Objectives:The children will be able to
- retell the story Pentecost/Wind and Fire
- discuss ascension
- identify who God was going to send to help the disciples
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson.
Holy Spirit 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.
Introduction to story: Say to the students- Jesus saw his disciples many times. The first time was on the road to Emmaus, and later suddenly, Jesus appeared in a locked room with them when they were afraid of the Roman rulers and chief priests. All believed but Thomas who finally believed that it was Jesus when he touched His wounds on His hands and feet. During the next few weeks, Jesus’ disciples and friends saw Him often.
This is the story about the last time that the disciples saw Jesus.
Read your story “Holy Spirit” or “The Holy Spirit Comes” by Jill Kemp
Introduce craft- What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames.
noelnoelnoel.com- Festive Candle Holder
Cute, easy craft made out of a baby food jar and tissue paper. Tip: Make a mixture of half water and half glue in a paper cup.
Tongues of Fire Headbands Craft- Use card stock paper or cardboard to cut out flame shapes. Have the children paint them with water colors or glue red and orange pieces of tissue paper on it to make it look like flames. Use a strip of paper for the headband, fitting it to each child’s head and using a stapler to secure the headband. Attach the flames to the headband using the stapler as well.
Pentecost- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 63 & 64.)
Introduce game: What flickered around the disciple’s heads, but didn’t burn them? Fiery flames
Who Has The Fire?
Need: Orange construction paper balled up to be the fire.
Directions: The children sit in a circle close together. The child who is “It” stands away from the circle and hides their eyes while the fire is passed around. When “It” says "STOP!", the child holding the fire hides it (under their leg, up their sleeve, etc.). The child who is “It” guesses who has the fire. The child who had the fire is now “It”.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- 12 Disciples Memory Match
This is a matching game which you can use as a file folder game or a concentration/memory game. Children match the disciples and learn new ways to say "Hello" in different languages. Use with Pentecost resources and when talking about the Holy Spirit.
daniellesplace.com- Wind and Fire Relay
Before class cut crepe paper into 2 feet lengths. Divide your students into teams and give them each a straw and a piece of crepe paper. Have them use the straw to blow the crepe paper across the room and back. If you don’t want them to get on the floor, have them blow the crepe across a table.
Introduce snack: Pentecost Sunday is 50 days after Easter. Jewish Pentecost was a thanksgiving feast for the first fruits of the wheat harvest and was associated with remembrance of God's gift of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. What is bread made out of? Let’s make some bread to celebrate Pentecost.
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