& Lesson Help
At the start of the class settle the kids
down, have a prayer, and ask each one thing about their week as you quietly
set up your room.
Have the children pick a favorite song, put
their hands on their head and sing it while you set up.
(GIA suggestion) Keep mini journals for each
child. Have the children write or draw in them when they come in.
Make challenge books for each child. At the
end of class ask each the children to make a challenge that relates to
the lesson and write it in their book.
At the next lesson when they are given their
books again they can write how the challenge went. Perhaps you could give
a child a sticker for their book each time they complete a challenge.
Use variety in telling stories:
puppets (finger, stick, hand) -flannel board
(with story outline in Friend magazines)
reader’s theatres -dramatizations
roller boxes -pictures
Know your Standard Works:
The leader calls out the name of a book or
person from the standard works and the children name the particular works
from which it comes.
Example: Peter Answer: New Testament
Guess Who You Are:
The names of famous scriptural or church history
characters are written on small cards, one on each card, and one of the
cards is pinned on the back of each player. By questions that can be answered
yes or no, each class member is to guess the name on his/her back.
One group is to say a scripture simultaneously,
each individual saying one assigned word. The other group has to figure
out the scripture.
Use a bean bag to toss to the children. When
a child catches it, they must name a prophet (ancient or modern). This
can also be done by naming the temples.
Divide the class into two teams. Throughout
the lesson when you introduce a scriptures listed to be discussed, make
it a real scripture chase competition and see which team can get the entire
team to find the scripture first. To make it even more official, have them
put their scriptures down on a table or on their laps. Their hands are
not to touch the scriptures until you call the word "chase".