Lesson Plans

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CODE OF CONDUCT - Tip of the Week
Kids - Have Fun

Our purpose is for the kids to follow Jesus, persevere with him, and by his grace overcome any circumstance in their lives. We are here to help them step into their destinies. Although this all sounds very serious, let's remember, God knows how to have fun. Our job is to lead the children, but give opportunity for them to have fun, and allow them to see us having fun.

Jr. Leaders - Be on time (1/2 hr before service - team meeting)

Being on time is important. If you are in charge of setting up a station, you will need to be here and have it set up before the team meeting.

Jr. Leaders - Have Fun

While we all work hard in children's ministry, we still need to have fun. It is important that the kids see that we are having fun while serving the Lord and working with them. It is important to find ways to have fun in our small groups as well as during the rest of kids ministry.

GO PROTECT

to come

ANNOUNCEMENTS

stuff

LESSON INFORMATION AND SMALL GROUPS

stuff

CRAFT

stuff

GAME

stuff

QUIET PLAY

We will choose toys that are easy to clean. We will set out a few choices (and not all within each choice). Once a child has played with a toy, it will go into the 'to be cleaned' bin. Once cleaned, it can be used by another child.

SIDE STATION

stuff

________
CODE OF CONDUCT - Tip of the Week
Kids - Have Fun

Our purpose is for the kids to follow Jesus, persevere with him, and by his grace overcome any circumstance in their lives. We are here to help them step into their destinies. Although this all sounds very serious, let's remember, God knows how to have fun. Our job is to lead the children, but give opportunity for them to have fun, and allow them to see us having fun.

Jr. Leaders - Be on time (1/2 hr before service - team meeting)

Being on time is important. If you are in charge of setting up a station, you will need to be here and have it set up before the team meeting.

Jr. Leaders - Have Fun

While we all work hard in children's ministry, we still need to have fun. It is important that the kids see that we are having fun while serving the Lord and working with them. It is important to find ways to have fun in our small groups as well as during the rest of kids ministry.

GO PROTECT

to come

ANNOUNCEMENTS

stuff

LESSON INFORMATION AND SMALL GROUPS

stuff

CRAFT

stuff

GAME

stuff

QUIET PLAY

We will choose toys that are easy to clean. We will set out a few choices (and not all within each choice). Once a child has played with a toy, it will go into the 'to be cleaned' bin. Once cleaned, it can be used by another child.

SIDE STATION

stuff

________
CODE OF CONDUCT - Tip of the Week
Kids - Have Fun

Our purpose is for the kids to follow Jesus, persevere with him, and by his grace overcome any circumstance in their lives. We are here to help them step into their destinies. Although this all sounds very serious, let's remember, God knows how to have fun. Our job is to lead the children, but give opportunity for them to have fun, and allow them to see us having fun.

Jr. Leaders - Be on time (1/2 hr before service - team meeting)

Being on time is important. If you are in charge of setting up a station, you will need to be here and have it set up before the team meeting.

Jr. Leaders - Have Fun

While we all work hard in children's ministry, we still need to have fun. It is important that the kids see that we are having fun while serving the Lord and working with them. It is important to find ways to have fun in our small groups as well as during the rest of kids ministry.

GO PROTECT

to come

ANNOUNCEMENTS

stuff

LESSON INFORMATION AND SMALL GROUPS

stuff

CRAFT

stuff

GAME

stuff

QUIET PLAY

We will choose toys that are easy to clean. We will set out a few choices (and not all within each choice). Once a child has played with a toy, it will go into the 'to be cleaned' bin. Once cleaned, it can be used by another child.

SIDE STATION

stuff

Nov 15
CODE OF CONDUCT - Tip of the Week
Kids - Be kind

We expect kids to be kind to one another and to those serving in the ministry. That means sincere apologies when required. However, keep in mind that some kids come from difficult situations or even different values being taught to them. We speak to them on how to be kind and why it is important, but to force them to apologize only forces them to lie. Please call a leader if you need help with a child consistently being unkind.

Jr. Leaders - Notice your surroundings

Be aware of what is going on around you.

