Meet Barnabas. A rather humble little bear with a propensity for travel.
Barnabas was the creation of a first grade class I had 13 years ago. He was our mascot and travelled everywhere with us, my students, their families, etc. He carries a backpack that documents his adventures in a journal and with photographs. Back in the day, we created a bulletin board in his honor, charting his travels across the states or world.
Since the kids and I are homeschooling this year, we have dug poor dusty Barnabas out of the basement. (I love Barnabas for social studies especially and he wasn’t learning too much in his confinement!) So now he is back at it again, pen in hand, ready to document his adventures.
In fact, I caught him eating clam cakes last night and double fisting it with a Dunkin D’s in one hand and a Del’s lemonade in the other. Hmmmm…. where on earth could he be?
Read more up on how Barnabas can be used for Family Ministry here.