Large Group Ideas
I happened across a visual talk from a pastor via this video (below). While I certainly can’t draw like this guy (check out my really bad pictures of the Bible), but I do like the way he made the bodies stand up, so I might give something like that a go as I tell the story this week. I’ll also be pulling a few ideas from these lessons at the Resource well.
Small Group Ideas
Looking for some crafts, games, and activities to go along with the story of Ezekiel and the dry bones? Read on, my friend!
Dem Bones Review Game
This game is put together by the Scripture lady and requires a bit of set up, but would create some great competition amongst the kids. Basically, the idea is to flip skeleton puzzle pieces over to reveal a human body. Each correctly answered review question is rewarded with flipping a piece. You can read all about it and get some review questions here. If you don’t want to do review questions, you could also assign each piece a number and have teams roll a dice to see who can “flip the skeleton” first.
Sneak in some Science
For the older kids, you could sneak in some science fun as you race to label a skeleton. Find the above pictured coloring page from Crayola.
Dry Bones Live Again!
Using some spay paint and dog bones, you can make this cute display from Danielle’s place. Find the full instructions and other Ezekiel ideas on her page.
Crafting the Word of God blog suggests hiding some bones in a box (or sterilite container) full of sand and have kids search for them. I picked up a Bag of Bones on Amazon for $7, but I’m sure if you checked the party stores, you might be able to find them a little cheaper.
Make Your Own Bones
Older kids might enjoy making their own plaster bones… though I have to admit, the whole craft seems a little bit creepy. If you like it though, head on over to Martha Stewart for full instructions. Inner Child fun also has a great tutorial using the instructions from Martha Stewart.
What Do Your Bones Look Like?
A little less creepy, but just as memorable is this craft from Almost Unschoolers. Get all the instructions in this blog post.
That should get you started! To find a few more ideas, check out my Old Testament prophets Pinterest board!