My second grade religious school class was working on a project for an upcoming all-school event called “Torah Day”. We were asked to make puppets of some sort that portray different people from our bible stories (Old Testament). My co-teacher and I decided, due to the age and wide range of motor skills in our 19 students, to do some simple paper-on-a-stick puppets. We started with a simple “gingerbread man shape” on white paper, and then glued them onto a colored background before putting the popsicle stick on the back.
As you might expect, some of my seven-to-eight year olds did some quick scribbling and then decided they were finished, and some of them really, really put their best into it, both effort- and creativity-wise.
For example, here’s one boy’s interpretation of Abraham:
Here’s Jacob, who was, obviously, one of the first men on earth to have a white-collar job:
One boy came up to me and handed me his “finished” project; he basically just drew facial features, hair, and a beard on his gingerbread man, but left him completely naked.
Mistaking him for one of the kids who wanted to scribble and then be finished, I said, “Oh no, come on, he’s got to have clothes. This is for ‘Torah Day’!”
He said, “No, Mrs. Wells, he has to be naked.”
I replied, “No, no, no…put some clothing on him!”
“But,” he argued, “HE’S ADAM.”
I suggested that he adorn Adam with a leaf, at least:
P.S. Here’s Eve, looking lovely in her summer bikini.
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hee hee, too cute! Eve looks like she's ready for the beach!
If you taught my kids in religious school, I suspect they'd be a lot happier to be there.
Excellent visualizations of our favorite Bible characters. The leaf-bedecked Adam is spot on.
I'd like to see Elijah, carried off into Heaven… or Job, wearing sackcloth and sporting a sore or two.
If you ask me, Eve needs a little landscaping, if you know what I mean. *Ahem*
Those came out great. You definitely get to keep your license. I should lose mine, however, I'm really starting to lose patience with the ones who are not shy about not wanting to be there.
Forget about being fired! You should be promoted!
Summer bikini!! I love how kids' minds work.
fewre wrionad nfdiind!!
OOPS sorry, was laughing so hard, my fingers slipped out of sync!
LOVED this post.
LOL @ Lou!
Jacob is the one that cracks me up. Getting all dressed up to do God's work. 🙂
That is adorable and really, really funny. Gotta love kids.
That is hysterical.
Thank God for fig leaves.
Love it! From the creative brains of small children.
i love that idea!! i'm actually going to tell my sons sunday school teacher about that one!!
but…hilarious! kids are so funny!!
If Ben was still in your class, I can only imagine what he would have come up with!
Those are really awesome. At least the kids know that Adam wasn't created with a hoodie and baggy pants on.
LMAO! I love it! Adam & Eve are my favorite outfits!
I love these drawings. I wish arts and crafts time were still a scheduled part of my day!
The Adam kid is a genius. He was correct and it required very little work. Maybe he can teach me a thing or two.
That's so cute! I love when kids do stuff like that– Teaching "CCD" was one of my favorite things to do in high school- I taught the 3&4 year olds and it was such a blast!