Pay attention to potential unsafe situations and act to prevent them. Pay attention to where the children are and how they are doing. Do they need some of your attention? Pay attention to where your fellow teammates are and how they are doing.

GO PROTECT

to come

ANNOUNCEMENTS

** today is operation Christmas Child Shoe box dedication during service. I need a youth volunteer for each service to take a child and pray together over the boxes (yes into the microphone).

Remember to initial when you are done your cleaning job.

LESSON INFORMATION AND SMALL GROUPS

We will be continuing to learn

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  • I will ask for help.

In small groups, you will be answering some questions about a picture of a baby - the conclusion is that the baby is dependant and asks for help.  (We are also to be dependant on Jesus, and he even tells us to come to him as little children).

Then we will be studying the story of Daniel and the lions den, and how he went continued to be poor in spirit during his time in exile. He prayed to God, was humble, trusted God, obeyed him, did what was right, and continued to pray.....

CRAFT

You will need orange/yellow paint, yellow/white paper, glue, and a fork.

Have the kids dip a fork into orange paint and go around the outside of the circle.

Add some yellow paint and the lion's face!

GAME

You decide. I couldn't find anything fun to go with Daniel in a lion's den.

QUIET PLAY

We will choose toys that are easy to clean. We will set out a few choices (and not all within each choice). Once a child has played with a toy, it will go into the 'to be cleaned' bin. Once cleaned, it can be used by another child.

SIDE STATION

Madison will run - either building the cars or making card for our deployed military member.

Nov 22
CODE OF CONDUCT - Tip of the Week
Kids - Be helpful - Lead others.

Pay attention to who is in the children's leadership (helping) space. Their leadership space is the space that is covered by extending their arms and spinning in a circle. Anyone who occupies that space is someone they can help if they need it. We need to train them to pay attention to who is in that space. Instead of us helping that child, let the child be the one to help that child in need. If there is no one in that space, and they would like to be helpful, they can move themselves so someone is in that space. However, they also need to learn that not everyone needs help. Part of being a leader is to learn to allow others to do for themselves what they can.

Jr. Leaders - Put the kids first

Not to be confused with spoiling the children and letting them have their way - but you are here to serve the kids, not to please your every desire. If you have to choose between what you want, and what would be best for the child, you choose what is best for the child.

Jr. Leaders - Do the little things

Pick up any garbage, help a new kid get to a station, speak a word of encouragement, pick up that stray toy and put it away, .... Do the little things that seem unimportant and insignificant. All those little things add up to having a good attitude and to things running well. If you are faithful with little, you will be given more.

GO PROTECT

to come

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Next week - team training till 3:15

COVID cases are rising. Pay even more attention to distancing and cleaning objects between children using.

LESSON INFORMATION AND SMALL GROUPS

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

We will be looking deeper into the meaning of this scripture. Small group activity will consist of reading the beginning part of Adam and Eve's sin.

CRAFT

Boo Boo Sock - Make a heating or cooling pad for kids' boo boos.

Materials needed:

  • socks
  • rice
  • funnels
  • measuring cups
  • fabric markers
  • disinfectant cloth

Procedure:

  1. Tell kids what they will be making - Boo boo socks - when you get a little boo boo, this sock can bring some comfort to it. Once made, if you want it warm put it in the microwave for about a minute. If you want it cool, put it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Kids will pour rice into socks using funnels and measuring cups to scoop the rice.
  3. Tie a knot with the rest of the sock close to the rice, but not so tight that the rice can't move.
  4. Now decorate the sock with fabric marker.
  5. **. we are limited in some items that kids will be sharing. Please wipe down between kids as much as possible.

GAME

Materials:   --  chairs

Set up:

-- set up chairs in a circle keeping them spread out

Connection and play

--   When we are sad, it is always nice to have someone comfort us. Introducing us to others or telling us what they like about us can make us feel loved. We are going to play a game where we introduce our neighbour, and find something we like about them. We will limit it to the things we can see.

You start with a chair for every person playing (less one chair for the person in the middle). The person in the middle walks up to someone who's sitting down, points at them and asks "Who's your neighbour?".

 The person that was pointed at must say the first names of the persons on his right AND left. 

The person in the middle then asks "What do you like about your neighbour?".

