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    So, anyone know if there are standards for this stuff anywhere? What should a first grader know? Second?

    I'm very tired of Sunday School as a mere hour to kill - we should be preparing our kids - and adults.

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    http://www.kidssundayschool.com/index.php

    David C. Cook stuff is also very good.

    There is lots of free stuff on line, do a search.

    If they are little kids, there are colouring pages or puzzle pages to print out. Just check whatever the source is to make sure it matches your theology.


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      Thanks!

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          In looking for what's developmentally appropriate (for theological influences, perhaps), maybe you could compare Christian homeschooling curricula for various age groups.
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            Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
            In looking for what's developmentally appropriate (for theological influences, perhaps), maybe you could compare Christian homeschooling curricula for various age groups.
            That's a good idea - thanks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mossrose View Post
              http://www.kidssundayschool.com/index.php

              David C. Cook stuff is also very good.

              There is lots of free stuff on line, do a search.

              If they are little kids, there are colouring pages or puzzle pages to print out. Just check whatever the source is to make sure it matches your theology.
              Yeah!

              And they have coloring pages, too!
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                All I remember of Sunday School are green felt boards and the answers to all questions were "Jesus".

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                  I consider Cokesbury that most innovative of the Sunday School publishers, but Cook is good as well. For many of the series you'll find a summary that outlines what the basic goals are for each year. I would expect a combination of Bible knowledge and Christian teachings. You'll pick stories and ideas that they can understand and relate to their own experience. Love, forgiveness, responsibility, and Jesus' life. By middle school you can get more conceptual.

                  I teach 7th and 8th grade. In a two year cycle I try to cover major ideas from OT and NT. With my kids, the best format is to start with a Bible passage, have them read it and answer questions that ask them to think about it, and then talk about related ideas.

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                    Thanks! I appreciate the help!

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                      Originally posted by Manwë Súlimo View Post
                      All I remember of Sunday School are green felt boards and the answers to all questions were "Jesus".
                      I was in advanced Sunday School, apparently, because some of the answers were "read your Bible and pray".
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                        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                        I was in advanced Sunday School, apparently, because some of the answers were "read your Bible and pray".

                        Wow, you mean you actually heard more than just 'Stop kicking your brother, Rogue'?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                          Wow, you mean you actually heard more than just 'Stop kicking your brother, Rogue'?
                          Yup.... "Rogue, stop eating your boogers!"
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                            Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                            Yup.... "Rogue, stop eating your boogers!"
                            And don't forget, "CP! Stop eating Rogue's boogers!"

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                              Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                              So, anyone know if there are standards for this stuff anywhere? What should a first grader know? Second?

                              I'm very tired of Sunday School as a mere hour to kill - we should be preparing our kids - and adults.
                              I grew up in a church that as a rule doesn't have Sunday school (RCC). Instead, at usual school we learnt about living in Christ (even Government schools here (Australia) allocate at least 1hr a week for mentorship).

                              I grew up in a beach side suburb of Sydney. As a kid the CoE in the afternoons had a TV program that told stories about Christ using quick drawings. I remember as a little kid enjoying that program. Also on Sundays the SDA's did a similiar thing on the beach but live. Kids would flock to watch and listen...

                              As a kid, what I got from all these influences was that belief in Christ isn't a set of rules or observances (doctrines & dogmas) but a way of life...So imo, the starting point for any kid (or adult) is to set standards, make them achievable and give the kids justification (incentive) to reach them...

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