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Apparently I Need My Religious School Teaching License Revoked.

My second grade religious school class was working on a project for an upcoming all-school event called “Torah Day”. We were asked to make puppets of some sort that portray different people from our bible stories (Old Testament). My co-teacher and I decided, due to the age and wide range of motor skills in our 19 students, to do some simple paper-on-a-stick puppets. We started with a simple “gingerbread man shape” on white paper, and then glued them onto a colored background before putting the popsicle stick on the back.

As you might expect, some of my seven-to-eight year olds did some quick scribbling and then decided they were finished, and some of them really, really put their best into it, both effort- and creativity-wise.

For example, here’s one boy’s interpretation of Abraham:

Isn’t he great?

Here’s Jacob, who was, obviously, one of the first men on earth to have a white-collar job:

One boy came up to me and handed me his “finished” project; he basically just drew facial features, hair, and a beard on his gingerbread man, but left him completely naked.

Mistaking him for one of the kids who wanted to scribble and then be finished, I said, “Oh no, come on, he’s got to have clothes. This is for ‘Torah Day’!”

He said, “No, Mrs. Wells, he has to be naked.”

I replied, “No, no, no…put some clothing on him!”

“But,” he argued, “HE’S ADAM.”

Oh. Oops.

I suggested that he adorn Adam with a leaf, at least:

P.S. Here’s Eve, looking lovely in her summer bikini.

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  • i am the diva February 17, 2010, 8:20 pm

    hee hee, too cute! Eve looks like she's ready for the beach!

  • Susan Helene Gottfried February 17, 2010, 8:48 pm

    If you taught my kids in religious school, I suspect they'd be a lot happier to be there.

  • Tom February 17, 2010, 9:38 pm

    Excellent visualizations of our favorite Bible characters. The leaf-bedecked Adam is spot on.

    I'd like to see Elijah, carried off into Heaven… or Job, wearing sackcloth and sporting a sore or two.

  • LceeL February 17, 2010, 11:25 pm

    If you ask me, Eve needs a little landscaping, if you know what I mean. *Ahem*

  • Mom24 February 17, 2010, 11:50 pm

    Those came out great. You definitely get to keep your license. I should lose mine, however, I'm really starting to lose patience with the ones who are not shy about not wanting to be there.

  • Sue February 18, 2010, 12:56 am

    Forget about being fired! You should be promoted!

  • Tara R. February 18, 2010, 1:38 am

    Summer bikini!! I love how kids' minds work.

  • BellaDaddy February 18, 2010, 2:43 am

    fewre wrionad nfdiind!!

    OOPS sorry, was laughing so hard, my fingers slipped out of sync!

    LOVED this post.


  • Mags February 18, 2010, 2:45 am

    LOL @ Lou!

    Jacob is the one that cracks me up. Getting all dressed up to do God's work. 🙂

  • Kat February 18, 2010, 9:53 am

    That is adorable and really, really funny. Gotta love kids.

  • WeaselMomma February 18, 2010, 10:49 am

    That is hysterical.
    Thank God for fig leaves.

  • seashore subjects February 18, 2010, 12:10 pm

    Love it! From the creative brains of small children.

  • melissa February 18, 2010, 12:33 pm

    i love that idea!! i'm actually going to tell my sons sunday school teacher about that one!!
    but…hilarious! kids are so funny!!

  • Movie Maven Gal February 18, 2010, 1:42 pm

    Too cute.

    If Ben was still in your class, I can only imagine what he would have come up with!

  • Mr. Man February 18, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Those are really awesome. At least the kids know that Adam wasn't created with a hoodie and baggy pants on.

  • nycgirl0501 February 18, 2010, 2:53 pm

    LMAO! I love it! Adam & Eve are my favorite outfits!

  • Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist February 18, 2010, 8:04 pm

    I love these drawings. I wish arts and crafts time were still a scheduled part of my day!

  • Otter Thomas February 18, 2010, 10:30 pm

    The Adam kid is a genius. He was correct and it required very little work. Maybe he can teach me a thing or two.

  • Heather February 18, 2010, 11:40 pm

    That's so cute! I love when kids do stuff like that– Teaching "CCD" was one of my favorite things to do in high school- I taught the 3&4 year olds and it was such a blast!

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