Fantastic Verses And Where To Find Them
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Teach kids 12 foundational verses that will be important for them to remember for the rest of their life. Each week kids will memorize a different memory verse so that by the end of the series they have memorized 12 important Bible verses.
About This Curriculum:
Each Lesson Includes:
Digital access to 12 week series (downloadable pdf format files). Includes leader instructions, printable resources, artwork and more. Available from: www.childrens-ministry-deals.com. Free sample available on this site.
Series titles include:
There are optional memory verse fill in the blanks cards purchasable too from here.
Children aged 6 -12 years old. Small groups, Enquiring, Beginning, Growing. Younger youth.
One free sample lesson, full series costs £70.00
Overall a good resource, which is easy to use and manages to cover a whole range of topics without needing too much extra material. Presentation is very clear with straight-forward subheadings and language which is easy to understand. The resource includes complete scripts for skits and large group lessons which make the Bible relevant to children today. The animations are simple but easy to use and there are optional fill-in-the-blank resource sheets too available from https://www.childrens-ministry-deals.com/products/fantastic-verses-fill-in-the-blank.
An objective, a key passage and a summary of what children should learn is listed in the lesson overview of each session.
Leader notes are very accessible and easy to interpret. While some sections are comprehensively scripted, other sections allow for additional content, depending on context - for example, children have to fill in the blank of a song lyric or movie quote.
Children’s Workers and facilitators. If curriculum is being used with children at the upper age (12 years), Youth Workers may be best placed, as the questions which arise may be more advanced and require a more detailed and researched response.
Optional memory verse sheets are relevant and children make their own take home verses. Easy and simple participants’ resources.
Preparation depends on context but should generally be very easy and straightforward. The majority of resources are printable and provided in the original download. There are a few extra things needed for skits and demonstrations. Where some props aren’t available, these can easily be substituted for something else, e.g. a guitar for a harp. Leaders need to read through the material, allocate helpers to their roles and ensure they have a running order and time frame to stick to as time slots are not supplied in the sessions.
Children interact during the majority of these sessions. This is during skits, large group teaching, games, and small group discussion time.
Learning is varied throughout the sessions, with the same mix of approaches being used in each session. Each one includes learning through a skit, discussion, memory verse craft, and large group talk. Children then continue learning at home with their parents doing the ‘Make it Stick’ activities, which are also provided.
This material is extremely relevant and adaptable. The undefined timelines mean leaders can invest more or less time on each section as they choose, the flexibility of running order allows leaders to be creative, and the limited resources needed mean this series can be run at a low cost with a variable amount of space and support. This series is for children aged 6 - 12 years and includes 12 sessions on a variety of topics. Leaders need not run them in chronological order if preferred, and there are a mixture of topics and themes covered. There are some sections which provide a suggestion for small or large group contexts too.
Children apply material lightly during small group discussion time and also during the large group talk. Parents following up with the material at home also help children to apply and learn the material. As this series is about learning 12 top verses in the Bible, the children are encouraged to apply these to their own lives and have them up in their rooms as reminders to consider them day to day.
The majority of this series is Bible based as it is all about children learning why the Bible is important and what some key verses are. The main activity is learning memory verses and discussing them in the context of the time. Leaders can spend anywhere between 20 - 45 minutes on the Bible based sections: talk, discussion and skit.
Biblical material is primarily presented through sketches, followed by input from the leader about the meaning of the verses and story. This is a brilliant approach as it allows children to learn by listening, visual stimuli and by responding to questions in the discussion time afterwards. There are two lists of questions available either for the younger or older ages. Leaders may want to add their own questions to the discussion time to encourage application.
Material is applied lightly during discussion time and also during the talk time where the leader draws parallels between the story and the children lives. The ‘summary’ at the beginning of the session outlines exactly what children should learn and how they can apply it to their lives, for example, when learning about Jesus being tempted in the desert, children learn that when we are faced with a problem as Jesus was in the wilderness, we can trust the Bible to help us make a wise choice.
This series is open to all denominations with no specific liturgy or denomination in mind.
Children are encouraged towards whole-life discipleship through the wide range of stories and verses covered in this series. Rather than just focusing on one topic or area of the Bible, this series teaches children about the life Jesus offers us through faith, and how this can help the children with characteristics such as forgiveness, generosity, love and courage in their day to day lives.
Children grow in their faith by learning about a variety of stories in the Bible, both Old and New Testament. As well as learning about God’s love for them, they learn other lessons like when we are following God, he may ask us to do things that are scary or don’t make sense. But, through the stories in the Bible we can know that God is trustworthy and that we do not have to be afraid. The first half of the series focuses on Jesus and his impact while the second half focuses on other topics.
Children will be challenged by the things which can be accomplished with God’s help, both through Bible stories and what can happen today. They learn that there’s nothing God can’t do through them to carry out his work on earth. They learn that he is trustworthy and there are no limits to what he can do.
Children answer questions in the discussion time which link their lives to the stories being taught. This is gentle but challenging as they do not just cover the comfortable topics.
Personal evangelism appears particularly in session 10 on ‘people’. Children learn that once we realise how much God loves us, he wants us to show other people that same kind of love by the way we treat them.
Session 11 focuses on how we treat our neighbours and behave in our communities. Kids learn that one of the best ways to show God’s love to others is to treat friends with love and respect, even if we don’t feel like it or they don’t always treat us that way.
Not a main focus however there is mention of global salvation.
Not a main focus however there is some mention of sharing the good news with friends.
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