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Sunday School: Unity


This past Sunday we had combined 1st and 2nd graders and since it's rare to have the 2 classes together for Sunday School, I decided to have a special lesson for them based off of 1 Corinthians 12:18-25.

Here's the breakdown of my lesson on unity:

  1. Verse Writing

    • What: Write one of the verses on a piece of paper: Psalm 37:4-5, Isaiah 55:8-9, Hosea 6:6, Matthew 7:21, John 16:33, Galatians 4:4-5, Philippians 1:6 or Colossians 3:17.

    • Purpose: These are 7-9th grade Bible Drill identifying verses. It is important to memorize Bible verses and these verses are not that difficult. The kids can do "7-9th grade homework" and feel confident.

  2. Move and Learn

    • What: Everyone finds a new table to sit at and introduce yourself.

    • Purpose: Get to know other kids in different grades.

  3. Pray

    • What: Write down a prayer requests and pray.

    • Purpose: Practice identifying things to pray for and practice praying to God by yourself

  4. Lesson

    • 1 Corinthians 12:18-25 - there are many members but one body. We all have different gifts and everyone is important in the church. We all need to work together for God.

  5. Balloon Pop

    • What: I took a verse from the lesson and wrote each word down on separate pieces of paper. Then I put one piece of paper into each balloon. I used But now there are many members, but one body. 1 Cor. 12:20. Each group has to work together to figure out what the verse is. So each kid will have a chance to pop the balloon to retrieve a part of the verse found inside. After they find all the pieces of paper, they have to put the verse together and memorize the verse. The group that can say the verse by memory all together wins.

    • Purpose: Kids will have to work together to figure out what the verse is and they have to help each other memorize the verse.

    • Problem: One of my kids is scared of popping balloons. If I ever do an activity where they have to pop the balloon, I'll need to ask beforehand if any kid needs to step outside during the balloon popping portion. Oops!

Hopefully I can share more about my lesson plans. Let me know if you have any suggestions! I'm always wanting to learn more about how to teach kids.