We start our Sunday School year with so much hope and possibility. The children of Israel are camped only a few days journey from “the land flowing with milk and honey”. A short trip and yet so far they still had to go in their spiritual development! The nations lack of faith that God could continue to provide makes the tragedy of this lesson that much bitter. May we remember during challenging times to think of times in our past when our God has been faithful and walk with thankful and confident hearts to our “land flowing with milk and honey.”
This is CSSA’s Primary Lesson 1 class and craft ideas (PDF)
This is CSSA’s Primary Lesson 1 activity sheet (PDF)
Memory Verse System
We are planning to use the same Memory Verse system we started last year. Hopefully this will help you keep memory verses all in one place and make reviewing easier. Here are some brief instructions for how the memory verse system works:
- Print out the blank “Memory Verse” page … enough for each student. Place in a plastic pocket in the student’s binder.
- Each week, print the memory verse that goes along with the lesson. Attach it to the “Memory Verse” page in the student’s binder.
- Once the sheet is full, print a new “Memory Verse” page to put in the student’s binder.
- On review weeks, have the student choose a verse from one of the previous weeks to review for homework.
- Keep all the memory verses together for the year!
Every six weeks or so, I will upload a new sheet of memory verses.
Note: these memory verses are aimed at Primary age children (5-8 years old).
Year-Long Lapbook Project (thanks to Julia H.)
Each week a new craft/activity will be part of the post that can be added to your students year long lapbooks. This will help keep most of the activities for the year together in one place. It’s not going to be a regular lapbook with one folder … it’s a triple one, made from three file folders! If you are unsure of what a lapbook is, please refer to this post.
Here is the complete lapbook from Stage 1.
Here is how you put together a triple lapbook.
Here are the crafts to include in the lapbook for the first lesson:
- Foods of Egypt card
- Quail flap card
Thanks to Kate B. for sharing these practical challenges.
Each week we hope to share a practical challenge that can be incorporated into the lesson or as homework.
Lesson 1 – Practical Challenge
This week we need to remember not to complain, but instead to be thankful to God and our parents every day. At the end of each day, think of something you are thankful to God for and something you are thankful to mum and dad for. You may like to put a sticky note next to your bed to remind you. Make a note below of the things you are thankful for so we can share them with our class next week.
|I am thankful to God for…||I am thankful to mum and dad for…|
In case you’ve forgotten, two dedicated Sunday School teachers have very useful Pinterest pages that link directly to the CSSA program. Each week we will share direct links to the Pinterest boards so you can quickly and easily get quality ideas if needed.
“He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.” Psalm 105:39-40