Thursday, January 20, 2011

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter U






U- Uzziah


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of Uzziah
- state what they should say when someone does something kind
- name things that they are thankful for
- discuss why it is important to tell Jesus and God “Thank you”
- state what they should say when someone says “Thank you” to them



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Uzziah Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “Uzziah” from your own story book.


Then ask questions from below.

What did Uzziah forget to do for God? He forgot to thank God.

Who started to believe that he was the one who was the best? Uzziah

What did Uzziah do instead of thanking God for what God did? Uzziah started bragging about the things he did.

Was God happy with Uzziah? No

What disease did Uzziah suddenly get? Leprosy



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What should you say when someone does something kind for you? How do you feel when you say “Thank you” to God?

kididdles.com- Father, We Thank Thee (song)

kididdles.com- Thank You, Lord, For This New Day (song)

dltk-bible.com- Thank For The World So Sweet (song)



Activities:

Introduce activity: What did Uzziah forget to do for God? He forgot to thank God.

missionarlington.org- King Uzziah (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- King Uzziah (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What should you say when someone says “Thank you” to you? God has given us so many things to be thankful for. What are you thankful for?

enchantedlearning.com- Thankful Tree
Make green leaves or fall color leaves for the fall. This also makes a great bulletin board.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Placemat
This is a printable placemat, with the bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "In everything give thanks" The child in the picture is saying "Thank you" in American Sign Language, and there is a spot for children to write what they are thankful for. After decorating laminate or cover with contact paper so the child can use it for thanksgiving snacks!







Grace Before Meals 3-D Picture- Students make a placemat any way they like using a large piece of construction paper 18 X 12”and other craft supplies. Then glue a napkin, silverware, plate, and a plastic cup on it like a place setting. Students then glue the Grace Before Meals prayer on the plate.

*After my students make their placemats I asked them, “How do we set a table?” We then do it slowly step-by-step making the craft (I have the students glue the prayer on the plate later) so hopefully they can help out at home setting the table.

I then say to my students: Do any of you say “grace” or thank God before you eat your meals? Do any of you have a “standard” grace you say at home? (Give a few examples.) Why do we say grace? Is it important? Why?

Sometimes we can easily forget to thank the Lord for all He has given to us. Uzziah forgot to thank God. A great way to remember to thank God is to always pray to Him to thank Him for the food He gives us to eat each day.

We have lots to be thankful for. Let’s not forget to say thank you to God.



Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these your gifts which we are about to receive from your bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.



Introduce craft? What terrible disease did Uzziah get? Leprosy

missionarlington.org- Make a mask out of paper plates. Color the face with brown spots to represent
leprosy.

sermons4kids.com- Thankful Leper crafts

familycrafts.about.com- First Aid Kit Necklace Craft



Games:

Introduce game: What terrible disease did Uzziah get? Leprosy

missionarlilngton.org- Play Tag
Let someone pretend to be Uzziah. That person will try to put white sticker dots on everyone.

rotation.infopop.cc- Leprosy Tag Game


Introduce game: What did Uzziah do instead of thanking God for what God did? Uzziah started bragging about the things he did.

missionarlington.org- Bring a rope and play tug-of-war. Talk about how the two sides can represent following God’s ways or following our way. Share how pride pulls again God’s way to try to make us do things our way. Share how God’s ways are best and He always wants to help us and give us the best.

dltk-bible.com-
Thank you God for - in this game, children sit in a circle and pass the beanbag to each other, whoever is holding the beanbag says "thank you God for ______" and then says something they are thankful for and passes the beanbag to someone else. Encourage children to give everyone a turn with the beanbag and not just pass it back and forth to the friends next to them. Also, when children say something, never criticize what they are thankful for. Preschool aged children often think of things we forget about/take for granted from pets to pillows, to their beds to thank God for.


Introduce game: What letter does Uzziah start with? U

Play Horseshoes- Show the students one of the horseshoes and ask them what letter do they see. Then play Horseshoes.



Introduce game: How do you think God feels when you say “Thank you” to Him?

daniellesplace.com- Play a Musical Chairs Thank You Game (scroll down to this game)

Who Gave Thanks To God: (card game) Are you thankful to God? Here is a fun game about Biblical characters that are thankful to God.



The object of the game is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player(s). On each turn, the player will turn over two cards (one at a time) and will read them out loud (or someone else can read the cards for them). The player keeps them if they match (the question card is answered correctly by matching it with the proper picture card). The cards are color coded to avoid confusion of which pair of cards match (each matching pair shares the same text box color). If the player successfully match a pair of cards, that player also gets to take another turn. When a player turns over two cards that do not go together, those cards are turned face down again where they were found and it becomes the next player’s turn.



