Strategy and Curricula for teaching Missions to very young children.
CATALOGUE: Kids for the World (First & Second Editions) by Gerry Dueck. A compilation of missions resources for children's ministry. A wonderful resource that let's you know what is available, how much it costs and who publishes it. William Carey Library, Publishers and Distributors of Missions Books and Material, P.O. Box 40129, Pasadena, CA 91104 ISBN 0-87808-768-0. $11.00 159 pp. softcover
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CATALOGUE: Missions Curriculum for Kids -- Crossroads Publications, P.O. Box 111475, Campbell, CA 95011 or call (408) 378-8858. Crossroads Publications offers affordable curriculums for Sunday Schools or VBS as well as a selection of four stories of children in the Third World which include a story, drawings for coloring, maps, country facts, and life applications.
CATALOGUE: Missions Idea Notebook. By Lenora Hambly. SIM Canada, 1361 Eastern Drive, Port Coquitlam, BC, V3C 2S2. (604) 941-2101. $1.75 + postage.
CATALOGUE: Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd. This home school curriculum company was founded to meet the needs of missionaries. 10,000 families have used it both here and abroad. Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., 8121 South Grant Way * Littleton, CO 80122-2701 * USA E-Mail: email@example.com Phone: (303) 730-6292 FAX: (303) 795-8668 http://www.sonlight-curriculum.com/wwwboard
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52 Ways to teach Missions
Easy-to-do activities for Ages 4-12, by Nancy Williamson, 1996, Rainbow books. 81/2 x 11" paperback, 64 pages. Crafts, games, outreaches and more will teach your students to be missionaries in their own neighborhoods PLUS get them involved with your church's missionaries. US$7.50, Children's Mission Resources, 1605 Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104. Source: Vol.19#3-4, Mission.Frontiers@uscwm.org
EVERYBODY OUGHT TO KNOW: 7 lessons for Pre-Schoolers, $30 + $4 S&H from Children's Missions Resource Center, 1509 Elizabeth St., Pasadena, CA 91104 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Proclaiming Christ Around the Corner, Around the World
New "complete" missions curricula published by CEF Press. Programmed for pre-school through grade 6, it can be used in VBS, SS, or Children's Church. Contains Mission Hero stories, Bible lessons, visualized songs, and memory verses, crafts, posters, and much more. Call 1-800-748-7710 for more information. Source: Mission Frontiers Vol.19 #1-2, Mission.Frontiers@uscwm.org
Global Glove Puppets book
by Bev Gundersen. It has patterns and directions for 5 puppets representing the basic Unreached Peoples groups. (Preschoolers - 6th grade) Includes patterns, directions, plays, games, crafts, activities, songs, and snacks. $6.95. Available extra is the Puppet Kit which includes materials for making the puppets. $5.95 plus shipping. From Monarch Publishing <email@example.com>