Children's Church

Monday, September 05, 2011

I've been teaching children's church for two weeks now, and it is not exactly going like I had planned. I also prepared to do all kinds of fun things like singing, arts and crafts, ad puppet shows. But, the children are used to just being able to play and so that is all that they want to do. I have to admit that I'm feeling discouraged.
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    Kids can be hard to work with. It's easier teaching one or two but a group is much harder. I give you credit for trying. My head would spin. Maybe you just need to make them believe that all of the activities are a form of play.

    Good luck!!
    2312 days ago
  • no profile photo MEG518
    What age are the kids? That makes a big difference. If you have various ages, like I do in our church, I find having the older kids like to help the younger ones to listen and do activities as that makes them feel big & important. I've also learned attention spans are 5 minutes or even less for preschool, so I try to keep changing activities every 5 minutes or so to keep them interested. Some of the activities need to be when they can get up from a chair and move, like a game. You might need an extra volunteer to be in charge of discipline while you teach or to divide kids who can't get along together. Don't give up, it's work the effort! :-)
    Blessings, Meg
    3369 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3962673
    give it some time- maybe first 10 minutes of structure...
    3370 days ago
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