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In ancient times Greek and Roman actors would wear masks to portray
the characters they were playing.
The "Comedy and Tragedy" masks were used to show when
someone was happy or sad.
Happiness is a wonderful emotion. It feels really good when we are
happy. But the problem with happiness,
is that it has a lot to do with what is HAPPENING in our lives to make
us feel HAPPY. Not so with
JOY; joy is a deeper and longer lasting emotion. Joy comes from
knowing and following Jesus. It is
possible to have JOY even in the midst of sadness or tragedies,
because Jesus has promised that he
will never leave us, we are not alone, he understands our problems.
(See Hebrews 13:5). The Bible
tells us that God is preparing a new Heaven and a new earth for us. On
that day the Bible says "he will
wipe away every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death
or mourning or crying or pain!"
(Revelation 21:4) That is a JOYOUS thought and something wonderful
to look forward to!
Jesus wants us to have his JOY. He tells us to stay with him, and
follow him so that his JOY will be
in us. (See John 15:9-11) Jesus said, "...In this world you will
have trouble. But take heart! I have
overcome the world." John 16:33. Thank Jesus that he loves you
and died for you. Ask him to help you to follow him so that his
JOY will be in you, and that you will be
able to share his JOY with your friends and family.
Today we will make "Comedy &
Tragedy" masks to "act out" the things that make us
happy and sad, as well as the things that make us joyful in Jesus!
You Will Need: Mask pattern, scissors, black poster board or construction paper, white paper, glue stick, stapler,
wooden paint stick.
Before class design a mask pattern for each child. Children trace the
mask pattern onto black card stock paper or poster board. Cut two black masks. Cut out face pieces onto white paper: eyes, nose, and mouth for both mask patterns, and
tears for the sad face. Glue the happy face pieces onto one mask, and the sad face pieces onto the other mask. Staple the masks to either side of the
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