Her aunt was talking to my three-year-old grand-daughter. She asked how Sunday School was. My grand-daughter answered dramatically, “Terribly boring.” I thought, “Bring out the oxygen. We’re losing her.”
I remember being the substitute teacher for a Sunday School class of third-graders. I started with the pre-prepared lesson, but a boy asked a question, and we “followed the question.” I became aware of the children drawing closer to me, as we wended our way through various topics and what Scripture had to say about them.
The “magic” of the moment was suddenly broken, when a latecomer burst into the room, loudly inquiring, “What’s the craft? What’s the craft?”
Prepared materials can be wonderful resources for teaching children and adults. As a teacher we need to add the reality of God to each lesson. We need to share what the lesson means to us. "Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?' then you shall say to them….” Joshua 4:6-7a
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