Friday, November 21, 2008

Lesson Plan- Mary and the Angel (1st grade on up)

Mary and the Angel

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Mary and the Angel
- explain that God can use ordinary people to carry out his plans
- explain that Mary showed love and faith to God with her obedience
- identify who Jesus’ foster father was

Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used as Mass cards (show picture cards that we have done thus far)

Vocabulary Words: (Write the words on the board and discuss with class)

Nazareth- a town in Israel where Jesus spent most of his life (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Galilee- region of ancient Palestine, now part of northern Israel. Galilee is between the Jordan River and the Sea of Galilee (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Engage- to be married to
Carpenter- someone who makes things out of wood
Angel- a messenger of God


Read story: “Mary and the Angel” and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.


Introduce activities: Who told Mary that she was going to have a baby and he was going to be the son of God? The angel Gabriel. You Shall Call His Name Jesus object lesson with coloring page and word search Mary, Mother of Jesus object lesson Angelic Visit lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). Gabriel Visits Mary lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. A Virgin Will Have A Baby: Promises Kept lesson with activities and word search Announcing A Miracle Child lesson with multiple choice, identifying miracles


Introduce crafts: Who told Mary that she was going to have a baby and he was going to be the son of God? The angel Gabriel.

Jacob’s Ladder- Just make the angel that is in this craft using cupcake liners and construction paper. You can also make the angel into a magnet by putting sticky-backed magnets on the back of the angel. (Crafts from Your Favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 16 & 17).

Christmas Angel- A cute craft of an angel that is made from using the child's handprints. (From The Hands Of A Child by Anthony Flores, page 25). Easy Children’s Christmas Craft: Paperclip Angels Angel Crafts (lots of angel crafts posted here) Stained Glass Decorations
This angel project produces a decoration that look like stained glass that can be hung on any wall. This project is fairly easy to do for children ages about 7 and older. It involves permanent markers and requires a bit of patience. You could also not use the paper plate and do it on transparencies (for overhead projectors). To make it easier for younger students, just have them color the angel, cut angel out, and glue on a small paper plate and decorate edges of paper plate with glitter. Other neat tips for this project are posted at


Introduce game: Mary had some good news to tell. What was her good news? Mary Tells Her Good News

Surprise Ball- God’s people were expecting God to keep His promise to send the Savior. They were probably surprised by the humble way the Messiah was born. Today we are going to play a game where we get surprised. (The Really Big Book of Bible Games, page 150). The Paper Wrapped Surprise Game
At the end, all students can receive a prize as well or you can just have several pieces of candy wrapped inside for the whole class. (Use the introduction on Surprise Ball for this game.)


Introduce snack: Who told Mary that she was going to have a baby and he was going to be the son of God? The angel Gabriel. Almond Angel Cookies Holiday Angel Cookies

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Mary puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from July 23 - 27). Mary was Visited by the Angel (dot to dot) An Angel Appears to Mary (dot-to-dot) An Angel Appears to Mary (word search) Mary Meets An Angel (word search) An Angel Appears to Mary (jumble) Match the Promise to the Fulfillment (worksheet)

Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)

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