaritan woman. For our art workshop we gathered several pictures of Christ and the woman of Samaria from the Internet. We were able to find about 20 different drawings, paintings, or sculptures depicting the scene. We printed them all and laid them out for the workshop. THe children were led in a discussion of the similarities and differences in the pictures.
What three elements do we find in every one? (Jesus, woman, well)
How does the woman look? (happy, sad, tired, scared)
In some pictures there is a wooden support for the well, what does it remind us of? (the cross)
What is the well made of? (stones, bricks)
What is the land around the well like? (trees, green, dusty, desert)
After comparing the pictures and discussing them each child chose a picture to mat and hang in the gallery. Then using a variety of materials each child created their own "Christ and the woman of Samaria" scene. We used watercolors, pastels, torn tissue mosaics and "stained glass" windows, and pencil drawings.
The children really enjoyed seeing "real" art and comparing the pictures.
Pompey United Church
Posted by nmoff on October 14, 2002
This web site has links to a lot of the great art for the Woman at the Well...Most of the art you can print out on a color printer and get fine results.