The Walk to Emmaus
Overview of all workshops in this Rotation
Note: We've been using the Workshop Rotation Model long enough to start over again with our Scope & Sequence, repeatIng stories. Thus, the multiple workshops that I've offered here. (Click on the underlined words to take you right to each lesson.)
--for 4th-6th grade
- Old Art lesson: (Done 6 years ago, not used in 2008.) Create eggshell mosaic crosses to celebrate the truth of the resurrection.
- Cooking: Make footprint shaped sugar cookies. Discuss how Jesus walks with us on our faith journey.
- Newsroom: Film a news report with participants in the story.
- New Science: Through a demo & hands-on exercises, explore the concept of how we view objects around us. Discuss “seeing” or recognizing Jesus.
- Old Science: (Done 6 years ago. Not used in 2008.) It’s hard to recognize Jesus. Optical illusion and slight of hand magic tricks open discussion on how things are not always what they appear.
--for 1st- 3rd grade:
- Art: Create a banner made from painted footprints. Discuss how Jesus walks with us on our faith journey.
- Drama: Be a part of the scene where Jesus broke bread. Learn about Communion.
- Storytelling: Hear from 3 storytellers: the woman at the tomb and the travelers on the road. (Includes an option for just 1 traveler on the road.)
“Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.” Luke 24:31a (NIV)
at the end of the Rotation, kids should be able to:
- Name that the story is found in the New Testament in the Gospels.
- Locate the story in the Gospel of Luke. (For 3rd grade and up)
- Re-tell in his/her own words the Walk to Emmaus story.
- Draw parallels between the idea of the disciples walk with Jesus and our own continuing faith journey.
- Examine the concept of recognizing Jesus; how we “see” Jesus today in our lives.
- Discover that Jesus revealed himself in breaking the bread and continues to be revealed in the Sacrament of Communion.
Refer to the Bible background written by Rev. Neil MacQueen for the Rotation.org Writing team.
A Lesson Set written by folks from: First United Methodist Church, 120 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104