This week I joined a group of people at St.Mark's church in Barrow in Furness and together we ran some creative Easter workshops for children. There were four workshops each covering a different creative area; Visual arts, music, creative writing and dance. I worked as part of the visual arts group.
The workshops were open to children from two schools, one year group from each. The children were shared between the four creative groups (about 16 in each) and in each group, half the children were from one school and half from the other.
After she had finished her introduction to Easter we split off into our workshop groups...
Once the children had completed their projects they were able to take an old CD and decorate it with coloured sharpie pens. They did this individually, decorating it with Easter related words and pictures. Later when presenting the work to the rest of the school we laid the CDs out together to make the shape of a cross. This was a good reminder that Jesus loves us all individually and died for every single one of us.
We also had two big collaborative art works for the kids to take part in. Earlier in the week we drew out two simplified world map outlines underneath which we wrote out John 3:16. Using a heart shaped hole punch we cut out hundreds of little coloured love hearts and used scissors to cut some slightly bigger ones.
Soli Deo Gloria