Experiential learning in a Small Group/Large Group Rotation Model
It’s highly RELATIONAL. It shifts from Sunday school teachers who try to deliver the entire lesson in classroom teaching style to small group leaders who help kids discover the truth of God’s word.
It uses CREATIVE presentation techniques. When all the kids from the ages grouped together come to watch the Bible event, it might be a story tell presentation, interactive drama, or even video clip. Puppets help set up the lesson.
It is JESUS-CENTERED. All lessons point to the main theme of the Bible: God’s rescue for us through His Son Jesus. The broad biblical scope gives you a balanced 10-year scope and sequence.
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- Experiencing the love of Jesus. This underlies all our lessons and invites the children to respond!
- Touching the whole child. It aims at the heart, soul, mind, and strength. It is experiential.
- Jesus in Every Lesson-All Lessons from Both Old and New Testaments Point to Christ the Messiah!
- Four Seasons – Summer Lessons 1-14, Fall Lessons 15-27, Winter Lessons 28-48, Spring Lessons 49-58
- Target Audience Children Grades 1 – 4
- Lesson length: 1 hour
- Each Lesson includes Lesson, Shephard’s Path, and a God Talk at Home take home page.
- Puppet Training and Puppet Stage building is via video.
This is our version of Sunday school. It feels more like a Vacation Bible School every Sunday. It utilizes hands-on learning aimed at multiple senses and learning styles, In a Small group. Large group. Small group format. Children begin in small groups, move to large group presentation, then return to small group for Bible discovery and a learning activity.
In Kingdom Quest elementary lessons for Grades 1-4, children begin in their small groups with a learning readiness activity. Then all groups come together for a creative presentation of the Bible event. A humorous puppet interacts with kids through a dilemma that is solved by the lesson that is taught. The large group presentation delivers solid Biblical content through interactive storytelling techniques, like a wacky professor, visitors from the Bible, and game shows to name a few.
Kids return to their small groups to investigate the Bible and discuss application. A learning craft, snack, or games helps the take home point stick!
There is a “Read Me First” document included with the lesson material.
It includes links to the Kids Kount Publishing website containing:
- Introduction video (34sec)
- Skill Builders videos, to assist in developing your staff.
- Build-It, Sew-It, and Paint-It videos to aid in making Bible costumes, puppet stages, and complete sets of slides, Kid City and Bible Village, with painting instructions allowing you to create your own kid-friendly area, backdrops and much more.
- Snack-Sized videos (2-3 min each): to aid your children’s ministry volunteers develop their training skills.
- The Shepherd’s Path page is a weekly devotional to help the Sunday School presenter prepare for the lesson.