This week marks our parish's return to Sunday School! It is also the celebration of the Exaltation of the Cross this weekend and the focus of this week's lesson.
Class runs from 9:15am to 10am, and I'm going to break up this week's lesson as follows:
9:15 Opening prayers in the Nave
9:20 All children gathered together for welcome back, I will review rules and attendance rewards
9:30 I will introduce today's theme, talking to them about St. Helena being an archaeologist of sorts and invite them to seek out the cross as well.
9:35 Treasure Hunt game! Before class, I will hide 10 pieces of the story of St. Helena out in our church yard. Each piece of the story is numbered and has a small cross attached.
9:40 The children will bring in the pieces and read the story of St. Helena to each other. Each child who found a piece of the story gets to read their own part.
9:50 We'll move into our wrap up and discussion of appropriate church behavior.
That's it! Simple, but gets them moving around and keeps the lesson interactive! I'm ready to get going again!