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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Life of Jesus Christ---The Golden Rule

Our continuing Exploration through the Life of Jesus Has brought us to the time when Jesus is Preaching the Sermon on the Mount. 

We did a previous lesson on the Beatitudes, Letting Our Light Shine and now we are learning about the GOLDEN RULE!! . We actually covered several topics in this lesson...but, we focused in on the GOLDEN RULE for our TAKE-HOME project, Memory Verse and Review Game. 

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. 

We are still using these for our  VISUALS.   Since, we are continuing to learn  lesson from the Sermon On The Mount, I have had these same VISUALS sitting out...I refer to them during the lesson...and have had the FINGER PUPPET JESUS do the "talking," as I acted out the story with these.  Just a reminder,  I purchased these at Hobby Lobby and used paperclips to make them "stand up" on their own.  

The picture is from a Visual Story Set I purchased at Dollar Tree several years back.  I have not seen them back in the store, however, if I ever find them again, I will make sure to let everyone know.   

We had three new words to add to our WORD WALL.  I chose JUDGE, TREASURE, & DEEDS. 

Those are important words for the KIDDOS to understand for this lesson to make more sense to them.  

This is the SONG we had for the KIDDOS to learn with this Lesson.  

The  song can be heard by clicking the following link.  The GOLDEN RULE SONG....BY RONDA DUVALL

Our MEMORY VERSE  was  The GOLDEN RULE verse...  Matthew 7:12!

To hear the MEMORY VERSE song click on this link.  Matthew 7:12 Memory Verse

The Kiddo's made a  "GOLDEN RULER" for their TAKE-HOME  project.   I was excited for the KIDDOS to get to make this TAKE HOME project.  It's a great visual reminder for LIVING BY the GOLDEN RULE!! 

These  were made from yardsticks that  my hubby cut down to about 6 inches.  

I painted them gold, added a bead nose, googly eyes, hands and feet.

The hand and feet were from party favor hopping frogs.  I found them at the Dollar Tree.  They worked perfectly for these little Golden Ruler "people."  I hot glued them on.  The KIDDOS added the HEART, with the GOLDEN RULE and Bible Reference to their GOLDEN RULER.  The HEART was attached to a THICK double sided foam mounting sticker. 


This week our  REVIEW Game  was a bit of a challenge and yet, fun at the same time.  We played it two different ways!!  It was all about "BUILDING" our GOLDEN RULER.  The KIDDOS took turns at picking a "question RULER," answering the question, and laying down a piece of the GOLDEN RULER.  

The first time we played this the  BIG PIECES of the GOLDEN RULER were in order....the second time we played the game, we shuffled the pieces and let the KIDDOS work to figure out where their piece would go.  

This was a challenge as I only have a few KIDDOS that are, we had to HELP with  reading the words.  I liked seeing them succeed with this harder challenge. 


As you know, the second week of the LESSON is when we REVIEW.  It gives me opportunity to correct any misunderstandings.  It  also, gives opportunities for 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 we add to our EXPLORER JOURNAL.

This LESSON'S EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY was  a COMPILATION of the Sermon On The Mount. The KIDDOS added stickers to the correct boxes on the  "MOUNTAIN." 

I am thoroughly enjoying teaching through the Life of Christ.   The KIDDOS are learning so much about JESUS our LORD.