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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jesus Said, "Come, Follow Me -- Fishers of Men"

Our continuing Exploration through the Life of Jesus Has brought us to the time when Jesus Calls His Apostles.  We learned about the time when Jesus said, "Come and Follow Me and I Will Make You Fishers of Men."  


We know JESUS was walking by the Sea of Galilee, when HE see Peter and Andrew.  Later, He will call James and John.  Then later He calls the other eight special HELPERS.  These Special Helpers were the Apostles.  

With that being said, I used this LESSON as an opportunity to teach the Apostles and to teach the KIDDOS the need to FOLLOW JESUS!! 

We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know? Wall.  My Expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson. \

















For a VISUAL AID, I used a Galilean Boat and "Jesus, Peter, Andrew, James, John and their father figurines.   This was a gift sent to me by a sweet lady named Carole Stevenson.  I have only met her via the internet, but she has always been soooo sweet to me.  

The KIDDOS LOVED this VISUAL.  I added the SEA of GALILEE by using some blue material, I had in my stash of supplies and gave the Fishermen some Fishing Nets---this netting came off a a bag of tomatoes.  I literally save the strangest stuff for Bible Class.  

I noticed these toys are still available for purchase.  Here is a link to one on Amazon.  For clarity, I DO NOT receive any compensation for putting a link here...I only do so for my readers benefit.  Galilee-Boat-Piece-Playset-BibleToys









We had three new words to add to our WORD WALL.  I chose FISHERMEN, TAX-COLLECTOR AND BETRAY. 
Those are important words for the KIDDOS to understand for this lesson to make more sense to them.  



























Our MEMORY VERSE  was Matthew 4:19    I explained that we are to FOLLOW JESUS and WE are to FISH for MEN.  I explained that we use the GOSPEL as "BAIT."  Meaning, the ONLY thing we use to get people to FOLLOW JESUS is the GOSPEL!!!  We cannot use ANYTHING that JESUS did not tell us to use and we should not want too.  After all the PURE GOSPEL OF CHRIST TRANSFORMS US INTO TRUE CHRISTIANS!!

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Matthew 3:17 Memory Verse





























We Added a NEW Card to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN Timeline!!
























This is one of those lessons where we have two SONG  to learn.    One goes right along with the lesson and the other is to help with the recalling of the Apostles, by name.  






To hear this song click on the link.  Fishers Of Men Song---By Ronda Duvall



To hear this song click on the link.  


















The KIDDOS TAKE-HOME project was made from some old Banana Split Boats.  Someone had given these to me years ago!!  I split them in 1/2 so as to make them useful on a PAPER backing.  


The Little Girl is from these Paper Doll Shaped People, I purchased at Dollar Tree.  The BOYS got Boy Fishermen and The GIRLS got Girl Fishermen.  I pre-drew the faces on the paper dolls for the KIDDOS.  The KIDDOS colored the hair and clothes.  I made the fishing poles from sticks out of my yard.  The Fish are from a magnetic fishing game....they are wooden...I bought them at a garage sale for cheap, cheap, cheap!!!  I wrote the verse on the fish for the KIDDOS.  


To give the activity some support for display, we used GLUE DOTS to attach them to these Plastic Photo Frames.  I purchased them at Dollar Tree.  They turned our really cute and the KIDDOS were so excited about showing them to their parents!!!






    





 This weeks REVIEW game was a LOT of fun!!!  The KIDDOS got to FISH for "MEN."   

Each of them had the opportunity to use a "fishing net" and catch on of the Balloon men, I made.  The Balloon men had questions on the bottom of their feet.  So, to KEEP the Balloon Man out of the Sea of Galilee, the KIDDO had to be able to answer the question.  









They LOOOOOVED this game!!!  They were excited about this game as soon as they walked into the classroom!!  
























As you recall, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It gives opportunities to the KIDDOS who missed class the first week to "CATCH UP."  This is the Week we SAY our MEMORY VERSE from MEMORY and we do an ACTIVITY that we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL.   



