Travis came home from Deeper Still today. We uploaded a week’s worth of pictures onto his computer. There were pics of Levi’s last baseball game, Jack’s football scrimmage, Mamaw’s 88th birthday party, and this:
Can you guess the bible story?
Even though my kids are 12, almost 9, and 6, they pretty much require having something in their hands while we have our devotions. Paper, glue, clay, even popcorn keeps them focused. Otherwise, they are shooting rubber bands, poking their neighbor, or suckng the blood to the surface of their forearm. (I won’t tell you who does what.) Here’s a lesson learned when I taught 2-year-olds in Sunday School during my very early 20’s: Play-Dough with story time is like peanut butter with jelly—a formula not to be tampered with. So in a moment of devotional chaos this week, I called for the tactile learner’s best friend—Legos—and asked the kiddos to build the story. What fun! I’m glad that Levi snapped some pictures of it cause it made Trav and me laugh our heads off. I think God laughed His head off, too.
Nice golden calf. And I never imagined Moses wearing a black cape. But I guess the force was with him. ;-)
Here are some other pictures that Levi took that have nothing to do with Moses.
Maybe I can incorporate these into the Beatitudes teachings…you know, when Jesus says, “You’ve heard it said, ‘an eye for an eye’…”
Is there a bible verse about the nose? Because there was a REALLY nice picture of me one morning smelling the turkey bacon to see if it was still good. I deleted it. I do not share photographs of my nose taken from the vantage point of a 6-year-old. They just aren’t flattering.
Anyway, here’s what I want to know. Do any of you do crazy things to engage your kids in bible study? Or I am I the only weirdo? :o) I’d love to hear your ideas, and the ages of your children.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 says,
“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
Tomorrow I’m having the children tattoo the 9th commandment between their eyes as frontlets. If you have kids, I’ll bet you can relate!