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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

VBS -- God's Love Parables

My teacher/helper wasn't in class today. She won't be there tomorrow either. Thankfully, I've got a great group of kids. Our class today went smoothly.

We played Bible baseball. I wanted to get them up and out of their seats. I took them outside to play. It was very, very hot. We played underneath the covered drive. I warned them before we went out there that there was a bird's nest under there too. We needed to be as careful as we could to not scare the momma. She (and dad) have been known to dive bomb anyone out there. I'm sure the birds were terrified, but they were polite and didn't bother us while we played. As was expected, the boys really got into the game. They wanted to steal bases and tag the runner. I think they enjoyed themselves. I hope they benefited from the review.

Tomorrow we'll play Pictionary (my version). That will be nice since we can stay inside, but they won't get to burn some energy off. I should have 10 in class. That's about all the chairs we can fit around this table. I would love for more kids to come, but 10 will be a perfect number.

Lesson Plan:

Parables for today: God's Love Parables
The Parable of the Lost Coin
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Go to Art:


Fill out attendance cards.

Pass out Workbooks.

Introduce Vocabulary. Today's vocabulary is swine, prodigal, repent

Tell the parables.

Read the little books in the pocket of their workbook. We have 2 books for this lesson. The first one has both the parables of the lost coin and the lost sheep. The 2nd book is of the prodigal son.

Memory Work: They will be copying Matthew 7:26. Some of them are beginning to get the passage memorized. All of them are becoming very familiar with the passage.

Do Activity in the workbook. Today's activity involves gluing smiley and frowny faces in the right place. For instance: The Lost Coin has 3 statements next to it -- the woman had a coin, she lost the coin, she found the coin. They should put a smiley face next to the statement that says she had a coin, a frowny face next to the statement that says she lost the coin and a smiley face next to the statement that says she found the coin. They do this for the lost sheep, the prodigal son and a Christian return to God.

Play Pictionary. We'll be using words such as sheep, coin, ring, sandal, etc.

Songs.Today's parable song is the original one I wrote. They seem to enjoy singing it each day. We'll probably sing all the verses that we've done since Monday. The Parable Song

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