Monday, March 19, 2012

Activity B4 - Lesson 5: Being Hosts

Sunday Schoolhouse Series Activity - Red Unit B4
Lesson 5: Lydia Hosts the Apostles (Acts 16:1 - 15)

Being Hospitable Hosts - Materials Needed:
- disposable cups, plates and napkins
- lemonade or other drink
- snacks like cheese and crackers or celery/peanut butter/raisins
- construction paper and markers for placemats

For this project the kids will become good hosts to one another. Work together with other classes to host a quick "luncheon". If you do not have multiple classes break the kids into groups, maybe have a couple of extra parents help that day. Assign various things needed to be a proper host: some makes lemonade, others prepares food (i.e. cheese and crackers, peanut butter on celery with raisins, others makes place mats. Have one class service and clean up for another and switch roles; alternatively, have the children do this for the adults after service. Smaller children can pass out napkins. Impress upon the children that they are the hosts - they should offer a short prayer before beginning, they need to ask if people are finished so they may take away their plates, etc.
Our church has Adult Forum during Children's Sunday School, with that format have the kids host a quick luncheon prior to the beginning of forum then return to class and read about Lydia.

Activity - Finish being a proper host by cleaning up thoroughly and thanking their guests for attending their luncheon.

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