KICKRiCKulum Armor O' God Elementary Kids' Church Curriculum (Elementary Download)
Contains 8 lessons adapted for the learning level of elementary (1st through 6th grade) children. Each lesson uses readily available hands-on material and teacher dialogue leading up to the scripture text. Scripture texts come alive with easy to follow visible object lessons. Other features include lesson reinforcing breakout activities, PowerPoints, and interplay between teacher, student and special characters. Children stay captivated and involved without the need for extensive staging or props. Written for new or experienced teachers, this curriculum has a creative approach that can be used whether taught alone or with classroom helpers.
Take a look at these lesson titles. Each lesson is full of visual and hands on learning to provide deeper understanding into Jesus' method of teaching.
1. You've Got to be Putting Me On
2. Let's "Loin" About Truth
3. First Things First
4. I Was Born (Again) Ready
5. The Moist Faith You've (Not) Seen
6. Heads Up!
7. A Cut Above the Rest
8. I've Got Your Back
Download Heads Up! (Elementary Sample)
Download Lesson 6 PowerPoint
Lesson Components - Do some or do them all! (based on skateboard terminology)
- Lesson PIVOTS: The lesson PIVOTS around these main points. Use the PowerPoint slides to present and learn with the class. Insert the PIVOTS throughout the lesson or to recapture the classes attention. Ask randomly what they are.
- Scripture Box: Offers main scripture verse, support verse, and lesson title
- KICK RiCK Grind: Offers obscure facts or research pieces that enhance the lesson
- Rampin' Up: A springboard to the Bible text adding another element of the child's world to the lesson
- Lesson Launch: The Bible story or scripture text that provides the framework of the lesson; makes abstracts concepts concrete
- Air Time: Questions that assess what the children have grasped in the lesson
- Pivot Skit: Visiting characters of Professor Snodgrass and Coach
- Coach is loud, intense, passionate, serious, and sold-out to winning. Coach could be a man or woman effectively. Most of the skit will be monologue with interaction from children and teacher occasionally. The key to Coach is a loud, in-your-face-style. Coach could wear a whistle, blowing it as he/she enters the room unexpectedly. Coach wears a ball cap, sweatshirt (or sweatsuit), and carries a ball appropriate for the skit. A dry-erase board must be available to diagram plays
- Professor Snodgrass is a laboratory scientist who, at times, is too intelligent for his/her own good. The well-meaning Professor is always working on a new research project, taking the main point of the lesson and crafting it into a fun learning tool. Once you weed through Snodgrass' techno-babble, the Biblical aspect comes alive! The Professor is equally effective when portrayed by a man or woman. At home in a lab-coat stuffed with pens in the chest pocket, Snodgrass at times can be so fixed on the science going through his/her mind that he/she just trails off and embodies the absent-minded Professor to a "T"
- Time to Thrash: Hands-on activities that allow children to experience the lesson using their 5 senses and Bible skills. These activities are tailored to the age and development of the children
- Rematch!: closes the lesson with a wrestling skit that reinforces the lesson and introduces the next week's lesson topic.
- The Final Spin: A wrap up to the lesson