We went on a retreat with our church this weekend to a lovely spot beside a lake about an hour outside of Berlin in Brandenburg. The weather was perfect for swimming and playing ultimate frisbee.
Since we started our school year off with "The Great Family", I wanted to continue and tell the kids some other parts of Abraham and Sarah's story. So, I prepared the story of "Sarah and Hagar". In the German version of this Godly Play enrichment story, we use the desert sack. Since our cars were heavily packed for carpooling to the retreat, I knew it was out of the question to try and bring the desert bag and planned to substitute a felt underlay. To my surprise and delight, there was a playground at the retreat center with a sand floor, so we just sat in the sand for our children's service and began the story!
In this picture, you can recognize features of "The Great Family". This is the scene where Abraham and Isaac go off to Mount Moriah and Sarah wonders what will happen.