I've been teaching Sunday School since August last year. We started having "Intergenerational Sunday School," where the parents come to the same class as the kids, and everyone gets involved. It's been a lot of work, but it's been so worth it.
This past Sunday, the lesson was about Jonah and the whale. Three other women met Saturday afternoon to build a 40 foot whale. Yes, this was going to be a lesson we would all remember.
Jamie found instructions on the Internet. We had black plastic sheeting, black "patent leather" duct tape, and a box fan. In just little more than an hour, here is the finished product:
We cut a slit on the side of the whale, so the kids could go inside the whale. Gwen and Jamie brought bowls of tuna and sardines, so the "belly of the whale" would smell realistic, and a bowl of cooked spaghetti for the kids to put their feet in, so they could feel the squishy insides of the whale's belly.
After Sunday School was over, here's what Gwen and Jamie looked like: