My daughter sent me a beautiful picture today. It was a picture of a lighthouse. One she built using Minecraft. I have a particular fondness for lighthouses. Perhaps it is because of the old song my grandma Mimmie used to sing called “Jesus is the Lighthouse.”
Build a lighthouse near the shore. Experiment with ways to magnify the light and maintain visibility from a distance.
1) Discuss (or write about) the differences between your lighthouse and a real, live lighthouse.
2) Discuss (or write about) the similarities between the way your lighthouse functions in Minecraft and the ways you can live as a light for Christ.
3) Discuss (or write about) the architecture of your lighthouse.
If you have more than one child building a lighthouse, have each child “show and tell” about their lighthouse in a round table presentation.
Enjoy some Great Books about Lighthouses
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge: Restored Edition by Hildegarde H. Swift
Birdie’s Lighthouse by Deborah Hopkinson
Fun Lighthouse Printables and Activities
Free Lapbook for The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge from Homeschool Share
Draw a Lighthouse in Four Simple Steps from How Stuff Works
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