Saturday, January 30, 2010

Getting Ready for Church

Each year I need help my students attend church with the rest of the school. We go on a visit to the church and tour all the different areas and features. Then we practice how to behave when we are attending services. To follow up with our church visit I ask each child to draw what they remember about the visit on an index card or small piece of paper. Then they receive a copy of a black line of a church, copied on colored construction paper. The students cut out the black line and cut open the doors. I staple their card so that the majority of the picture shows through the doors.

We then create a classroom display of all our churches.

This activity gives the children practice at noticing details and helps them feel part of the church community.