The person that was pointed at then responds with some kind of answer...i.e. "I like that they are wearing jeans"...then everyone wearing jeans would have to get up and move. If he answers, “EVERYTHING” everyone must get up and move to a different seat at least 2 chairs away from where they were sitting.

Every time that some people move, the middle person tries to take an empty seat and the person left without a chair becomes the new middle person. 

Variation: If kids are not finding a seat on purpose because they want to be it, change the rule a bit. The person left standing without a seat has to choose someone else to be it.

QUIET PLAY

We will choose toys that are easy to clean. We will set out a few choices (and not all within each choice). Once a child has played with a toy, it will go into the 'to be cleaned' bin. Once cleaned, it can be used by another child.

SIDE STATION

Madison will run - either building the cars or making card for our deployed military member.

Nov 29
CODE OF CONDUCT - Tip of the Week
Kids - Have Fun

Our purpose is for the kids to follow Jesus, persevere with him, and by his grace overcome any circumstance in their lives. We are here to help them step into their destinies. Although this all sounds very serious, let's remember, God knows how to have fun. Our job is to lead the children, but give opportunity for them to have fun, and allow them to see us having fun.

Jr. Leaders - Be on time (1/2 hr before service - team meeting)

Being on time is important. If you are in charge of setting up a station, you will need to be here and have it set up before the team meeting.

Jr. Leaders - Have Fun

While we all work hard in children's ministry, we still need to have fun. It is important that the kids see that we are having fun while serving the Lord and working with them. It is important to find ways to have fun in our small groups as well as during the rest of kids ministry.

GO PROTECT

to come

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Masks are now mandatory for all attendees of church grade 4 and up. that all children's ministry staff now must wear asks the whole time at church. Please wear the masks properly. 

Do keep distancing and not sharing objects in mind as you prepare for service and run your stations and groups.

LESSON INFORMATION AND SMALL GROUPS

Today we will continue "blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted." And the faith fact: I will admit my sin and not do it again. 

We will be studying how David hid his sin wit Bathsheba and how Nathan was sent to call him out on it.

At one point during the lesson, when reading the story that Nathan tells, your email envelope will contain cotton balls. One child will hold all the cotton balls except for one. Another child will hold the single cotton ball, please choose a child who will care for it like the man cared for his single sheep, and a child who will also respond with 'emotion' when the sheep is taken away and killed.

CRAFT

When we sin, we tend to hide it from others and even from ourselves by making excuses to ourselves for it. However, when we hide our sin, our spirit gets out of peace. If instead we mourn over our sin and confess it to God, we allow him to comfort us. His comfort brings joy and peace.

Todays craft will show how confessing our sin brings beauty to our lives as we receive God's comfort.

Each child will use a white wax crayon to draw an invisible picture on their page. Encourage them to put down thick lines of wax.

Once done, they will use different colors water paint to paint over their picture. It will reveal the beauty of their picture just as the beauty of God's comfort is experienced in their lives when they repent of their sin to Him.

They can make multiple pictures.

GAME

Today we are going to learn about a time that King David his a sin that he committed. Some of the people that are part of this story are King David, the prophet Nathan, and a man named Urriah (Bathsheba's husband).

The game will be played like rock paper scissors. Find a partner and stand a distance from them. Game leader will count to three at which time players will strike their pose. You can decide how you want to play it, but you could just play for a while with the same partners, or after each turn switch partners, or losers are out and winners challenge each other, etc ...

  • Urriah = pretenting to prepare to fight using a sword.
  • David = hands on hip standing like a man in charge.
  • Nathan = Point with your finger.

  • Nathan beats David (points his sin out to him)
  • David beats Urriah (has him killed)
  • Urriah beats Nathan (because Urriah gets killed, Nathan has to make a trip to see the King)

Nathan     ----->      David       ------>      Urriah

QUIET PLAY

We will choose toys that are easy to clean. We will set out a few choices (and not all within each choice). Once a child has played with a toy, it will go into the 'to be cleaned' bin. Once cleaned, it can be used by another child.

SIDE STATION

Samantha and Daniel will guide kids in making Chrstmas cards for our deployed military members.