This LESSONS EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY was  a fun one.  We made fishing poles from sticks out of my yard.  We added FISH with either a BOY or a GIRL on it and on the back is the Verse from the LESSON.  To top it off the KIDDOS got to pick out a BOBBER to add to their fishing line.      The original idea of this was not mine...I saw something similar to this on Pinterest so, I decided to try to make something similar....I did design the fish and the little Explorer Girl, you see in the fish is mine.  I drew a Explorer Boy and Girl a few years back....and I use them OFTEN for projects.  






I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the KIDDOS through the LIFE of CHRIST.  It is exciting to see them get excited about LEARNING more and more about JESUS!!!  


BLESSINGS, 


RONDA

Monday, June 25, 2018

New Attendance Charts!! 

OUR BIBLE KNOWLEDGE IS SOARING!!!

I LOVE the Hot Air Balloons!!  The KIDDOS love the Hot Air Balloons!!    The KIDDOS add a new HOT AIR BALLOON STICKER each time they come to Bible Class.  This is a FUN Attendance Chart for Spring/Summer.   

I like to change out Attendance Charts with the Change of a Quarter.....However, sometimes, we are able to use the same charts for 2 quarters.  We are hopeful we will be able to make use of 
this one for two quarters.  



Blessings,



Ronda

Baptism of Jesus

Our continuing Exploration through the Life of Jesus Has brought us to the time when Jesus was Baptized.  

Jesus is now 30 Years Old....and we will shortly begin learning about his teachings and miracles.  However, I wanted the KIDDOS to know all about the Baptism of Jesus.  He never asks us to do something HE was not willing to do....even BAPTISM. 

We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know? Wall.  My Expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson.  


















For a VISUAL AID, I had to get creative.  I did not have a JOHN the BAPTIZER character/figure.  But, I had a few extra "Samson" characters/figures.  I purchased these several years ago from the Dollar Tree.  So, I used some fur (Camel Fur) and strips of leather to transform a Samson Character/Figure into John the Baptizer.  I am PLEASED with they way he turned out.  The KIDDOS LOVED him!!

I also wanted visuals for LOCUST and HONEY.  Since, that was John's Diet....The KIDDOS LOVED my LOCUST (he rolls) and they loved the honey, too.  I do NOT remember what movie the LOCUST went with---I do know I bought him with a KIDS MEAL several years back.  I knew I would need him someday.  

I also used this little book with the KIDDOS.  I love it when I can include a story book with KID friendly pictures with my lessons.  This is a sweet little set of books.  They have two stories in each book....you just flip it over for the "other" story.  










We had two new words to add to our WORD WALL.  I chose BAPTIZED AND REPENT.  Those are two important words in the life of a FOLLOWER of JESUS.   




















Our MEMORY VERSE  was Matthew 3:17.   I explained that GOD was PLEASE with JESUS'S actions and HE can be pleased with our behavior and actions, too.  The KIDDOS love knowing that GOD can be PLEASED by our behavior and actions here on earth. 

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Matthew 3:17 Memory Verse
















We ADDED a new CARD to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN for MAN Timeline. 


We are making progress adding cards about the early life of JESUS. 



















This is the SONG we learned for this lesson.  The kiddos loved singing this one with lots of hand actions. 

They used their fingers walking for
      "Jesus Came To The River Jordan. 
Then they used their fore arm and did a baptizing motion for
      "There he was baptized by John."  
Opened their arms towards heaven for 
     "The heavens opened."  
They made their arms go up and down like wings for
      "A dove descended." 
And then they cupped their mouth to make a deep sound and sang, 
      "This is my Beloved son." 




To hear this song click on the link.  Baptism of Jesus song--by Ronda Duvall

















The KIDDOS TAKE-HOME project was made from paper plates and clipart.  The Kiddos added the John, Jesus, the Dove, The Palm Tree and the cotton Clouds.  We left a slot open on the bottom of the plates, so that Jesus could be Baptized.   We pre-colored the paper plates...the KIDDOS just did the "stick" on items.  Again, I do not want activities to take up to much of our Bible Class Time.   





    










This weeks REVIEW game was a "Pin the Dove near Jesus" Game.  The KIDDOS had to answer a question for the opportunity to stick a dove on the board.  I used a bandanna for a blind fold and double-stick tape for the back of the DOVES.  


