Art idea - Shrinky Dink Rooster
reposted here to consolidate this topic...
Posted March 08
Just wanted to post an idea for an art lesson Peter's Denial. We studies Peter denying Christ and the rooster crowing twice. Students drew a rooster with colored pencils on Shrinky Dink plastic. I found a good black and white rooster template on the internet for those who didn't want to draw their own. We drew, colored and cut the Shrinky Dinks then shrank them. Kids had the option of gluing a magnet to the back for their refrigerator at home or using a paper punch before baking the Shrinky Dink to make a hole in it to put their rooster on a chain. The symbol of the rooster was to remind them of Peter's Denial of Christ and Jesus' forgiveness.
Drama Idea - Interactive Story Stations
Posted September 20
A Drama? or what? ...a concept that worked for us
The following CONCEPT could easily be adapted for a PETER Rotation.
This past year we did an interesting "March through drama" marching our kids to three different locations on the Exodus TREK between the Red Sea and Mt. Sinai as one of our workshops. We had previously studied the stories of Manna/Quail, Bitter Water, Water from the Rock and knew that all had the same theological issue: YOU complain -and inspiteof the complaints GOD helps. (the lesson outline is in the Lesson Exchange). So for one of the workshops we put all three together and did them in sequence in a wild form of interactive drama our kids will never forget. The super-soaker "inside" the rock of Horeb, the mysterious way we turned the bitter water sweet. The tone was F-U-N and the events memorable. One of my favorite lessons from last year.
For one workshop, create different Peter Bible scenes for the kids to run through. The story is told by a storyteller and ids all pretend to be Peter. They leave the room between each scene while the room is transformed into the next scene.
- Peter fretting about leaving his boat OR going back fishing again after an all-nighter at Jesus' request
- Peter sinking in the water
- Peter being rebuked by Jesus
- Peter denying he knows Jesus
- Jesus telling Peter to feed sheep
- Peter at Pentecost sticking up for the Gospel
- Peter having a vision of the animals/food in the blanket coming down from heaven.
The KEY is to present each VIGNETTE with FUN PROPS and fun action acted TOWARD the kids. Have some teens help. For example, all the kids acting as Peter at the same time would have to get wet when they sank in the waves (squirt guns). A giant HAND could represent Jesus. Large blanket filled with stuffed animals could rain down on the kids for that part of the story. Flying gold fish crackers the kids had to catch with a net (not a precise activity that matches the story to be sure, but a fun memorable "approximate" one), a rowboat in the room, hair gel to make every kids'hair stand up when Jesus rebukes them, make "drunk on the Holy Spirit bottles" with labels to that effect (hey it's in the Bible gang)...
Luanne adds: a rooster puppet for Peter's Denial
Check out "Peter" from the "Ideas A to Z Series" by Phyllis Wezeman et al. (ISBN-13: 978-0825439629)
We based much of our lesson on the St Elmo's Choir set posted here, but wanted something different for the game. Last minute, I stumbled upon this book. The game idea is a board game based on a "Chutes and Ladders" concept and discusses the ups and downs that we see in Peter's life. For our first two weeks of the rotation, my kindergartener and then my 5th grader had the game workshop and both were very excited about the lesson. We adapted it to include only the "ups" and "downs" that were touched on in the parts of Peter's story that we focused on. A very effective game.
<>< Neil "not afraid to lesson plan up to the edge of chaos" MacQueen
Game Idea - Chutes & Ladders