I thought you might like to hear about a project that my husband and I oversaw with the Junior Church aged children at our old church in Florida. It really turned out well- was very educational, allowed families to do fun work work together at home, and brought the many generations together at our church in a really fresh way.
For two months, the kids at Grace Church learned about the Tabernacle (its history and symbolism) and worked on making some of the details for our model. During that time, different adults in the church worked on making the larger pieces of furniture. Many of those adults involved the kids in their work, making it a truly multigenerational project. The project culminated in a tour of the Tabernacle where the kids got to share what they had learned with the adults.
Making "The Bread of the Presence"This boy worked with an older man in our church to construct the Table of Showbread.One Sunday we talked about the role of the priests and put together a model of the High Priest's clothing.The man who made this Bronze altar put together a really fine piece of furniture!
Getting everything set up for the adults to take a tour.