So, a few weeks ago I decided that since the kids are now willing to listen to me, and I know their names, I ought to do a Bible lesson each week. Yep, this sounds weird. You’d have to know my feelings about children’s church and Sunday school for it to make sense. I don’t really feel like going into it all right now. Suffice to say that I really enjoy working with the kids and we’re having a great time on Sundays.
I have a really cool picture book I’ve been using. It’s called Teaching Pictures: the Life of Christ. It’s especially cool, because it’s in Spanish and English both. This week the lesson was “Jesus is presented at the temple”. I was trying to find a neat craft project to do, but all I could come up with on the spot was paper airplanes. Call me narrow-minded, but I just couldn’t for the life of me come up with any sort of connection between Ana and Simeon in the temple and paper airplanes.
So, I asked the experts. Seth was the only one handy and after only a short time of thinking he said, “Hmm. Ana and Simeon waited for years for the Messiah to come and sometimes we have to wait for airplanes.” Bingo. Kudos to Seth. Not only was the lesson and craft a smashing success, the kids really listened and were able to repeat the lesson and application back to one of the adults who wandered past. He was looking questioningly at the brigade of airplanes on the table, so I asked the kids to tell him what we were doing.
Here’s the gang with their airplanes. On the count of 3, they let them loose…
We still played dominoes and Jenga. I don’t think these kids will ever tire of playing those games!!!!
Pray for these kids if you think about it during the week!