We have a church with a high kid-to-adult ratio because of many families of at least four, so we have about 15 3-4 year-olds and 50 kids age 6-9, and they would like to add about 12 10-12 year-olds, who are currently in the service. If we break it down by age as the rotation schedule form has it, we're looking at more than 12 kids in a group. Do we just do more groups and rotations? Any suggestions?


Smile Carole the Newbie
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Hi Carole,
Praise God that you have so many children! We're not at that point ourselves, but personally I would go for more workshops if you have the teachers to accomodate that. I find that a nice sized class is no more than 10, especially if they are rowdy boys Smile. A smaller group encourages more sharing as well.

We have had three groups - age 4 to grade 2, grade 3 and 4 and grade 5,6,7. Since the fall our numbers have been down and so we split into two groups. Younger and older. That worked well because too small of a class doesn't have good dynamics either. Especially for games and drama. Today I had 14 kids in the older group. Whew! If that keeps up I will go back to the three groups.

Hope some of this helps you.

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