Simple Media = Lots of Fun

Simple Media = Lots of Fun

Last week in Children’s Church, the lesson called for three or four teen actors to help with the lesson.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve got lots of youth members eager to help.  They consistently ask if they jump in…..about 5 minutes before Children’s Church starts.  Usually, I try to squeeze them in somewhere — I don’t want to squelch a servant attitude.  However, this week, I knew it would end in disaster if I tried to get them to do a skit with 3 minutes practice.  So, with the help of my husband and some little people figurines, I  concocted the following videos (WARNING: Very low tech!).  I thought the kids would get a kick out of them, and I was right.

In the first service, after watching the first video, our oldest participant loudly stated, “These videos are BORING!” (Very encouraging, right?)  “No problem”, I countered, “You’re welcome to sit in the corner until the videos are over.  That way you won’t have to watch them.”  He decided not watching would be even MORE boring, so onward we went.

In the second service, this same guy was in Children’s Church again (worship team member’s kid).  Before starting up the videos, he proudly announced, “Oh, I saw these videos already.  Wait till you guys see them.  They are SO GREAT.”

Funny how things work out like that.

Anyway, take a look, and feel free to use them if they fit your lessons!

What kind of creative lesson solutions have you come up with?

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