Objectives:The children will be able to - retell the story of Isaac is Born - identify that Abraham as a man who obeyed and trusted God - identify Isaac as the son that God promised to Abraham and Sarah
Review: Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson
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.
Bring a little tent or drape cloth over the table and let the children sit inside.
Introduce movie: Who always keeps his promises? (God)
Movie- Veggie Tales: Abe and the Amazing Promise and ask questions:
What promise did God make to Abraham?
Why would having a baby be unusual for Abraham and Sarah?
Did God give Abraham what he promised right away?
What are some times when you had to be patient?
What can we do if we should be patient, but it is hard to do?
Introduce craft: What did Abraham and his family live in? (Tents)
sundayschoolkids.com- A Tent for Abraham and Sarah Easy to make printable craft of a tent that is black and white or in color. Printables of people are also posted. (Scroll down to bottom for printables.)
Introduce crafts: What kinds of animals did Abraham have? (Camels, sheep, and cows.)
God’s Promise to Abraham Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 9 & 10.)
Baby Isaac Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 11 & 12.)
Introduce craft: Abraham had a very large family. Let’s make a family tree of our own family and see how big it is.
preschoolrock.com- Family Tree Preschool Craft Help your preschooler remember all of the people who are important in their life with this family tree preschool craft. It’s much less structured than traditional family trees and can be made into a treasured keepsake gift for parents, grandparents, or other family members.
enchantedlearning.com- Paper Family Tree Make a simple but pretty family tree and learn about your family's heritage
enchantedlearning.com- Family Collage Craft Make a collage of your family by cutting out pictures or draw your own pictures.
christianpreschoolprintables.com- Bible Sequence: Abraham Stars These are size and number sequence. These work well when discussing God's promise to Abraham to give him as many children as there are stars in the sky. After children order them, talk about how God always keeps his promises! (Scroll down to this.)
first-pres-church.org- Bible Variety Workshop: Feely Box Trust Me Game Children learn of Abraham and Sarah’s trust, obedience, and faithfulness to God as they hear how they followed God’s instructions to leave their home and go to a land that God will show them. Children explore how that might have felt to Abraham and Sarah by playing a Feely Box Trust Me Game. (Scroll down to this under Bible Variety Workshop.)
Directions: Played just like Simon Says. God says, “Hop on one foot.” Etc.
Need: Bop It, Ballzerko, Simon, etc.
Directions: Divide the class into groups. Have one group play one game and the other plays another, etc. Students must do what the toy tells them to do. Change games after all students get a chance to play.
Introduce game: God's promise to Abraham to give him as many children as there are ____ in the sky. (stars)
kidprintables.com- Shape Flash Cards Play Memory, Go Fish, etc. with these cards. Print out: Shapes Flash Card Set 1 (circle, oval, square, triangle) & 2 (rectangle, heart, star, diamond).
Introduce game: What does a shepherd do? What happens if one lamb is missing?
What Lamb Is Missing?
Directions: Students sit in a group on the floor. One student is “It” and must turn around and hide their eyes. Another student is picked by the teacher and they go outside of the room. “It” then must guess what lamb is missing. Whoever was the lost lamb is now “It”.
Herding Sheep Game
Need: Balloons and a staff
Pick one student and have them stand beside you in front of the class. Place an empty box on its side at the opposite end of the room.
Say: Let's practice being shepherds. First we need some sheep. Let's pretend these are sheep. (Put 1 balloon on the floor in front of the student). Here is your shepherd's staff (hand student a staff). Take your staff and herd your sheep into the pen (the empty box turned on its side). Hold your staff pointing down so no one gets poked, and be careful you don't hurt your sheep. Guide it gently – don’t push it from behind, but stand in front of it and coax it along. (Encourage student as they guide their sheep.)
Say: This is not a race, we just want each person to have a turn. When you get your sheep in the pen, pick it up and walk back to me and give me the staff and the sheep.
When each student has had a turn, ask the following questions:
Was it easy to make your sheep go where you wanted them to go?
Do you think it's easy for shepherds to get sheep to go where the shepherds want them to go? Why or why not?
It's hard to make balloons go where we want them to go, and it's even harder to take care of sheep because they sometimes run away or get lost.
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