Blank Lesson Plan Template
A blank lesson plan template would have saved me quite a bit of time, early on.
When I first started working with kids, I struggled for years to figure out how to do what I was trying to do. I would look for materials to help with WHAT to give the kids, but even when I found something that worked, I was limited because I did not know HOW to do it effectively.
I wish I would have had someone to throw some ideas of what has been proven to work for them at me. Even if I didn’t take their ideas as presented, it might have spurred me on to other things I DID want to do.
So, here is a quick breakdown of how I process the preparation portion of any lesson as I head into a teaching situation. It does not matter if it is a Sunday School class, and Children’s Church service, or a Vacation Bible School setting, I am a firm believer that you play the way you practice.
If you have no plan going in, the kids are going to get little coming out of it. If you have not started with a blank lesson plan template, there is a good chance you are not even sure what you will be doing until you are right in the middle of doing it. We talk about Jesus’s plan for salvation, but we do not even start with a plan for our lesson.
Click HERE to see a sample layout of some of the things I might do in any given class, as well as some notes on how to personalize it for yourself.
Just remember going into it, to keep in mind what you are trying to do, what the goal of your plan is, and how you will be able to tell if it worked successfully, or was a bit more of a flop.
Isaiah 14:24, 27