The KIDDOS LOVE any "Pin the _______ on the ______" Games.  























As you recall, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It gives opportunities to the KIDDOS who missed class the first week to "CATCH UP."  This is the Week we SAY our MEMORY VERSE from MEMORY and we do an ACTIVITY that we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL.   



This LESSONS EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY was  a Color and glue project.  They glued on John's "camel fur" tunic and leather belt and they glued the DOVE descending.  They enjoyed this project.  I have had the little plastic doves for a LOOOOOONG TIME!!!    I'm sure you can get them from a wedding supply place.    





I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the KIDDOS through the LIFE of CHRIST.  It is exciting to see them get excited about LEARNING more and more about JESUS!!!  


BLESSINGS, 


RONDA



Saturday, June 23, 2018

12 Year Old Jesus In The Temple

Our continuing Exploration through the Life of Jesus Has brought us to the time when Jesus was 12 years old.   

His family Travels to Jerusalem to Celebrate the Passover and He goes with them.  Of Course, You know the Story.  He gets left behind due to His desire to be in the Temple listening to and asking questions of the teachers. 

We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know? Wall.  My Expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson.  


















For a VISUAL AID, I got out my WOODEN BLOCK TEMPLE.  This TEMPLE was very USEFUL when TEACHING through the KINGS and NOW it is useful when Teaching Through The Life of Christ.  Yes, I am aware there was a destruction and rebuilding of the Temple....But, The KIDDOS LOVE having a 3D Visual!!


























We had new words to add to our WORD WALL.  I chose WISDOM, STATURE AND FAVOR. 



























Our MEMORY VERSE Went Right ALONG with our WORD WALL WORDS!!

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Luke 2:52 Memory Verse Song by Ronda Duvall


























We ADDED a new CARD to our GOD'S AWESOME PLAN for MAN Timeline. 


We are making progress adding cards about the early life of JESUS. 




















This is one of those lessons where I have two SONGS to teach the Kiddos.  


One is called:   "Jesus Was Twelve Years Old."  To hear this song click on the link.  Jesus Was Twelve Years Old --Song by Ronda Duvall


The other one is  called:  "About My Father's Business."  To hear this song click on this link.  My Father's Business --Song by Ronda Duvall













The KIDDOS TAKE-HOME project was a "Diorama."  




I used clipart from a clip-art program I own.  (Sadly, It is no longer available for purchase.)  







I drew the TEMPLE a long time ago---any time I need a TEMPLE, I just REUSE it.  I believe in MAKE it ONCE and USE it as MUCH AS I CAN.    


The KIDDOS really enjoyed making these DIORAMAS!!  



I am so happy I labeled where each piece went!!!  I never want our ACTIVITIES to TAKE UP to much of our CLASS time.  I do about 90% of the work ahead of class time and the KIDDOS do the assembly. 










Our Review Game was a "BOARD" style GAME.  (I am begging to wonder if BOARD games are becoming a rarity---I was amazed at how many of the KIDDOS did not know HOW to play a BOARD GAME.)  



The KIDDO would use the DIE POPPER and get to move the number they landed on, IF they could answer the question they drew from the pile.  They had to follow the directions on the BOARD.  Those CAMELS got in the WAY!!!  LOL

By The Way, The GAME pieces are tops from BABY FOOD/APPLE SAUCE pouches.  I just asked parents with little-ones to save them for me.  I probably have around 200 saved up.  (I have some ideas for other uses for them,) 






















As you recall, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It gives opportunities to the KIDDOS who missed class the first week to "CATCH UP."  This is the Week we SAY our MEMORY VERSE from MEMORY and we do an ACTIVITY that we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL.   This LESSONS EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY was Boy JESUS in the TEMPLE with the teachers and Mary and Joseph "LOOKING" for him.  The KIDDOS colored the Temple and added the STICKERS.  (I used a sticker machine to make the clipart into stickers.)  





I am thoroughly enjoying teaching the KIDDOS through the LIFE of CHRIST.  It is exciting to see them get excited about LEARNING more and more about JESUS!!!  


BLESSINGS, 


RONDA