Be sure to have your Looking at the Pieces Puzzle ready to go and displayed in the Large Group area for this first lesson of the year.
Large Group Teachers, during the program you will be telling about the creation of light
(page 12 in the Large Group Programming Guidebook).
If you are unable to darken the room as suggested, another option is to have kids close their eyes as you begin to explain Genesis 1:1
and have them open their eyes after you say, “So God said, ‘Let there be light.’ ”
Small Group Leaders, your most important task for the day will be helping the kids in your group feel welcomed and valued.
Do your best to learn a few things about each child and remember them for next week.
Your first day won’t be perfect—but be sure to enjoy it!
Take pictures and/or video so you have them for evaluating, decorating, and vision-casting.
Consider taking your kids “onto the ark” with Noah by decorating the Large Group area with various stuffed animals.
Large Group Teachers, as you call children up during the program, be prepared to help them get situated on the stools with their props.
Initially, you may also need to prompt them for their “lines” or actions.
Administrators, the Small Group games in Lessons 1 and 2 call for dice. If you do not have dice available to you, consider placing pieces
of paper, numbered 1-6, in a bag. Kids will then draw a number rather than rolling a die.
Small Group Leaders, consider bringing in treats the first few weeks to help build group unity. If you are the “purple team,” for instance,
bring a purple balloon for each child in your group.
The Notebook Prop used in the Large Group Program will contain the script for the Narrator. The Narrator will therefore not need to
memorize his or her lines, but should be familiar enough with them to interact with Abram, Lot, and the audience throughout the drama.
Large Group Teachers, as you pray at the end of the Large Group time, encourage the children to pray with you by asking them to repeat
each phrase after you say it.
Small Group Leaders, place the “Moo First” Cow Cards into the lunch sack and shake them up as you explain this fun game to the kids.
Director, free yourself for the program hour. Stand back, evaluate, and gauge responses from kids and volunteers.
Delegate, and resist the temptation to do more!
On the "Leading Children to Christ" audio tape included in each kit, David Stahl, references the Appendix A and B
information from handouts that were distributed during the recorded session.
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