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Video - OT: Abram (2) goes on a journey: Scraps

Use this secular YouTube video to hold a creative discussion about the Bible story of Abram's journey

This activity is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram's journey to the promised and him creating an altar when he arrives there.

In the video we see a mouse that wants to go to the moon because he thinks that the moon is made of cheese. He builds a rocket, flies off and lands on a large piece of cheese. He thinks that this is the moon, but he has landed on a large piece of cheese in the cheesemongers.

Why is this film applicable to the story of the call of Abram? 

Both Abram and the mouse go on a journey because they have a dream. Abram dreams of the promised land and a large number of descendants. God has promised him this. Do they both reach their destination? Why (not)?

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What you need:

  • laptop or beamer
  • all kind of different flavoured cheese
  • an Ikea Gosig Mouse or other soft toy mouse / rat
  • a piece of cheese in plastic or a yellow piece of cardboard


Let's start...


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 that you download the PDF worksheet and use the following steps:

Step 1: A bite of cheese

Let the children all taste a piece of cheese. Which cheese do you like? Mild cheese, strong cheese, flavoured cheese. You can offer the children different small blocks of cheese.

Step 2: Watch the video

Watch the video 'Scraps' below.

Step 3: Sling the mouse on the cheese

For this game, you will need:

- an Ikea Gosig Mouse or other soft toy mouse/rat
- a piece of cheese in plastic or a yellow piece of cardboard

You divide the group into two teams. Take turns asking one of the two groups a question. If the question is answered correctly, each child in that group can try to throw the soft toy mouse from a distance onto the piece of cheese. How many times can they hit the piece of cheese with the mouse?

Here are the questions:

- How is the mouse similar to Abram? (Both went on a journey - chasing their dream)
- What was the mouse's dream? (To reach the moon made of cheese)
- What was Abram's dream? (To reach the promised land)
- How did the mouse achieve his dream? (He landed on as much cheese as he wanted)
- How did the mouse not achieve his dream? (He did not reach the moon)
- How did Abram achieve his dream? (He reached the promised land)
- God promised Abram a new land and a great people. Did Abram see both dreams come true?
  (No, he never saw God's promise of a great people)
- How do you think the story of the mouse ends?
- How do you think the story of Abram ends?

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