Anna's Hosannas!
Free Worship Resources for Use with the Lectionary
 
For each Sunday I’ve included two methods of teaching the lesson,  a team approach and an individual teacher approach.   Personally I  like the team approach, and think it‘s worth the extra prep time and the enlisting of a partner to avoid facing those kids alone!  Also the team approach is a great option for pastors who might not be comfortable teaching young children themselves, but are willing to playfully participate with another adult.  In the team dialogues, Leader 1 is the “teacher”, the one who needs to be able to interact well with children and respond to them.  Leader 2 is the “student” who often gets to be silly and “learn the lesson.”  
Lessons for the Regular Year
 
"The Easy Yoke", based on Matthew 11: 28-30
"Sowing Widely and Wildly!", based on Matthew 13: 1-9
"The One Who Knows the Way", based on Matthew 14: 22-33
"What Comes Out!" based on Matthew 15: 10-28
"Standing on the Rock" based on Matthew 16: 13-20
"Standing on Holy Ground!"  based on Exodus 3: 1-15
"Creating Harmony" based on Matthew 18: 15-20
"Walking the Walk" based on Matthew 21: 22-32
"Trusting in the Flower" based on Exodus 32: 1-14
"Never Alone" based on Joshua 3: 7-17 (Halloween reference)
"Running Out of Batteries" based on Matthew 25: 1-13
"God in Disguise" based on Matthew 10: 40-42
"Seeing the World Differently" based on John 9: 1-41
"Sheep?  Us?" based on Psalm 23
"On the Same Page" based on John 17: 1-11
"Time Out!" based on Jonah 3: 1-5
"Love Builds Up" based on 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13
"Jesus Makes His Entrance" based on Matthew 21: 1-11 (Palm Sunday)
 
 
 
 
Lessons for Advent and Christmas
"Living in Hope" based on Matthew 24: 36-44, (First Sunday in Advent)
"Living in Peace" based on Matthew 3: 1-12 (Second Sunday in Advent)
"Living in Joy" based on Matthew 11: 2-11 (Third Sunday in Advent)
"Living in Love" based on Matthew 1: 18-25 (Fourth Sunday in Advent)
"The Word Comes Alive" based on John 1: 1-14 (Christmas)
"Leave the Rest to God" based on Matthew 6:24-34 (Epiphany 8A)

 
Lesson for Pentecost
"Happy Birthday, Church!" based on Acts 2: 1-21 (Pentecost Sunday)