Joseph: God’s Dreamer
As a member of the Christian Education Committee at church I help plan and implement Sunday School. We use the “We Believe” series, which is a workshop rotation model that keeps our kids coming back for more. To kick off our new Sunday School year, the kids will be learning about Joseph, he of the amazing Technicolor dream coat. I pulled together the ingredients for the Art Workshop, during which each of three age groups of kids at our church will make a “Story of Joseph” quilt.
Per the directions, I made a quilt with 9 squares.
Using fabric crayons and plain white paper, each child in the class will have the opportunity to draw a scene from Joseph’s story.
After the kids are finished drawing, Tara, who volunteered to teach the unit, will flip their design face down onto the appropriate quilt square and iron it on.
Then the kids will use fabric pens and sign their artwork. Pretty cool, huh?
Since I’m once again traveling most weekends with my daughter Tory, who is playing in fall softball tournaments, my good buddy Tara, whom you may remember from Vacation Bible School, is teaching most of the Sunday School Classes. I received an email update from her a little while ago. Disappointingly, she said only 3 children attended the Art Workshop this morning, and of those, only two participated in the quilt project. Even though I pretested the fabric crayons here at home (albeit on the same but non-quilted fabric) Tara said that, the colors on the quilt are muted. Bummer! Next week I’m up to teach and I’ll get to see the results first hand.