Monday, March 22, 2010

Arkeology


Our construction crew did a marvelous job converting our choir loft!






SO MUCH detail.


The closer you looked, the more you saw! :)

below....the organ :) You'd hardly recognize it!




We narrated the entire program with Scripture
& used a Powerpoint presentation to change the sky from clear


to stormy...

to sunny...



to rainbow!




below
Strike is the Zebra on the right.
....told ya pajamas make great costumes :)
Tho' a bit big, thanks to a drawstring,
they didn't require altering after all.
SO SIMPLE!


Two of this. Two of that.

below....

(elephants at dress rehearsal)

&
Noah & penguins during our final performance




At the end we shared a Powerpoint slide show of the kids preparing for the performance, "Ark Art" that children made, & "Noah's Nursery" for which several parents submitted photos of our precious babies & toddlers dressed in animal costumes. So incredibly cute, they were! :)

I had planned to get the congregation involved by having them help us create an acapella rainstorm to set the stage but as time got closer, I let that go. I loved the idea!! - but it was an extra challenge we just didn't need.

Every week we tweaked our plans a bit more...made changes.... worked out little bugs - all the way up to the very end - until time no longer afforded us that option.

I'd love to share pics of all the clever costumes but I don't feel right posting pics of the children without permission. I included a few here bc I figured they wouldn't be recognizable.

All in all over the past few months, it took God (I'm sure it was Him who helped us identify a major technical issue at the very last minute & remedy it just in the nick of time!) & about 50(!) people, each doing their part (including 16 lively "animals") to pull this off! It was a tremendous team effort! The kids rose to the occasion beautifully! I could not be more proud of them!

Stay tuned for "Ark Art" tomorrow!

8 comments:

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Wow, I loved those pictures. So much creativity. I also loved that idea of the sky on powerpoint above the stage. Clever. I'd been wondering how it was coming. Thanks for the beautiful updates! It looked great.

Yiota said...

Congratulations! I'm glad it all went well!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

It's easy to see that the children were inspired to give it 100%! Hmmm, I wonder who could give them that inspiration??? :)

Thanks for the update, and the photos. It's looks great!

MommaSkye said...

Great job!
The decorations were amazing, it came out so well!! It's nice to have someone put so much time in for the kids :)

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

Oh, wow WoW WOW!!!!!!!

That is incredible! I LOVE the stage! LOVE the power point sky! LOVE the costumes and the power point idea at the end!

It looks like it was a huge success! HOORAH!!! ENCORE!!! :)

Randi Sue said...

Amazing!

Wendy said...

Looks amazing! Would have loved to have seen it in person! I am always amazed how the Highland Sanctuary can morph into whatever it needs to be!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Wendy??? Does your last name begin w/ a "C"?? :)