How to “repurpose” old lessons for new

How to make your own lessons

How to make your own lessons

Last week I wanted to do a lesson contrasting the First Coming of Christ with the Second Coming of Christ since most of the kids I teach were in a Christmas play and I knew the “first coming” would be fresh in their minds.  I thought I would go over the steps I used for using past lessons to create new lessons.

(1) First I went over previous lessons and found pictures that I wanted to use. If you are new to the blog you can scroll back to Jan. 6, 2014 for a repost of all of my previous lessons both Old and New Testament…Click on any picture that you want to use (permission is granted for teaching purposes only…not for profit!!!!) You also need to determine ahead of time how big you want your worksheet….full or half a page and where you want to place your pictures.  Cut them out and place them on the page using tape on the back to hold them securely.

placing cutouts on paper

placing cutouts on paper

(2) If you are using a half page you need to make a copy with two images. Just place 2 copies side by side.  You will also need to figure out your verses/ Do you want the kids to write the verse or do you want to annotate with computer or handwrite them as I have done in the next sample…

How to make a worksheet

3.  Make as many copies as you need.  Collect your materials (I used glitter, cotton balls, glue, crayons, chalk and color pens) and color one sample to use when doing your lesson.