You know all those TV sitcoms where everybody laughs a super-polite, canned laugh every time a funny line is delivered? It’s not because the show is really that funny, you know. *wink*
Cue cards, people, cue cards.
Did you know that learning Scripture can be done the same way? And that it really can be fun?
As I was preparing my quarterly visuals for the Sunday school term we started a couple weeks back, I put together some cue cards. I thought they would be an interesting way for us to review some key terms of our lessons.
Many times when I’m teaching a lesson I will have the students act out part of the story, make hand signals for special words, clap when I say a certain word. Enter the cue cards!
As we were introducing our quarterly scripture (by the way, I have realized that the kids need a much big challenge because we’re three weeks in and they all have it memorized! Good problem to have!) I passed out the cue cards to the different kids. We only have five kids in our class that actually talk (two of them are 3 years old and are incoherent most of the time), so I had one card for each child. If you have more kids, you could rotate the cards through the classroom.
We started out with me saying the memory verse myself a few times and the kids being my audience directors, holding up the cue cards when their words were said.
Then, as I continued to say the verse, the kids shouted out their own word when it came time.
That was week one.
Last Sunday, we did some echoing while continuing to use the cue cards. And each of the kids had a turn being the person quoting the verse (with prompting when necessary.)
This week we had a blast!
You know the key to having a fun class is to be super-animated in ev-er-y-thing. Bigger is better. A bigger (not necessarily louder) voice, overly animated facial expressions, huge hand gestures. Really big “muscles” for power, arms stretched as far as they can go for “uttermost”.
I wish we had a video of the kids quoting their verse today. They were so awesome!
I wanted to share our fun with you, so I have these free Scripture cue cards for Acts 1:8. I also included the word PROMISE because this verse was Jesus’ promise to his disciples. (and because I needed that fifth word…one left out child? Not a pretty picture!)
These are fun to use whether in a classroom or with your kids at home!
I’d love to hear your tips and tricks to have fun while memorizing things! Please share in the comments!