Intermediate Grades (3-5)
Developing Rules with the GroupThe purpose of having clear rules is to help everyone feel safe and free to use the time together well. Involving the children in developing the rules can be a great lesson in itself. One method is to use the “Think-Pair-Share” technique. Think—each child thinks of no more than three things that they would need to feel safe and comfortable in the group. Pair—each child then shares with a partner. One partner reads all of his or her ideas first, then the next partner reads his or her ideas. After listening to each other, they can add new ideas to their lists. Share—Each set of partners shares their ideas with the rest of the group. (It would be a good idea to have a scribe or scribes writing the ideas down on the board, a flip chart, an overhead, or large poster board.) From these ideas the group can hone the list to what everyone agrees upon—ideally no more than six rules. You might find it useful to have these rules written, in some manner, where they can be signed by all and seen in each session.
This handout has youth match the phrase of the lord's Prayer to it's meaning.
This is a word search fof the words in Our Lord's Prayer.