We are providing 40 activities in 40 days for catechists to use with their learners. This activity comes to us from a Web site titled Sundayschoolkids.com.
Here’s how this activity is introduced/described:
This is a simple and amazing way to make a cross that I learned when I was a child. There’s a grown-up version of this too, but it is omitted here. Most children will want to make many and show their friends and family this “magic trick cross” . Of course, it isn’t magic, and it isn’t a trick, but take a look and you may smile!
I like the fact that this Web site provides very detailed instructions for this activity along with pictures to guide you through, step-by-step.
Once again, here’s the link: http://www.sundayschoolkids.com/activities-lent-easter/1-magic-cross-instru.htm
I finished my 7th grade class today with this cross activity just to “leave them with a smile” because we won’t meet again for 3 weeks…..and reminded them that even I am never to old to think stuff like this is cool (they all thought it was cool too even though they thought it was for 2nd graders). Ha. What a great finish to today’s class. It’s always the little things they remember!
Greg, I’ve always noticed that junior high kids love to do “craft” activities…even though they think it’s for little kids. I think it makes them feel safe and secure. Glad it went well!
Just did a “trial run” with my family. As I was folding the paper I asked my kids, ages 10, 8, 4 what they knew about Jesus’ cross. When the discussion lulled I opend the paper and they were AMAZED! So excited to show it to my 2nd graders tomorrow morning:)
THANKYOU for posting the idea!
Maureen, how cool! I’m sure it will go well with your class. Thanks for the feedback!
the link to the magic cross doesn’t work for me.Any suggestions?
Rosemary, it would appear that the link is broken on their end. Perhaps it’s only temporary. Keep checking as will I. In the meantime, I’ll see if I have any other descriptions of the activity.
Thanks so much…just the thing I was looking for to use in our Assembly tonight!!
Timing is everything, right Kim?