January 9, 2016

Rabbi 101

January 9, 2016

More Improvisation


Laugh and learn with some Bible improv. The contrasts and vivid imagery in the book of Proverbs provide endless possibilities for improvisational fun.

Have one student narrate while others act out some of the “wise vs. fool” descriptions from Proverbs. The lighthearted humor, visual reinforcement, and whole-body learning will cement the principles in their minds like nothing else.

For example:
• “The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin” (10:8, NIV).
• “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down” (14:1, NIV).
• “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues” (17:28, NIV).
• “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down” (21:20, NIV).
• “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end” (29:11, NIV).

See also Proverbs 6:6–11; 12:27; and other verses throughout the book.