Zip for Kids™: I Am. . . has launched and just like the first volume God Is. . . this volume contains some awesome tracks to engage kids of all ages. Sure you’ll still see some of your favorites like Kitchen Concoctions with new recipes and debriefs to each sessions’ biblical content, but check out these awesome new additions:
Play It—Volleyball and Baseball
Perform It—Praise Band and Ballet
Live It—new activities and service projects
Of course we still have templates to create your own tracks for each category.
Check out Zip for Kids and start planning an awesome summer event for all your kids!
I am back again to share another important term that everyone should know when leading Zip for Preschool. Do you remember the terms I shared last month?
That’s right I explained what we meant by the terms Large Group and Small Group. You may have remembered seeing a reference to the term Learn It in that tip. You may have wondered, “Learn what?” Well, today I am here to tell you what Learn It refers to.
Learn It—another term for Bible Study. The teaching plans contain an Opening (the core Bible study) for each session and a Closing (a recap of the core Bible study).
Zip Tip—two units, one about David and one about Peter, that teach the attributes of God are provided. Select the unit that best meets your needs or consider teaching both units if your day last longer than three hours.
For those of you using Zip for Preschool, you will want to familiarize yourself with a few terms. So here’s a short description of what we mean when we use the terms Large Group and Small Group for preschool:
- Large Group—all preschoolers together to hear the Bible story. The story may be shown via video or you may tell the story in a creative way to the preschoolers. Games and activities to review the Bible story and emphasize The Point for each session are included.
- Small Group—groups of 8-10 preschoolers which provide opportunities for kids to be more involved and share what they are learning. The small-group activities are easy-to-do and require little set-up or preparation.
Zip Tip: If your are anticipating a large number of preschoolers, don’t worry about the large and small group distinctions in the Learn It activities. All of the activities may be done in groups!