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

Activity 7: Creation Mural - Option 3

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • Mural paper, about 10 1/2 feet long
  • Poster paints, brushes, and water
  • Smocks
  • Pencils

Preparation for Activity

  • Make sure there is ample space to create a long mural. It might be helpful to provide two tables end to end on which to create the mural to accommodate those who cannot easily work on the floor. Provide chairs for those who prefer to sit or kneel as they work on the mural.
  • Use a pencil to mark seven sections on the mural paper, roughly 18 inches each. Pencil in at the top of each section what was created each day of the story (e.g." Earth, Seas, and Plants" in the third section; "God rested" in the seventh section).
  • Set out materials.

Description of Activity

Invite participants to paint a creation mural. Ask participants to choose a section of the mural to paint, and ask the group to cover all seven sections. You might ask those who are older to move to the side of the table which requires them to paint upside down, while allowing younger ones to work right side up.