You can have your kids act out the story of Gideon by creating a LEGO Gideon scene! The most exciting scene of the Gideon story is when Gideon divides his 300 men into groups with everyone holding a pot and a trumpet. As soon as they blew the trumpet, they smashed the pots, which were hiding flaming torches. The enemies were routed by thinking they were surrounded by a much larger army, and they began turning on each other. So the victory was won because God granted them the victory by instructing Gideon exactly what to do. When we obey God, He blesses us with eventual victory, even when the odds seem stacked against us!
You can make the white LEGO tents of the enemy in the middle of the LEGO base while surrounding the camp with soldiers who have a trumpet and a pot.
You can read the story in Judges 6-7. Gideon was actually quite wimpy and scared when the angel of the Lord approached him and said he was a valiant warrior. He refused to obey at first until God provided two miracles: one with a fleece that was wet while the ground was dry, and the other with a fleece that was dry while the ground was wet.
He even had to whittle down his army from thousands to only 300. Random actions like lapping water from a brook instead of scooping it with their hands caused some soldiers to be chosen by God while others were sent home.
Gideon was nervous with such a small army. God’s word that they would win was not enough for him. It wasn’t until he heard the enemy had a nightmare that Gideon won the battle that Gideon finally had the courage to obey God.
This story encourages me that even if my faith falters, God will always follow through on His word, and He can always be trusted.
For more ideas to bring to life the Gideon story: Gideon Unit Study.Tweet