Regina and I have been co-teaching the K-2nd graders for our Wonderful Wednesday's program at Twin Oaks. Each age group is learning The Seven C's of History from Answers in Genesis. We have one hour to pack in each lesson, activities, games, prayers, and snacks. We have a real sneaky suspicion that our kids are the ones that are teaching us.
The timeline we are creating is posters with each week's C word that changed history.
Corruption week, the kids acted out the Adam and Eve story as they know it.
Finn was Adam and sidled up to Sarah and said, "Hey Eve, 'sup?"
They used modeling clay and pressed their own fossils.
We tried to impress them by staking balloons to show the width and height of the ark. You can see here how impressed they were. We ate our snack "inside the ark" and when it was time to go inside, they looked around confused. "Wait, we don't even get to play out here?"
We translated things they said into different languages for the Tower of Babel and played a rip roaring game of Jenga.
We had a full blown birthday party for the birth of Christ, cupcakes, candles, party blowers, and gift wrap. They wrote down their most prized possession and folded it up inside a box and wrapped it up to give to Jesus. Examples: my puppy, my bike, my iPod, my bible.
Regina and I pray every week that they are getting a small nugget of truth that teaches them a little bit more about the Bible, about God's promises, and increases their faith. There are times when no one's eyes are looking at us, one boy is pestering, one girl is screeching, one boy is sneaking a peek on his iPod, one girl is bossing and we feel defeated. And then the moment comes. An answer blows us away that shows they have heard, a little voice tells us that they prayed with their daddy to accept Christ in their heart last night, a prayer request that brings tears to my eyes, and praises that make me grin from ear to ear. And I repeat what Jesus says in Matthew 11:25... "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do."