Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures: A Multigenerational Program

Activity 7: Questioning the Storyteller - Option 3

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • 9 X 12-inch ecru or white construction paper
  • Assorted fancy papers (origami, tissue, craft, construction, old magazines)
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Pens, pencils, color pencils, fine point markers

Preparation for Activity

  • Set out materials.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to think about the storyteller who wrote down the story of the Battle of Jericho and included it in the Bible. What did that person think about God? What did that person think about the Hebrews? What did that person think about the Canaanites who lived in Jericho?

Invite participants to imagine that they can send their questions and thoughts about the story across time to the unnamed storyteller. Distribute white or ecru construction paper and invite participants to ask questions, agree or disagree with the storyteller, make comments, draw pictures, or make a collage or other creation for the teller of this story. Participants may wish to work as a group to figure out some of the ideas they wish to convey, before working on individual creations.