Teaching Tip #20There is a well known saying, "you remember 10% of what you hear, 20% of what you see, but 90% of what you do." Whether the numbers are accurate or not, the point is keep kids engaged and active or they will forget it by lunch. If there's a message to be learned, have them either figure it out themselves or at least personally verbalize it.
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Discussion: This week, it's a really hot day again, and something else happens. Avraham's servant Eliezer is looking for a wife for Yitzchak. He’s really thirsty, and he asks a random girl if he can have some water. And Rivka answers sure, you can have water, and I'll give all of your camels too! Can you imagine her doing all that work, on that hot day, so everyone else would have enough water?
Activity: Make two teams, and put the camel on the other side of the room. Each team gets a stack of cups, and when you say go, each team sends someone to bring a cup to place in front of the thirsty camel. The next member of each team cannot run to place their cup until they are tagged by the first person. Each cup must be placed right side up, and cannot tip over. Whichever team gets all the cups to the other side first wins.
Younger groups: Everyone gets a cup. When you say go, everyone runs to the other side, places their cup in front of the camel, and runs back. Repeat until all the cups are gone.
Wrap up discussion: Point out that Rivka had to do this all by herself, with heavy jugs, with water in them, on a hot day, for ten camels! And she didn’t complain one bit!