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Body of Believers (1 Corinthians 12) | Craft 2

 

THis is a super simple craft idea but it takes a little concentration to pull off. Like so many things about the Body of Christ the best picture is only revealed when every part is exactly where it should be. Body of Believers (1 Corinthians 12)  | Craft 2

 
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Body of Believers (1 Corinthians 12) | Craft

 

This is probably the most traditional of crafts for making a moving body – using split pins!

I found lots of characters online but ended up drawing my own as many were very difficult to cut out. The PDF template page with instructions is available at the end of the post.
 
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The Body (1 Corinthians 12) | Character Images

 

The Body (1 Corinthians 12)

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to ‘The Body (1 Corinthians 12)’
Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)

 

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Large image for illustrating the story or putting on a large screen.

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Grab the Phone background here.

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The Body (1 Corinthians 12) | Story

 
The Body (1 Corinthians 12) | Story
If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Essential Teachers notes:
It’s easy to get lost in feeling you aren’t an important part of a congregation, that’s even more true for Kids who often don’t have a lot of hands on skills they can offer. Paul’s passage on the body of believers is a great way of reminding everyone that not all jobs are glamorous and that each part, weather it’s a leading or supporting or a needing support role is an important part.

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main Passage : 1 Corinthians 12

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The Body – 1 Corinthians 12 | Games

 

The Body of Believers (1 Corinthians 12) Games

 

The body of believers is a great lesson in including all, valuing all, accepting all and working together to build a community that reflects God’s heart. These lessons all tie into the passage found in 1 Corinthians 12 in slightly different ways, allowing kids to move and experience the power of Pauls words.

 

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Hindered movement – Get the youngsters to complete a task while hindered. Tie their leg to a partner’s then walk across the room. Tie their arms together then get them to open a packet, Have them tie a shoe blindfolded. Write their name in flour using their nose.
Link: When one part of our body is hindered, it has an effect on the rest.
 

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Building a church – Give the children a few wooden shapes used for building patterns. Ask them to make a person from just the shapes they have. Talk about how limiting it is to work with so few shapes. Now ask the children to put all their shapes together and repeat, talk about how much easier it was with more shapes.
Link: The church grows with diversity.
 
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Body of Believers (old) – 1 Corinthians 12 | Worksheet

 
worksheetAworksheetBThere is a teachers version of this Body of Believers sheet with this explanation of how to use the ‘I wonder’ statements, as well as a student version for use in small groups or alone.

I wonder statements are part of the ‘Godly play’ method of teaching. If you’ve not used it before, don’t panic, it’s just a way of having conversation. The statements are usually presented immediately after the story, or at a quiet point. You do not have to think about all the “I wonder” statements but it’s good to use some.

Remember that silence is an appropriate response to an “I wonder” statement and to allow time for children to wonder with you before answering. If you want to use this as a worksheet then use page 2 of this document – Asking the children to answer the questions they feel they can, or discuss it quietly with a partner. …continue reading

Body of Believers (old) – 1 Corinthians 12 | Story

 
Body of Believers (old) – 1 Corinthians 12 | StoryIf you want the teacher sheet then click HERE

Today we are not looking at just one hero, but the Body of Believers and how individual heroes are part of a bigger picture.

Essential Teachers notes:
Teaching bible truths is always harder than a straightforward story. The time for reflection is more important, as children grapple with how this affects their faith. If you want to separate the time for reflection then use the worksheet.

This story is heavily inspired by an original Godly play lesson written by Tanja Rouintree for Faith Village at First Presbyterian Church, the original version can be found HERE.

For this story you will need a picture of a body and the overlay sheets of body parts. You’ll also need a bible. The story is told by making pictures on the floor, so make sure you have a flat space before you start and that all the children can see well. Encourage the children not to touch the story pieces until the story is over. Directions are in brackets, images are attached to the teachers sheet PDF. (I have made the images, the lesson symbol in the top left corner can be used to line up positions, remember to split sheet 2 across the middle).

Main Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:12-26
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