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How Many Clowns? Gospel Lesson

Over a century ago, Sam Loyd designed one of the most popular and magical puzzles ever created-more than ten million copies were produced! This genuine puzzle masterpiece is called “Get Off the Earth” and features a posse of sword-wielding Chinese warriors. I was inspired to re-imagine Sam’s puzzle with an added gospel flavor and had been tinkering around with this for over a year. Then, one day, my daughter Christy suggested using clowns. Viola! Finally, my version called “How Many Clowns?” was created. You can see how I have adapted the puzzle into a simple tract or craft project for children which they can cut out and assemble.

If you would like to download the file (two sizes are available) or watch an animation of the puzzle, here is the link (Look at  July 4, 2009 posting at ChalkedAndAmazed.com):

http://www.chalkedandamazed.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-07T17%3A00%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=9/#clownpuzzle

Part of the tract copy reads:

How many clowns can you find? Point the cross toward clown A and you will find 12. But one is lost! Sharing the Gospel is as simple as pointing the cross toward clown B. Count again. Now there are 13! The lost has been found!

Every soul is a circus,
And every life is a tent.
So be a fool for Jesus,
And smile wherever you’re sent!

For God will use the foolish.
Yes, reach out and clown around.
Use all your gifts for Jesus,
Seek and the lost shall be found!

Feel free to distribute this puzzle as a gospel tract or use it as a craft project with your children. Publishing and marketing rights are retained by Kerry Kistler.

Also, if you are interested in learning how you can use Chalk Talk in ministry you will find lots of FREE resources at my podcast web page ChalkedAndAmazed.com and its companion site GoldenChalkClassics.blogspot.com

Chalked & Amazed is the only “chalk radio” show on the internet. This interview program features some of the most well-known professionals in our field as well as those serious enthusiasts who present chalk art on a regular basis.

Have you ever wondered how other chalkers first discovered this unique style of ministry? Or how their career in this field developed and expanded? Perhaps you would like to hear about their most embarrassing moment on stage from yesteryear or what new projects they are developing today. Tune in for all this and more.

Best of all, these Internet radio shows are FREE so listen to the streaming audio, download each episode, or subscribe at iTunes and begin enjoying the show today. You will be Chalked and Amazed!

Kerry Kistler
Chalked & Amazed!

Golden Chalk Classics

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