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Time to reflect on the avalanche of God's love and his ROCK steady
goodness! This October, let us focus on Scripture that points us to
the ROCK of our salvation. Click the link below to find a few "ROCK" verses to
get you started. You may want to provide concordances and Bibles for
children to look up more ROCK-tober verses! Challenge them to find one ROCK verse
for each day of the month that refers to God being our strength, our
stronghold, our sure foundation, etc., and then choose one verse to memorize
during the month of October! Get the ROCK-tober
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Bible Craft: Falling for
a technology teacher in a parochial school setting, I am always on the lookout
for ways to incorporate faith into my lesson plans.
I was getting ready to
introduce “Tagxedo” word clouds to my students for later use in the
classroom, so we made a Falling for Jesus tree. The students created
word clouds in the shape of a leaf. Each text included the students name,
Jesus' name, and a number of words they associate with what Jesus has taught
us; for example, sharing, love, hope, prayer. We did this with grades 2, 3,
and 4, using grade level appropriate words – the 4th graders came up with
“compassion” and “empathy”! After students
printed their leaves . . .
We used the Parables
of Jesus as a starting point for our neighborhood kids Bible
study and adapted the lessons to suit our needs. The lessons provided fun and
easy ways to teach the parables. ~ Michle
We have a very small church (28 to 30 people total on average) and it is
hard to find programs to do for VBS. So when I went looking for something that I could do with a group of
kids, the Prayer of Jesus stood out. There are six,
two-hour lessons and we did a lesson a day. The book has game and craft ideas to go with each lesson.
. . . I am already looking into buying more books from Sunday School Network. I feel that learning to pray together as a group, a family, we have grown even closer to God.
~ Thank you, April G.
[The teacher's newsletter]
is an awesome resource for anyone that works with kids! You never know what will come from
it. I met a new friend in South Africa and the Lord is doing a great outreach there---so many children have been reached and so many teachers trained and given resources, and it started with this connection.
~ PTL for this site. Bev T.
I just wanted to let you know
what a blessing this website has been to me. I am teaching
on Sunday nights and had ran out of ideas
to use. I prayed that God
would give me some sources. Well, He did, alright! This website! I
was up until almost 2:00 A.M. one night searching it out.
What a wonderful
site! I love it! It has such great ideas.
Thank you so much! ~
Another sister in Christ, Mable D.
Bible Game: You're Not Alone. . .
God Sees Everything
Blessed (or accepted by God) are those who mourn for
they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Before the game, explain to the players that the blindfolded person represents all of us. We can’t always see God’s plan clearly for our lives. Your partner represents Jesus, who has promised never to leave us, who sees everything, and who comforts us along life’s journey.
Set Up: Establish an obstacle course with a start line. You will need a blindfold for each of the teams.
How To Play: Divide players into teams of two. One of the players from each team must put on the blindfold, while the other player guides him or her through the obstacle course without touching the player. The “seeing” player may only use his or her voice to guide the other player,
using encouraging phrases such as, Follow me; Don’t give up; You can do it.
When the teams reach the end of the course, players switch positions and head back to the start line, playing as before. When teams have completed the course, they must give each other a “high five,” pat one other on the back and say, “Well done!” When everyone has completed the course, players “high-five” and congratulate the other
players as well. This is to remind them that at the end of life’s difficult journey, when events didn’t make sense, or we couldn’t see our way through, God knew the way! And if you’re “Accepted” by him, if you’re blessed by God, you will be comforted!
Narrator, reads from the script, stands in back to the left.
Widow, drape a cloth over her head and give her a small jar or pitcher (even a paper cup). She stands in the middle; Widow’s two Children, they stand close to their mother;
Elisha, a prophet of God, give him a Bible to carry. He stands to the right;
Lender, a Loan Shark, give him/her a notebook and pen or a money bag. S/He starts on the
Five jars or cups (more if available). The children will bring these to their mother. Set them to the left.
Narrator: There once was a woman whose husband was a prophet. He was a partner of the great prophet Elisha in the old days of Israel before Jesus was born. He was a good man, but times were hard for those who loved God and he had to borrow some money. He was working on paying it back when he died.
So one day the Lender came to . . . get this Bible
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~ Glen B.
Its hard for a small church like ours to
afford Bible curriculum and yours is so affordable and fun!
Our church used one of your plays with great success . . .
Thank you for
your ideas and your website. ~ Lynn Rhodes
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thankful for this site. I have found a lot of neat
for Sunday school
group. ~ Kim
I appreciate these ideas for Sunday School . . . they come in very handy. ~Tessa,
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