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Peter's Denial & Restoration - Lesson ideas, plans, and resources

This thread is collecting  Lesson ideas, plans, and resources for teaching the story of Peter's Denial & Restoration -- which don't seem to fit in the other topics in this forum.

Sword Drill Game Idea

Member Kris Edscorn posted the following sword drill game...

Especially for our older children (we go up through 8th grade in our Rotation setting), we use a variety of activities to help them learn how to study the Bible for themselves (including memorization, use of study tools, etc.)

We sometimes use a form of "Sword Drill" to explore passages related to the story. For instance, in this case, I would draw up a list of passages (OT & NT) which deal with forgiveness and restoration. The students are each given a Bible (we use the NIrV), and when given the passage they see who can find it first. They then read the passage, and we briefly discuss how it relates to our theme of forgiveness. Then we move on to the next.

This helps them learn their way around the Bible faster, and also how to tie together various passages in the scriptures.

What ideas do you have?

Game Idea - Chutes & Ladders

Check out "Peter" from the "Ideas A to Z Series" by Phyllis Wezeman et al. (ISBN-13: 978-0825439629)

We based much of our lesson on the St Elmo's Choir set posted here, but wanted something different for the game. Last minute, I stumbled upon this book. The game idea is a board game based on a "Chutes and Ladders" concept and discusses the ups and downs that we see in Peter's life. For our first two weeks of the rotation, my kindergartener and then my 5th grader had the game workshop and both were very excited about the lesson. We adapted it to include only the "ups" and "downs" that were touched on in the parts of Peter's story that we focused on. A very effective game.

Last edited by Luanne Payne
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