Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Galatians 6:9
Don’t clip a childs wings. Allow them to be creative, to think and come up with new ideas. You will be amazed at what kids think up on their own and how well they retain what they’ve learned this way!
For example, I teach a summer Bible Science program to Kindergarten through fifth graders each year. A few months before this last summer began one of my second graders asked if we could dissect frogs this time. He asked this in class, in front of everyone. Me, thinking I was smart enough to fix this, said, “Well, we can’t just do any experiment. It has to go with a Bible lesson.” The class full of second and thrid graders came up with a solution in less than a minute! They decided, “We can learn about the 10 plagues- you know, the one with the frogs!”
What was I do to? They had come up with an experiment they wanted to do AND even had a Bible lesson to go with it. Their creative minds were at work. Of course, I worked with the high schoolers to help with a dissection experiment that summer. I want to encourage this any chance I get (even if I don’t like the idea of dissecting). Kids thinking about God and inviting their friends to participate.