Thursday, September 13, 2007
Overheard at Kids 4 Truth
“You have really short legs.”
- the little girl who sat on my lap
“Hey, they're watching a MOVIE! I’m telling!”
- a little girl referring to the teens (who are watching creation videos in their Wednesday night study)
“Where is the Empha Sea? Is it by the ocean?”
- in response to a question by Mr. Joel wanting to know what the “emphasis” was in Genesis
“How come the little kids get asked the same review question every week, but we older kids have to answer new ones?”
- one of the older boys
“Do YOU know the answer to their question yet?"
- my response
- his response
“Maybe that’s why they keep asking.”
- me, again.
- moment of dawning realization by older boy
Kudos to Lacey Berryman - Fill-in Song Leader and Game Coordinator Extraordinaire, and Mr. Joel for a thought-provoking (emphatical) lesson on God’s goodness!
And a pat on the back to myself for learning TWO new things at Kid’s 4 Truth.
I learned a new Bible song based on the “classic” BINGO song. Instead of There was a farmer had a dog, and Bingo was his name. Oh, B-I-N-G-O...and Bingo was his name! (Thanks to Robin Hayes for helping jog my memory on the original lyrics!)
It’s now, (Something, something) God wrote a book; the Bible was its title. Oh, B-I-B-L-E...the Bible was its title!
I also a learned an extremely fun kid’s game called Upset the Fruit Basket.
The kids are named off as apples, oranges, pears, and bananas (one kid wanted to be a kiwi :-). Then the kids sit on mats (carpet squares, in this case). The leader calls out one or more fruits, and the kids have to crab walk or crawl to a different mat while the leader pulls one mat away (similar to musical chairs).
Sometimes the leader will call, “Upset the fruit basket!” Then, ALL the kids have to find new mats.
It was very fun to watch! I am grateful (although I am expected to be an example as a leader) that no one asked ME to crab walk anywhere!
My favorite quote of the evening was when another group leader joked:
“If I were playing this game, I would definitely be a pear. That’s the way my body’s shaped!
I told her, “Me, too! Except my pear body would have two mini-pickles for legs!”