By Rev. Doug Forbes
Bible Scene Rocks are fun to paint, and they provide children of all ages with a chance to be creative. They are also a positive reminder of favorite Bible stories and the morals that go with them.
To make Bible Scene Rocks you need: Bibles, Bible concordances, newspaper, copier paper, pencils, heavy-duty paper plates, smooth rocks, acrylic paints and brushes.
Ask your students to use their Bibles and concordances to find a favorite Bible story they would like to illustrate. Allow time for each child to share his or her favorite story and moral. Ask your young people to draw a sketch of their Bible story onto a piece of paper with a pencil. Review each drawing, and offer positive suggestions as needed.
Cover the table with newspaper to protect it. Give each student a smooth rock on a paper plate, and help them to create a colorful Bible scene using acrylic paint.
Encourage your students to show their works of art to their parents, guardians or grandparents and share the Bible story and moral it represents. The Bible Scene Rocks make great paperweights and can be used as gifts.