Leonardo da Vinci and the Last Supper
Explore the artistry and symbolism behind Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, delving into the story and significance of this biblical event.
Provide modeling clay or Play-Doh. Instruct kids to create sculptures representing bread and grapes, symbolizing the Last Supper, and discuss the significance of this event. And/Or you can have them try to re-create the Mona Lisa on paper. For extra time we created a coloring sheet of the memory verse.
Our Focus verse was
Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
Lesson: Kids will learn to use art to depict important stories and events from the Bible and understand the power of visual representation in communicating biblical narratives.
We opened with the countdown, then the “space race” game…kids have been loving that. Then the theme’s opening—this is good as it ties things together for new kids—or who have missed a couple of weeks. Then, we recap the verses from each week. So, this takes a bit longer each week. We say the verses together, and I will try and recall talking points about previous lessons.
I played the video for this lesson—some weeks in the past, I have just read through the slide presentation myself—I find that mixing things up is good to keep the kids focused. At the end of the video, we review the verse with the current slide.
After the new verse, I shared this video about DaVinci that I found on YouTube. It’s good and gives a bit more insight about him-geared at kids:
Here’s the content I used/created for this week:
Here’s the breakdown/timeline of the evening:
6:15-6:35 GYM FREEPLAY
6:30 COUNTDOWN SLIDE
6:35 OPEN w/ SPACE WARM UP SLIDE (GAME)
6:37 OPENING C&C SLIDE
6:39 REVIEW VERSES (back to the beginning)
6:40 INTRO TOPIC: DOODLES, DINNER & DaVinci
6:41 TEACHING PRESENTATION; VIDEO/STORY
6:45 NEW VERSE REVIEW & DISCUSSION/TEACHING
7:00 RESTROOM/SNACK BREAK (ALL THINGS BRIGHT)
Sharing his Wonder,