Prayer — I want to teach these kids the importance of prayer and what a privilege it is to pray to the creator of the world, to the God that spoke to Noah and Abraham.
Bible Reading: Genesis 1-2 — Everyone in our congregation is given the schedule of classes and a Bible reading to be read at home that will prepare them for classes. I hope all my kids were read to this week. If not, and even if they were, I will read it again in class this morning. I want the kids to know where the event we’re studying came from.
Group Activity: There are several activities in our file system that have been used in times past while teaching Creation. I’ll use one of these today. It is a matching activity. The kids will match pictures of things God made to the day that He made it.
Project Folder: We’ll be putting together a project folder as the quarter progresses. The first 2 activities to be included in it were started last Sunday and will probably take a few weeks to complete. A Q/A book (from Dinah Zike’s Big Book of Books) will used to reinforce the days of creation. The student will draw a picture of something God created under the flap of the day He created it. Just another way to help them memorize the days of creation.
Memory Work: I try to get the kids to See it/Say it/Read it/Write it when it comes to memory work. We will continue doing all of those for Genesis 9. They began copying the first part and I hope will finish that portion today. It’s a new activity for these kids and may be a little too much for them but we’ll see how it goes. We will also read the entire passage (see it/say it/hear it).
Singing: I like to teach a hymn each quarter. One that we will sing regularly is Trust and Obey. This will relate directly to Noah and Abraham when we get to them. We’ll start it today. I also would like to sing This Is My Father’s World. I have a flip chart for this one. I’ll have to find it before next week. There are several children’s songs we can sing: In The Beginning, God’s Wonderful Plan, Adam and Eve, God Gave Me.. These can all be found in the Children’s Songs section of the website.