Amy Cook shares an idea on the Building Faith website as follows:
Engaging Scripture with Children
My church is very small. I may have 2 kids on a Sunday morning, or possibly 8. In looking for a way to make the Bible come alive for them, I needed a process that was adaptable. Many Sunday school teachers have found the benefits of Lego. Our idea was to take pictures of the Lego creations, and turn them into videos that tell the Bible story with the kids doing the narration.
You can do this too! All you need is some Lego, a digital camera or phone, and Powerpoint.
Click on her article to see how she does it
This prayer activity is suitable for groups of children or even a whole congregation as long as you have enough bricks! Have an adult or child to lead the prayers for each group, however big…
You will need: One Lego or Duplo brick per person
Hold your brick.
Pray for yourself. Thank God for the things he has given you. Ask Him to bless you and to help you to bless others.
Count the bumps on your brick.
For each bump on your brick, pray for a different person- friends or family members. Ask God to bless them this week.
Find someone who has a different colour brick to you.
Thank God for making each person special. Thank him for the things that are different but special about other people. Pray that we will learn how to celebrate and understand people who are different to us.
Find someone with the same number of bumps on their brick as you.
Thank God for families and friends and all who care for us. Pray that He will help us to be friends to those who are lonely.
Swap your brick with someone.
Thank God for the person you swapped with and ask God to bless them this week.
Put all of the bricks together and build a structure or tower with them.
Thank God for the church and the communities we live in. Pray that He will help us to include others and to help people know that they are loved and valued.
Have a look at the Flame Creative Children’s Ministry website for this and other brilliant ideas
A candle, a Bible and a bucket of Lego bricks – read how Emily Given discovered a way of helping boys connect faith and life.
Emily Given write on the Building Faith blog:
“There is always that story, that child, who shows us the Face of God. For me that child is Riley (5 years). Riley struggled with making anything related to the story and had a one-track mind that only wanted to pray for dead dinosaurs. After five weeks of disconnect, something remarkable happened. Riley worked and worked – digging deep into his Lego™ bucket, clearly on a mission. When it came time to display and discuss his work with me, he proudly presented a tiny creation that consisted of three Lego™ pieces. It looked like a tiny clam shell with a single Lego™ figure nestled inside. After five (long) weeks, Riley spoke the wisdom of the ages, “It is Jonah. The fish wasn’t angry. He was a helper. This is Jonah and the whale. He was waiting. Waiting for God. Sometimes you need to wait for God, Ms. Emily.”
I was standing in the presence of a pint-sized prophet. The Word of the Living, Active God was revealed in just a few plastic pieces. The truth is – It can happen anywhere if we are willing to show up and be present to our children.
It begs the question – How could you tap into the importance and meaning of Scripture with the ones you serve? How can you do it just a little differently than before? What if it was as simple as a bucket of Lego and a willing heart?”
Rebecca Kirkpatrick has some interesting reflections on letting her 7 year old son have The Brick Bible. Does using lego for illustrations make it a book for children? Read what she says…