"Light of the World" Candle Chalk Drawings

Missions Conference is coming!

It's important that elementary students learn the value of missions at a young age. Next week Grace Gospel Church will be hosting their 70th annual Missions Conference. Our school then invites the visiting missionaries to speak in the classrooms about their work on the mission field.

I like for the art students to create some artwork for the missionaries to see when they visit our halls. This year, we talked about a Christian's duty to be a shining light in a dark world. Matthew 5:14 says "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid." and 5:16 says "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." I used these verses as the basis for our art project.

Fourth and fifth grade students used chalk to sketch the form of a candle. They had to first draw out a cylinder, then add the lumps of melting wax, some black outlines, a wick and a burning flame to represent our responsibility to be that shining light!

Each student then chose a "light word" to title their candle drawing.

I love the glowing flame!

This is my Snoopy bulletin board that changes the "Happiness is..." quote with each new set of art work!
Well I hope you enjoyed our special reminders to be lights to the world! We loved making these! Thanks for reading! Come back for more art soon!
Mrs. Edwards

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