Monday, 27 February 2012

Using Colours to Respond

This week we tried something new when it came to responding to a story.  This is by no means an original idea, but it certainly worked and provoked some interesting discussion!

After the story we took some coloured pieces of paper- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, black and white and asked the children to choose a colour that reflected their response.  After an initial thinking period they chose and it was fascinating.  Some chose the same colour but for different reasons and nobody really copied someone else, which showed that they were really thinking for themselves.

Our story was about Abraham taking Isaac up the mountain in order to sacrifice him.  This, on it's own, is a very thought provoking story!  here are some of the choices as examples-

Black- because Abraham must have felt like there was a black hole inside him
Black and white- because there are two sides to the story, Abraham was having to do a hard thing, but he also trusted God
Red- because it must have been scary for Isaac
Green- because it's about trust
Blue- because this makes me think about God

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