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Portals Projects - Forgive Us!

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Welcome to Portals Projects! Each week we share projects that foster community building, creative thinking, problem-solving and character development. Invite your student(s) to pick a project that interests them to work on for a day or a week. Encourage them to share their plans, products or performances with the Portals community so we can all celebrate and grow together.


Week 3 - Forgiveness

Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.



Conflict Cartoon (Slides)

Make a cartoon that tells a real or fictional story about a type of conflict you’ve experienced and how it was or could have been resolved.

  1. List the types of relational conflicts you experience regularly

  2. Brainstorm/reflect on ways those conflicts get resolved

  3. Write a factual or fictional story about conflict

  4. Produce a book, video or artwork for your story

The Impossible Stain (Slides)

Challenge: Using a difficult stain and a stain removal technique, demonstrate an object lesson that illustrates God’s forgiveness.

Materials: Staining material and stain removal material(s). Example: Permanent marker, whiteboard, and dry erase marker.


Still Broken

I threw a ball inside even though I know that’s against the rules and I broke a vase that is really meaningful to my mom. I know she will forgive me, but she will still be really sad. I want to make it up to her a little if I can. Instead of throwing the vase shards away, is there something special I can do or make with it?


Solution Criteria

  • Uses all or most pieces of vase

  • New creation is meaningful

  • Picture or drawing of solution

How interesting!

Imagine you are an explorer and you have discovered a new land. You encounter an unfamiliar plant. Write an encyclopedia entry for this plant that includes a picture, where you found it, how it smells and how it feels. It can be as realistic or fantastical as you want.


Submit your project

If you are willing to share your projects with the Portals community you can do so by attaching them to an email.

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