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n;vestigate launch

March 2011


WHAT ARE 4 – 8s like?

They are active

They love to chat

They have short concentration spans

They are active & imaginative

They are just learning to read & write

Their vocabulary is limited

They like routine and repetition

They love to ask questions

They learn through personal experience


SO....THE NEW PROGRAMME

Is based round the Explorer’s life experiences:


INVESTIGATE....

Our Homes:

This n:vestigation looks at the importance and variety of homes - exploring what makes them special and happy places to live.

God’s Family:

This n:vestigation explores in simple terms what it means to be a

Christian.


THE NEW PROGRAMME

..... is based round questions which they investigate:

Our Homes:

Week 01 – Why do we need homes?

Week 02 – What different homes do people live in?

Week 03 – How can you welcome visitors into your home?

Week 04 – What makes your home special?

Week 05 – How can you help around your home?


  • THE NEW PROGRAMME

  • ..... has a routine for each week to give

  • security

  • Within each week’s investigation there

  • are activities under five headings:

  • ‘Explore it!

    • ‘Dig deep!’

    • ‘Get mucky!’

    • ‘Jump up!’

    • ‘Zoom in!’


THE RESOURCE

20 booklets & a Leaders’ Guide


INTRODUCINGGABBY & BARNEY


  • GABBY

  • God gives strength

  • Girl of God

  • Likes to explore

  • Likes to share

  • Determined


  • BARNEY

  • Encourager

  • Missionary

  • Likes to explore

  • Enthusiastic

  • Adventurous


A

.... A story about Gabby and Barney






The resource 5 posters
THE RESOURCE -5 thoughtsPOSTERS


Let s delve in
LET’S DELVE IN! thoughts

.... a story about Gabby and Barney


Let s delve in1
LET’S DELVE IN! thoughts

.... exploring and applying interesting information and thoughts

Using a feely bag...

Play with a train set /

road lay out


Let s delve in2
LET’S DELVE IN! thoughts

Green Cross Code Game

....physical activities games and challenges

Transport Game


Let s delve in3
LET’S DELVE IN! thoughts

Create a paper plate boat

.... arts, crafts and creative, practical activities

Create a paper boat


Let s delve in4
LET’S DELVE IN! thoughts

....getting help from the Bible & the Christian faith

Use your journey bag


RESOURCE thoughts

Party blower

Journey bag

Walkie talkie

The Bible

Photo


Let s delve in5
LET’S DELVE IN! thoughts

....getting help from the Bible & the Christian faith

Interactive Bible telling

Theme song

Linking story to the theme

Creative prayer ideas


CELEBRATION thoughts

G&B stickers each week

At the end of the investigation get a big sticker with the name of the investigation on it

Leader to sign the book

Certificates available


  • What awards will the explorers receive? thoughts

    • A new award system is being planned to launch in July 2011.

    • In the meantime:

    • 1 completed investigation = one metal badge/certificate

    • 4 completed investigations = 1 Explorer Star


  • Be flexible thoughts

    • Adapt the timings

    • Decide who leads what

    • Change the activities

    • Add your own ‘signature’

    • Create your own investigation

  • And if there is time to spare:

    • Add in more games, chat time, meeting with other sections, extra activities.


    • Extra Weeks thoughts

      • Have a games evening.

      • Dedicate an evening to cooking or craft activities.

      • Focus on a seasonal evening with activities related to Christmas, Easter, Mothers Day, Comic Relief day etc.



    WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME SEEK TO DO? thoughts

    Fulfil our mission amongst 4-8 year olds:

    ‘The word became flesh and

    blood and moved into the

    neighbourhood..’

    John 1:14 (Msg)


    WHAT DOES THE PROGRAMME SEEK TO DO? thoughts

    Fulfil our mission amongst 4-8 year olds:

    Relational ...

    Relevant ...

    Responsive ...

    Restorative ...

    ... seeing lives transformed and enriched!


    ENJOY! thoughts


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