Where is God?
- Construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Two strips of fabric
- Small house
- Two 1-inch (3 cm) PVC pipe elbows
- 3/4 inch (2 cm) PVC pipe cut to three inches long
- Before class, prepare four experiment stations (see below).
- Explain that Elijah was confronted with four different elements and that God was in one of them.
- Let the children explore the stations to see what element God was in.
First station (wind)
- Cut strips of construction paper.
- Glue the strips of fabric on a table with tape.
- When the children arrive in front of this station, tell them to blow on the strips to see the effect of the wind they create by blowing.
- Explain to them that there was a great wind, but that God was not in the wind.
Second station (fire)
- Place orange, red and yellow tissue paper in a seal to create the effect of a fire.
- Explain that there was a fire, but that God was not in the fire.
Third station (earthquake)
- Take two strips of fabric (representing two different plates) and cover them with soil.
- Place houses on the soil (representing a city). Make sure you have some houses on the current fault line.
- Ask a child to stand on one side in front of a strip.
- Ask another child to stand on the other side in front of the opposite strip.
- t your signal, ask them to pull one side of the tape towards them. When they pull, children clearly see the effects of an earthquake.
- Explain that there was an earthquake, but tell the children that God was not in the earthquake.
Fourth station (murmur)
- Assemble two PVC elbows at each end of a small PVC pipe to make a phone. Make sure, when you buy the parts, that they fit in.
- You can paint them if you want.
- Tell the kids to talk softly in the phones.
- Explain to them that there was a whisper as the children hear with the phone and that God was in the whisper.
DIY Whisper Phones