We continued to study God the Holy Spirit. To help us understand the idea that God is 3 in 1 we made small stools. We talked about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Each is their own person and yet together they are our God too. This is a mystery which is hard to understand.
So that is why we did our experiment to help us…..
We saw we needed at least 3 legs to help the stools stand straight.
We used a paper circle for the top and 3 pieces of colourful drinking straw for each leg.
It was fun using little balls of Blu Tack to stick the legs on. Then we put a sticker on the top of the stool saying ‘God is 3 in 1!’ You need 3 legs to make one table.
We all worked independently, sometimes we looked to see how others were going. We talked about what worked and what didn’t.
When we thought we had spaced and placed the legs correctly we tried to stand up our table. Some balanced and some fell over and needed adjusting. There was a lot of laughter and some ‘oh no!’ and ‘mine didn’t work’ until we got it right.
We took our stools home to show our family/whanau and used them to share what we had learned in Religious Education that day!