This week's lesson focuses in on growing closer to Christ through His Church, specifically the sacraments. Very simple oultline below!
9:20 Station One
Children will get to trace their hands on green construction paper, then cut them out (as able, adults to help little ones). On the wall, a vine will be drawn on a long piece of butcher paper. On the paper it will say “He is the vine and we are the branches.” Read to the children scripture, and then they get to attach their handprints as leaves on the vine. Grape clusters will have each of the sacraments on them. We will remind the children that we stay attached to Christ through the sacraments.
John 15:5….I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
9:30 Station Two
Biggest children will work on their text book reading. Middle and Smaller children will have Getting to Know God by John Kosmas Skinas read to them.
9:40 Station Three
Lesson with me. Biggest children will complete book work. Middle and Littlest children will also SING A SONG: His Banner Over Me is Love (Verse… HE is the vine and WE are the branches… stand straight and tall for the VINE and stretch out arms and legs in funny shapes for the branches).
Binder handout: Sacrament quiz from text book, God with Us, grade 6.
Ideas from the lesson were based on activities at : http://www.sermons4kids.com/true_vine_group_activities.htm