In Luke 4:27 we read our Lord’s words “…And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and none of them were cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” Naaman was the captain of the host of the king of Syria, a mighty man of valour…but he was a leper. A little maidservant , carried away captive from the land of Israel, brought a ray of sunshine to Naaman’s household with her words of hope …” if my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria, he would heal him of his leprosy.” So in 2 Kings 5 we read that Naaman sought to be healed by traveling to Israel where he was given instructions by the prophet’s servant. He turned away in rage at what he was instructed to do but was tenderly encouraged by his servants to humble himself and dip seven times in the muddy Jordan River. A very different Naaman emerged after the seventh dip…skin like the flesh of a little child and the Bible states, “…and he was clean.” He returns to Elisha and gives his joyful testimony, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel…”
Color page. Make sure there is a contrast between Naaman and the water and sky. Cut a strip of card stock 7 inches long and the width of your figure’s hips to glue Namaan on. Cut from trunks down on both figures and glue back to back on your strip. Now trim around arms, shoulders and head so they match up. Write on strip : Naaman dips seven times . Tip: Place a piece of magic tape where the strip and figure meet. This will keep the edges from catching when the kids practice “dipping” Naaman 7 times. Cut slit in river to place Naaman in. (E-xacto makes the best, neat cut…which means you will have to pre-cut for the kids)
If you have a large class you may want to copy the worksheet differently if you have access to a copier. It is a little more work for you but you will save paper if this is a concern. With regular white copy paper, copy the worksheet. Now you should have 2 copies of everything. Attach your 2 scenes together and that will now give you the ability to make copies with colored card stock, printing 2- scene pages at a time. (You can re-copy this page on white card-stock to keep for future re-copying…I do this for all of my master copies.) Now you will want to double up on your figures. Take your 2 sets of figures, attach to a full page of copy paper and recopy. I think you can reposition the figures to get 4 sets on one full page. This page can now be re-copied on ivory or white card stock. When you need to print out 4 lessons of this story, you can do it with only 3 pieces of paper.. hope this helps.