At church, in the Beginners’ Class, we have been studying the story of Paul’s voyage to Rome that we find in Acts chapter 27.
We did a small skit of the story. We “built” the boat with chairs and a blanket, and the sea was a blue-green blanket.
They had a cookie as a snack, since in the story, Paul encourages everyone on the ship to eat before the wreck.
As I read the moment of the shipwreck, we split the boat in half and they started to roll down. They were so funny! they played well their parts. Make believe is one of the most effective ways for kids to learn a story.
We also did some simple activities like coloring a sailboat, making a boat with construction paper and sticks, and some paper puppets.
I downloaded the templates from Danielle’s Place. Very simple, but it was good for the kids to color them and to add facial features (although a little difficult to appreciate in these pictures).
This was very entertaining to do and the kids got a better understanding of the story. It helped them reinforce the concepts of the story, such as where they were heading to (Rome), what did Paul do during the storm (pray), who did God send to protect them (an angel) how God did a marvelous thing by saving them all, even though the ship wrecked, and how Paul told everyone about the wonderful things God has done.