Explore Level 1 (Gr1-3) Teacher Leaflet (NT4)
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The Explore Level 1 Teacher Leaflet, for grades 1–3, provides a complete lesson plan for each week, including a Preparing the Lesson Bible commentary for the teacher.
Each lesson has a five-part lesson plan that helps guide discussion and learning:
- Start the lesson with an opening activity to set the stage for Bible learning
- Read the Bible story
- Look at Bible illustrations or act out Bible stories
- Find the story in the Bible and answer questions
- Share the Bible story through life-application activities
One copy of the Explore Level 1 Teacher Leaflet is included in each quarter’s Cross Explorations Sunday School Kit. Additional copies may be purchased as needed.
The thirteen New Testament Bible stories covered in the Jesus Dies and Rises to Save Us quarter are:
Jesus and Zacchaeus
The Triumphal Entry
The Widow's Offering
The Lord's Supper
Peter Denies Jesus
The Passion of Christ
The Resurrection of Jesus
The Empty Tomb
Jesus Appears on the Emmaus Road
Jesus Appears to Thomas
Jesus Appears in Galilee
Jesus Ascends into Heaven
John's Vision of Heaven
About Cross Explorations
Cross Explorations is a large group/small group Sunday School program for grades 1–6 that takes kids through the Bible in three years. This mixed-style Bible learning experience—similar to a site-rotation program—is perfect for teaching kids and their parent the same Bible story in age-appropriate ways so family can grow in faith together.
Cross Explorations provides more material than a typical Sunday School can use in a one-hour time slot. The flexible format lets you pick and choose what works best for your Sunday School volunteers and kids.
Cross Explorations can also be used as a midweek or family program.