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Friday, January 24, 2014

Adam WAS Alone....GOD MADE EVE

We are moving forward in our study of Genesis.  The KIDDOS have done great!!!  They have all the days of CREATION memorized and will tell us, HOW EACH "item" GOD MADE BLESSES US.   True learning when they are able to tell me HOW WHAT GOD MADE or DID CHANGES/BLESSES them.  

Our NEXT lesson is all about ADAM & EVE.  GOD LOVED ADAM and it was NOT GOOD for him to be alone.  SO, GOD made him a HELPMEET!!  A PERFECT MATCH!!!

This is our WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHERE? WHY? AND HOW this is important to me? CARDS.

I forgot to SHARE our WORD WALL WORD for the LAST LESSON.  We have the word CREATION.....We talked A LOT about how ONLY GOD can CREATE and we MAKE.  

This week we will be adding the word SUITABLE to our WORD WALL!!!  I want the KIDDOS to understand that GOD did NOT FIND ANYTHING/ANYONE, he CREATED EVE!!!!  She was the perfect SUITABLE MATCH!!!!!

The KIDDOS Memory Verse will be directly from the Lesson Text.  We will be singing this to the tune:  "Oh, come all ye faithful..." 

If you would like to hear our memory verse click on the link will route you to the FB page for HOBT.  

I decided to go with a PRE-MADE Visual....I bought these sets off of EBAY.  Sadly, they are out of print.  I wish we could start a petition and beg the company to remake them.  

I have found the OT set at:

(I am NOT affiliated with the above company.  I have NEVER order from the above company.  I DO NOT receive any payment, perks, or compensation for listing them here...I only do this as a service to my readers.)

They have a New Testament set, too.  The NT set seems to be VERY hard to find!!  I check ebay and Amazon for them often.  :-) 

To make this STAND UP on the table, I just used a DOUBLE stick foam square and attached it to my TRUSTY Dollar Tree picture frame.  :-)

We have a very simple song for this lesson.    It teaches the basis of the entire story of Eve being created for Adam.  

This song is from my songbook.  

For their TAKE-HOME project the KIDDOS will be making a POP OUT, GARDEN of EDEN scene with Adam and Eve.

 It is just a coloring sheet with a small sheet stapled to the front to make it POP out.  The Adam and Eve came from Hobby Lobby....they were on clearance a few years ago.  I always check Hobby Lobby's clearance, especially at the end of Summer. (That is when they really discount their VBS stuff.)


Our REVIEW GAME is a MATCH GAME.  The KIDDOS will answer a question from the lesson.  Then have an opportunity to see if they can find a MATCH.  Of course, we are on the hunt for the PERFECT, SUITABLE, MATCH for ADAM!!!!


The KIDDOS are working on getting the THEME of the Book of Genesis memorized.  (This poem comes from my Themes of The Books of The Bible Books Set.)  I use them as a Bulletin Board Set, too.  

Next week the KIDDOS will be making these as their Explorer Journal Activity.

To give this a 3D feel, the KIDDOS will add FOAMY FLOWER STICKERS, FOAMY LEAF STICKERS, and a FOAMY CREATURE STICKER....I have butterflies, frogs or, they will get to choose.  

I am enjoying teaching through the CREATION account.   So many FAITH building lessons are found in the book of GENESIS!!!  GOD is SOOO GOOD to HIS CREATION!!!  



Monday, January 20, 2014

Dollar Tree Shopping....YOU WILL BE AMAZED at what you can find for Bible Class

I am an avid Dollar Tree shopper. However, I want to make something clear...I do NOT receive any COMPENSATION, PERKS, or FINANCIAL BENEFIT by mentioning Dollar Tree on my website.  I am merely SHARING pictures of items I have found at the DOLLAR TREE---that I FEEL have a BENEFIT for BIBLE CLASS Teachers.    I am going to attempt to SHARE a POST like this one from time to, that if you are looking for something you might be able to FIND it.  :-)

As I was walking down the CRAFT aisle, I spotted these little wooden LION MASKS.    I feel these would be great for the DANIEL and the LIONS DEN story.  KIDDOS love MASKS!!

In that same Craft area, I spotted these Foam Crowns....These would be fun for the KIDDOS to decorate and wear...SO many STORIES with KINGS...and even for the story of QUEEN ESTHER.    Notice the little CROWN WANDS...these could be great for a REVIEW GAME.  You could add a name of a KING to each wand...the KIDDOS would have to pick out the correct CROWN to answer REVIEW QUESTIONS.   

I LOVE these DESIGN your own CUP and DESIGN your own FLOWER POTS.    The FLOWER POT would be cute for stories of PLANTING and REAPING or ATTENDANCE, or GROWING UP in KNOWLEDGE.  Just a few ideas.  

I have used cups like this for THEMES....Such as we did with KING UZZIAH.  

During Christmas time I found these BRICK "Roads."  I figure you are supposed to use them in a Winter Village Scene....BUT, I immediately thought they could be used for REBUILDING the WALLS of JERUSALEM.  The WALLS OF JERICHO.   Spray them GOLD and they could be the STREET of GOLD.   Just a few ideas...I am sure you can think of  more uses....

In the BOYS TOY area I found some BREASTPLATES , SHIELDS and HELMETS, ...these would work  wonderfully for the ARMOR of GOD.  

Bible Story Books GALORE!!! Just make sure to READ through them and make sure the story is correct.  NEVER use books that MISREPRESENT the WORD OF GOD!!!!

Bible them coloring pads....great for EARLY ARRIVERS. 

More Bible Story Books...

In the toy dept...I found ANIMALS!!! Great for the Creation Account, Noah's Ark, Daniel and the Lions Den, etc. 

Horses...great for ANY story that involves a CHARIOT....just attach them to a LAUNDRY SCOOP that has be modified to resemble a chariot.  

I found BAGS that would be GREAT for BIBLE BOOK BAGS....The KIDDOS LOVE having their OWN BAG to bring to Bible Class.   Great for transporting items to and from Bible Class. 

Bubble Gum Machines. These would be GREAT for ATTENDANCE TRACKERS...Just add a POM POM BALL for every time the KIDDO attends class.  We are currently using something similar for Tracking MEMORY VERSES. 

To see our Memory Verse, Gumball Tracker click on the link below.  

FRUIT!!!!  Great to label for the FRUIT of The Spirit.  

FRUIT puzzles....I would label them for the FRUIT of The Spirit.....GREAT for EAA.  

I must be on a FRUIT of Spirit roll....because, as I was walking away from the PUZZLES I happened to see these cute Fruit Balls.    I know we could come up with some sort of FUN REVIEW to go along with these FRUIT BALLS. 

On a different trip to the Dollar Tree, I found these COASTERS....I decided to pick them up....Some day we will use the BREAD SLICES for the BREAD of LIFE story. 

A few months back, I was teaching about Elisha....I needed some little chairs to go along with an activity the KIDDOS were going to be, off to the Dollar Tree I went. I was soooo excited when I found these in the Toy Dept!!!   To see how we put these little chairs to use click on the link below. 

Again, a while back I was teaching about the Ax Head Floating....I was so excited when I found these at the the DOLLAR TREE!!!!  They were perfect!!!!!  To see how we put them to use, click on the link below. 

The Dollar Tree is a great place to SHOP for Bible Class Supplies......Just stroll through each aisle and think to yourself, "COULD I USE THAT ITEM TO TEACH A BIBLE STORY, PRINCIPLE OR FACT?"     Think OUTSIDE the BOX.  :-)  

Happy DOLLAR TREE Shopping!!!!