Sunday, November 1, 2009
Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Joshua & Jericho
Joshua and Jericho
Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Joshua and Jericho
- explain that after Moses died Joshua led the people
- discuss that God asks us to be obedient servants and to do what is right (even when people make fun of us)
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.
Joshua & Jericho 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.
Introduce story: When Moses died, who led the people? (Joshua)
Read story: “The Walls That Fell” from the book Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 28 & 29, and do cut outs while the story unfolds.
Then ask some questions from below.
1. Who led the people after Moses died? (Joshua)
2. What city did God say He would give them? (Jericho)
3. What surrounded Jericho? (A huge enormous stone wall.)
4. What did God tell Joshua to do for six days? (Have everyone march once around the city. Behind them seven priests would blow ram’s horns as they walked in front of the ark.
5. What did they do the seventh day? (They marched around the city seven times and had the priests blow their horns. When the priests gave a long blast on the ram’s horns it was a signal for everyone to shout.)
6. What happened when they did this? (The walls came crashing down.)
Songs and/or Finger Plays:
Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who led the people after Moses died? (Joshua)
sundayschoolsources.com- Here We Go Round the Jericho Wall (Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
sundayschoolsources.com- March, March Around Jericho (Tune: Row, Row, Row your Boat)
sundayschoolsources.com- Jericho's Wall Came Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
Introduce activities: What city did God say He would give them? (Jericho)
hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Joshua Battle of Jericho lesson with activities
childrensermons.com- Walls of Jericho object lesson
Baptist-church.suite101.com- Joshua and the Battle of Jericho lesson with activities
missionarlington.org- Joshua and Jericho (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
clclutheran.org- Tower of Babel preschool lesson
ministry-to-children.com- Lesson: Going Into God’s Place (Joshua and the Battle of Jericho)
daniellesplace.com- Joshua (activities)
Bring a big tub of Legos and have the children build Jericho. (It’s amazing to see what they will come up on their own.)
Introduce movie: What surrounded Jericho? (A huge enormous stone wall.)
Veggie Tales: Josh & The Big Wall (30 minutes) and ask questions:
Note: You can skip “Silly Songs With Larry”
1. How long did the Israelites travel in the desert? (40 years)
2. When Moses died, who became the Israelites new leader? (Joshua)
3. Joshua asked the people of Jericho to leave. Did they do what he asked? (No)
4. Did some of the Israelites want to go back to Egypt? (Yes)
5. Who did Joshua get help from? (God)
6. What did God tell Joshua to do for six days? March once around the city with soldiers. Behind them seven priests would carry rams horns ahead of the ark.
7. What did they do the seventh day? (They marched around the city seven times and had the priests blow their horns. When the priests gave a long blast on the ram’s horns it was a signal for everyone to shout.
8. Who will take care of the Israelites if they will follow Him? (God)
9. Did the walls of Jericho fall down? (Yes)
Introduce craft: What did the priests blow when they went around the wall? (Ram’s Horns)
makingfriends.com- Joshua's Shofar
Follow the directions provided or you can decorate a large piece of brown craft paper with stamped or painted designs (the kids can color using markers, crayons etc too). Apply glue to the back of the brown paper after decorating, and then wrap it while still wet round the party horn. Trim excess, bend the open end up a little as shown in photo above. Let dry. You need: New Year's/birthday Party Horn (dollar store), brown craft paper, white glue, rubber stamps and ink pads or paint and brushes, glitter, and scissors.
Jericho’s Trumpet Blast- What could be more fun than making a paper towel roll trumpet and pretending to be part of Joshua’s army? (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 20 & 21.)
Ram Horn Trumpet- Easy and fun horn craft to blow the mighty walls of Jericho down. (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, page 24 & 25).
Empty paper towel roll (one per child)
Wax paper squares
Rubber bands (one per child)
Markers and crayons
Help the children make horns. Let them each decorate a paper towel tube with markers and crayons. Place a square of wax paper on one end of the tube and secure it with a rubber band. Use a pencil to poke a hole in the wax paper. Show children how to blow the horns like kazoos.
gospelhall.org- The Walls of Jericho
Print out black and white pages of The Walls of Jericho (page 1 & 2) for the children to color and make into a 3D model.
hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Joshua Battle of Jericho Story Wheel (scroll near the bottom)
The Walls of Jericho- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 21 & 22.)
Introduce game: What did God tell Joshua to do for six days? March once around the city with soldiers. Behind them seven priests would carry rams horns ahead of the ark.) What did they do the seventh day? (They marched around the city seven times and had the priests blow their horns. When the priests gave a long blast on the ram’s horns it was a signal for everyone to shout.)
Have the children make a wall out of cardboard boxes and reenact the story of Joshua and Jericho using their horns and knocking the wall down.
The Walls Fall Down- This game will help your kids experience the victory that God gave to Joshua and the Israelites at Jericho. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 39.)
Joshua Obeys- Kids will build a circular wall, march around it, knock it over, and remember how Joshua obeyed God. (The Humongous Book of Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, page 67.)
This game is free, however it is 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.
Walls of Jericho: The first player to go around Jericho 7 times and receive 7 tokens wins.
Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder. (Younger students do not have to answer a question. They receive a token every time they land on or pass GO.)
Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.
Question Cards- Print Question Cards out on card stock. Cut out Question Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the cards that reflect your student’s abilities.) Questions are in MS Word and can be changed easily to whatever you want. Feel free to change the questions or use your own.
Tokens- Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.
Introduce snack: What surrounded Jericho? A huge enormous stone wall.
Walls of Jericho- An edible craft that the children can make and eat.
Jericho Wall- Break graham crackers into fourths and use peanut butter to make the walls of Jericho (like a sandwich).
Prayers while students are doing coloring and/or puzzles.
bible-stories-library.com- Walls of Jericho (coloring) Joshua 6:20
first-school.ws- The Walls of Jericho (coloring)
silk.net/RelEd/- Battle of Jericho (coloring)
ourpreciouslambs.com- Jericho (coloring)
Bringing Down The Wall of Jericho- Easy to make reproducible mini books that the children can color and keep. (Old Testament Take-Home Bible Stories PK – Grade 2 by Thomas Ewald, page 63.)
Joshua Horn (handwriting)
The Battle of Jericho (maze)- Obedience Bible Story Puzzles: PK - K by Enelle Eder, page 29.
Wall of Jericho (maze)- Bible Story Puzzles: PK - K by Linda Standke, page 11.
Joshua and Jericho (find the hidden picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God's Word: PK - K by Linda Standke, page 10.
The Trumpet Blast! (dot-to-dot)- Dot-to-Dot Bible Pictures: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 10.
The Battle at Jericho (color by number) page 38, Wall of Jericho (maze) page 39, Joshua and Jericho (find the hidden picture) page 40, The Trumpet Blast (dot-to-dot) page 4- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK - K
The Wall of Jericho (color by number)- Name That Bible Character! PK – K by Sharon Thompson, page 15. (Click on Sample and go to page 15.)