Teachers and Parents Term Plan

WeekDateTe KohangaTe NgahereStoryTe Ao MaramaLessonNotes and AbsencesDates for Leaders
H1Jan 6thNo scheduled planNo scheduled planNo scheduled planNo scheduled plan
H2Jan 13thDonnaDonnaHolidayDonnaHoliday
H3Jan 20thDonnaDonnaHolidayDonnaHoliday
1Jan 27thEmma Jannah, Jacob, Phoebe

Re-groupingGuido and SarahRe-groupingTuesday Jan 29th:
TK and TN meeting
LP, 7:30 p.m.
2Feb 3rdEmma Madi, JannahCreationGuido and SarahAlpha
3Feb 10thVicki
Zachary
Amy, Jannah, JacobAdam and EveGuido and SarahAlpha
4Feb 17thVicki
Nadia T
Jannah, PhoebeNoahGuido and SarahAlpha
5Feb 24thLizJamin, JoAbram and Sarai
SarahAlpha
6March 3rdLizMadi, JoJacob

GuidoAlpha
7March 10thVickiJannah, BenJoseph

Guido and SarahAlpha
8March 17thEmma
Chris
Jamin, PhoebeMoses

ReCreate: TAM in church-----ReCreate
9March 24thCAMPCAMPCAMPCAMPCampCAMP
10March 31stLizJamin, JacobExodus
11April 7thLizAmy, Phoebe, (Jo?)Jesus dies and God makes him alive again
H1April 14thPalm Sunday: All-agePalm Sunday: All-agePalm Sunday: All-agePalm Sunday: All-agePalm Sunday: All-age
H2April 21stDonnaDonnaHolidayDonnaHoliday

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Term Events to Note:

Friday March 8th: Te Ao Marama Social: Outdoor Games and Marshmallows!
Sunday March 10th: Lunch for all CC teachers and families: Vicki's house
March 22nd - 24th: Church Camp
Sunday April 14th: All-Age Service - Palm Sunday

Useful links for Teachers:

Craft ideas for all sorts of godly plays stories (for TK and TN):
http://allplayonsunday.blogspot.co.nz

More cool craft ideas:
http://bibleclasscreations.blogspot.co.nz

Lovely blog with all sorts on Godly Play:
http://www.beckyramsey.com/godlyplay/

More general ideas and examples of using Godly Play:
http://www.asmika.com/2017/

Children and Families: Good ideas for All-age etc
http://childrenandfamiliesnz.blogspot.co.nz

Kids Friendly Blog:
http://thekidsfriendlyblog.blogspot.co.nz

Great interactive and drama ideas for lots of Bible stories:
https://www.barnabasinchurches.org.uk/

General Lesson Outline

Morning tea and news: 10 minutes
- Good to have a sheet with a plan of the morning and what is going to happen: some of the kids like to know what is going to happen.
- Ask the kids to serve each other and take the cups and plates to the kitchen.
- Fun silly questions to answer. Work in pairs first. Swap around. Feed back.

Story: 10 minutes
- TN kids to set up first. Can pair big and little kids up for the wondering questions, and then feed back.

Bible engagement: 5 minutes
- TK: Bible storybooks, flannelgraphs, take story materials each week and re-tell.
- TN:
- Race to the place (in teams) Get the kids to say what page in the bible it is.
- Hiding parts of a verse around and getting them to find it and put it together
- Reading a passage in a few different Bibles: spot the differences in translation
- Read a story to the kids: a narrative tale based on the Bible
- Put a relevant Worship song on, turn off lights and listen
- Get the kids to bring their own Bibles one week, get them to prepare something

Story discussion: 5 minutes
- Use tactile objects, visuals.
- A few short questions to get them thinking: key messages.
- Break into pairs, then feedback.
- Get them writing and drawing on the board.
- Use website to find lots of ideas

Story activity: 20-25 minutes
- Drawing, painting, clay modelling, drama, stop-motion.
- Focus on re-telling the story and creating while doing that.
- Can do individual work or in groups.
- Good to have 2-3 activities/ crafts to choose from.
- Let parents know if there is going to be paint. (There are painting shirts)
- Use tarpaulins under the table for crafts, paint, clay etc
- Mix up the activities, music, drama, art work, craft, singing, dancing, science experiments.
- Match kids into teams that you have pre-planned to avoid disappointed kids.

Prayer time: 10 minutes
- Make prayer time a priority each week. Ask kids if prayers have been answered.
- - Use structure, tactile.
- Pick written prayers out of a jar
- Hold a candle and pass it around while praying, or light a candle.
- Not to say ‘pass’, but ‘Thank you God’ if you don’t have another prayer
- Put a prayer pebble into a bowl as you pray (silently or out loud)
- Praying in colour.
- Prayer labrynths - make and re-use.
- Repeated phrases: Lord Hear Our Prayer.

