This weeks lesson is ALL about Solomon Sharing His Wisdom through the Proverbs. We will take brief looks at SEVERAL Proverbs....I really would LOVE to spend about 12 weeks on the PROVERBS....but, since I am trying to FOCUS on writing lessons for the KIDDOS focusing on GOD'S AWESOME PLAN for MAN....we only spend 2 weeks on the Proverbs. (HOWEVER, ONE OF THESE DAYS I WANT TO WRITE AND ENTIRE LESSON SERIES, FOR THE KIDDOS, JUST ON THE PROVERBS.) The PROVERBS are FILLED with wonderful LIFE LESSONS. If you have never studied the PROVERBS then may I suggest you do. I LOVE the book of Proverbs.
I have our Do You Know? Wall ready to go...By the end of class time I want the KIDDOS to be able to ANSWER ALL THESE Questions.
We will be singing this SONG this Sunday for sure...Since we are focusing on Solomon Sharing His Wisdom with Us through the Proverbs.
For our TAKE HOME activity we will be making a SCROLL. I used one of my favorite Proverbs for this project. I love that it teaches that KIDDOS need to TREASURE the COMMANDMENTS taught with in the Bible.
These scrolls are made from BROWN construction paper and dowels. I just ran the paper through the copier to get the WORDS and IMAGE on to it. Then I ADDED the dowels to the top and the bottom. (Remember, I do NOT believe crafts should take up a LOT of class time so, I do much of the preparation before class time.)
During class time the KIDDOS will COLOR the Scroll, Distress the paper (CRUMPLE IT UP) to make it look OLD and then roll it up like a Scroll. Simple to make and yet very effective...I know they will LOVE having their very own SCROLL. Simple things IMPRESS the KIDDOS!!!!
Our Memory Verse come from the book of PROVERBS!!! I LOVE the fact that this verse teaches WHERE WISDOM comes from....It will allow me to REINFORCE the lesson we had on Solomon's Wisdom...and how we can have WISDOM too!!! (We will sing this Memory Verse to a rough version of The Turkey In The Straw.)
Our REVIEW Game this week will be FUN. We will gather on the carpet for this game....EACH of the KIDDOS will have a "YES" and "NO" paddle. I will pull out cards and read them to the KIDDOS....If it is a BIBLICAL Proverb the KIDDOS will hold up their "YES" Paddle....If it is not a BIBLICAL Proverb the KIDDOS will hold up their "NO" Paddle.
I have made up some pretty SILLY NON-BIBLICAL Proverbs... For example: "Sandwiches are best eaten SOGGY." I figured we could have a few LAUGHS while playing this game. :)
Next week we will REVIEW this LESSON and do our EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY. For this Activity the KIDDOS will add SCROLLS of PROVERBS to their Activity Page....I feel like this one is best explained by the pics. I did want the scrolls to be a bit 3D so the KIDDOS will attach them to the 3D double stick foam stickers...I have the stickers on the page already...that way the KIDDOS can spend their time coloring and then just PEEL and STICK their SCROLL on....I did use BRIGHT CARD STOCK for this activity....JUST FOR FUN! The KIDDOS love it when I use COLORED Card stock...It is just those little touches that excite them. :)
Once the KIDDOS complete this activity we will tuck it safely into the EXPLORER JOURNAL. Since we are quickly approaching the end of a quarter the KIDDOS will be taking home their EXPLORER JOURNALS soon. They are getting excited about SHARING their EXPLORER JOURNALS with their family.