Wednesday night we had a class of 4 kids, 3 adults. Now, that may seem like a lot of adults, but that class session I needed them both. One of the little girls is learning to come to class without her grandmother. Her grandmother has been my helper for the past 9 months. She was not too happy about coming. She cried and cried. Finally, she cried herself to sleep. I was very thankful for the helpers.
Tomorrow we talk about Jesus as a young boy. Most of the activities will be the same, but we'll emphasize his experience in the temple when he was 12 years old.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language.
Introduction to Story: Snip'n'Tell star. The manger scene worked well Wednesday PM. Most of these Snip'n'Tells are about Christ's birth. We'll do the star one this time.
Boy Jesus Magnetic Puzzles
Boy Jesus Flip Chart
Sing: Jesus Grows Up -- This song has not been put online yet. I hope to in the next few days.
Life of Christ Flip Chart
Touch and Feel Book: We'll do the 2nd page. It is a picture of a sheep. The kids will get to glue the cotton balls on the sheep. Then one of the helpers will the first page to the 2nd page.
Attendance Chart: They've put up Mary and Joseph. Tomorrow we'll put the baby in the manger. After that, I'll let them choose which animal they want to add. This will give any of them that missed one of the main characters a chance to put it on their attendance chart. I hate to send attendance charts home that don't look finished.
Move to the floor.
Review the lesson with the Jesus Flannelgraph story.
Return to Seats and do the small Flannelgraph boxes. The pictures in these this time are of Jesus as a baby, as a young boy and as a grown man. The kids will be able to put them on their flannel board in order. This would also be a good time to sing the new "I'll Grow Up Like Jesus" song again.
As time permits, do the following:
Activities borrowed from my Baby Jesus box for the toddler class.
Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.
Let each child that wants to say a prayer.