Use these activities to spice up your lessons. Just replace
not-so-exciting activities or add these to a lesson to capture your
GRADES 5 AND 6
Bible Activity: Cut the Co-Op-Have kids cut out stories in
newspapers or magazines that show people cooperating to do
something wrong. Then read aloud Genesis 11:1-9. Discuss how cooperation can be
Craft: Towering Symbols-Provide boxes of toothpicks and
glue. Form groups of three. Have group members work together to
build a symbol of praise to God, such as an altar or a cross.
Afterward, display the symbols in your room.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
You'll need: sandwich ingredients, blunt knives, plates and
Directions: Line up ingredients on a table at the
children's level. Assign a child or two to each ingredient. Or
assign more than one ingredient to a child. Have children work
together in this assembly line to make sandwiches. Cut sandwiches
into fourths, and let kids enjoy their cooperative efforts.
FOR ALL AGES
Plan a special visit to a nursing home. Have kids work together to
plan a program that includes singing, prayer, a Bible story and a
simple craft. Prepare refreshments together. As kids cooperate,
compliment them on how well they're working together.
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