Saturday, September 17, 2011

Supplementing the Curriculum

No curriculum is perfect and CCD teachers need to from time to time supplement with activities to help teach their students. Using various resources provides your students with a variety of activities that helps enhance the lesson and allows them to understand more and have a lot of fun in the process.

I teach first grade CCD and I use several books to supplement our curriculum. Below are some of the books and links that I use most.

The Usborne Children's Bible by Heather Amery- A collection of 44 favorite Bible stories, all very accurate retellings from Scripture that are easy for children to understand and enjoy. Very colorful and beautiful illustrations.

Limited preview- See some of the book.

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book by Toni Lind- Lots of great mazes, dot-to-dot, color by number, picture puzzles and more for children to do and learn about the Old and New Testament.

Hidden Pictures: Grades Grade 1 - 3 (Fun Faith-Builders) by Linda Standke- Fun and creative Bible story based hidden picture puzzles that the children love to do. A great fill in activity for CCD.

To see some of the book then click on Sample

Bible Wheels To Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo- A great way to supplement your Bible stories and help your students to remember the lesson. 14 Old Testament and 16 New Testament Bible Wheels that the children can make. Cutting is simple but for younger students you might want to cut out some of the craft prior to class.

To see some of the book then click on Excerpt.

More 365 Activities for Kids- 365 puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, put in the correct order, find the mistake, etc. of Bible stories activities from the Old and New Testaments. Tons of fun for the kids!

Limited preview- See some of the book.

Mini Bible Story Books: (children make and color)

christianpreschoolprintables- Several to choose from (5 pages). Adam & Eve, Creation, Life of Jesus, Lord’s Prayer, Men of the Bible, Noah and His Ark 20 Old and New Testament mini books Several Old and New Testament mini books. Click on black & white cover and booklet to print out for the children to color.

What do you supplement your curriculum with?


Debbie said...

Guess what I supplemented with this past Sunday? I threw the lesson out the window and took an article from Children's Ministry magazine about a boy who did a report on the candy cane and referenced Jesus and God. School officials wanted it taken out and took the family to court. Courts ruled against the family and said it was offensive to others! I couldn't pass up the opportunity.

Amazing_Grace said...

That is so sad this really did happen. The court ruled that it was offensive to others, but what happened to the family at the end? :(

Debbie said...

I sent you an email from usa today.