Thursday, January 05, 2017

Sermons 4 Kids

For about a year now, I have been the Sunday School Teacher for the first and second graders on Wednesday night.  I do not like doing this and I am not good at it.  Our Church buys literature for all the Wednesday night lessons.  I positively strongly dislike the lessons for my kids and feel the same about the lessons for the other groups.  The purpose of lessons is to impart understanding.  These lessons impart boredom to my little group.  The girls always like the reading part, but currently I have one girl and 2 non reading boys.  That is much better than last year when I had a dozen kids in a tiny room.  Anyway, I have been looking for alternative material that would correspond with the lesson idea presented and a more teachable and learnable format.

I have found a wonderful kids Sunday School site  here

 For example this week's lesson in on Samuel.  My kids love word searches, puzzles and quizzes.  I found all of these plus songs and coloring pages about Samuel and listening at this site.  Next Wednesday, we are going to continue with Samuel with new, interesting to young boys, material.  I feel we will all get much more from the lesson with these kid friendly material.

Of course, my main objective for placing this here is so I can find it again when I need material for the next lesson.  And, maybe Erin could use some of this when it comes her turn to teach.  At our Church there are not turns.  We are so outnumbered by the kids that we all have permanent functions. In addition to teaching the little ones, it is my function to feed the flock.  It is good to have purpose. 


Anonymous said...

Thank you. I will check this out. I feel I'm no good at it either. I wish we had more kids. My turn for children's church isn't up again until April

Winnie Sneed said...

I'm so proud of you...keeping the kids engaged is what it is all about...bored children do not learn. Way to go on your research!!!