We started class just like every week. The first 8-10 minutes of class the children come in and play with toys that are laid out on the table. It is a great time to reinforce how God wants us to treat our friends. But, tt also gives me time to talk to the little ones about their day, welcome visitors and finish up prepping any materials.
We then met on the carpet to discuss why we come to Bible class. We sing and talk about our bibles. Next, we open our class praying together by having a circle prayer and then continued to discuss things that we pray for (family, thanks, help, etc.) Later, we read the story of Mary and Martha in the The Beginner’s Bible and talked about why Mary’s choice of listening to Jesus was better than Martha’s choice of getting tasks done around their home.
Once the children’s pages were complete, we retold the story using the Jesus, Mary and Martha necklaces. I reread the story as the children acted it out and then they switched roles. It was adorable and helped the little ones retain the story.