Rotation.org Writing Team
"Good News for Sheep!"
Summaries of Lessons & Resources
Welcome to the Rotation.org Writing Team's Psalm 23 Lesson Set! Every lesson in this set has been written to help your students REMEMBER and be able to RECITE Psalm 23. To best accomplish that goal, you'll want to teach 3 or more of the lessons in a row whether you're using the Rotation Model or have a traditionally organized Sunday School.
Creative teaching methods + Repetition = Remembering!
In addition to many creative memorization activities, this set also features some "creative firsts," such as the "Scripture Mystery Boxes" lesson and the "Edible Arrangement" Cooking Workshop. We've also included a special set of "Worship Celebration" resources to help you plan a celebration of students who have been working on memorizing Psalm 23.
This set contains a number of printable resources, including a handy Teacher's Guide to Psalm 23 (Word doc) and a variety of printable illustrations, including flashcards. Each can be modified to suit your translation preference. The wonderful illustrations in many of these resources are used by a number of the lessons to reinforce memory across the lesson set.
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"The Lord is my shepherd..."
Students learn to remember each verse of Psalm 23 by touch using a set of unique "HANDS IN" Mystery Boxes. This lesson was a big hit with our "test students" and the boxes can be reused for other scriptures.
Choose from either LEGOS or "Story Table" action figures and props (or both) to build and re-enact Psalm 23.
Students assemble kabobs of fun foods that represent key words and concepts in Psalm 23, then place them in a special "take-home" canister that has reinforcing images and verses from the psalm with it.
Using a scripture memory software program and a free download of another fun program, students create and play their own Psalm 23 Verse Scramble, then finish with a game of "How Few Can You Do?" in which students condense the psalm to the words that they think are its essentials.
Students use the fun "flat lay" (a.k.a. "sideways") acting technique pioneered for Sunday School here at Rotation.org to act out the individual verses of the psalm. As they do, they will also be expressing some of the insights into the meaning of Psalm 23's unique words and images.
A Teacher's Guide to Psalm 23 (verse by verse insights), Flashcards, and illustrations used in the lessons of this set. Also includes additional Psalm 23 teaching resources from the Team, including links to recommended Psalm 23 videos.
Suggestions for recognizing students in worship or a ceremony, Includes celebration ideas, Psalm 23 prayers, children's sermons, Psalm 23 hymns, Contemporary Christian music videos (with study questions), and more.
Members of the Psalm 23 Writing Team:
Pam Bryson, Nancy Eubanks, Carol Hulbert, Dawn Parr, Luanne Payne, Amy Crane (Editor), and Neil MacQueen (Lead Writer).
Learn more about the Writing Team