I compiled a list of activities for teachers that can be used at any time with a minimum of preparation and resources. Sometimes a “quick” activity is needed to change plans, use extra time, or redirect a child’s choices.
Activity Bonus Choices… for Teachers
A rrange words (on sticky notes) to spell Bible verse.
B uild with paper cups (various sizes and colors).
C ut placemats in half to fit child-size table.
D isplay church directory on book shelf.
E xamine coins, currency, and gift cards (blank).
F ind puzzle pieces in shredded paper.
G ather grocery ads to find pictures of food.
H ide Bible and/or Bible scroll (teacher-made) in room.
I nvite parent to work puzzles with children.
J ump on bubble wrap (taped to floor).
K nead play dough on parchment paper.
L abel blocks with names of children.
M easure items with rulers, tape, and yardsticks.
N ame absent children during group time each week.
O rganize wooden blocks by shape and size.
P hotograph child’s art work to print and give to child.
Q uiz children about favorite foods.
R oll newspaper sections diagonally to make “logs.”
S equence pictures of Jesus.
T race around familiar kitchen gadgets.
U nwrap crayons to break into pieces to make shaped crayons.
V ideo tape children in role play to watch and guess.
W rap empty boxes with colored paper for block activities.
X erox (photocopy) Bible verses to send home.
Y ell in piece of PVC pile or rolled paper.
Z ip plastic bags filled with cotton balls.