Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Have a Body

When teaching my class of 3- and 4-year-olds about having a physical body, I like to use hand puppets. These are a nice, large size, made of sturdy canvas, and the kids can decorate them with all sorts of fun materials. I write on the back in permanent marker, "I have a body created in the image of God," so that the children can remember what the lesson was about outside of class just by asking a parent or older child to read what their puppet says. We also like to use the puppets to roll-play different scenarios such as telling the truth, being kind to someone, saying sorry, etc. for various other lessons throughout the year.