Saturday, October 07, 2006

Peter Walks on the Water

Our lesson tomorrow is Peter walking on the water. Last month, when we were talking about the miracles of Jesus, we learned that Jesus walked on the water. I left out the part about Peter so that we could study it this month. This is a great lesson on faith. I'll be singing one of Glenda Schales songs (Peter Walks On The Water -- I think that's the name). This is a new one she wrote this year, I believe. It is a really good one. Try to get your hands on it if you can.

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Peter -- We'll be using this same puzzle for most of the month (maybe all of it). The past 2 months we've had a different puzzle every lesson. These younger kids were having trouble doing them. I think just using one will help them be able to work it easier. I make the puzzles in 4 pieces, 6 pieces and 8 pieces. Throughout the month, they will probably be able to move to a harder puzzle.

Sing: Peter

Peter Flip Chart -- Read about Jesus calling Peter and Peter walking on the water.

Sing Glenda Schales' Peter song.

Pop-up Book. This page is almost identical to the one of Jesus walking on the water last month. The only difference is that Jesus is stationary and Peter is the little guy that moves up and down. If you want to see last month's pop up book, you can view it here: Miracles of Jesus Pop up Book

Attendance chart: We finally have an attendance chart ready. It is a picture of Peter and Andrew fishing in their boat. There is netting glued to the side to be a net. Each class, the kids will get to glue a fish to their net. This should reinforce the first lesson about Peter and Andrew being called by Jesus.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing. We should extra time, so we may get to sing several of our old stand bys.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline. Concentrate on the songs about the life of Christ.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

If there is time do some activities I found while cleaning the room up this week.