Sunday, September 5, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter B

B- Baptism of Jesus

Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story of the Baptism of Jesus
- identify who baptized Jesus
- identify who was pleased that Jesus was baptized
- discuss why you get baptized

Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson

Vocabulary Words:

Baptism of Jesus 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.


Circle Time:

Read story: “Baptism of Jesus” from your own story book.

While you are reading the story you can use John the Baptist (under New Testament): Click on Activity 1, 2, & 3

Then ask questions from below.

Where did John baptize the people? (In the Jordan River.)

Who baptized Jesus? (His cousin, John.)

What hovered over Jesus head after he was baptized? (A white dove.)

Why do you get baptized? (To wash away your sins.)

Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: John the Baptist (song) The Baptism of Jesus (song)


Introduce activity: Who baptized Jesus? (His cousin, John) Jesus is Baptized lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc. John the Baptist lesson for pre school (click on Lessons, then under New Testament click on download lessons and levels. For John the Baptist lesson click on preschool). Jesus is Baptized (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus is Baptized (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Mark 1:1-11 Jesus is Baptized (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
Luke 3:1-22 John Baptizes Jesus (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)
John 1:29-34


Introduce craft: What hovered over Jesus’ head after he was baptized? A white dove.

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). Peace Dove Craft Raven Finger Puppet (you can turn this into a white dove) Make soap doves to remind the children how baptism symbolizes that their sins are washed away. Note: You can use a slightly greased cookie cutter to help children make the soap into the shape of a dove. Or the children can just make it into any shape they want.

Jesus’ Baptism Story Wheel- Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 39 & 40

Introduce craft: The Sacrament of Baptism is one of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the first sacrament because no other Sacrament can or may be received until you have been baptized. Sunday School Baptism Craft (change this to Jesus being baptized)


Introduce game: Who was baptized by his cousin? (Jesus)

The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing - Shoe-Tie Guy (John Baptizes Jesus)
Kids will play a high-octane game to discover what it means to serve Jesus (page 72).

Jesus Basketball

Need: Trashcan and 2 balled up pieces of paper for balls.

Directions: Put a trashcan against a wall. Have students line up in two teams behind a chair (to keep them from getting too close to basket). Students then play Horse Basketball, but spell Jesus. The first team that spells JESUS wins.

Introduce game: Who did Jesus ask to baptize him? (John) Did John obey him? (Yes) Let’s see if you can obey just like John did.

Play Simon Says but play “Jesus Says”


Introduce snack: What did John the Baptist eat while he was living outside?

John the Baptist Snack

Grasshopper Legs

Honey Spread

Letter B Snacks-

Bananas, Blueberries, Bacon, Bagels, Banana Bread, Barley, Beans, Beets, Biscuits, Bread, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butter Cookies, etc.


Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring. John Baptizes Jesus (coloring page) John the Baptist baptizes Jesus (coloring page) “John the Baptist” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)


Booklet What begins with B? (mini book)

Baptism of Jesus (handwriting) Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter B

John Baptizes Jesus (dot-to-dot)- Dot-To-Dot Bible Pictures: Grade PK – K by Linda Standke, page 18 The Baptism of Jesus (dove dot to dot) Jesus is Baptized (maze)

Jesus Is Baptized (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade PK – K by Linda Standke, page 20

1 comment:

Gardenia said...

wow. this post is packed full of resources. you've put it all together into an awesome lesson plan. I love that you chose baptism as the b word. Beautiful with a "b." thanks,