Friday, August 15, 2014

Jesus is my BFF - 5 day curriculum‏.. From CurrClick

A message from Kathy Hutto via CurrClick

(Please don't let the price scare you away.  It's a little more than I usually ask, but I spent a lot of hours on this resource.  Remember, your purchase helps support another homeschooling family.:) Colossians 3:23-24)  I'd greatly appreciate it if you passed this offer or my shop link along to other homeschoolers you know.  BTW...I have another special product that I'm going to be offering FREE on Currclick this weekend!  It's a video lesson with handouts I created entitled Paragraph Writing Made Easy
I created this Jesus is my BFF curriculum mostly for folks right here in the states, although you could use it anywhere. You can use it for homeschooling, Sunday School, etc.  I wrote it for a local Backyard Bible club this summer.

When writing it, I just thought about what kids in our country go through.

I tried to shift from crafts to activities to engage our over stimulated, video game loving, fast paced society.

Also, I wanted to be sure that the wording didn't use the dated "church jargon" that we've gotten accustomed to, but which literal thinking children may not understand. For example, letting Jesus "come into your heart" can be quite scary if you are a child who thinks concretely!

Finally, so often we hear God described as a Father. While that can be a great comparison for many people, if you don't have a father-figure in your life or maybe have one who has proven untrustworthy or one who is intimidating, you could get a wrong impression of God's true character. This resource compares Him to a friend - someone who loves you, someone you can talk to anytime and about anything, someone you can trust, someone who wants to get to know you better and will never leave you.

Here are the topics:
Day 1 – I Am His Masterpiece
Day 2 – He Loved Me First
Day 3 – I Can Message Him Anytime
Day 4 – I Can Trust Him
Day 5 – #J.C. is my BFF (getting to know Him better)

This resource contains lessons for a week - five days. The components of each lesson include: Memory Verse, Setting the Stage, Bible Study, Game, Craft. It includes my popular Ten Commandments poster using kid-friendly language, which somehow is the most popular thing on my blog - getting about 100 views a day all on it's own! (Go figure!) It also includes an original gospel tract to pass out. I'm super excited about this! I looked at what was already out there and what kids needed to hear. I tried to take the best and leave out the worst. We know it's the Holy Spirit that has to do the drawing - not scare tactics! I also was sensitive to the fact that I didn't want kids to get a "false sense of security." No pressure here!

Another component I really like are the Memory Verse Dog Tags. I've included them free as a Preview of this resource. Be sure to download them.

About the author...
I am a preacher's kid (Yeah, I admit it! In fact, I'm so thankful for the great spiritual foundation.) I graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught for years and now homeschool my own children. I have about 20 years of teaching experience under my belt (Funny, I don't feel that old!) I also work as the Preschool Ministry Coordinator for my baptist church.

Special price for Jesus is my BFF: $3.00 (click the link to apply the discount) 

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