YouTube video - Ascension - Ladybugland

Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on the Ascension of Jesus in Acts 1

With the help of a secular YouTube video and creative activities you can  encourage the children to think about the Bible story you are telling.

Three little ladybugs are dropped off by their mother in a large playroom full of toys. The ladybugs start playing with the toys, but the room also has a spider who wants to catch them. Time after time, the three ladybugs defeat the spider and eventually fly away with their mother, leaving the spider completely defeated.

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Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?

The three ladybugs are a bit like Jesus. Jesus was placed on earth by his father to defeat "something. But what? This is what we are going to talk about with the children. Do they know the answer? Was it 'sin', the devil or death? Or all three? When Jesus' task is done, he goes back to his Father in heaven, just as the ladybugs leave with their mother, having defeated the spider.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:
- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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