Grade 4/Grade 5
Lesson #7 - Jesus Tempted
Large Group Teachers, ask someone the kids know well to play the role of Satan. You might ask a Small Group Leader or a
volunteer who has interacted with the kids often.
Small Group Leaders, familiarize yourself with the issues of temptation and Satan. Read the Bible verses in the lesson carefully.
You might also go to a Christian bookstore for books that speak more specifically on these issues.
Small Group Leaders, play the Metamorphosis game with other Small Group Leaders ahead of time to iron out any confusion.
This game is similar to the game Mad Gab®. You will divide your group into two teams‹the same teams as in Lessons 5 and
6 if possible. You will flip a coin to figure out which team goes first, and then you will read the first question to that team.
The answers to the question are on the Metamorphosis Game Cards. The answers written on the cards don¹t look like the
correct answers, but when sounded out, the team can figure out what the correct answers are. They will have thirty seconds to
figure out the correct answers. The number of answers they get right will be recorded on the Tournament Tracker Score Card.
The second team will then try to unmorph the second question. The team who figures out (or unmorphs) the most answers at the end wins!
Keep a running list of open positions in your ministry. Keep your eyes open for potential volunteers with the right gifts for
the positions. You may be able to fill some positions with volunteers you already have, for example, an administrator may
discover he or she has a shepherding gift and would rather lead a Small Group of kids.
Lesson #8 - Mary & Martha
Large Group Teachers, you might have Mary and Martha wear shawls or other biblical-times costumes to bring the drama to
life even more.
Small Group Leaders, some kids may not be able to figure out the "morphed" words as easily as other kids. Praise them if they
get part of a word or phrase correct and encourage them to keep trying.
Small Group Leaders, encourage the kids to cheer for the team in their group that will be in the tournament next week.
Pray, pray, pray!
Lesson #9 - Jairus' Daughter Raised
Large Group Teachers, a great way to get a child who has a hard time focusing involved and interested in the tournament is
to ask him or her to be the scorekeeper.
Large Group Teachers, if you do not have a large cross, consider asking a member of the congregation who enjoys working
with wood to build one for you. Give him or her the vision of how the cross will be used.
Small Group Leaders, cheer for your team during the tournament! You might create a fun, creative cheer as a group and yell it
out when your team is up.
How many times have you heard the words, "I'm bored" or "This is stupid" in the past few months? Most likely your kids are excited
to come to your ministry each week‹you¹re doing a great job serving them! congregation.
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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