The Main Discovery Club

For 3, 4 and 5 year olds      

The Main part of the Discovery Club is composed of three Classes,

  Little LambsHansen Collins & Ashley Dee

Curious Cubs

Eager Beavers

The Program is broken down into several components.  The Director first leads the Club through opening exercises.  The children then go to their respective class tables for instruction.  The Director then leads the entire club in a game time, after which they return to the class tables.  Bible Story Time follows led by the Director and then the children have their 3rd and last time at the class tables.  Finally, the Director leads in the closing program.

 Opening Exercises-10 Minutes

Note: It is important to start on time, and the opening exercises set the pace for the rest of the program.  Do not drag them out. Don’t worry if they don’t know everything at first.

Dialog:  Welcome to our Discovery Club meeting.  I’m glad all of you are here today.  To begin, let’s stand up with our hands on our hearts like this and face the flag. (Don’t spend the time to teach this in class, they will learn as they go, and encourage the parents to teach it at home.  In the beginning it will be just the teachers saying it)

Flag Salute:

 

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,

And to the republic for which it stands

One nation, under God, indivisible

With liberty and justice for all.

 

Prayer Time:

Dialog:  Let’s kneel down now and get ready to pray to Jesus. (Begin immediately to sing the song.)

Into my heart, into my heart, Come into my heart Lord Jesus.

Come in today, come in to stay, Come into my heart Lord Jesus.

Offer a short opening prayer while the children are still kneeling. Then sing last verse

Answer our prayer, answer our prayer, please answer our prayer, Lord Jesus.

Your will be done, for you’re the one, we give our hearts to, Lord Jesus.

Dialog:  Let’s stand up now and sing our Theme Song.

“Discovery Theme Song”

We are the Discovery Club, We’re learning every day

We want to be like Jesus, At home at church at play

Dialog:  Let’s say the pledge together.

Adventurer Pledge

Because Jesus loves me, I will always do my best.

(In the beginning you might want to say it twice.)

Dialog:  Let’s sing the Law song.

Adventurer Law (Song)

Be obedient, be pure, be true, be king, be respectful,
Be attentive, Be helpful, be cheerful, be thoughtful, Be reverent.

Dialog:  It’s time for our worship story.  Today’s story is about being _______. ((Use the Little Folks Felts Busy Bee Set.  Each week when you add a new Bee Point put another bee on the board.  You may take a label maker with clear tape to apply the Law part to bee.)

Let’s all sit down to hear the story. 

Worship Stories:

  • Be Obedient August
  • Be Pure September
  • Be True October
  • Be Kind November
  • Be Respectful December
  • Be Attentive February
  • Be Helpful March
  • Be Cheerful April
  • Be Thoughtful May
  • Be Reverent June

Thank you for being quiet and attentive as we read the story.  Let’s go to the class tables to put our attendance stickers on the chart.

To our class tables now we walk   

We have no time to waste.        

We have much more we want to learn   

We sit down now with haste.

Class Time Time-15 Minutes

See Individual Class Schedules

 

Game Time-15 Minutes(including Bathroom break)

Dialog: Class time is over and it is Game time now.  Let’s all walk quickly to ____________. (Lead children to the place for today’s game)  Let’s warm up now, shall we.

Action Song:           Hokey Pokey

You put you right hand in, (put hand in front of you)
You put your right hand out, (put hand behind you)
You put your right hand in, (put hand in front of you)
And you shake it all about. (shake hand)
You do the hokey pokey, (put hands up and shake them)
And you turn yourself around. (turn around)
That’s what it’s all about! (put arms up)

Repeat with: left hand, right foot, left foot, head

 

Game: Play the chosen game(s) of the day. Suggestions are found in the Director's Manual in the Discovery Club printable pages.

Dialog:  That was fun wasn’t it?  Let’s cool down now with our action play.  Let’s see how well you can do it.

Cool-down activity:  I Can-Do the motions as suggested.

All of me My God did make, Like a wet dog I can shake
Like a bunny I can hop, I can spin just like a top
I can stretch and reach up high; And I almost touch the sky
I sway gently in the breeze, Like the great big forest trees
I make faces like a clown, Then I quietly sit down.

(Let the children rest for a minute.)  Now let’s take a bathroom break before we go back to the room.  (It is a good idea to have water bottles for the children at the tables. When they have returned you may repeat the poem)

To our class tables now we walk   
We have no time to waste.        
We have much more we want to learn   
We sit down now with haste.

 

Class Time -15 Minutes

See Individual Class Schedules

Bible Story Time-10 Minutes 

Read the designated story for the month from My Bible Friends.  These stories should be read. Listening to a story being read is a different experience that listening to a story told. Make sure the children are seated so they can all see the pictures.  See the schedule in the Director's Guide for the sequence.

 Class Time-20 Minutes

See Individual Class Schedules

Closing-5 Minutes

Dialog: Class time is over now and it time to close. Does anyone have anything special you want to pray about today?.  (Take a few minutes to take Prayer Requests before you sing the prayer song.)  Thank you for those requests.  Does any one want to offer the prayer today?  (You may choose up to two children, but do not force.)

 Dialog:  Let’s sing our song as we get ready for prayer.

 Song “Stand up tall for Jesus”

Stand up tall for Jesus, Kneel down by your chair

Fold your hands for Jesus, Close your eyes in prayer.

 After the children have prayer have  one of the teachers offer prayer.  You, then close with all reciting the Lord’s prayer.)

 

Closing Prayer (End with Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father, which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done

In earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

For thine is the Kingdom, And the power, And the Glory forever.

Amen.