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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Teaching Kids - Parable of the Lost Coin

The past few Sundays I've been filling in teaching class in the 1st and 2nd grade room.  I've enjoyed it a lot because I taught this group for several years when they were younger. My own youngest son, Tyler, is in there, so he's especially excited I've been filling in.

This Sunday the lesson was "The Parable of the Lost Coin" from Luke 15:8-10.  Several of the ideas I used came from Danielle's Place.  It's a wonderful site to help in teaching Bible classes.

Typically for this age, I wouldn't do a snack, but this week they got a special treat.  A few summers ago, Tyler went to Wednesday night Bible class at Memorial Road Church of Christ, when we were visiting the Oklahoma City/Edmond.  He was so excited because dads were teaching the class.  There was a dad at each table of little children.  He was also excited about learning this parable and he told us all about it...for about 10 mintues.  He also told us about a fun thing they did in class.  They had a snack that went along with the parable.  I really like it when the snack makes the lesson even more memorable.

The snack was chocolate pudding with a slice of banana hidden in the bottom.  The banana represents the woman's lost coin.  Boy did the kiddos have fun finding their lost coin Sunday morning!  And I hoped they learned the meaning of the parable:  Saving those who are lost...without Jesus.

4 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

that is a fun way to teach that lesson!

Toyin O. said...

That is great illustration!

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KWCOC Children and Family Ministry said...

Hi Lori! I was searching blacklight stories and your creation page came up! And, then, I started reading and realized that we are both CofC gals! I love your blog and followed it so I'll check back into your ideas later. I love that you post what is happening in your Bible classes. I keep a blog for our children's ministry. Well, keep the great work!!! Shannon

Lori said...

Robin,
That's why we enjoy visiting MRCC so much....and of course, getting to see you all :).

Toyin O. - Thank you for stopping by again!

KWCOC - I'm glad you stopped by to visit and thank you for your comments. Look forward to visiting with you over the blogosphere and will check out your site soon. (Not today...headed to the county fair :). Lori

 
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