Introduce game: Uzziah became prideful and forgot about God. He thought other things were more important, like himself.

I Love God Above All Things: is played with a deck of cards with pictures of various objects on them. The purpose of this game is see if you can "lose" all of your objects (cards) that you have valued over God.


4 pages of cards


Introduction: We are to love God above all things. We cannot value money, power, TV, music, video games, homework, friends or other things before our relationship with God. Can you put God first in your life?


Directions: Four cards are dealt to each player if three to six players are involved. With only two players, five cards are dealt to each. All remaining cards are placed face down in a draw pile. Randomly choose a player to go first. On your turn, ask for a specific card. You must already hold one of these cards. For example: "Charlie, please give me the cell phone." If Charlie has it, he gives it to you and you go again. Otherwise, he says "Go Fish" and you draw from the draw pile. If you happen to draw the card you asked for, you get another turn. If you draw anything else, it is now the next player's turn. When you collect both cards, immediately show the set to the other players and place the cards face up in front of you. When the draw pile runs out, keep playing until all of the cards have been made into sets of two. When the draw pile is exhausted, no one says "Go Fish." If you ask someone for a card she doesn't have, it becomes her turn. The first player who runs out of cards says, “I love God above all things” and is declared the winner.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: We need to be thankful to God for giving us our basic needs. As in the prayer we just learned, we are thankful for the gifts we are about to receive.


Letter U Snacks-

Upside Down Cake, U Shaped Rice Krispie Treats



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you Lord for . . . (coloring #1)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you Lord for . . . (coloring #2)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Help Comes From the Lord (coloring)

enchantedlearning.com- I am Thankful for . . . (mini book the children make)

teacher.scholastic.com- I am Thankful (mini book the children make)

dltk-teach.com- What begins with U? (mini book)

Uzziah- (handwriting)





Friday, January 14, 2011

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter T





*Be sure to change the activities below to your faith teachings.




T- Ten Commandments


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Moses and the Ten Commandments
- identify Moses as the leader of God’s people
- discuss why God gave the people the Ten Commandments


Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com- Ten Commandments Word Wall Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:



Circle Time:

Read story: “Moses and the Ten Commandments ” from your own story book.


Then ask questions from below.

What did God tell Moses to climb? Mount Sinai

What did God give Moses that the people must always keep? The Ten Commandments.

Who are we supposed to love above anything else? God

Are we supposed to use God’s name in a bad way? No

Is it important to go to church and worship God every Sunday? Yes

Are we supposed to respect our parents? Yes

Are we supposed to tell the truth or tell lies? The truth.

Does God want us to be honest? Yes

Is it bad to steal? Yes

Should we wish for things that other people have? No

Why are these rules important and why did God give the people the Ten Commandments? Because they help us love God and love others.

The people forgot the laws and didn't keep to them. How did God punish them? By making them stay in the desert for 40 years.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What did God give Moses that the people must always keep? The Ten Commandments.

Sing “One little, two little, three little commandments etc.” to the tune of “One little, two little, three little Indians.”

books.google.com- Faith Fun Builders by David C. Cook Publishing Company Rules To Follow God (song/finger play)

Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing
God Loves Us (song) and Ten Special Rules (finger play), page 46. *Be sure to change the words to the finger play to Catholic Ten Commandments.

library.lds.org- Ten Commandments (finger play)

stanneshelper.com- Ten Commandments Song (Catholic)

cominghomecatholic.com- Ten Commandment Song (Catholic)
Audio to listen

catholiccatechist.org- Ten Commandments Song (located in Free Files under Prayers and to Live By - Ten Commandments
Use with the tune “Farmer in the Dell”



Activities:

Introduce activity: What did God tell Moses to climb? Mount Sinai

daniellesplace.com- Ten Commandments Train with pattern and directions to make a Catholic version of the Ten Commandments

daniellesplace.com- Ten Commandment Activities

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Moses At Mt. Sinai

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Moses (click on 4) lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

missionarlington.org- 10 Commandments (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- The Ten Commandments (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: Why are these rules important and why did God give the people the Ten Commandments? Because they help us love God and love others.

crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets
(Before students come to class, write the Ten Commandments on the paper bags.)

daniellesplace.com- Traffic Signs and Ten Commandment Craft (scroll down to these)

dltk-bible.com- Moses and the Ten Commandments Paper Craft



Games:


These games below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


Introduce game: What mountain did Moses climb?




Climb Mount Sinai File Folder Game: Be the first to climb Mount Sinai and win!

