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
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.
sermons4kids.com- You Shall Call His Name Jesus object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin
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).
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).
kevinmccaughey.com- 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.
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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