Our preteen ministry coordinator was browsing around looking for mission-oriented curriculum for our Sunday morning class and she found a Kid section on the of the Voice of the Martyr website. It’s called Kids of Courage and has a number of different lesson books all available for free download.
I took a look at the Bold Believers in Egypt (naturally, considering our Vacation Bible School theme!). It’s 57 pages! Impressive. The first 20 pages are facts about Egypt, and after that are stories and people in Egypt and their life situations, particularly how they are persecuted for their Christian faith. Reading through a few, I think the kids would really get a lot of out them.
I was reading a story about a man named Mark who was put in a cell with a big dog. The police wanted the dog to attack, but Mark prayed and the dog sat still and quiet — sounds a lot like Daniel, huh? Pretty cool, considering we’re just finishing up the Dare to Be A Daniel Series. After each story is a related lesson (Christianity vs Islam for Mark’s story), a puzzle, skits, food, a game, etc. It looks great and very complete. Also included is a monthly prayer calendar.
This particular lesson book has a bunch of Egyptian crafts that I haven’t seen anywhere else — like how to mummify an apple! Another one of the activities is making Papyrus out of cucumbers!
I think it would be a great resource. And it’s free! An excellent way to either introduce an Egypt themed event or follow-up with it. It would also be a great way to introduce the concept of Missions in a fun and meaningful way to kids.
You can download The Egypt Book by clicking the link.
Let me know what you think!
Other Curriculum Review Posts:
- Bible in Life Early Elementary
- Bible in Life Elementary
- The Lads Preteen Curriculum
- David C. Cook’s Rio
- Group’s Faithweaver Parent