Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Backwards WFMW: Cradle Roll

Today over at Rocks in my Dryer, Shannon is hosting a Backwards Works for Me Wednesday. That means that instead of offering a helpful tip to you, readers, I'm going to ask you for help.

It has come to my attention recently that our Cradle Roll curriculum at church has become disorganized & outdated. The regular Sunday morning Cradle Roll teacher does a fantastic job, but there's currently no Wednesday night teacher. Anyone substituting, who isn't familiar with the program, doesn't find clear instruction for what to do.

I'd really like to see if I can help organize this better, especially since my Wendy is a participant. I was in the Cradle Roll classroom last Wednesday night, since there was no teacher, and I had a hard time making sense of the materials at hand.

And so, my question for you is this: do you have any suggestions for a new curriculum for the 6 months - 2 years age group for Bible class? On Sunday mornings, they've been going through the creation story - which is great. We could continue that with updating, or change altogether.

Any ideas? Topics? Songs? Activities? This age group lends itself toward a single lesson that is repeated every week, and that's fine, but I would love to see it updated!

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Nichole said...

One of the ladies at Fairview Road put together a really comprehensive guide to their curriculum (which is really great) a few years ago. She even made a DVD! I'm sure someone would send it to you it you asked.

oh amanda said...

I do know a great one. It is the type that you'd do over and over, but if I remember it was so long you could definitely split it up and have 2-3 lessons.

Everything came in a big bag...all the props and pictures...including a giant blanket. So, you started off doing the parachute type stuff with the blanket, then everyone sat on the blanket to do the lesson. It had fingrerplay type songs, a song with a puppet, some picture/signs, etc.

I really enjoyed it. I still sing some of the songs with my daughter.

If you're interested, email me b/c I can't think of who sells it right off the top of my head. I know she's more just like a wahm or something, she doens't have a website or anything.

But it's very quality and Biblically based.

Veggiemomof2 said...

Now would be a good time to do a segment on the real meaning of Easter. Try checking out for some free lesson plans.

Amy said...

Thanks for commenting at my blog! Good luck with your program, sorry I have no experience with this. :-)

Kristy said...

I'm nursery director at my church. Most of our kids are 2-4 (we have one class for all kids under 5 - we're still a new church, so this is a small group), and we use Gospel Light's Movers and Shakers Children's Curriculum:

I love it. Love it, love it, love it. It works really well with our kids and my teachers find it simple and straight-forward to use.

They do have a curriculum called Baby Beginnings for younger children, but I haven't looked at it. I can tell you that the person in charge of curriculum and teaching for our older kids (through 5th grade) also uses Gospel Light curriculum (the same stuff, just for the right age group) and also loves it.

Hope this helps!