Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Primary 2 Lesson 31: I will obey the law

CLICK HERE for the original lesson :)
I am not a fan of play doh.  Don't ask me why, but it TOTALLY grosses me out.  My poor kids are so deprived of the play doh experience :)  But, I did love the portion of the lesson that talked about fences.  I felt like it was very cute and easy for my 4-year-olds to understand!  I am going to just tell the example and then do this craft at the end of the lesson for the craft. 

It was easy to make!
Here are the items that I used.  I decided to use glue dots so they would stay together without drying time!  I also ended up getting 4x4x4 boxes from Michaels for each child.  I figured they would be easier to make than trying to do the fence with the sticks alone.  You can probably get plastic zoo animals from the dollar store.  I was lazy and just ordered mine on Amazon!
Using the glue dots, just stick the popsicle sticks to your box to make a "fence".  Hint:  I used glue dot sheets so you can give the kids their own.  If you use a roll, it is hard to share!  
When they were done, I used ribbon to tie this tag to the fence so the parents had a clue what the heck it was for :)  I made a PDF with 8 on a page for you to print HERE!
The lesson references some pretty cheesy badges as well.  This blog has some pretty awesome printables that I liked much better!  I printed them on a full size sticker sheet, cut them out and then easily just stuck them on each of the kids!

Hope these ideas help you be a bit more creative with this lesson :) 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Primary 2 Lesson 29: I Can Be a Good Example

Here is a fun little craft that you can make with the kids...

Items Needed:
You will need some tissue paper, glue, a tea light (that is battery operated), ribbon and a tea light holder.  I found all of these items at Michael's Crafts.  The tea light holder was only $1.00!

You will cut your tissue paper into little pieces before class.  MIND YOU... I would never think a multi colored candle holder would match anything, but I think the kids love the bright colors.  

Just glue the papers to the outside of the jar.  You may need to help them get any lose edges down.  The tissue paper is fun because in the dark you will see your light glow through the holder.  
You could also use mod podge.  In fact, it would probably work better but let's face it... I teach 4 year olds so for the sake of making sure their parents don't hate me I had to stick with something washable!

I always try to make some sort of tag to stick to the crafts we do.  Mostly so parents don't see what we have done and think to themselves "what in the world are they doing in there"!  

Hope this helps!  I love to try to do these crafts.  Some weeks I really wonder why I do anything more than your basic coloring page in Primary but then I hear stories from parents of how the kids keep these crafts and they play with them and they talk about them and that is what I love, and I want.  I want them to remember what they learned in class that day.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Primary 2 Lesson 27: I can help others be happy by sharing

Hello there!  It has been a LONG time since I have posted :)  I am now in Primary and have been loving the change of pace.  BUT... I have discovered it really does take quite a bit of creativity to entertain a class of 4-year olds for an hour!  I thought I would share my ideas along with ideas I have found from other blogs to help others who have to teach the same lesson.

The original lesson on can be found HERE.
I love to do a craft with each lesson.  It is a great way to remind the kids what they have learned.  This week I found the cutest printable HERE that I used to cut and color the 5 loaves and 2 fish from the story in the lesson.  Then, I just used a a paper bag, cut the top off and rolled it down to represent the basket the fish were in.   The kids had a great time cutting out and coloring their little baskets.  Here is what the finished craft looked like:
For their treat, we gave goldfish and rolls (to go with the theme of the story)
For their handout, I couldn't resist the temptation to buy these super cute fish games.  I found them for just $2 at the grocery store and knew the kids would love them.  I made this cute little tag to put on each:
The image on here is from the website,
head over and check it out.  GREAT Bible story craft ideas!

I just love teaching primary!  It is so fun to see how much the kids love to learn :)