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It’s in the Bag!

Saw this great idea on the KidMin Blog.  Check it out:

Tomorrow my son will be the Teacher’s Assistant in his first grade class room. As part of his special day, Liam needs to decorate and fill a lunch bag with five things that define who he is. Now, granted, Mr. Bedi didn’t use the word “define” but rather “that tell the class about you.”

This is a show and tell of sorts. Once Liam has finished his presentation, Mr. Bedi will chose five kids to ask Liam questions about the items.

For example Liam chose:

Legos: He’s obsessed with them right now.
Money: He is big into saving money to buy large things (Read large Lego sets)
Book: He LOVES reading.
Pencil: He loves to draw
Ball: He has fun throwing/kicking/shooting balls around the yard

This is a great idea not only for a school class room, but also a small group in children’s ministry.

If you’re a small group leader, introduce yourself with your top five. Kids LOVE knowing about more about you. Having tangible items that they can hold or touch will make who you are more memorable to them.

Have your kids share about themselves. This is a great way for your kids to know more about each other and become more comfortable sharing what’s going on in their lives. For the first few weeks of the year, have one child bring in this Top 5. Have the other kids in the group ask questions.

The more we know about each other, the more likely that we’ll form a tight-knit community of faith. Something that even kids need!

Posted on 10/06/2009 by Dan Scott