General Tips:

  • Ask yourself “How can I make this activity more challenging/simplified?”
  • Use a “buddy system” – pair older ages with younger ages.
  • Prepare the activity at different stages to match the abilities of the learners.
  • Use art as a way to encourage youngsters to express their ideas.
  • Use curriculum matching the age of the majority of the enrolled children.

 

Preschool Tips:

Provide a variety of materials that are safe for every child in the room to use and explore.

Provide 2 or 3 activities for the beginning of the session. When the children are no longer interested, remove one activity and replace it with another that you have prepared and set aside.

Print Bible thoughts/verses on address labels for younger preschoolers to stick on; kindergartners can write (copy) verses themselves.

When changing a diaper, sit on the floor with your back to the wall so you can see everything that’s going on in the room.

For kindergartners, add writing, counting, sequencing, & organizing to activities.

 

Children’s Tips:

Provide centers for independent learning activities.

Have group time together, then group by older/younger for small-group learning activities.

Use cooperative rather than competitive activities, games.

Use older children as leaders – have them read review questions, look up verses, mark attendance charts, etc.

Use the same memory verse for all students, but shorten it for the younger ones. (Example: the older ones learn “Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phil. 2:11” The younger ones could memorize, “Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Phil. 2:11.”)

 

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