Directions: The objective of the game is to be the first to climb to the top of Mount Sinai. The players roll a die and follow the directions on the space they land on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. The first player to the top of Mount Sinai (FINISH) wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.







Introduce game: What did God give Moses that the people must obey? (The Ten Commandments)

Ten Commandments Memory Game (Catholic)


Directions: Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.

The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.






Snacks:

Introduce snack: At Mount Sinai what did God give Moses that the people must always keep? The Ten Commandments.

dltk-bible.com- ‘O’bey Donuts
Tell the children that we must obey God's Commandments and God's rules. The donut represents the letter "O" in obey.

missionarlington.org- Make edible commandment tablets. Mix 1/2 cup Brown sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1 tablespoon of granola. Shape into tablets. Write a commandment on the tablet using a toothpick (or you can just make pretend lettering.) Enjoy! Or Cut bread into a shape of a tablet and spread with butter or jam. Enjoy! (Page 4.)

Stop Sign Cookies or Crackers- Serve stop sign shaped cookies or crackers


Letter T Snacks-

Tapioca Pudding, Tarts, Tea, Tea Biscuits, Toast, Tomato, Tortilla Chips, Tuna, Turkey, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

chrisitanpreschoolprintables.com- 10 Commandments Coloring Page (scroll down to this)

The Ten Commandments (coloring booklet for Catholics)- This book is in MS Word and can be changed to anything you want. Just click on the area you want to change and type in what you want.

dltk-teach.com- What begins with T? (mini book)

first-school.ws- Ten Commandments (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter T

storytime-storytime.blogspot.com- Walking The Ten Commandments (dot-to-dot), Draw Me A Riddle (dot-to-dot)
Scroll down for these.

Moses Climbs a Mountain (find the hidden picture) page 36, The Ten Commandments (dot-to-dot) page 37- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K

psscentral.com- Ten Commandments (find the hidden picture)




Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lesson Plan (Pre K - K): Good Samaritan






Good Samaritan


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Good Samaritan
- discuss different ways to show love to others
- identify others as neighbors and describe ways to help



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson



Vocabulary Words:

Word Wall- Word wall templates are large flash card printables that you can hang on the wall to aid children when they are learning or using new vocabulary words.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “The Good Samaritan” from your own story book.


Then ask questions from below.

Who asked Jesus, “What does it mean to be kind to other people?” (lawyer)

Who stole all he had? (Robbers)

How many men passed the robbed man and did not help him? (two)

Who was helped by a Samaritan? (Robbed man)

Who was paid to take care of the robbed man? (The innkeeper)

Who was a true neighbor? (The Samaritan)




Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who are we supposed to be kind to? (Everyone)

dltk-bible.com- Good Samaritan Song

missionarlington.org- Jesus Wants Me To Be Kind (song), page 4



Activities:

Introduce activity: Who was a true neighbor? (The Samaritan)

dltk-bible.com- Good Samaritan lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

clclutheran.org- The Good Samaritan lesson

missionarlington.org- The Good Samaritan (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- The Story of the Good Samaritan (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

newchurchvineyard.org- Good Samaritan lesson

newchurchvineyard.org- The Good Samaritan lesson
Luke 10:25-37



Movie:

Movie- Veggie Tales: Accepting and Helping- Are You My Neighbor? The Story of Flibber-o-loo (The Good Samaritan) 15 min) and ask questions:

Introduce movie: What does loving your neighbor really mean?

1. What does loving your neighbor really mean? (Help others when ever they need help even when you don’t feel like it.)

2. Why wouldn’t the mayor and the doctor stop and help Larry? (They said that they were too busy.)

3. What should the mayor and doctor do? (Help Larry.)

4. Who helped Larry? (A fellow from the other town.)

5. Should we help people in need? (Yes)

6. How can we help others?



Crafts:

Introduce craft: Who are you supposed to be kind to? What does being kind mean?


The Good Samaritan Story Wheel:

This craft is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this craft are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Directions: Print the top and bottom wheels out on cardstock. Cut out wheels. Cut out circle shape on the inside line edge of the top wheel. Have children color wheels. Attach a brass fastener through the center of both wheels. On the back of the bottom wheel attach a strip of cardstock (at least 1 inch wide and 6 inches long) leaving half extended over the side (so you can turn the wheel). You can also draw an arrow on the top side of the strip on the end to indicate which way to turn the bottom wheel.

