Grade 2/Grade 3

Fall Quarter

Lesson #11 Elijah and Baal

A Large Group drama video is provided for this lesson.
If you choose to do the drama live, watch the video for set, prop, and blocking ideas.

Teachers, talk to second and third graders as you choose a singing group and cartoon character for the Post-Teach.
You can save money and be sure of relevancy by borrowing the CD from one of the second or third graders!

This Small Group activity might be challenging for non-Christian kids; they may not understand what it means
to, "follow God and His commands."
To help them understand, you might tell them a few of God's commandments, such as "Do not lie" or "Do not steal"
and have them draw about a time when they followed one of those commands.

Small Group Leaders, continue to build community in your Small Group.
If you haven't done so already, consider developing a group name, color, or handshake.

Lesson #12 Jonah

For the Turn Around Game, photocopy questions from the book, then cut and paste them onto note cards
for the Game Leader to use.

If you choose to do music during this Large Group program, you may want to do it between the Turn Around Game
and the video, to help kids get the "wiggles" out.

Small Group Leaders, this activity is a risky, emotionally revealing one for kids. Think about the kids in your Small Group,
and adjust the activity if it will be too difficult for them. Be respectful of new kids who may not feel comfortable participating.

To develop excellence in your ministry, try to master a few things at a time rather than tackling everything all at once.
Do one thing well and work on others one at a time. For example, if you have never led a Small Group before, first learn
to facilitate the Small Group activities in your group. After that, you can work on shepherding and community building.

Lesson #13 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Large Group Teachers, like in Lesson 12, you may want to put the Situations onto Cards, so you are able
to read them during the lesson.

Large Group Teachers, it might be fun to create a movie theater atmosphere for your kids as they watch the video.
Dim the lights, give kids "movie tickets" as they check in and have someone rip them in half as the kids sit down, and provide popcorn.

Small Group Leaders, this is the last lesson of this Fall Quarter. Next week, you will begin talking about Christmas.
You might want to start thinking about a fun treat or activity for your Small Group Christmas celebration.

There are nuggets of gold in the things your church has done in the past.
Honor your church history and learn from it as you use the Promiseland curriculum.

On the "Leading Children to Christ" audio tape included in each kit, David Stahl, references Appendix A and B
information from handouts that were distributed during the recorded session.

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