Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

Teaching Children the Catechism: Review Week

We’re entering our first Review and Recitation week with our new curriculum,

kids questKids’ Quest.    If you haven’t read the background on why we chose this curriculum, check out my introduction to the Children’s Catechism here.  So far, the kids have really been engaging with the lessons and they have been remembering the answers to the questions.  Admittedly, the curriculum does move a little slow (we only do 1-2 questions and answers each week), but I would rather really dig deep than rush through it too fast and have them forget everything within a month.

It’s Party Time!

In the lesson book, we are encouraged to make this review week a lively week with a party atmosphere.  Games and special snacks are encouraged as well as balloons and party decorations.   Sign me up!  We’ll be doing the party thing as well as making our own video — recording the kids asking and answering the questions we’ve done so far.  My hope is that we can use this video as a review tool each week at church and to share with the congregation on Sunday to show what we’ve been learning.  We also plan to upload the video so that parents and kids can watch it at home if they’d like.

Marshmallow Toss

Games! Games! Games!

We’ll be playing some structured games as well as giving the kids some “free time” to run around with their friends (we meet in the church’s gym).   I’ll be pulling my game ideas from the following places:

Small Group Time

Small Group Time

For the small group time (we have 15 minutes), leaders can either do something they didn’t have time for in the previous week’s or work together to make some kind of creative display of the questions and answers.   Here’s where you can find the previous week’s activities:

That’s it for now!   Are you doing the catechism or some other systematic theology?  I’d love to hear about it!

If you liked this post, be sure to Like Growing Kids Ministry on Facebook!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Speak Your Mind

CommentLuv badge

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.