Before we begin drawing today I want to tell you why today is special to me…this is October 25th. 20 years ago today I was very sick unexpectantly. I had a stroke and it paralysed me completely (couldn’t move any of my body)! When they took me by ambulance down to the hospital to try and help me, two of my friends came there and quietly prayed for me while I was in a wheelchair waiting to go to another hospital. In less than 20 minutes I was able to move completely! It was a miracle! How did that happen? Remember that my two friends prayed for me? When we pray to Jesus Christ, we are talking to the One who made everything….nature and people. That means He made my body too (and yours!). Those two friends believed that Jesus could help me and that is why they asked Him. He heard them and then He touched me somehow and made whatever was wrong in my body be right again. When we pray for others to Jesus Christ, it is a very very BIG deal! If you know someone who is sick or sad or lonely, would you stop and talk to Jesus about them like my two friends did for me? That would be a very good and loving choice….and don’t forget to thank Jesus for however He chooses to show that person His love and mercy. Thank You, Jesus, for healing me! Today I live a completely normal life…strong and healthy again! Jesus is very very powerful in showing His love for us!
Ok! Let’s get drawing! Today we will do something really easy…but please do it with me because it is sooooo important. We will draw these five different things. But if you can draw these, then you can draw anything….and you can write anything whether words or numbers. Here is how we’ll start….take a piece of paper and draw 6 lines “really light” (don’t push down very hard with your pencil ) going across your paper like this….leave some space between your lines like I did.
and finally try some more things with dots like this….
Great job! If you can draw those five things, then you can draw or write ANYTHING! Next time we’ll start using these five things in some fun ways….try combining all five of these things and make some more patterns in between lines.
Thanks to Mona Brookes as she has beautifully and simply defined the five things that we all use through her very effective teachings! Much of what I shared today came from her creative methods in teaching art to children.