Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion on the parable of the talents
With the help of a secular YouTube video and creative activities we encourage the children to think about today's Bible story.
A little mouse with big floppy ears sits in a glass cage in a pet store. He tries to get the attention of shoppers, but they either laugh at him or don't see him. Eventually he manages to get the attention of a boy with headphones on. Turns out that the boy under the headphones has the same kind of floppy ears as the mouse. They have found each other.
Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?
Our Bible story today is about the question, "What do you do with your talents?" This mouse uses all his talents to get the attention of the prospective buyer. He does not give up, but continues to persevere and eventually receives his reward.
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: