Ages 3-5 Overview (Schedule, Recipes, etc..)

OLD TESTAMENT

AGES 3-5

This file is provided as a resource for Church School directors. Feel free to plug in your own dates and your own teachers.

Teachers:

           

Schedule of Classes:

     Date

Teacher

   Lesson/Activity

               Special Notes

September 13

                  20

                  27

 

Creation

Adam & Eve/The Fall

Noah

 

 

October      3

                   4

                  11

                  17

                  18

                  25

 

Movie Night: Noah

Tower of Babel

Abraham

Movie Night: Abraham

Isaac

Jacob

Outdoors if possible

 

 

Social Hall after Vespers

 

 

November   1

                   8

                  15

                  21

                  22

                  29

 

Joseph #1

Joseph #2

Moses #1

Movie Night: Moses

Moses #2

Balaam

All Saint’s Party

 

 

Social Hall after Vespers

Memory: 10 Commandments

December   5

                   6                                                           

                  13

                  20

                  27

 

St. Nicholas Party

Joshua

Judges/Gideon

Nativity Pageant

Job

Parish Wide

 

 

Social Hall and Nsg. Home

 

January       3

                  10

                  17

                  24

                  30

                  31

 

Ruth

Samuel/Hannah

Saul             

David/Goliath/Psalms

Movie Night: David

David

 

3 Kings Party following

 

Memory work: Psalm 22

Social Hall after Vespers

 

February     7

                  14

                  21

                  27

                  28

 

Solomon

Proverbs/Song of Songs

Elijah

Movie Night: Elijah

Elisha

 

Pack School Kits

 

Social Hall after Vespers

March         7

                  14

                  21

                  28

 

Jonah

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

 

April           4

                    5

                  11

                  18

                  25

 

PASCHA

Bright Monday Egg Hunt

3 Young Men in Fire

Tobit

Daniel

No Class

After Liturgy

 

Pack Health Kits

 

May            1

                    2

                   9

                  16

                  23

                  30

 

Movie Night: Esther

Esther

Minor Prophets

No lesson: Camping Trip

Minor Prophets

Ezra/Nehemiah

Social Hall after Vespers

 

Memory Work: Books of O.T.

 

Book Collection

June            6

                  12

                  13

 

Maccabees

Dress Rehearsal

Closing exercises/play

Book Collection

Social Hall after Vespers

Social Hall and Nursing Home

 

 

Classroom supplies: Each class is supplied with the following items:

Paper plates, small and large               Scissors                                               Stapler/Staples

Paper, plain and construction              Tape and dispenser                             Paper bags

Glue or glue sticks                              Crayons and/or markers                     

Popsicle sticks                                     Chenille (colored pipe cleaners)

If you use the last of something, please either replace it or let me know so I can replace it. If you need special craft supplies for your lesson, submit the receipt to me for reimbursement. Books are available for class use. While each child in the younger classes will have a copy of the Children’s Bible Reader and it’s always fun to start out in your very own Bible book, many times we must supplement with the teacher’s copies of the Children’s Bible (in the rooms), Read with Me Bible, or other books. Watch the lesson plan for page numbers and details. There are also numerous flannelboard story figures: just punch out ahead of time, give each child a couple, and use them to tell the story (Each comes with a storybook showing exactly which figures to use when.).

 

Teaching Schedule: We all know that there will be last-minute needs; trade with someone if you cannot teach on your assigned day and let the director know!

 

Insurance: Each of us must “apply” each year for our volunteer position of teacher. Please be sure not to send small children to the bathroom unattended and accompany your charges back to the Social Hall after class.

 

Opening Exercises: The Church School director will supervise this time, or delegate it when she is absent. Church School children and teachers are dismissed first from Liturgy; children come straight across for snack during opening exercises. These are an integral part of the curriculum – reviewing material from previous weeks, presenting additional Old Testament characters, rehearsing plays, hearing memory work, and playing quiz games.

 

Hand-Outs: Feel free to use the coloring pages in the Parents' Guide as hand outs. These should be sent home with the children to continue the lesson through the week.

 

 

Curriculum:  With each lesson, I have included True/False questions. If you have any 3-5-year-olds, make your classroom elephant now. He’s very easy, and each week, when we tell a story, we do true/false afterwards by writing the statements on paper peanuts and feeding the elephant the true ones and stomping on the rotten (false) peanuts. Just take a cardboard box, tape the top shut, and glue on an elephant face out of construction paper (or foam). Cut out a mouth big enough for paper peanuts to fit through. Glue on ears and a trunk, being sure to glue the trunk only above the mouth so the children can lift it to insert the good peanuts. Color in wrinkles and eyes. Then, each week, write the true/false statements on construction paper pieces cut like peanuts and go around the circle. Each child selects a “peanut”, you read it to him, and the class decides whether he should feed it or stomp it! Just be sure you have at least one paper peanut for each child!

 

 

Icons: Each lesson is now illustrated with an icon, gleaned from non-copyrighted websites on the Internet. Feel free to enlarge these and use to amplify your lesson.

 

 

Movie Nights and Parties: We will have pizza after vespers on Saturday night while showing a small children’s movie. Older children should bring a sleeping bag for a lock-in with “feature” presentation; we must have at least 2 adults at each overnight.

 

 

RECIPES

 

                            CLAYS                                                                  PAINTS

SALT DOUGH                                                         FINGER PAINT (4 WAYS)

2 cups flour                                                                 Use pudding with food coloring!

1 cup salt                                                                     Mix liquid starch and food coloring.

about 1 cup water                                                       Mix 3 T sugar, ½ cup cornstarch, and

food coloring                                                                          2 cups cold water. Cook over

bath oil, vegetable oil, peppermint oil                         low heat, stirring, till thick.

            Mix flour and salt. Add water                                    Pour into muffin tin. Add

slowly and mix with your fingers until                                   food coloring to each cup.

it makes dough. Knead in a few drops

food coloring and a splotch of oil (if                          SAND PAINT

desired). Store in air-tight container.                          Add dry tempera paint to corn meal.

                                                                                    Sprinkle over areas “painted” with

SELF-HARDENING CLAY                                              thinned white glue for a sand

1 cup sand                                                                               effect. Shake off excess.

½ cup cornstarch

1 tsp powdered alum                                                                          PASTES

¾ cup hot water                                                          PRIMARY PASTE

Food coloring if desired                                             Mix ½ cup water and 1 cup flour

            Mix sand, cornstarch and alum                                   in a bowl. Spoon into a jar

in large pot. Add hot water and stir                                       or squeeze bottle to store.

vigorously. Add food coloring if

desired. Cook over medium heat                                PAPIER MACHE PASTE

until thick, stirring constantly.                                    3 cups water

After cooling, store in airtight container.                    1 ½ cups flour

                                                                                                Mix flour with cold water

SAWDUST CLAY                                                        until lumps are gone. Dip pieces of

2 cups fine sawdust                                                    newsprint in paste and mold around

1 cup flour                                                                   surface to be shaped. Air dry.

Water

            Mix sawdust and flour in bowl

or bucket. Add a little water at a time,

stirring till it is stiff but pliable. Knead

till it’s elastic and easy to shape. Store

in airtight container. Air dry.

 

CORNSTARCH DOUGH

2 cups cornstarch

4 cups baking soda

2 ½ cups water

            Mix cornstarch and soda in large

pot. Add water. Cook, stirring, over medium

heat until thick like mashed potatoes. After

cool, knead on wax paper for 5 minutes. Store

in an airtight container. Air dry.