Now Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the Lord showed him all the land, Gilead as far as Dan, and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah as far as the western sea, and the Negev and the plain in the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, as far as Zoar.
To my sister Bible class teachers,
Many of our Bible class rooms sit void of students at this time, but maybe we could use this time to prepare our rooms for when we can meet together once again! This may be the perfect time to go up and perk up your Bible class!
How many of us have fashioned a tree or two for our room trying to help our students realize that Bible time land was real and had real trees?
Deborah the Prophetess and Judge of Israel set up court under a palm tree, Judges 4:5.
Maybe it was the sycamore tree that Zacchaeus climbed, Luke 19:1-10.
Maybe the barren fig tree that withered when Jesus said it would no longer bare any fruit, Matthew21:18-22.
Then there’s always those creation lessons that could use a few different kinds of trees inside our room, Genesis 1:11-12.
I want to share how one year another lady and myself made palm trees for our Vacation Bible School!
We used brown and green bulletin board paper, a pencil, black sharpie marker, and scissors.
We laid out and layered the brown paper so as we drew and cut rectangles, there would be more than one tree being cut out at one time. The pieces get smaller as you go up so that it gives the illusion of being very tall . The pieces stacked nicely so they were easy to store until it was time to put them on the walls.
As you build the trunk of the tree, you can tilt the rectangles to make your tree lean different directions.
You can see more pictures of our “Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus” theme here!
Have fun creating those palm trees!!
My prayers and encouragement go with you!