Tabernacle and Ark of the Covenant lessons and ideas.
We've been collecting ideas for a number of years. This first post is a set of ideas we pulled from some other Tabernacle discussions.
Art - Construction:
Imaginatively construct portions of the Tabernacle in your room using fabrics and painted butcher paper.
Create an Ark of the Covenant using TIN FOIL as your sculpting medium with dowel rods to carry it. Don't forget to put the Ten Commandments inside!
Use Kid Pix 4 (or 3D). Import images of the Tabernacle from the web into Kid Pix 4 or the newer "3D" version and add captions/explanations to them. Each computer workstations could create a presentation about a certain feature, object or area in the Tabernacle.
Create the Tabernacle or items in it as an illustration using phyllo dough and color food dye. Keep the dough moist. The phyllo won’t take long to bake and will look wispy.
Show the DVD "The Tabernacle" from Vision Video. It's a good animated walk through of the Tabernacle.
Show parts of the movie “The Ten Commandments” that show life wandering in the wilderness. Discuss how it would feel to be without roots, and why it would be important to have a place of worship even when you don’t stay in one place.
Locate a ram’s horn and give children instructions in how to blow it to make a sound (it requires practice). Make horns as a craft project. Have children create a fanfare for God’s “entrance.”