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Sunday Schoolis now in session

Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by HeirofSalvation, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. HeirofSalvation

    HeirofSalvation Active Member
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    Mar 10, 2012
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    Well, the journey has begun. I started last Sunday, but it was really more of a trial run with my 4yr old and 2 1/2 year old. They were the only ones there that week, but we've been making announcements at all of our services so hopefully we'll have a few more kids this Sunday. I'm going to start at THE BEGINNING, so I'm going to go through Genesis.

    Adult Sunday School is only about 45 min. so I've basically broken down my time into three 15 min. sections:

    1.) songs
    We will eventually preform a couple in front of our church for an evening or wednesday service. Handmotions are used to help them remember the words and keep them involved.

    2.) Bible lesson
    We begin with prayer, and in a couple of weeks I will begin taking attendance. There will be a reward for perfect attendance, I haven't figured out how long it should last before we begin a new record. For any older kids they will need to also bring a Bible. I know some can not read, but I want them to get into the habit of bringing their Bible to church. They will get help finding the verses we are reading that day. I know my 4 year old LOVES "reading along" with me out of her own Bible, it makes her feel involved.
    I'm trying to make sure I ask plenty of questions as I go along. I'm trying to include colorful pictures where I can, and I will incorporate things they can touch as much as possible.

    3.) Snack
    Will correspond and re-inforce the lesson. For "Let there be light" each child will get white chocolate and milk chocolate covered raisens or pretzels, and they will be asked to seperate the "light from the darkness".

    Any time remaining at the end of that will be used on their take home coloring page.

    I know over time my methods and teaching style with change/addapt to what I'm working with, particularly when we grow and have to split into multipule groups.

    Definitely keep me in your prayers! This is very exciting and fun for me, but I know given time I may get weary.
  2. LillyoftheValley

    LillyoftheValley New Member

    Mar 29, 2012
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    SORRY! That was really my post. didn't realize hubby was still logged in. Sorry for the confusion.
  3. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
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    May 22, 2002
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    I pray that Lord will bless your endeavors.
  4. DiamondLady

    DiamondLady New Member

    Apr 1, 2011
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    Lily, I pray that your SS will be a blessing to the children. Just remember to be flexible and roll with the flow. You might want to include a "craft" to reinforce your lesson as well. For instance, I am beginning a month long unit on Joseph tomorrow for children's church and we're doing a Coat of many Colors Joseph hand puppet (as well as gingerbread men for snack) It helps them retain the lesson and keeps their hands busy :)