quinta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2016

Lesson Plan: Love for Kindergarten

First: Welcome the children into the session. Say how happy we are to see them and how important they are for the class. Explain we will follow the letters of the alphabet in order to choose the volunteer for the opening prayer. So, the child’s name that starts with the letter A will do the opening prayer this time. Everybody will have the chance to collaborate as the weeks pass by.

After that, the Spiritist worker will introduce the “Raffle Box of Prayers”. In your turn, each child will open the box, choose one prayer and read it loudly for whole class. We will do it until all the kids have their chance to choose and read a prayer.

When the activity with the “Raffle box of Prayers” finishes the volunteer will collect the booklet “The Lord’s Prayer” with the children who was responsible in the previous week.

The volunteer can make up a few questions, such as:
  • What did you most like in this prayer;
  • What could you learn during the week with the prayer and others

The child can also read the prayer for his/hers colleagues. Another child will be able to choose himself/herself to take the booklet home and bring next week, at the end of this activity.


The Lord’s Prayer booklet





















P.S. At the end of the class the parents will be informed and also asked about their availability to bring the booklet next week.


The group would be divided into 2 small groups

Second: Tell the children the following Story – The parable of the lost sheep
Jesus often taught his disciples things about God by telling them stories about things that happen every day. These stories are called parables.
In the parable of the lost sheep, there was a man who had a hundred sheep. Every morning he took them from the fold (a place where they stayed at night) on a hillside and led them to new, fresh pastures. Later in the day he would them to a quiet stream, or, if there wasn't any stream nearby, he would draw water from a well for them to drink. At night the good shepherd took them up the hill again to the fold. Everyday the sheep followed the shepherd wherever he took them. He called them by name and they came to him. Every night he would count them to make sure they were all there.
One night one little sheep was missing. Somehow it had strayed away and became lost. If the shepherd left it and didn't go look for it, it would surely be killed by some wild animals. The shepherd did not want to leave it. He left the other sheep and went to find it. He went searching until he found the lost one. (Matthew 18:12-13) When he found it, it was tired, hungry and cold. The good shepherd put the little sheep on his shoulder and carried it back to the fold. He did not scold it, but he rejoiced and was very happy that he had found the little sheep.
In this parable, the shepherd was Jesus. (John 10:11) The sheep are men, women and children. Jesus was showing the disciples that God and Jesus really care for us and they want us to be one of their lambs, or sheep.



Extra ideas:
The volunteer will bring some pictures of Jesus that can be used during the story.

Third: Prepare a sheep 



















Fourth: Video - Parable of the lost sheep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=094upaf4BME

 

Get the children to use their ‘sheeps’, which were prepared earlier, to retell the story. This will enable us to double check if they understood the story.


 


Fifth: Colouring/gluing Activity - see below

Sixth: Activity - Play "Find the Bugs" Card Game: Place all the cards in a bag and mix them up. The volunteer will tell the children that a lot of bugs were caught. Have them take turns reaching in the bag and pulling out a card. The child needs to give an example of how we can love from what is written on the card. For example, if he pulls out a "Love is Kind" card, he may say, "We can be kind by giving to others."

Find the game here!

A Daily Schedule Pocket Chart will be used in this activity. The children will be asked to place the cards inside the pocket chart once they have finished playing with it. Each child will have a turn to pick a card.

Seventh: Activity – The volunteer has prepared bugs made our of egg cartons. Each child will carry a bug on a tray and, once the music stops, will need to hand it over to another child to encourage sharing. 





















Eighth – Video Jesus Loves Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bpd_wvLhUY


Extra video - The Parable of the Lost Sheep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKnU6m1bFmc

Ninth: Reading Time: Spiritist Books will be placed on the table for the children. The children would be invited to share, to read and say what they see when they are reading.

Get whole group back together

Tenth: Prayer Activity

Eleventh: Healing Theatre
The children should show how to behave during the healing and prayer time.
The volunteer will bring a tray in order to introduce the education process after the healing: “taking the first cup of the tray”. At the end each child will receive one green tick stick.

Twelth: Closing prayer: The volunteer will do the closing prayer and ask that all the kids to repeat after he/she.

Class suggested being suitable for: Kindergarten (5 to 6 years old)

Spiritist volunteer: Carolina von Scharten, London, linked to The Spiritist Psychological Society.





Suggested activity to be given as Homework:

My dear friend, it’s so good to see you again! Please colour the areas with Jesus’ name and see the results!




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