Objectives:The students will be able to
- retell the story of the Tower of Babel
- explain why people speak in different languages
- identify what the people built to make themselves great
- locate Babylon on a map
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 bold words on the board and discuss with class)
language- the human use of spoken or written words as a communication system tower- a tall structure confuse- to make somebody unable to think or reason clearly or act sensibly scattered- in different places far away from each other separate- distinct from or unrelated to something else migrate- to move from one place to another Babylon- the capital of Babylonia, an ancient empire of Mesopotamia, was a city on the Euphrates River, in what is now southern Iraq (show students this on a map and have them locate it on a map)
Read story: "The Tower of Babel" and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.
Introduce activities: What event in history caused God to confuse man’s speech so that we speak many languages? (Building the Tower of Babel)
kidsclubs4jesus.com- Tower of Babel 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).
dltk-bible.com- Tower of Babel lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.
calvarycurriculum.com- The Tower of Babel lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
childrensministry.com- Teamwork Time (scroll about half way down for this). Kids will learn that they need to work together for the right reasons.
Introduce game: How did God decide to stop the work of the tower? (By confusing their language so no one would understand what another said.)
Preparation- When we speak to someone, that person might not understand us because they may speak in a different language. Sometimes other things hinder our understanding of what someone is saying or is trying to say. Do you think it would be hard to try to build a tower with someone who doesn’t speak your language? Why? Here is a game that is a good example of what I mean.
Have the children seat in chairs or on the floor in a straight line. Start off by telling the first child a secret message. Ask the children to keep passing the message to each other until it gets to the last person. Have the last person say out loud what the message was. See if it is the same as the original message. Make sure you something easy for the children to understand.
Introduce games: What did the people want to build to make themselves great? (tower)
No Babble Babel (People Build a Tower at Babel)- This silent game will prompt your kids toward creative communication and cooperation as they work together to build a tower. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 22).
baptist-church.suite101.com- Tower Building Contest
Divide your class into small. Give each group the same number of blocks. When you say, "Go!," all the groups have to build their towers as big as they can before it falls down. When that happens, switch teams around and have a new set of kids working together to play again. There is no real winner in this game. It just helps emphasize teamwork.
*Make it more interesting by instructing the teams to build the tower without speaking.
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Tower of Babel Jenga Game- Players build a tower and take turns asking each other questions about the Tower of Babel. The last player to take a turn without making the Tower of Babel fall wins the game.
Introduce snack: The people decided to build a city and what else? (A tower)
baptist-church.suite101.com- Tower of Babel
Give each child a few crackers. Have them spread the top of one of their crackers with either the marshmallow cream or peanut butter. Next, they will add a large marshmallow on top, and then put either the cream or peanut butter on top of the large marshmallow. Next, they will add another cracker, and start the whole thing over again. See how tall they can make their tower before it falls down, and then eat it.
dltk-bible.com- Tower of Babel
Build a tower with crackers and use graham crackers and hold it together with peanut butter, or marshmallow cream etc.
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