Grade 4/Grade 5

Fall Quarter

Lesson #7 Passover Continues: Salvation Message

You have come to the most important lesson of this quarter--Salvation weekend. Wow!
It's amazing how God is working through you! Pray fervently that your kids will Admit, Ask, Believe, and Choose
to accept what Jesus did for them on the cross.

Small Group Leaders, your kids may have questions regarding what it means to accept Jesus as their Savior.
You could help them cross the line of faith by sticking around to allow them to ask questions or giving them
a follow-up phone call.

Administrators, this week you will be photocopying and cutting out Bookmarks, which are in the Administrator's Guidebook.
You may want to use brightly colored cardstock paper.
Check the Frequently Asked Questions section of PromiselandOnline for tips on photocopying.

When planning Activity Stations, have no weapons or anything that could be used as a weapon.
Don't use anything that needs batteries, and avoid toys that kids play with in school, such as red rubber balls.

Lesson #8 Boaz

Large Group Teachers, you are on your final unit! Way to go! Be creative in decorating your game show setting with
lots of colors and props. You might dress up in a "host" costume as well as give each of the panel members a name
badge to wear, similar to what you see on TV game shows.

Administrators, create a large, colorful, and creative Big doGs prop sign--it will be used several weeks in Large Group in this unit.
Plan to store it carefully.

Large Group Teachers, there are several people needed to fill the roles of the characters during the game show.
In order to attain these people, you might vision-cast to the congregation, asking them to volunteer as drama
characters for five weeks. Consider using high school kids in your church.
Clearly communicate expectations in terms of preparation and rehearsals, and be sure to praise them for a job well done.

When you are making a programming decision, think about what the oldest boys would like or dislike. If they like it, it is likely
everyone else will like it as well.

Lesson #9 Gideon

Large Group Teachers, keep the energy flowing and be really upbeat for the game show.
It will be a fun way to get the kids to understand how they can make a difference for God!

Administrators, consider using PowerPoint® or an overhead projector for displaying the Game Show props.
This will make it look like a real TV game show!

Small Group Leaders, ask the kids if kids in their school or friends they know ever say statements used in each round
of the Big doGs FACE-OFF. You might discuss some of the statements so that kids understand the difference between
what a Big doG would say and what a little dog would say.

Make staff and volunteer meetings fun! Go camping, have a barbecue, or host a holiday party.

Lesson #10 Solomon

Large Group Teachers, open a Bible as you explain the story of Solomon. You might also have the character playing
Solomon open a Bible as he quotes from Proverbs to show the kids that his story and words are in the Bible.

If you have a kid that struggles with paying attention or is having a rough day, you might have him/her be the time-keeper
or hand out prizes.

Small Group Leaders, encourage kids who make incorrect choices. Let them know that becoming a Big doG with real wisdom requires learning what the incorrect or "little dog" choices are.

Leaders, appreciate and affirm your volunteers. Volunteers, appreciate and affirm your leaders.

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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