Samuel Grows Up:
This lesson will be a repeat of Sunday AM for 2 reasons. The first one is, I didn't get to everything. I ran out of time to do the Childhood Flip Chart. The 2nd reason is class was very small. We could have a whole new crew tonight. The 3rd reason is that I've got to go out of town today. If I get back in time to teach, it will be just in time. I've asked a friend to be ready to teach for me. So, this lesson plan may be for her. I hope she can read it:).
My lesson plan is:
This Little Light Of Mine -- Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.
Discuss prayer using the prayer box in class. I will let each child say a prayer that wants to. We've been concentrating on saying 3 things in a prayer. Praise God, Thank God, and Ask God for something. This is really turning out well.
Read Samuel Flip Chart
Do Samuel Magnetic Puzzles
Read Childhood flip chart to help them get an idea of what being a child was like in Bible times.
Sing Samuel song again if they are interested.
Move to Storytime area (floor)with Bibles -- Call each child one at a time to place their attendance picture on their chart. Place a pillow on the floor where that child is to sit. After he/she is seated, call the next child up.
Flannelgraph story -- We've only done this once this month. Hopefully we can fit it in tomorrow.
If there is time, use the hand pointer to review the books of the NT. As the children have a turn at saying the books, ask them to put their pillow up and sit at the table. I haven't had time for this lately. We'll see if we get to it this week.
Pass out the take home after they settle down into their seats.
If there is time I'll choose from the following:
They have been begging to do the "bubbles". Since we had a few minutes left, we did them. We sing the song -- It isn't any trouble just to s-m-i-l-e. I blow the bubbles while we sing. They love it.
Let the kids choose their favorite songs to sing.
Discuss manners in the auditorium.