Monday, March 31, 2008

My Son Rocks

The Unplugged Project theme this week is "rocks."

We did not use any real rocks, but have faith -- there is more of a connection than the bad pun in the title.

I wanted to do an Easter craft with the kindergarten religious education class I teach at our church. Like usual, my first stop for ideas was the Bible section of my favorite site for paper crafts -- DLTK-kids. They have a good selection of Christian and secular Easter projects for various ages.

I really liked the "Angel Rolled the Stone Away" craft. It is simple, fun, cute, biblically accurate, and a good review for the kids. It obviously needed some modifications for our situation, however. We do not have the time or storage space to paint any of our crafts, so we used crayons. Additionally, since roughly half of the kids attend mass after religious ed., I did not think that arming them with loose paper rocks would be such a smart idea.

Now here comes the reference to my rockin' son. Agent 002 and I did a practice run of the craft on Friday afternoon. I played around with the balled up rock, trying to figure out how I could affix it to the plate so that it would not become a projectile. I was okay with making the rock stationary since (according to the Bible) the rock was already pushed aside when the women arrived at the tomb on Easter morning.

Without saying a word, Agent 002 picked up the stapler and produced this:

Then he spent the afternoon moving his rock back and forth, telling Agent 004 about the resurrection. Alleluia!


Kim said...

Love it! What a fabulous job!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a clever idea, and very original!

Kate in NJ said...

Great job!

Jenny said...

I like DLTK's crafts too. Your son is very clever- I don't think I'd have ever come up with such an ingenious solution. Alleluia indeed!

Heather said...

Great Job! It looks Wonderful!