Life Verse Postcards Unit 1: God’s Promises (One Conversation Placemat) Session 1: King Saul (September 6) – Session Overview Session 2: David and Jonathan (September 13) – Session Overview Session 3: David the Shepherd (September 20) – Session Overview Session 4: David and Goliath (September 27) – Session Overview Session 5: David Spared Saul (October 4) – Session Overview Session 6: King David (October 11) – Session Overview
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Scrambled Words Paper, pencils On large pieces of paper, print these scrambled words: hjoan; nnvieeh; hifs; ogd; wllawos; lelt; eenprt. Scatter the words around the room (on the floor or taped to the wall). Give each kid a piece of paper and a pencil. Tell kids to try and unscramble
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Fiddlesticks Craft sticks, markers, can or plastic cup Print the letters of Daniel’s name at the end of sticks, one letter per stick. Make 5 sets of letters. Color the end of 3 other sticks with a red marker. Mix the sticks and place them in the cup, with the
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Hidden Messages White paper, white crayons, watercolors, paintbrushes, cups of water Cut paper into approximately 6-by-9-inch pieces. On the white paper, use write crayon to print Daniel. Make enough sheets for every kid or every pair of kids. Give paper to a kid or pair. Guide kids to paint over
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Do As I Say No materials needed Stand facing the kids. Tell the kids to do what you say. Say that you like to do one thing but actually do something else. For example, say: “I like to stomp my feet” while you clap your hands. The kids should stomp
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Back to Back No materials needed Say: “Back to back!” Guide each kid to stand back-to-back with one other kid. (Ask an adult to play if there are not an even number of kids.) Ask partners to tell one thing they think is difficult to do. After a couple of
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Making Rhymes No materials needed Select a word that rhymes with pray (such as day). Tell kids: “I’m thinking of a word that rhymes with pray. Can you guess it in five tries?” Call on 3 volunteers. If no one guesses in three tries, give a clue: “This is something
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Tossed Salad Chairs (optional) If you are using chairs, place them in a circle. As kids arrive, give each one the name of a vegetable (carrot, zucchini, lettuce, onion, celery). Tell kids to stand (or sit) in a circle. Choose one kid to stand in the middle of the circle.