In "Love Surrounds Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
This activity extends children's experience of the story "Barn School, Free School" (Activity 1). Participants will each make a barn that opens to show children at school inside.
Show the children the barn sample. Ask them "What's in the barn?" They will answer all sorts of animals. Open the barn door and surprise them that there are children inside. Talk about the school that met in the barn. Invite volunteers to summarize the story.
Distribute the construction paper you have not made into barn doors, along with magazines, scissors, and glue sticks for children to share. Invite participants to cut out pictures of children and school supplies and make a collage to make their own barn school. Distribute construction paper. Using glue sticks, they will glue all the magazine pictures on a piece of construction paper.
As children finish, help them tape or glue on their barn doors to the edges of their collage.
Process with these questions:
Pre-cut pictures if the group includes very young children or some who may be unable to use scissors.
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Last updated on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
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