[No puppets today. For adults writing puppet scripts, it’s helpful every now and then to find out what kids like and dislike, i.e., to find out what’s on their minds. ]
Recommended Scripture Reading:
- Jeremiah 1: 4-19
For Children, the main points are:
- God [or your parents] sometimes asks us to do hard things.
- God gives you the strength to do whatever he calls upon you to do.
[The Children in our class are very young, 4-9, so for this lesson we choose to focus on the importance of listening.]
Being a good listener is one of the most important skills or abilities you need to develop.
Most often, people don’t like other people because they think they are so different from one another. When we take the time to listen to one another, we often find that we have more things in common than we thought.
To practice listening we are going to break out into groups by age or grade level. Children in each group will find out what one another’s likes and dislikes are. At the end of the session, we’ll see how much they all have in common — having taken the time to listen to one another.