Saturday, August 31, 2013

3rd Grade - Hide the Word - March - James 1:5

James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

The first page is the "One Page" for the month of March. This page is a list of possible activities for this particular verse.

List of activities for James 1:5

These two worksheets are posibilities to use with this verse for the class.

Cell Phone Worksheet

Worksheet to decorate

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kindergarten - Hide the Word - January - Proverbs

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
For one of the projects for this verse, we have the children do a "verse poster." With a verse poster, you can do any number of projects. At various ages, we have children outline or circle key words, decorate key words with glitter or real objects (see pics below), or decorate the edges of the verse poster. There are so many things to do with a verse poster!! We will keep posting pictures of verse posters and things to do with them, so click on the "verse poster" label below for more ideas!
This specific verse had two key parts we wanted to drive home, gentle and harsh. We decided to attach real objects to the verse poster for this verse. We used sand paper for the "harsh" and cotton balls for "gentle."
In my experience, it was easiest to glue the cotton balls on after the cotton balls had been pulled apart, then gently re-rolled into loose cotton strips. i also began the project tearing sand paper, but found that cutting it with sciscors made the word more readable. The outcome may be different for finer grit sand paper. Elmer's bottle glue was very helpful.

Proverbs 15:1 verse poster

Second Grade - 2 Thessalonians 3:3 - December - Hide The Word

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3

This verse is the December verse for 2nd grade. One of the possible activities is a perforation.

To do a perforation, start with a fill in the blank worksheet, and a second worksheet with the words that belong in the blanks.

Cut the words for the blanks out.

 Mount the words on black (or any other color) construction paper with tape.

Take the paper to a carpet. Using a push pin, punch the pin through the paper layers, outlining each letter.

Remove the top white paper from the black construction paper.

Tape the colored construction paper onto the fill in the blank worksheet. (If you use glue, it will ooze through). You can see the white paper shining through the holes of the construction paper.

You can do this perforation with any verse or Bible class activity.
Attached to this blog are the worksheets for 2 Thessalonians 3:3, the December Hide the Word verse for 2nd Grade.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hide the Word- CD Labels

Hide the Word in Your Heart - Labels for the CDs

For each age level, we have created a CD of the memory verse songs. This has been very helpful for the teachers, parents, and students to learn songs to help write God's word in their hearts.

Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to post .wmv files to Blogger. If you're interested in hearing the songs, please comment on this post and we will get back with you.

Annually, we burn the songs for each age level onto a CD. Every child in the congregation receives the appropriate CD. In addition, every teacher receives the same CD so she can learn the songs along with the children. We burn these CDs at home, write the grade level on each CD, and pop the CD into a paper CD holder.

For the CD holder, we needed a song label that would list what song verses were on the CD in what order. We came up with Avery label 48863, a 2"x4" shipping label. You use Avery Template 5163 to create these. We simply print the attached PDFs onto the shipping labels, and stick the labels onto a paper CD holder.

We distribute these CDs to the children their first Sunday in the new grade level, which for us is in June. We usually make a few extras for students that may move in during the school year.

Two Year Old Labels

Three Year Old Labels

Four Year Old Labels

Kindergarten Labels

First Grade Labels
Second Grade Labels

Third Grade Labels

Fourth Grade labels

Fifth Grade Labels

Sixth Grade Labels


5th Grade - Hide the Word - March - 1 Corinthians 1:10 - Jigsaw puzzle

This is a mail-out game or in class activity, depending on your time.  This is also an activity that can be used for basically any verse!  First buy jigsaw puzzles. We purchased a 24 piece puzzle from the Dollar Tree.
I assembled the puzzle, and spray painted the puzzle and the box.
After the pieces dried, I reassembled the puzzle and wrote a word or two on each piece. Alternatively, you can just ignore the puzzle piece lines and write over the puzzle, allowing words to be seperated by the puzzle breaks.
We taped the verse card to the front of the box to help with memorization. I hand wrote the verse card, but you can make copies or print it off on a computer.
This project didn't take very long to make, and was very inexpensive!

Third Grade-Hide the Word -June-Psalm 119:9

Hide the Word activities for Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9
This is the verse for Third Grade in the month of June.

The first page is the "One Page" for the month of June. This page is a list of possible activities for this particular verse.

Psalm 119:9 One Page

The second attachment is the worksheet we created to go with the verse. It is a fill in the blank for the children.

Psalm 119:9 fill in the blank

Finally, the last attachment is homework for the child. Each page is for 2 students. Psalm 119:9 homework

Keep on the look out for more Third Grade posts coming soon!!