Sunday, November 8, 2009
Lesson Plan- (Pre K - K): Thank you God
Thank You God
(This would make a good Thanksgiving lesson.)
Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Ten Lepers
- 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
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson
Thank you God for 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. Have “Thank you God for” already on the board and ask the children to answer this by using the cards that are provided below.
theholidayzone.com- 25 printable word cards with seasonal vocabulary words
theholidayzone.com- 22 printable word cards depicting traditional holiday food
Introduction to story: Have you ever done something kind and no one said thank you? How did it make you feel? How do you feel when someone says “Thank you” to you when you have done something? It makes everyone feel good when someone says “Thank you”.
Read story: The Ten Lepers
Or while reading the story do cut outs from “The Ten Lepers” (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page 88 & 89) as the story unfolds. Then ask questions from below.
How do you think Jesus felt when one man said thank you?
How do you think Jesus felt when the other men did not say thank you?
Songs and/or Finger Plays:
Introduce songs and/or finger plays: How do you feel when you say “Thank you” to God?
gardenofpraise.com- Song of the Ten Lepers
ministry-to-children.com- “10 Healed” to the tune of “Ten Little Indians” (scroll down to this)
kididdles.com- Father, We Thank Thee (song)
kididdles.com- Thank You, Lord, For This New Day (song)
christiancrafters.com- Thank You God For . . .
Several lessons and activities listed.
catholicism.suite101.com- Thanksgiving Lessons for CCD
street.ns.ca- Thanksgiving lesson with puppet show, object lessons, games, etc.
preaching.com- Thanks . . . for what? (object lesson)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving (2 pages of activities)
daniellesplace.com- Don’t Forget To Say Thank You (The Story of the Ten Lepers) lesson with crafts, games, activities, etc.
daniellesplace.com- Jesus Heals the Sick ideas
dltk-bible.com- Jesus Heals the Man with Leprosy lesson with lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.
missionarlington.org- Jesus Heals a Man with Leprosy lesson (scroll down to Pre School Lesson)
missionarlington.org- Jesus Heals Ten Lepers lesson (scroll down to Pre School Lesson)
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?
Have children make pictures of things they are thankful for.
Children can cut out pictures from magazines to make a collage of things they are thankful for.
faithwebbin.net- A Child’s Thanksgiving Tree
A fun and simple craft and activity all rolled into one.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you God for . . .
This is a printable coloring activity sheet. Children draw and color a picture in the box for things they are thankful for. Give them ideas to start with, like Family, Food, etc.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- I am Thankful Pumpkin Pocket
This is a printable pumpkin pocket children can make to store different things they are thankful for. You can have them draw pictures, or provide the pictures on our Clip art sheet for them to cut out. (Scroll down to this.)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Paper Bag Pumpkin Craft
This is a wonderful way to make some festive pumpkins to decorate your classroom, while also providing a lesson full of Thanks to God. Children can make their own Paper Bag Pumpkin, and write about things they are thankful for.
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!
enchantedlearning.com- Thankful Wreath of Leaves
enchantedlearning.com- Thankful Tree
Pumpkin Pie Spinner- This pumpkin pie may look good enough to eat, but it's actually an interactive spinner that reveals things your child is thankful for. Children can draw what they are thankful for instead of writing.
familycrafts.about.com- First Aid Kit Necklace Craft
The Ten Lepers (Bible Story Wheel)- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 49 & 50.
Bless This Food
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.
catholicicing.com- Catholic Dinner Prayer Printout (scroll down to this)
The traditional Grace Before Meals prayer printed out to glue on to the center of a paper 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 and a great way to remember 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.
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 about ¾ down to this game under Activity.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Memory Game
Use these printable cards to make a memory game with your children, matching the picture to the words. (For younger children, just use the pictures and print two copies of each page) Older children can use them as Flashcards, by folding in half and gluing back to back. (Scroll down to this.)
sugardoodle.net- Alphabetical Gratitude
(Scroll down to GAME.) You could also help the player if necessary so everyone can play.
Race to Draw Power and Thanks- A fun low energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. Through a drawing race, kids will discover Jesus' power to heal ten lepers and will think of things for which they can thank Jesus. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children's Ministry by Group Publishing, pages 122 & 123).
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Heals Game (scroll down for this)
These games 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.
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.
The Lepers (file folder game)- The objective is to return to Jesus first to thank him.
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.
Thanksgiving is the time we give thanks and blessings for the things we are thankful for.
perpetualpreschool.com- Thanksgiving Snacks (Some really great ideas are posted here.)
familycrafts.about.com- Thanksgiving Recipes and Treats
thriftyfun.com- Thanksgiving Blessing Snack Mix
Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.
sermons4kids.com- The Ten Lepers (coloring)
higherpraise.com- Luke 17:15 (coloring)
sadlierreligion.com- Thank you Jesus (coloring). Grade K, Chapter 16 (Pick a grade, type of visitor, and click on Go To. Under Printable Activities click on Chapters. Then click on chapter 16).
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you Lord for . . . (coloring #1)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thank you Lord for . . . (coloring #2)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Help Comes From the Lord (coloring)
lambsongs.co.nz- One Leper Thanked Jesus by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)
enchantedlearning.com- I am Thankful for . . . (mini book)
teacher.scholastic.com- I am Thankful (mini book)
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Thanksgiving Day Mini Book
Thank you God . . . (children draw what they are thankful for on each page). Scroll down to this mini book.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- My help comes from the Lord. (handwriting)
Thank You, God (Use the code to write the word. This is what God wants us to be.)- Bible Story Puzzle ‘n’ Learn! PK-K, page 141.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Jesus Heals Activity Worksheet
Have color the picture to look like them, then ask them to think of a time when they got hurt, or got an "owie" somewhere. Have them draw a red spot where they got the "owie". Then talk about how Jesus healed many people with his miracles, and how we can always ask God to heal us. Thank God for keeping us safe and healing our wounds, and for giving us bodies that can heal. We don't keep the wound forever!
Give them a band-aid to place over the "owie", have them look at their own bodies to see they are healed.