|This week’s Godly Play lesson is The Flood and the Ark from The Complete Guide to Godly Play: Volume 2 by The Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman|
Told by Godly Play® Trainer Susan Mallison.
In this week’s lesson, we now move with the people of God from the creation to the re-creation of God’s promise to Noah, to God’s family and to us.
After you’ve watched the story, you might like to ask the wondering questions again – pausing after each question to leave enough time for your child to ponder and respond, if they wish – if they don’t that’s okay! I would encourage you to accept and affirm all answers simply by repeating exactly what the child said.
The wondering questions are:
1. I wonder what part of this story you liked best? (Affirm by saying – “You liked XXXX best”). *where XXXX is whatever the child said
2. I wonder what part the story is the most important? (Affirm by saying – “The most important part of the story is XXXX”.) *where XXXX is whatever the child said
3. I wonder if any part of the story is about you? (Affirm by saying – “The part of the story that is about you is “XXXXX”. *where XXXX is whatever the child said
4. I wonder if there is any part of the story we could leave out and still have all the story we need? (Affirm by saying – “The part of the story we could leave out and still have all we need is XXXX”.) *where XXXX is whatever the child said.
After the wondering, while we don’t direct children in their work, some suggestions might be:
· That they draw or paint the part of the story they liked best
· That they gather some of their toys to retell the story
· That they draw some of the animals from the story