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May 20, 2014

A Sunday School Game: Model Of Jerusalem

We've been sick and away and busy, and now I'm finally back to blogging. I'm sharing a game we played at our last Sunday school lesson. It was inspired by this post from Sheila. The weather was gorgeous so we played outside. The first task was to build the model of ancient Jerusalem with wooden blocks according to the map I made:
Мы болели, уезжали, были заняты, и только теперь я вернулась к блогу. Поделюсь игрой из последней воскрески. Ее вдохновил вот этот пост Шилы. Погода была замечательная, и мы играли на улице. Первой задачей было построить по карте модель древнего Иерусалима из деревянных кубиков:


With some hustling and bustling they set off to work. Watching them work as a team was fun. One of the older boys wanted to do it all on his own and I encouraged him to build with others. While one group was building I asked another to find and bring some plants to indicate the Gethsemane, and then some plants for palm branches. They came up with great finds.
Пихаясь и толкаясь, дети принялись за работу. Интересно было наблюдать, как они работают в команде. Один из старших мальчиков хотел сделать все сам, пришлось напомнить, что они - команда. Пока одни строили, я попросила других найти какие-нибудь растение, которые ы символизировали Гефсиманский сад и пальмовые ветви. Они вернулись с замечательными находками.


Here, using pretend palm branches, the girls are laying out the route Jesus rode on a donkey on Palm Sunday. I love how they always check with the map!
Здесь девчонки выкладывают из "пальмовых ветвей" путь торжественного въезда Иисуса в Иерусалим. Мне нравится, как они сверяются с картой!



Next we followed Jesus through his last week before resurrection. I read portions of scripture depicting Jesus' journey through different places and the kids moved the wooden figure of Jesus accordingly. They also had to find a right object from the basket for that place. I found out too late that we had all the needed objects in the Easter eggs set like Sheila's at church. So I prepared my own and only borrowed praying hands.
Потом мы следовали за Иисусом всю Его последнюю неделю перед воскресением. Я читала отрывки из писания, описывающие путешествие Иисуса по разным местам, а дети соответственно передвигали деревянную фигурку. Еще им нужно было найти правильный для этого места и события предмет в корзине, которую я им дала. Я слишком поздно узнала, что у нас в церкви есть набор с пасхальными яйцами, как у Шилы. Поэтому я подготовила сво и предметы.


The scriptures I read were these:
Jesus' triumphal entrance on a donkey - John 12:12-16 (donkey)
Jesus teaches in the Temple - Luke 19:47, 48 
Jesus retires to Mount of Olives - Luke 21:37
Judas receives money to betray Jesus - Matthew 26:14-16 (silver coins)
the last supper - Mark 14:12-17 (cup)
Jesus praying in the garden - Mark 14:32-36 (praying hands)
his arrest - Matthew 26:47-50 (sword and spear)
Jesus at Caiaphas' house - Mark 14:53-56 
Jesus at Pilat's palace - Matthew 27:11-14
Jesus beaten in Praetorium - Matthew 27:27-30 (crown of thorns)
Jesus crucified at Golgotha - Mark 15:22 (cross)
Jesus buried - Mark 15:42-46 (white cloth and stone)
Women come and find an empty tomb - Mark16:1-6 - I asked children to move the stone and the figure out of the tomb. The tomb is empty!

Отрывки из писания:
Торжественный въезд в Иерусалим - Ин 12:12-16 (ослик)
Иисус учит в храме - Лук 19:47, 48 
Иисус уходи на Масличную гору - Лук 21:37
Иуда получает деньги за предательство - Матф 26:14-16 (серебряные монеты)
Тайная вечеря - Марк 14:12-17 (чаша)
Иисус молится в саду - Марк 14:32-36 (руки)
Аррест Иисуса - Матф 26:47-50 (меч и копье)
Иисус в доме Каиафы - Марк 14:53-56 
Иисус во дворце Пилата - Матф 27:11-14
Иисус в претории - Матф 27:27-30 (терновый венец)
Распятие - Марк 15:22 (крест)
Иисус похоронен - Марк 15:42-46 (белая матери и камень)
Женщины находят пустую могилу - Марк16:1-6 - я попросила детей отвалить камень и убрать фигурку из пещеры. Могила пуста!

8 comments:

  1. Very creative! Love the way the girls used "palm branches" to lay out Jesus' path!

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  2. Thank you, Cheryl! They also used these "palm branches" to feed the donkey afterwards. They always find how to bring even more play into a game!))

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  3. I really like the scale you (or the children, probably?) did this on, and that it was done outdoors. I don't have the GP story about this yet, but I will definitely do this at church. I think this would be a lovely thing to do in group of mixed ages, as there seems to be something for everyone here. At this time of the year, it would be good to incorporate all the resurrection appearances too...have to have a big space to get Emmaus etc in too! But a what a good sensory discovery. Hx

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    1. Yes, Hilary, it's a great activity! Indoors or lawn would be good too - children could sit down on the floor. Look forward to what you will come up with!

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  4. I love how you integrated team-building and communal creativity into this activity! This activity encourages life skills on a number of levels: communication, problem-solving, the pros and cons of aloneness vs. community, and learning how to work together. Way to go!

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    1. Sheila, I can only hope they had a glimpse of what you're talking about)) It was a bit chaotic)) There were also kids that neither wanted to participate, nor watch others at work. I'm challenged with how to involve such children.

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  5. Just to let you know I tried it out today with a group of 7 children with ages from 9-15, one of whom struggles to read. I made it a little more complex, with labels for each place, the children reading out the Scriptures, then choosing an event card to place at each location, as well as the objects. We did also add in Emmaus, Galilee, Damascus, and Patmos and traced the resurrection appearances, which was obviously appropriate for this season. I made an instruction sheet, two maps and created piles of cards for labels, scriptures, events, as well as baskets of blocks and objects. Then the oldest child read out the instructions and off they went! I am happy to say that the other teacher and I had very little to do! A great morning, thanks to you and Sheila!

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    1. You're so creative! Would love to see the photos! And the activity has so much potential. I like that you made it both age and season appropriate.

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