Tidy-up: 5 mins
- Te Ngahere kids: ownership. Put things away in phocopier room, close AV desk, put chairs away, put things in kitchen, vacuum.
Te Kohanga: simple jobs. Parental involvement.

Game: 10 minutes

- Action games where the kids can move their bodies.
- There is a good ring of game ideas that Vicki printed and laminated.
- Make sure the wee ones have a chance to sit out if they want. Play some slower paced quieter games for them
- Blind fold games
- Keys under the chair
- Teams of dancing and then making themselves into a shape when music stops
- They love chucking newspaper over the line team game
- Balloon games
- Anything with shiny coins into jars or bottles.
- Remember the games don’t always have a point or be tied to the story of the day
- http://www.braingym.org/ - sometimes good to do brain gym to get them calmed down and focussed.
- Team building games for the older ones

Other:
- Keep an eye on kids who wander out. It may not be safe for them to be wandering the building. Toilet in groups of 2 good
- Let them know that they are always welcome to sit in Big Church (it isn’t a punishment)
- Find out their birthdays, try and engage with them at their homes, activities outside of church if you can

Term 1 2019
Sunday February 3rd
Te Kohanga: Emma: Creation
Te Ngahere: Madi and Jannah
Storyteller: Jannah
Te Ao Marama: Guido and Sarah: Alpha: Prayer

Link to Alpha 5 Episode:

Te Ngahere LessonStory Script
Term 1 2019

Sunday February 10th

Te Kohanga: Vicki
Te Ngahere: Amy, Jacob, Jannah
Story: Adam and Eve
Storyteller: Jannah
Te Ao Marama: Guido and Sarah: Alpha: The Holy Spirit

Te Kohanga LessonAdam and Eve Godly Play Story ScriptTe Ngahere LessonLink to Alpha 7 Episode: The Holy Spirit
Term 1 2019
Sunday February 17th
Te Kohanga: Vicki: Noah
Te Ngahere: Jannah and Phoebe
Storyteller: Nadia T
Te Ao Marama: Guido and Sarah: Alpha: FIlled with the Holy Spirit
Noah Godly Play Story scriptTe Kohanga LessonTe Ngahere Lesson: NoahLink to Alpha Episode 8: Filled with the Holy Spirit
Term 1 2019

Sunday February 24th

Te Kohanga: Liz
Te Ngahere: Jamin and Jo
Story: Abram and Sarai
Storyteller:
Te Ao Marama: Jannah

Abram and Sarai Godly Play Story scriptTe Ngahere LessonTe Ngahere Activity: Story of AbrahamAlpha Episode 9: New Life
Term 1 2019
Sunday March 3rd
Te Kohanga: Liz: Tower of Babel
Te Ngahere: Madi, Jo: Tower of Babel
Storyteller: Emmaus
Te Ao Marama: Guido, Jannah: Alpha
Tower of Babel Story ScriptTe Ngahere Tower of Babel LessonAlpha 9: New Life
Term 1 2019

Sunday March 10th

Te Kohanga: Liz: Story of Joseph
Te Ngahere: Jannah, Ben: Story of Joseph
Storyteller:
Te Ao Marama: Guido and Sarah

Joseph Godly Play Story ScriptTe Ngahere Lesson: JosephJesus Storybook Bible Joseph LessonAlpha 11: Why and how should I tell people?
Term 1 2019
Sunday March 17th
Te Kohanga: Liz
Te Ngahere: Jamin, Phoebe
Story: Moses
Storyteller:
Te Ao Marama: In Church for ReCreate
Moses Godly Play ScriptTe Ngahere LessonJesus Storybook Bible Moses LessonReCreate - TAM in church
Term 1 2019

Sunday March 31st

Te Kohanga: Nadine
Te Ngahere: Jamin, Jacob
Story: Exodus
Storyteller:
Te Ao Marama: Jannah

Exodus Godly Play scriptTe Ngahere LessonJesus Storybook Bible Exodus LessonAlpha Episode
Term 1 2019

Sunday April 7th

Te Kohanga: Emma
Te Ngahere: Amy, Phoebe, Jo
Story: Ten Best Ways to Live
Storyteller:
Te Ao Marama: Jannah

Ten Best Ways to Live Godly Play scriptTen Best Ways Te Ngahere LessonAlpha Episode

Kids usually head out around 10:20, and return at the end of the service, around 11:30. Sometimes they stay in for an ‘all-age’ service; we’ve learned from experience that something special happens when we’re all together.  And of course, no one’s out the back when there’s a baptism.