on the radio I heard about a website
that depicted many stories from the
Bible with Lego. To my
disappointment, the character of the
site is such that it is not suitable
to link or advertise here.
Created by a self-confessed Atheist,
the depictions do not create a
positive view of Bible stories and the
site itself admits that its photos are
'not for the Sunday School set'.
It would be a shame, though, if
this were the only reason the concept
of using Lego to teach and illustrate
Bible lessons was not highlighted.
Hence the challenge - to create and
use Lego in such a way to promote
God's word rather than denigrate it.
Here are a few suggestions on how to
use it in your Bible classes.
- Many Bible scenes can be created
using Lego or Duplo with little
alteration or recreation (the site
alluded to above said that the only
changes were with a knife and a felt
pen but usually not even this is
- Set up Lego or Duplo as a
readiness activity and encourage
children to create Bible scenes in
preparation for lesson time.
- Use it in the place of story
felts and allow children to move
characters around as you tell the
story. You may like to check
out the site
Education Patterns. This
site suggests the use of Fisher
Price characters and the like but
the lessons could be adapted to use
- For older children, use a
digital camera and take a series of
photos to illustrate a Bible Story.
Present the photos as a slide show
or PowerPoint presentation for story
time during a church service.
Ideas for Using Lego
I would also be most interested in
publishing more ideas or pictures of Lego Bible
Story projects. If you would
like to be a part of this project