Monday, March 9, 2009

Bible Bites ~ I AM...Week 2

Week 2: I am the light of the world. John 8:12
Hide a treat somewhere in the room. Blind-fold your tot. Explain that, in the dark, he needs to find a treat that you've hidden. This will quickly get frustrating for your treat-seeking-tot! Debrief with a question about how difficult it was to find the treat in the darkness. Remove the blindfold and tell your tot that he can now search in the light. Finding the treat will be fun and rewarding this time! Jesus is the light of the world: without His love and guidance, we are living with a blindfold over our spiritual eyes, BUT *with* His love and guidance, we live in the light and can see where we are going and we can find the best things in life!

Memorize the verse together and tape pictures of candles, light bulbs, the sun and stars to your "I am" poster. You can get images to download for your poster here too!


Mrs B said...

Hi Laura. As per my comment on last weeks Bible Bites, we focused on 'I am the Light of the World' yesterday during our family service. In case some of your other readers would like some further ideas may I share the other activites we also included?

As well as a similar blindfold activity we had two others looking at light. The first was asking what colour was light (initial answer was 'white') we then refracted the light by shining a torch through a prism (I used a square vase full of water as didn't have a prism) to get different answers to the original question. We ended with creating a spinner made from a circle, of thin card, divided into seven equal segments. The children coloured each segment in one of the colours of the rainbow (amidst lots of humming of the 'I can sing a rainbow' song to remember the order of the colours) before putting a stick through the middle of the circle to spin it and see all the colours blend into white. Age range yesterday was from 4 years to 11 and we read and discussed the full bible story with the older ones.
The heart of the teaching was, as you would expect, the same as yours but we expanded it around the amazing aspects of light and Jesus as the Light of the World.

God Bless

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

That is a great idea Laura!

This is a wonderful way to teach them about our family who is yet saved living in the darkness and why Jesus says they cannot hear His voice and don't understand the things in which we all get.

Blessings and joy,