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Issue #42 - October 9, 2008            For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus

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1) Creative Challenge Ideas
Liquid Object Lessons
3) Cana Wedding...You're Invited! 
4) Cain and Abel craft

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5) Reading SSTN Online
6) Teacher Evaluation?
7) Bible Verses: Play "Cat" 
8) Games for Sunday School?
9) Lost Sheep Parable?

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Creative Challenge Ideas

Coffee Cans, Butter Tubs and Paper Plate ideas have been posted in the Recycling Ideas section. 
You can find the link in the bright green box, above.

2) Liquid Object Lessons

I can think of two liquid object lessons. One with the oil and water we did in school. Requires an old soda bottle or similar type bottle with the lid. Fill half with baby oil, the other half with water. We put food dye in water to make it blue - more like an ocean and makes the oil stand out as being different. Firmly put on the cap and tape it shut w/ masking tape or electrical tape. When you move it around after it's all filled, it's like an ocean in a bottle. Great for creation story, Jonah gets swallowed by the whale, Jesus walking on water in the storm, parting of the Red Sea etc. The two never mix - go wild. 

2nd one - kids LOVE this one. Vinegar and baking soda. Another great one for old soda bottle. Pour an inch of vinegar into the bottle. Then pour in baking soda. The more baking soda the more it fizzes. Enough baking soda and it will fizz out the top - the cup over flowing. I used this with a group of kids ages 3-13 as a lesson on prayer. Poured the baking soda into a round balloon. Put vinegar into the bottle. Put the balloon's mouth around the mouth of the bottle. The baking soda from the balloon falls into the vinegar. The result is the balloon starts to get blown up as the stuff fizzes. The kids loved putting the soda into the balloon and the vinegar in the bottle. The older kids knew this trick but were still fascinated. 

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3) Cana Wedding...You're Invited! 

One of our long-time subscribers, Helen Setser, has submitted a lovely short skit of how a wedding in Bible-times may have occurred. You can find it in our Christian Skits section, the skit's link is in the bright green box, above.


4) Cain and Abel craft

For the Cain and Abel craft, each child could blow up a balloon. And then each balloon could be popped 
with a pin, and the story could be, that when Cain killed his brother, it couldn't be fixed, like when the 
balloon is popped, it cannot be fixed. I think it would be easier for the kids to grasp the gravity of the 
story that way.

--from SSTN: You could also use permanent markers to draw faces onto the balloons before popping them.


5) Reading SSTN Online

Please know it is not a problem to go online and look at the newsletter. I have to wonder, for those who think it is too much trouble - how much time do they spend in lesson preparation??? Kids are worth the time we invest.


6) Teacher Evaluation?

I would like to evaluate my Sunday School teachers to help them become better and more productive teachers.
Do you have any suggestions as to how this can be done? Do you have an evaluation form?

Barbara Carrington
Mt Olive Baptist Church

7) Bible Verses: Play Cat 

Last night at church I played hang man with my class. They kept guessing letters until they figured out the Bible verse. Instead of drawing a hang man though, I drew a cat. I couldn't believe how much they all liked it. Even the younger ones could guess letters.


Games for Sunday School?

Hi I am looking for games to play after our lesson. The age level is 2nd to 4th grade. Thank you and God bless.

--from SSTN: there are dozens of Bible games listed in our Bible Games section. 
The link is listed in the bright green box, above. ;o)


9) Lost Sheep parable?

Does anyone have any good craft, songs, or snack ideas for a preschool lesson on the Lost Sheep parable?

--from SSTN: There's a game based on the "Lost Sheep" in our Bible games section. 
And there are ideas listed in our "Search for Ideas" link. Both links are listed in the bright green box, above.

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