This thread is for posting Miscellaneous lesson ideas for teaching about the Boyhood of Jesus... Jesus in the Temple.
If you have more complete ideas or lessons for specific workshops, please post them in the specific workshop threads in this forum.
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Build a Styrofoam Life Size Model:
The children "build" their own lifesized temple out of styrofoam, dowel rods, and toothpicks. Use drawings of Temple. Use large sheets for an impressive temple. Kids really liked this.
They also built Jerusalem out of boxes to be the "city on a hill" (blankets over boxes to create the hills), to become "the site" for retelling the story during a storytelling presentation. The blanketed area also included a road leading out of Jerusalem where small figurines representing Mary and Joseph were traveling.
Missing Child News Report:
We videotaped a drama-newscast to "cover" the "Breaking Story of a Lost Child".
Field reporter, Chief Detective.
Studio experts about what kind of punishment Jesus should get.
Finished with Jesus coming in the studio and delivering his famous "about my Father's business" line. The field reporter closed it out and the kids loved it.
30 NT Quick Skits for Kids by Steven James (Standard) ISBN -7847-3630-7 2004 pg. 16 - Jesus the Missing Person (very humorous)
Great Resource Book for Life In Jesus' Time:
Lamps, Scrolls, & Goatskin Bottles (Standard Publishing), ISBN - 0-7847-1165-8
This book should be on everyone's resource shelf - More than just a description of life in Bible times, this book shows your kids what it was like---and gives them the opportunity to re-create it! Quality photos and illustrations help children visualize biblical settings, while easy directions from recipes, art projects, models, sample scenes, etc. make it useful for most stories relating to Jesus. Ages 6 to 11!
pg. 89 - make your class like a synagogue
pg. 90 - classroom exercises
pg. 98 - children
pg. 116 - carpenter
pg. 126 - toys, games, music, and dance
pg. 136 - games