Lessons, Ideas, Activities, and Resources for building the Wise and Foolish house
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Including: House built on rock, Matthew 7:24-27.
Bible lessons and ideas about building the wise and foolish house -with Construction, Building, LEGOS, Blocks, Table-top Drama, Banner, etc.
Wise and Foolish Build Pool
contributed by Neil
A baby pool with sand and gravel, rocks, and water. Students build a "house" out of legos or wood and test on different foundations. Either make waves with hands to beat again the sand and gravel or pour water over foundation to make it shift.
The house has to have significant weight in order for it to shift.
You want the students to modify the sand/water/rock/house experiment until it best demonstrates the principle Jesus was describing. And of course, the students will love working at it! When they get all the elements just right, have them read the story while you videotape the demonstration in progress.
Jenga Wood Block Tower Demonstration of what the foundation is.
contributed by Neil
Jenga is the wood block tower game where players remove one wooden block at a time until the tower falls. In this version of Jenga, you can use LARGE blocks cut from 2x4s. The reason why you want them larger is two fold: 1) So you can WRITE on the blocks what they represent.
2) It falls more spectacularly
Ideas for what the large Jenga blocks represent at the base of your tower:
- Unselfish behavior, serving others
- Keeping Your Promise to God
- Knowing Scripture
- Loving attitude towards all
- Praying for Guidance
- Worship God and honoring him
The older kids can help you label these.
You can debate how fundamental each is to "holding up the tower"
You can also discuss what happens when we fail? ...because we do.
Imagery Note: The word "salvation" is synonymous with "salvage" which evokes an image of a "crane" lifting building blocks and putting them back into place. Quite appropriate for your tower!
In another lesson concept, these could be expanded to represent each of the Ten Commandments.
- What are things that try to rock our foundation in the Lord?
- How do we strengthen a building?
- How does a building grow weak over time?
- What happens when we fall down?
- How do other people contribute to our building a strong foundation?