The Most Important thing is to Love God with All Your Heart. You will find this story in Deuteronomy 6:49 or on page 168 in Growing in God’s Love.
Make a Scroll
Scriptures would eventually be written on scrolls. Jewish Synagogues continue to use scrolls as they read the Word of God during their services. You can make your own. The instructions are for a large scroll, however you can use any length of cardboard tube or even a pencil to make the ends of the scroll.
Supplies: wrapping paper on a tube, glue sticks, 2 empty wrapping paper
cardboard tubes, masking tape, length of yarn or ribbon
• Place the back of a long sheet of wrapping paper on the floor.
• Let the children use glue sticks to glue the pictures on the back of the
• Tape one empty cardboard tube to each end of the wrapping paper.
• On the paper – write
4 “Listen, people of Israel! The Lord is our God. The Lord is the only God. 5 You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 Always remember these commands that I give you today. 7 Be sure to teach them to your children. Talk about these commands when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road. Talk about them when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them on your hands and wear them on your foreheads to help you remember my teachings.
• Roll the two long cardboard tubes toward the center to make a scroll, and tie
yarn or ribbon around the middle of the scroll