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

Activity 3: Why?

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Modeling clay or play dough

Description of Activity

Give each participant a lump of modeling clay and invite them to create something about the story from their clay while the group talks about the story. Invite participants to discuss the story:

  • What do you think about this story? What do you think about how Abraham acted? God? Isaac?
  • What do we learn about the way Abraham understood God?
  • What do you want to say to God? To Abraham? To Isaac?
  • Why did people write this story down? Why retell it for thousands of years?