This also makes a great instant family night lesson — just add refreshments!
See also Instant Lesson 1.0
Here’s another instant lesson idea to add to your bag of tricks. In a perfect world you will never be in the situation where a teacher cancels, or someone asks you to substitute at the last minute. But we all know how it is to get a stomach bug in the middle of Saturday night and be laid up in bed. Or how miserable it is to wake up Sunday morning with your child running a high fever. When you get asked to fill in for a teacher who’s had to cancel last minute remember these instant lesson ideas! You may have no time to even pull up the lesson on your phone, much less read and prepare it, before you’re thrown into a classroom of children. We’ve got you covered!
Grab the Gospel Art Book from your bookshelf. Or send a deputy to the library to grab several pictures of scripture stories from various books of scripture. Then ask each child to choose a picture and tell the story depicted. If you have time, turn to the actual scriptures and read at least one verse, to hear it in God’s words.
Then, ask the child to personalize the story: Have you ever felt like this scripture character? How did you face that situation in your own life? How might we show the same good qualities today? Can you think of a song that goes with this scripture story?
Now you’re ready for the unexpected! (And the one thing you can expect with children is the unexpected!)
Thanks to Sister Brown for this great idea.