Kindergarten/Grade 1

Fall Quarter

Lesson #4 -- Joseph And His Brothers

A great way to add FUN to the clean-up and transition time from Activity Stations to Kid Connection is to play music.
Consider using the "Clean Up Song" from Promiseland's Dance, Shout & Sing CD.

This will be the first week for which a Large Group drama is provided for you on video.
Be sure to think through any necessary changes that need to be made to your room set-up and acquire or reserve the video equipment
you need in advance.

Small Group Leaders, be creative about building community among the kids in your group.
This might involve developing a group name, bringing in treats, taking a group picture and giving one to each of the kids, or ending every
week with a fun good-bye phrase like, "See ya later, alligator!"

Create a prayer team for your ministry. Or, create a monthly prayer calendar and pass it out to your congregation

Lesson #5 -- Joseph Forgives

Large Group Teachers, two different suggestions for presenting the lesson's drama are given on page 35 of the
Large Group Programming Guidebook. Determine ahead of time which option will work best for your team
and who will play the parts in the drama, as well as the Pre-Teach. Be sure to use several fun, colorful hats as props.

Administrators, you may want to stock up on brightly colored cardstock paper for the Game Cards and Bible Verse
Cards the children will be using. You can purchase reams of cardstock at office supply stores or copy shops.

Check the Frequently Asked Questions section of PromiselandOnline for tips on photocopying cards.

Small Group Leaders, keep in mind that the concept of forgiveness may be new for some children.
You may need to provide some extra coaching or ask additional follow-up questions to help kids discover
the answers in the game.

Report back to your congregation about a month after you've started. Cast the vision again.
Share a story, thank people, show a video, and/or share your statistics.

Lesson #6 -- Baby Moses

This lesson's drama calls for a 5th or 6th grade girl to play the part of Leah.
(An older student, even one in high school, could also play this part.)
Involving older Christian kids in your ministry can provide positive role models for your K/1 kids.
Look for a middle school-age girl in your church who is comfortable being up front, possibly someone who already has
or would like to gain some acting experience. Recruit the student well in advance, clearly communicate expectations in terms
of preparation, rehearsals, and performance, and be sure to praise or reward her for a job well done.

Administrators, the instructions for making the gameboard indicate that you are to mount the copied pages onto a
file folder. The purpose of the file folder is to make the gameboard more stiff and sturdy. If you do not have
file folders available to you, you can simply mount or photocopy the pages onto 11" x 17" paper.
If you are photocopying the pages directly onto 11" x 17" paper, the best way to do this is to copy one of the pages, tape this together
with the other page, and use this as your master page.

If you haven't already done so, decide how the kids will address Teachers and Small Group Leaders.
Be consistent and age-appropriate (Miss Lori, Mrs. Smith, Lori, etc.).

Unfortunately, we made a mistake with the artwork on the Lesson 6 Protection Statement Cards.
The cards do indeed have turtles on them, not baskets, and there is no Baby Moses picture on any of the cards.
We apologize for the error and will make corrections for future printings. We are suggesting the following solution:

1. Before photocopying the cards, have your Curriculum Administrator (or whoever is responsible for photocopying the cards) write the
words "Baby Moses" or draw a picture of Baby Moses on one of the cards, on the side with the statement on it (not the side with the turtle).

2. Communicate to Small Group Leaders that the cards have turtles rather than baskets on them, and that to play the game the
cards should be placed turtle-side up rather than basket-side up. If, in the above step, you chose to write the words "Baby Moses" on
one of the cards (rather than drawing a picture of Baby Moses), communicate this change to Small Group Leaders as well.

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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