In this section I am going to post assorted Bible Class Visuals I have made,
or purchased and used for various Bible lessons.
I saw this at the Teacher's Bible Class Workshop, but didn't get a picture of it. I didn't spend a lot time making it perfect, since I might not ever use it. But, it is a great idea if you teach Old Testament. Genesis 19:12-26 is Lot's wife being turned into a pillar of salt for looking back. This is a Mrs. Butterworth's container. I (my husband) sawed off the top and I rubbed sandpaper over it to make it tacky.. I used 'Pottery Plaster' from Hobby Lobby and covered her all over. Once it dried, I spread my Aleene's Tacky Glue all over and poured on the salt.
This Daniel in the Lion's Den was made by my husband. It is about 24x24, 12 " along the back. We sprayed painted the inside with that sand spray so it has texture. The sides and back come out of the slotted edges to store better for me. The back is about 12 inches tall. The lions were at Target Dollar Spot (Yah! Always look, you never know what you will find!) The kids LOVE this! let them touch, move the lions around, what is the point if they can't enjoy it?
Gideon Judges 7:8-25
Our class also used these horns for Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. I set up a BUNCH of boxes in the parking lot, we marched around the 'city' quietly 6 times, then marched and blew the horns around the 'city' 7 times and shouted loudly, and knocked
all the boxes city down! They REALLY loved that Bible lesson, and kept wanting to "Let's do it again!" (Joshua 6:1-21) (I bought the horns from Oriental Trading a long time ago, the pitcher is now in the tent in the room.)
Obviously, Joshua and Caleb with their huge clusters of grapes from the land of Canaan.
(Numbers 13) I like to seat the kids in a giant rectangle with tables in the middle. We can push stuff out of the way, and I put the visual aids right in the center where everyone can see them. My class is too large now (that is a great problem) so I put the visuals on a table in front, behind me.
This is my boat my husband made for me. You will see it in several Paul displays. For Jonah, I found this fish at Dollar Tree (They still have them) and a smaller man. I wrapped some cloth around Jonah, and there he is being swallowed up by the Great Fish created by God. The Bible doesn't say a whale. Jonah 1:17. We know God can do anything, and He CREATED a fish just for Jonah.
Next is a bulletin board that went with this Bible lesson.
My husband also made Noah's Ark for me. It is really close to scale. If you look at the top of the ark, there is a train car. That is for the kids to be able to possibly comprehend the size. One door, one window. Genesis 6:16 The trees and animals are also pretty close to scale.
Solomon. These (boy) babies are at Dollar Tree. We acted out this lesson, the boys love the swords, and now is the time to get them with the Halloween costumes at the store.
The Tree of Life with the flaming sword. It has FRUIT on the tree.
Genesis 3:6 Moses tells us that Eve ate the fruit, it doesn't say apple.
If you have the last edition of Ideashop from Gospel Advocate, you will see this train. The train cars have different lessons from Genesis labeled on the fronts and inside are laminated papers with a question, a picture, then at the bottom, a lift-the-flap answer. I usually used them for review. You will see this same train in the Acts bulletin boards, with more info on how I use it.