A time for new beginnings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

from the disorganised sunday school blog

The new year is upon us so it seems appropriate to talk about new beginnings (also something I find myself talking about in September when the school year starts and everything in a kid’s life changes).

My go-to verse for ‘new’ things is 2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new is here!

Click here to find out some ideas for talking this through with children.

Speaking of new things…
It’s time to reveal what the disorganised sunday school blog has in store for spring!

Coming soon:

Jesus meets … in John’s Gospel

Jesus is the new and better …

Philipians

Exciting times!

I’ve just finished writing a poem about the wise men visiting Jesus and it’s going to be performed to 65ish people tomorrow! However, they are all under 5 which makes it a bit easier.

A friend of mine works at a nursery and they wanted someone from her church to come and tell them about Christmas. It’s quite hard to think of how to engage such little ones, tell them an accurate version of a well known story and make them think about God in a way that is appropriate for kids from all kinds of religious backgrounds.

Please pray that they’d see how exciting this is:

The wise men enter to see the new king
‘God as a baby; this is so amazing!’
They give Jesus their gifts and bow low to worship
They’ve travelled for years, but it was well worth the trip!

 

A Christmassy ‘How to…’

The Disorganised Sunday School Blog just posted their first ‘How to…’

Head on over to ‘How to get kids to act‘ to get some ideas on… er… how to get kids to act. And leave a comment on this post if you have any tips you’ve found useful for getting your children to do some drama.

Here is a Special Tip for everyone regardless of whether they need a ‘How to…’ or not:

Get involved!

If you are joining in, the kids get to see what they should be doing, the little ones will know when to gasp with fright and the big ones won’t be embarrassed to. If your job is to hold the microphone so that everyone can hear then dress up! Go subtle and shepherd if you must or even better dig out your woolies and go sheep. It’ll help the kids relax and enjoy themselves knowing they’re not the most ridiculous people on stage and your audience will know that most important thing: it’s okay to laugh!

Don’t forget to leave your tips for getting kids acting in the comments, I’d love to hear them.