Waumba Land 10 - Kindergarten
As they move out of Early Childhood into a new stage of life learning, Kindergarten students receive another invitation to explore the WONDER of God and his creation. Continuing the preschool program, we utilize First Look from Orange* to introduce kindergarteners to three essential truths:
- God loves me;
- God made me; and
- Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
You may be wondering “What does Waumba Land even mean?” Waumba means Creator in Swahili, so Waumba Land means “the land of the Creator.” Waumba Land is the new name of our weekly environment created especially for your infant (six weeks) through Kindergarten children. We can’t wait to meet them! We know things are busy at this stage of life and your children are learning and growing in amazing ways. We are ready for them!
Kids are welcomed into the space with fun, engaging activities. During lesson time they have a chance to sing, move, watch a short skit about a real-life situation, and hear a Bible Story told in age-appropriate language. Later they have a chance to review the weekly concept through memory verse review, Bible story review, movement, or a craft activity. All of these activities are presented at a level acknowledging their advancing developmental level. Before they go home, Kindergarteners have the chance to talk with a leader and share the big and small moments of their lives.
A simple monthly Bottom Line reinforces the point of the lesson, then kids are sent home with Parent CUEs to assist in applying the story at home during the week. Because due to parents having so much more time with kids than we do, we understand that what happens at home is more important in the spiritual development of a child than what happens at church.
Ready for your kids to experience Waumba Land for themselves? We look forward to meeting you in person soon!
*Orange is published by The reThink Group. To learn more, visit www.ThinkOrange.com.