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Activity 6: A Share for All — Option 2 (25 minutes), Workshop 3: Manna in the Wilderness

In "Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures," a Tapestry of Faith program

Materials for Activity

  • Simple costumes for "writers" — robes, hats, or other items to spark imagination
  • Poster board

Preparation for Activity

  • Write on poster board and display:
    • There will be enough food for everyone
    • Do not take more than your share

Description of Activity

Invite participants to imagine themselves to be the historians in King David's and King Solomon's court, deciding which legends and stories to put into the official history of the Hebrew people. When they chose the story of manna from heaven to include, they wanted to teach some important lessons. Two of those lessons are on the poster board.

Invite participants to imagine that they are scribes in today's world and they want to record a story that will help people learn those important things. Ask participants to work as one group or divide into smaller groups and create such a story to act out. Make costumes available to add to the fun and creativity.

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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.

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