Sunday, January 18, 2009

Key To Teaching: Get The Kids Involved In The Lesson

Sunday School can be very boring. I remember my early years hearing the same stories over and over, often with the same flannelgraph year after year. When I started teaching Sunday School, I determined not to ever have it become boring. If I get bored, I know the kids are bored. One method I found to liven things up now and then is to let the kids use puppets to review the lesson.

The video below is one my 5th grade boys Sunday School class made this morning using finger puppets to review the lesson. They liked doing it and I think they did a good job on it considering it was only their first time and we only had about 10 minutes to do it. I added the titles in later. The lesson was on Acts 4:32-5:11. Too bad we only had four there today, but that way everyone got to do a puppet. I wish more came because I think they would have enjoyed it. What do you think?

2 comments:

Mountain Woman said...

I don't have a sound card on this computer :( but I watched the video and I could tell they were having fun. It's always the best way to teach when you can get the kids so actively involved.

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I thought all computers came with sound. Maybe it's just turned down all the way and you need to turn it up.?

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