Lord, send fire from Heaven

Vacation Bible School 2013 at Parkway Drive Church of Christ, our theme for one night was “They are ALL Watching Me.”  We used the lesson of Elijah and the contest on Mount Carmel.  How do you get fire from heaven to help the children remember the lesson.  Easy.  You just need a few materials,

2 boxes similar in size spray painted brown and green

Scrapbook paper of the sky and clouds for background  (Hobby Lobby)

Alter of rocks made around a small can or a toilet tissue roll cut in half and covered with rock scrapbook paper (Hobby Lobby)

Idol  a gold spray painted toy figure of anything placed on top of a gold spray painted cake icing container

Elijah and the prophets of Baal  I used a couple of flannel graph figures I had saved that were the prophets and a small doll for Elijah.

Fire Red and Gold shiny gift bag filler (Dollar Tree)

So that the fire could come from heaven without being seen (sort of) I cut a hole in a shoe box and cut a hole in the top of the other box. I then hot glued the shoebox on top of the other box so that the holes would line up.  I used a small piece of card stock to cover the hole.  Then, I filled the shoe box with the shiny filler.

When Elijah prayed for God to send fire, I had the children repeat the saying with me several times.  As we said it I pulled the card stock out and with a little persuasion the fire fell from heaven.  The children were awed.  This worked great with the toddlers through Pre K but I think even elementary grades would benefit from it.

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