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Copy the Master (Imitators of Christ)

Form one or more groups of 4 or 5 students. You can have as many groups as you’d like. Give each group a simple drawing (from a coloring book, clipart book, etc.) to re-create. Here’s the catch: only the first person in each group can try to copy the original. He/she can trace the original drawing, or just try to copy it freehand. Then, the next person in the group has to copy the first person’s drawing. The third person has to copy the second person’s drawing… and so on… By the time you get to the last person, the drawing looks completely different than the original.

The lesson is, we should be imitators of Christ, not of each other.

Another activity that illustrates this same point is “Chinese Telephone”. You get in a circle (at least 7 people). The leader whispers something into the ear of one person and that person whispers the same thing into the ear of the next person, and so on. When it gets to the last person, you’d be pretty surprised at what he/she thinks was said.

Another thing that illustrate this point or showing the students a 30 second commercial from a VHS tape. Then, show them the same commercial that was a copy of a copy of a copy of the original tape.

One last thing that illustrates this point is showing the students a picture. Then show them a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of the original picture.

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