Here’s the crazy way I teach sometimes.
Everybody gets into the act!
I teach multiple concepts with one lesson, such as phonics, earning and saving money, responsibility, and whatever else comes to mind at the time. The Spirit leads me to bring in character lessons and spiritual lessons during times of interacting with each other or reading stories to the children, too.
For St. Patrick’s Day, we always talk about the miracles St. Patrick did. And we eat green eggs and ham. This year while we ate, we tried to come up with rhyming words like the ones in the story about where we would eat green eggs and ham. We watched the video online of the story Green Eggs and Ham.
Even the older kids will watch a show with the younger ones when it’s well done. They appreciate fine animation, vocal talent and music.
Patrick extemporaneously acted out the life of St. Patrick with a little help from the twins. He converted some chieftains, taught them about the Trinity using a “shamrock” and baptized thousands in this little improvised skit.