Southern Sharing and Learning Together

A great way to teach the Bible to Children

Sample Lesson Material

The SSalt lesson structure comprises:
  1. A review of the passage to be taught, for the teacher's personal preparation and spiritual insight. This is the same for all three levels.
  2. Jump Start: a fun activity, relevant to the age level and to which the children can relate, which introduces the theme.
  3. Jump into the Bible: taking the children into the Bible to discover what God is saying.
  4. Jump into Life: a practical response to the Word of God in an age-appropriate way.
  5. A Bible memory verse and suggestions as to how to teach it.
  6. Suggestions for songs, and a list of equipment needed for the lesson.
  7. Two pages of Activity Sheets for the children, as a teaching aid in the lesson, or to complete and to take home to involve their parents.

The Sample Lessons include the two pages of Activity sheets, so five or six pages in all will appear in each sample. These can be printed out to allow interested teachers or leaders to examine them in depth.

Each book contains Introductory Pages, common for the series at all levels.

  • Page 1 shows on the right hand side details of the modules and lessons in the particular book. (For Book 6, Upper Primary in the sample) 
  • Page 2 shows the “How it Works” page for the book, as explained above.
  • Page 3 shows an overview of the complete SSalt syllabus, by module.
  • Page 4 is a “Look back/Look ahead” page which show the coverage of the previous two and coming two books, to help with continuity. (For Book 6 in the sample)

Then follows a sample lesson from each of Books 3 to 7, with +- three Lesson pages and +- 2 Activity Sheets for that lesson. These sample lessons are selected sequentially through the Preschool, Lower Primary and Upper Primary levels. They can be downloaded, printed out and used on a trial basis.

The Book 7 samples are more comprehensive. The same lesson is repeated at each level, Preschool, Lower Primary and Upper Primary, so that teachers can compare the presentations.

Over the usual telephone line and modem, a Sample Lesson will usually take a few minutes to download. To download and see the samples, click below:

Introductory Pages (336kb)

Click on the Books below to view sample pages:

Book 3, Upper Primary Sample Lesson - Pdf (514Kb)
Lesson 5 (NT): Prayer – Beginners guide
Activity pages for Lesson 5

 

Book 4, Pre-School Sample Lesson - Pdf (2.08Mb)
Lesson 1 (OT): Moses – Born free?
Activity pages for Lesson 1

Book 5, Lower Primary Sample Lesson - Pdf (2.25Mb)
Lesson 6 (NT): Knowing God - Who is Jesus?
Activity pages for Lesson 6

Book 6, Upper Primary Sample Lesson - Pdf (842Kb)
Lesson 1 (OT): God the Creator – The music of time
Activity pages for Lesson 1

Book 7, Pre-School Sample Lesson - Pdf (1 Mb)
Lesson 6 (NT): Trusting Jesus – The gentle touch
Activity pages for Lesson 6

Book 7, Lower Primary Sample Lesson - Pdf (1.58Mb)
Lesson 6 (NT): Trusting Jesus – The gentle touch
Activity pages for Lesson 6

Book 7, Upper Primary Sample Lesson - Pdf (957Kb)
Lesson 6 (NT): Trusting Jesus – The gentle touch
Activity pages for Lesson 6