How frightening that must have been for those sought by Saul; how frightening, too, for Ananias who had been directed to approach Saul!
Our Bible verse was Joshua 1:9.. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Following our lesson experiences, games and activities and to conclude, we wanted the kids to create a 'take-home' that they could share with their friends and family. We wanted something that would remind them of the lesson but also the Bible verse that we had learned throughout the lesson.
So, to introduce the activity, we created some scary looking shadows on-screen using Weird Animals characters and talked about times when we see things that we might imagine to be scary, perhaps even monsters.
Then we produced our scary monster faces, not to scare everyone, but to remind everyone that, no matter how scary something may appear, God really is with us and can handle anything.
We found these great-looking printable monster faces from Jessica Weible on Etsy here. Yes, they cost a couple of dollars to purchase and download but they were so easy and fun to create! I guess you could make your own but I think they're worth the small outlay.
1. The kids merely had to cut out the monster face of their choice.
2. Attach a straw or thin dowel to the back to the face with tape.
3. Glue a copy of the Bible verse to the back of the monster face. (You could print the verse on to labels to make it a little easier if you wished.)
4. We took photos of the kids and their monster masks and printed up a copy for each of them to collect the following week.
They thought it was great and, more importantly, they remembered the Bible verse.