Grade 4/Grade 5

Winter Quarter

Lesson #10 - The Parable of the Seating at the Wedding Feast

Large Group Teachers, carefully prepare a relevant personal story you will tell the kids. This story may be the main piece the
kids take away from the lesson, helping them remember Jesus' parable.

Large Group Teachers, though improv actors are optional for the Large Group teaching, you will need actors for the improvisations
in the Small Group activity. Try to think of a few people who enjoy being in front of kids or enjoy acting. Ask around as well
-- others in your ministry may have some good ideas. You might consider putting a request in your church bulletin or placing a
sign in a visible spot in your church asking for volunteers.

Clearly communicate the expectations to the improv actors selected. Have them practice the situations ahead of time so they know
what they are to do.

Recruit "project volunteers" who can help out just for one or two lessons. They could do special art or music projects.

Lesson #11 - The Parable of the Rich Fool

Large Group Teachers, you might use a fun noisemaker other than a bell to add a creative twist to start and end each improv situation.
A couple of kids might enjoy doing the noisemakers, as well.

Large Group Teachers, it will be very helpful to review the video again, as well as read through Unit 3 Overview so that the improv
teaching is clear. You might have the improv actors watch the video as well so that everyone is on the same page.

Small Group Leaders, encourage the other kids in your group to cheer if a child in your group volunteers for the improv role plays.

Small Group Leaders, send notes to your kids and tell them you care about them. Celebrate their birthdays and special events.

Pray, pray, pray!

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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