We are having a VBS starting next week. I'm teaching the 5 and 6 year olds. It is going to be challenging to keep this class going and be working on that one, but with help from some of ladies in the congregation, we'll get it done.
We had our regular monthly singing last Wed PM, so we didn't have class. We will probably also have a singing the Wed PM during the VBS. That means I'll just need to present Jonah in 6 lessons.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E
Opening Activity: Jonah and the Storm Magnetic Puzzles
Jonah Flip Chart
Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.
Black Light Story -- Jonah
Attendance Chart -- The attendance chart this month is about prayer. I've taken a picture of each child praying (well, some of them -- the others will get their pictures tomorrow). The attendance chart says, "God Hears Me Pray No Matter Where I Am!". Each class they will add a picture of different places they can pray -- tree, bed, house, car, tricycle, boat, swing set. As they put their picture on the attendance chart, have them sit down on the floor.
Review the lesson with the Jonah Flannelgraph story.
Old Testament books -- Work together with the large blue cards (books of law), large red cards (books of history), the green cards (books of poetry and the Major Prophets, and the new Minor Prophets (We'll add Joel, Amos, Obadiah). Let each child take a turn pointing to and saying the books on the wall with the hand pointer. After each child has had a turn, let them return to their seat. Give each child his set of OT cards to put in order on his own. This activity is getting quite time consuming. I'll have to play it by ear how much we actually do.
Let each child that wants to say a prayer.