We love to act out stories from the Bible!! I could not find a stick horse, so we used a bulletin board set horse. I cut big leaves out of construction paper. You can see my sweater on the ground for the coats.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
After teaching the lesson, I gave each child a Q-tip that was cut in half. I used a paper plate and put a small glob (about a quarter in diameter) of each of 4 colors of glowing paint. I enlarged a picture of Saul laying on the ground with the bright light blinding him. I mounted the pictures on black construction paper. The kids glow painted the light rays beaming down on Saul. Then on the black borders, they added more squiggles and dots in glow paint. I brought in a black light and our creations were awesome!!!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Acts 6 and 7 is such a great passage to act out! After teaching the lesson, we acted out this passage 3 times... so each child could be Stephen! This was a HUGE hit and the kids told the story of Stephen 3 times that night.
Monday, July 23, 2012
To make this specific headband... At the beginning of class, have the kids paint their own flame. Some of the kids also added glitter to their flame. As the flames were drying, I taught the lesson. At the end of the lesson we sequenced Acts 2:38 together and then the kids did it individually. I sent the kids back to their tables and staples the flame in the middle of the headband. Then I had the kids glue on their verse cut-up sentence on the sentence strip. Before gluing, fit the sentence strip to the kids head and draw a line. Then draw an X on the rest of the end of the sentence strip so that they will not glue here since it will be covered when the headband is stapled.
It was a treat to see all these flames leaving class and telling their parents all about the Day of Pentecost!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Here is one method of chart to use in your classroom! Our students had a BLAST doing this and the lesson made such an impact on their learning. Anytime the children can be involved in creating an interactive wall chart, they will have ownership and that lesson will really "stick." This is sweet J sticking one of his responses.
Use when: comparing two things
Materials: butcher paper, markers, pencils, post-its, pencils
Instructions: Before class, write the topic and two categories at the top of the butcher paper. Teach the lesson. Discuss answers for each category. Give each child (at least) 4-6 post-it notes. Have them go back to the table and write (at least) 2-3 responses for each category. Let the kids stick them on the butcher paper. After all the kids have stuck their responses, gather the kids back on the carpet and allow the kids to share what they put on the chart.
Telling God how good He is Thanking God for all He’s done
- powerful * my BFF
- God rocks! * family
- strong * friends
- awesome * home
- mighty * forgiveness