I'm posting this "Rocks of Lent" idea which is based on the "The Rocks of Holy Week" lesson posted a while back.
In that Holy Week lesson/children's sermon, the story/activity was about the rocks found in all the major stories of Holy Week.
- Palm Sunday stones will sing
- Jesus teaches in the Temple built on the rock
- Gethsemane's rocky garden
- The rock of Calvary
- The Rocky Tomb
- The Stone that got out of the way
- Ascension from the rocky top
For LENT, I'd simply adapt the Rocks of Holy Week Lesson to teach Lent-Confessional lesson about the Rocks in our lives.
- the HEAVY things people carry in their hearts,
- the WEIGHT of sin (how long can you hold that rock in your outstretched hand?)
- the OBSTACLES to loving/forgiving,
- the ROCKS that threaten to crush our spirit. What's your breaking point?
- the STONES WE THROW at others when we ourselves live in glass houses
- the DUMB AS A ROCK things we do and say
- the ROCK covering the Tomb (our faith) that needs to be rolled away.
What other ROCK metaphors can you think of??
How do we remove them? Get help?
Jesus is a Rock Taker, a Rock Breaker. Come to me...and I will give you rest from your rocks.
"Light as a feather" demonstration (lifting something too heavy by getting lots of help).