The Good Samaritan Story Wheel (top)

The Good Samaritan Story Wheel (bottom)



honesters.blogspot.com- Gratitude Jar
Every time the children say something positive or showed gratitude they get to put in a bean (or a Spanish peanut) into the jar.

dltk-bible.com- Who is My Neighbor? (paper craft)

Sharing/Helping Hands- This craft involves making a small booklet which will illustrate how we can share or help others. It can be adapted for both preschool or primary (elementary) aged children by changing expectations for the inside content.

newchurchvineyard.org- Paper Doll Chain
Fold the Paper and cut out the figures. Now open it up and see all the neighbors!

newchurchvineyard.org- Scroll down to Project (page 2 – 5)
After discussion have the children cut out the three pictures arid paste them at the end of the correct trail of footprints. Then the children color the picture.



Loving others demands respect, consideration, cooperation, care, etc. Love is about giving. Fill these chore charts out or have the students come up with their own chores to do and color. These can be given to parents or friends/family etc. to show they are serious about their respect for them, care, etc. They are to bring the chore charts back signed next week and receive a small gift as a reward for their good deeds.

dltk-cards.com- Custom Chore Chart

imom.com- Customizable Chore Chart

handipoints.com- Make Your Own Chore Chart

rewardscharts4kids.com- Free Printable Chore Chart Templates for Kids

mamadweeb.com- 20 Free Printable Chore Charts

tipjunkie.com- 21 Chore Cards and Chore Charts to Print



Introduce craft: Who should we be kind to? Everyone. Let’s make a craft to remind us to “Love Others”. (Love Bug Lady Bug)

familycorner.com- Love Bug Lady Bug
Paint the paper plates or use red and black paper plates to make this craft.

dltk-kids.com- Lady Bug Invite
Or make the lady bug with poster board or card stock.



Games:

Introduce game: How are we to treat others?

childrensministry.com- The Good Samaritan Game
Use this game to illustrate how Jesus wants us to take care of each other.



“Win or Lose by How You Choose” by Judge Judy Sheindlin

Directions- Show the children the picture and read the situation. With each situation there are a series of answers for the children to choose from. Ask the children what they would do. Do not tell the children the right answer. Explore and evaluate the different choices together with the children.

What Do I Do?- The teacher can read the situations and ask the children what they can do to show the special love Jesus says we should have. (Scroll down to Bible Story Activities.)



childrensministryvault.com- Compassion Hopscotch (scroll down to this)


Introduce game: Who are you supposed to be kind to?

baptist-church.suite101.com- Who is My Neighbor? (scroll down to this game)





These games below are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.


The Good Samaritan- Work your way around the board and the first player to FINISH is the winner.



Directions: Place your markers on the "START” square. The first player rolls the die and moves the number on the board. The player follows the directions on the square they landed on. (If they cannot read, the teacher or someone else can read it for them). Two players may share one square at a time. If they land on a “Draw a Card”, the player draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a situation that the player must answer correctly to show the special love Jesus says we should have for others. If the player is correct, they can stay where they are. If they are not correct, they must go back to where they were. The first player to the FINISH, wins. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.






Random Acts of Kindness- Children identify Random Acts of Kindness as they move around the board.




Place your marker any where on the game board. Roll the die and move clockwise that many spaces. Read out loud whatever is on your space and say whether it is a Random Act of Kindness or not. If it is a Random Act of Kindness, receive 1 Random Acts of Kindness token (or milk cap, poker chip, etc.). If it is not a Random Act of Kindness, lose a token. When the player receives 10 Random Acts of Kindness tokens, they work their way around the board to “Spread Kindness”. Players must roll the exact number to “Spread Kindness”. Continue playing to find out who comes in second, third, fourth, etc. place.






Snacks:

Introduce snack: How can we be kind to others?

Have students wash their hands and make an easy snack for another class. (Make arrangements with the other classroom prior to the lesson so you have permission from that teacher and they know that a snack is being brought to them).

(Example: popcorn, trail mix, cheese whiz on a cracker, etc.)

After they have delivered their treat, they may have some as well.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

sermons4kids.com- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- The Parable of the Good Samaritan (coloring)

coloring.ws- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

clclutheran.org- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

newchurchvineyard.org- The Good Samaritan (coloring)

emmanuel.org- The Parable of the Good Samaritan (coloring)


lambsongs.co.nz- “The Kind Man From Samaria” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


psscentral.com- The Good Samaritan (mini book)

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Good Samaritan puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from October 4 - 9).

dltk-bible.com- Good Samaritan (maze)

misslink.org- Puzzle to print and cut out

clclutheran.org- Classroom Activity (page 2)
Color in the heart if the sentence is true. Do nothing if the sentence is false. Decorate the heart at the bottom of the page and cut out. It can be made into a necklace, magnet or door hanger.

psscentral.com- Good Samaritan (hidden picture puzzle)

The Merciful Samaritan (hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word PK-K by Linda Standke, page 24