Rotation.org is such a BIG archive of helpful and exciting resources that it's easy to forget where you saw them or miss them entirely. That's why Robin Stewart and I are excited to take on this treasure-finding mission.
Posts in chronological order ~ oldest to newest.
Jump to the "last" post.
First Three Treasures:
Abraham and Sarah Map Lesson
"Come to the Table" Music Video
"Caterpillar Book" Art Project for any story
Check out this great "map" lesson which teaches the story of Abraham and Sarah.
I really liked how it also leads the students through drawing a “map” of their own life. And then to top it off, member "ZBCC" posted their great adaptation of that map lesson for younger children. Our members are a treasure too!
My next treasure is this thought-provoking music video and lesson idea.
The music video is “Come to the Table” by Sidewalk Prophets, and the post about it has the nugget of a drama idea about Christ's invitation to those lost and without hope. Its question of "who is welcome, who belongs in church" could be acted out in class or in a worship setting.
I admit it-- the song made me cry because I miss being with my church family during the pandemic. You could have some great discussion about the lyrics. (Which ones describe you?)
To the hero and the coward
To the prisoner and the soldier
To the young, to the older
All who hunger, all who thirst
All the last, all the first
All the paupers and the princes
All who fail you've been forgiven
All who dream, all who suffer
All who loved and lost another
All the chained, all the free
All who follow, all who lead
Anyone who's been let down
All the lost you have been found
All who've been labeled right or wrong
Everyone who hears this song
Come, come to the table
Caterpillar Books: An Adaptable Art Project!
The Mission Workshop in this “Jesus and the Children" lesson set by Jenks Church has a fun art project that could be done in Sunday School or at home. Children create “caterpillar books” full of drawings about God’s blessings.
What strikes me about this art technique is HOW MANY different Bible stories it could be used with. The lesson has a link to a blog about how to make "caterpillar" books.