Except for an excessive number of requests to go the the bathroom, last night’s class was extremely successful! 🙂
Although I had informed the kids on the first class that they needed to go to the bathroom before coming to class, last night at least 5 kids asked to go at separate times! It breaks up the momentum and takes my aide out of the classroom.
Other than that, however, the class was extremely successful. The kids enjoyed the Geico Gecko and Charlie Brown video clips that introduced the concept of trust. This established a good foundation for talking about the story of Adam and Eve and how human beings disobeyed and broke trust with God. The activity with popsicle sticks went nicely as a way of introducing the concept of reconciliation.
We had a very nice guided reflection in which the kids talked with Jesus about the times they felt they broke their promise to follow him and listened to Jesus tell them that they can find forgiveness in him.
We finished by watching a YouTube video of On Eagle’s Wings which refers to God as “my rock in whom I trust.” As the kids left, I presented each of them with a rock on which I had written the words, “Blessed by the LORD, my rock. Ps 144:1”
Now, I have to go to the bathroom!