SONshine Street is an interactive and full immersion learning experience for the youth of our congregation.
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 guidelines - we are currently not meeting on SONshine Street - however - we are currently meeting in our Fellowship Hall with children (4 years old - 5th Grade). Our classes for children are on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. We pray that we will be able to resume classes very soon on SONshine Street!
There are six very different education "stations" that the children will be learning in - they are: The Mustard Seed Café, The Museum of Biblical History, The Majesty Theater, Noah's ARKade, Creation Station, and the Bethlehem Good News Tech Center. Teachers and students utliizes the most current technology and education resources available in each of the rooms to accomplish the goal of educating our youth with sound and thorough Biblical teaching.
Classes are for all children age 4 years old thru the 5th grade on "the Street". The children will be in a rotating interactive class that will take them to each room on "the Street" over a three-week period. During this three-week period, the kids will learn the lesson in a variety of ways. Room assignments for each age group (4 yr.-K; 1st Gr.; 2nd-3rd Gr.; & 4th-5th Gr.) will be posted on the TVs at the end of the hallway, and hall monitors will be in place to assist you in finding your child's class. Classes will be held on SONshine Street on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.
The Rooms of SONSHINE Street:
The Mustard Seed Cafe:
Can you even imagine walking down a street and there NOT being a place to eat? That isn't the case on SONshine Street. The Mustard Seed Café is a place where our kids can have a fun, interactive and tasty way to learn the lesson of the day. This resource room is set up for how we do our snacks for vacation Bible school. The snacks are a way for the children to be engaged with each of the snacks they create reinforcing the lesson they are studying.
The Café includes a small kitchen with a refrigerator, convention oven, hot plate, and microwave. Instead of smaller tables and chairs, the center part of the room has a large island surrounded by stools. This island will serve not only as a workstation for the lesson, but as a place for the children to enjoy their snacks together.
The Museum of Biblical History:
Do you enjoy history? What about Biblical history? Well - in the Biblical Museum you will enter into a room that is specifically designed to help you do that. You will get to see items that will take you back to the first century and think that you are in the land where many Biblical characters walked and talked. The room has a working fiery furnace, Bible characters from the past, and a life-sized Ark of the Covenant.
You don't want to miss a chance to learn more and take a step back into history.
The Majesty Theater:
Inside the theater there is tiered theater seating for 20, a large 70" smart television, sound/video equipment, a portable puppet stage, curtains and everything you would expect in a theater.
A fun room that you will get to come and play games in that go along with the lesson for the day. The room is an open space where teachers guide students through the lesson and then present the fun interactive game for the day.
This room is set up to look like a craft room. It has several stations that are setup where students sit and make fun and entertaining crafts that go along with the daily lesson. Each station is organized and supplied with all that a student will need to make their time in this room fun and exciting.
The Bethlehem Good News Information & Technology Center:
This room is set up to look like a newspaper office where our children can come and have the latest technology at their fingertips to study that week's lesson. There are laptops and tablets loaded with the latest Bible software and Bible studies. Our children will be challenged to learn using the same technology they are already using at school and at home. Each of these new computers will be linked to the internet so there are even more possibilities to what the children will have access to, Bible videos, educational games, and more. This will be one of the rooms where our children are able to write stories and answers for the lesson they are studying.
We are very proud of our SONshine Street education program at the Franklin Church of Christ. We would love for you to bring your children to this wonderful experience!!
Newspaper Article from Franklin Favorite
"Walking On SONshine Street"