Now thanks to technology you can see every detail of the Sistine Chapel. What an exciting way to share the Bible stories with your family.
Click here: Sistine Chapel <http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/sistina_vr/index.html>
Once inside move the mouse around and in the lower left corner there are two buttons. The (+) to move closer, the (-) to reduce the images.
WOW… you and your kids are alone in the Sistine Chapel and able to see these awesome paintings that Michelangelo and many other painters took years to paint.
We suggest taking some time as a family to talk about the Biblical stories that are represented just in one section. For example you could go over the Genesis stories that are in the ceiling. Wikipedia has a great article on the Sistine Ceiling and the history of the church that would be fun to read.
Let your kids scroll around then they can guess what the painting is about before you look up the answer. We have found a website that gives you the story behind of each of Michelangelo’s paintings. It is called Italian Renaissance Art.com. This would also be fun to review with your kids. Look up the Bible stories on BlueLetterBible.com to find the verses that match each story.
We are thrilled to find this wonderful resource. Thank you Vatican for requesting this be done.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents because it provides the Big Story of God’s wonderful plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.