Saturday, April 24, 2010
A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter H
H- Holy Spirit
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
Cover and Booklet
Then ask the questions below:
1. Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.
2. What will the Holy Spirit do for the disciples? He will give them the power to speak bravely about Jesus and all that he has taught them.
3. What happened to Jesus after he told the disciples about the Holy Spirit? He was taken up to heaven.
4. Jesus has gone to be with God, but one day will Jesus come back? Yes.
5. Should you be sorry for the bad things you have done? Yes.
6. Did Jesus die for us? Yes.
7. Will God always help you and be with you? Yes.
Songs and/or Finger Plays:
Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.
turnbascktogod.com- Holy Spirit, Loving Spirit (song)
turnbacktogod.com- Holy Spirit We Welcome You (song)
turnbacktogod.com- The Holy Spirit Is My Helper (song)
dltk-bible.com- Pentecost lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts, etc.
clclutheran.org- Pentecost lesson with activities
missionarlington.org- Who is the Holy Spirit? lesson with activities
Introduce craft: Who was God going to send to the disciples? The Holy Spirit.
Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).
dltk-bible.com- Flying Dove Paper Craft
enchantedlearnilng.com- Peace Dove Craft
catholicicing.com- Holy Spirit Craft (make a dove from a paper plate)
artisthelpingchildren.org- Tons of dove crafts posted here.
Peaceful Dove Ornament- A cute dove made out of a peanut. (Christian Crafts for Christmastime by Kathy Ross, page 44 & 45).
Big Book of Ideas for Children’s Faith Formation by McNamara, McKeever, and Robinson- The Holy Spirit moves us to do God’s will (Holy Spirit mobile) Here is a mobile that will encourage children to look further around for God’s presence n their life (page 224).
jas.familyfun.go.com- Whirly Bottles
Watch the wind take a spin through your backyard with a homemade whirligig.
sermons4kids.com- Making A Windsock
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.
The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing- Listen Up
This game will help kids remember to listen for the Holy Spirit (page 105).
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.
pillsbury.com- Carmel Sticky Buns
all recipes.com- Cinnamon Buns
Letter H Snacks-
Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Honey Nut Cheerios, Ham and Cheese on Crackers, etc.
Prayers while students are doing worksheets.
sermons4kids.com- The Day of Pentecost (coloring)
lambsongs.co.nz- “Holy Spirit Comes” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)
dltk-teach.com- What begins with H? (mini book)
Holy Spirit (handwriting)
kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter H
puzzles.about.com- Day of Pentecost (dot-to-dot)
More 365 Activities for Kids November 29- Which group of disciples is the odd one out?