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Bridges

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We just had fun doing the Pathfinder Honor Bridges at our district’s honors day.  Many have enjoyed seeing the honor info in Power Point mode.  If you, too, are interested here is what I compiled.  The information comes from the wiki Pathfinder online.

The kids really enjoyed making their bridges!

We started off our time with talking about how Jesus is a bridge giving us salvation, which is the 9th requirement.  This is the first slide of the Power Point.BridgesPPSlide1  What I said went something like this:  When we sin, we break the law of God. (I broke a Popsicle stick for emphasis and used it to demonstrate the following.)  God already has a plan to mend our relationship and fix the sin problem.  Initially he showed what that plan was by having His people sacrifice a lamb.  Doing this helped them know His true plan, that Jesus would come and die for our sin because sin brings death.  Jesus payed the penalty for our sin.  Sacrificing the lamb was not a true fix.  It was like putting a clip on the two broken parts.  It kind of works, but it’s not permanent and the sticks can still move apart.  Jesus is one with God.  (I glued one half of the broken stick to a good stick.)  Jesus and God are full of love.  They love you.  They both want you and I to be with them.  When we accept Jesus as our Savior and let Him come in our heart we choose to let Him be in charge.  We become one with Him.  (I glued the other half of the broken stick to the good stick.)  Now the relationship is mended.  Now we can join God in making something cool!

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Bridges Honor

The Power Point gives the information for the honor interspersed with times and directions for building either a truss or cable bridge.  Doing it this way allowed time for the bridge parts to dry.

I also had bridge directions on the table for them to reference.

 

Bridge directions

The bridge journal fulfills the requirement to make a scrapbook.  It would have been fun to make a multi-media presentation, too, but we didn’t have time.  The honor took a good 2.5 hrs, but could easily fill 3 to 4 hours.  The journal gives a space for the kids to draw the bridge and has facts about that kind of bridge.

BridgesJournalPIC

BridgeJournal

It also asks for 2 examples of each type of bridge.

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BridgeJournalPics

I hope you enjoy doing this honor too!

 

 

Author: Janelle C

I enjoy planning lessons, directing VBS and child care programs. Children's ministry is my passion. God Almighty is my strength and inspiration. For fun I choose hiking, canoeing, camping, cooking, and reading.

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