Teaching/Management Suggestions

Stories:

  1. Picture books
  2. Flannel graphs
  3. Object lessons
  4. Skits
  5. Modern story to introduce an old story
  6. Puppets

 

Games:

  1. Party games adapted to Bible lesson
  2. Pin the Tail
  3. Charades
  4. Pictionary
  5. 20 Questions
  6. Jeopardy
  7. Hot Potato
  8. Hangman
  9. Bingo
  10. Memory Tray
  11. Scavenger Hunt

 

Crafts/Art:

  1. Purchased Craft Kits (Oriental Trading Faith Catalog)
  2. Drawing Comic Strips
  3. Character Portraits
  4. Puppets
  5. Props for Program
  6. Drawing/Labeling Maps
  7. T-Shirt Decorating
  8. Crafts using Idyllwild Nature
  9. Clay or Playdough Dioramas

 

Activities:

  1. Crossword Puzzles
  2. Word Searches
  3. True/False and Multiple Choice
  4. Fill in the Blank
  5. Mazes
  6. Coded Messages

 

Program Ideas:

  1. Sing Songs
  2. Skits
  3. Choral Readings (Shared Reading of Passages)
  4. Responsive Reading
  5. Playing Instruments
  6. PowerPoint Presentations with Photos and Music
  7. Puppets
  8. Game Show Theme

 

Management:

1. Make sure expectations and directions are clear.
2. Waiting silently for noise to end is more effective than trying to talk above them.
3. If there is an issue with a particular student…
a. Pull student aside and speak to them privately
b. Talk to other teachers sharing that class
c. Seek Sis. Jennifer or other teacher for advice
d. Talk to parents or guardian
4. For younger students, time-out or time away from group or activity can be effective.
5. Assign seats if there are repeated problems with note passing or talking.
6. Complimenting good behavior in front of group can have a positive effect.
7. Always ask for a helper (parent) to help.