My new curricula is still making me happy at church. It's got good visuals and puzzles and games that can keep a kid's attention. It's called "On the Way" and published by Christian Focus. To prepare, I drew pictures of Abram's family. Keep in mind, God gave me many talents like singing, teaching, but drawing is not one of them. I consider myself an abstract artist. So, without further ado, here's Tereh:
Nahor and his wife Milcah
Abram and Sarai
Haran's son, Lot.
For my teen, she's 12 years old until September, I read the passage. I also read from Hebrews 11 about Abraham and Sarah. Then asked some questions. Then we played a quiz game where I asked a question, and if she got it right, she picked up a card with either an arrow or nothing and had to get on a map from Ur to Haran to Canaan using six arrows. It wasn't a fair game because she was the only player. But she answered enough questions to even go round trip back to Ur. Then I taught her "Father Abraham" which she had never heard before and loved. Since she comes only every other week, I sent her off with a notebook of Scriptures to read each day and questions to journal. I think she's really excited about it.
For the kids, I had the same lesson, but they had pictures to either glue or tape onto the map. They then colored the maps. I had 6 kids! I was so blessed yesterday.
Video will be on separate post.