This thread is for posting Video, DVD, and/or Audio-Visual lessons, ideas and resources for teaching the Parable of the Talents/Pounds.
The following link was posted by Luanne Payne in response to a ART lesson in this forum which uses an image about a strange animal called an "CAMELEPHANTELOPELICANARY".
"Boris the Camel" – is an online presentation about a camel who saw the talents of other animals and added them to his own.
You can download for free and copy to a disk so you can copy onto other computers, if you use it in that format. http://www.dream.uk.net/g2_itemid28/
Update: When last checked, this link did not work. However, an online version appears at http://www.st-bridgets.org.uk/mod5/index.html.
You can make it 'bigger' on the screen by using this link: http://www.st-bridgets.org.uk/mod5/boris.swf ...and resizing your browser window to hide the margin. I have also copied the swf file for safekeeping and attached it to this post for techies who know how to run with it.
To play it: just right click on the downloaded file name "boris.swf" and select:
"OPEN WITH" and then select the name of your internet browsers, such as, Internet Explorer or Firefox or whatever internet program you use.
It will automatically play on your computer (does not require an internet connection if you saved it to your computer). Children will need to read text, then click NEXT to turn pages. On the last page to turn him back to normal the kids have to click on each extra body part to remove it.
I was also thinking you could print this on coloured overheads (if you don't have a video projector). You would not get the animation, but it would make a great story opening when you first gather – or make up you own flannegraph, or have a picture of an elephant, with pre-drawn pictures of body parts, to add to story.