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 pack of meerkats is waiting for a piece of fruit to fall from a tree. As it falls, a vulture arrives and takes the fruit away. The meerkats must work together to get the fruit back. This turns out to be quite a job. When they finally get the fruit back, one of the meerkats uses it as a rugby ball and the fruit splashes apart...
Why does this film fit in with today's Bible story?
In the parable, there are ten bridesmaids. When five girls discover that their oil is not enough, they try to cooperate with the other five girls. But they don't want to hear about it. So the five of them team up and go on a journey together to get the oil. Unfortunately, when they have found the oil and come back to the party, they are no longer allowed to enter. As with the meerkats, their collaborative plan ends in disappointment.
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: