Hello! We have thought about doing this for our rotational Sunday School also. We will be doing a 1/2 hour closing with each teacher in charge of presenting the idea(s) objects or items that were created or learned in each area of the rotation. Music will also be a large part with group singing and the youth will perform the song that they have learned in church the following Sunday. Best wishes! Heidi Jo Sovacool Hope Lutheran Church Ladysmith, WI

Heidi Jo Sovacool
We have a celebration at the beginning of each rotation. We try to do something each celebration to give a preview of the upcoming rotation - skit, games (relationship game for the David-Jonathan rotation.We did stations depicting mini scenes from the creation rotation,etc. We had a baby shower before the Birth of Jesus rotation (used items received for needy families. We did a "This is your life" depicting scenes from Samson's life. When we started the rotations on the judges, we had a group of our teens depict each judge carrying something that had to do with that judge or dressed in a way that would portray that particular judge.( a torch and fleece for Gideon,a stuffed lion for Samson,fold out wallet pictures for Abdon to depict all his children, etc). For the Sermon on the Mount, we had a small treasure chest with items in it to depict different parts of the sermon. There was a mini flashlight (Jesus teaches to be a light to the world); a candy ringpop to symbolize marriage; a little love bug(Jesus teaches to love your enemies);a small pair of clapping hands (Jesus teaches about giving to the needy); praying hands(Jesus teaches us about prayer); a magnifying glass(Jesus teaches about criticizing others); and the treasure chest(Jesus teaches us about money). We also have food at each celebration and try to also tie this into the rotation. Sometimes it is a stretch but with proper explanation, it helps the kids remember and also look forward to the rotation. At the end of the celebration, we give out the certificates to the children who have earned the required points for attendance, bringing a friend, their Bible, saying memory work, etc. Hope this helps.

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