Children have vivid imaginations. Anything within their reach can easily and quickly become “something else”. In this visual aid, shapes become the characters involved in a very dramatic, but child friendly, event.
The story is an application about intolerance or prejudice. It may be used with Jonah, the Good Samaritan or any other time you wish to spotlight the flaws of prejudice and the success of working together despite being different from one another. Working together WITH our differences is what God wants. God sent His son, Jesus, to die for ALL mankind!
This story did not originate with me, and the original author is unknown. The dear ladies at https://www.bibleclassworkshop.com/ were kind enough to share the original version with me. Here it is: Original Prejudice Application
I have re-written the original story somewhat. You may download my version of the story script and the shapes here. Of course, you may adapt the story and visuals to fit your particular teaching situation. Prejudice Application Jonah, Good Samaritan All of the visuals from the story can be seen below. I added a few pages on to the original visual set.
During the COVID-19 isolation period, I taught this lesson in a kids’ Bible class video on YouTube. The lesson was about Jonah. You may see the entire lesson presentation including the shapes application by going here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQzBlgEu6NE&list=PLkJ7psdIV2kyqnF0-1M3rlg_Zu4JdkaFU&index=5
Thank you for you time in preparation and teaching to our children. May God bless you with wisdom, energy and lots of ideas! More ideas may be found on my website: https://kidsbibleclassideas.com/