What was it like to hear John the Baptist announce the coming of a Messiah? This activity gives students a chance to be creative by acting out a news report about the story of the prophet who proclaimed Jesus’ arrival.
The children will be able to identify John the Baptist as the last prophet to proclaim the arrival of Jesus.
Allow the children to be as creative as possible with their news reports. If possible, have props available for the children to use in their presentations. (For example, a hat and blazer for the reporter, something that resembles a microphone, a notepad and pen, and so on.)
As the children work on their presentations, walk among the groups and answer any questions that may arise.
Be aware that some children may not feel comfortable role-playing in front of an audience. If a child is having a difficult time with this, allow the child to work behind the scenes. Perhaps the child can write note cards for the reporters and witnesses, and he or she can hold them up during the presentation.
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