One my very talented colleagues put together this bulletin board to hang in the hallway of our middle school building. It is a word search where she hid 10 names for Jesus that are found in Scripture. She took the time to weave the red and white strips of paper to create that checker board pattern. It is hard to see but she also added Christmas lights around the perimeter of the board.
She and one of my other colleagues turned the bulletin board into a contest. The students had to search for the 10 names of Jesus in the word search and three passages of scripture. They also had to identify the references for the verses they found.
It is hard to motivate middle schoolers but this bulletin board really excited them. Many of our 6th and 7th graders accepted the challenge. it was fun to see them searching for the verses!