Thursday, December 30, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter R







R- Red Sea


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Moses Parted the Red Sea
- identify what God lead the people with by day and by night
- discuss what happens when the Red Sea was parted by Moses



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Red Sea 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.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “Moses Parted the Red Sea” from your own story book. Or while you are reading the story do cut outs (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page ) as the story unfolds.


Then ask questions from below.

Who led the Israelites out of Egypt? Moses

What did God lead the people with by day? A big cloud.

What did God lead the people with at night? A pillar of fire.

When the Israelites left, did the Egyptian King changed his mind? Yes.

What did Moses do so the Israelites could escape from the Egyptians? Parted the Red Sea.

When the Egyptian soldiers tried to follow the Hebrews what happened? The sea rushed back and the soldiers were all drowned.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: Who led the Israelites out of Egypt? Moses

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Crossing the Red Sea and Moses, Moses (songs), page 3

Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing- Our God Helps Us (song), Crossing the Red Sea (finger play), page 44



Activities:

Introduce activity: What did God lead the people with by day? A big cloud. What did God lead the people with at night? A pillar of fire.

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Exodus From Egypt lesson

missionarlington.org- Through the Red Sea (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- The Red Sea (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did Moses do at the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape from the Egyptians?


dltk-bible.com- Moses and the Red Sea Paper Craft

dltk-bible.com- Parting the Red Sea Craft

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- The Parting of the Red Sea (page 5 & 6)

The Parting of the Red Sea- A craft that allows a hands-on experience of parting the Red Sea (Crafts from your favorite Bible Stories by Kathy Ross, pages 22 & 23).

Crossing the Sea- Reenact the crossing of the Red Sea with this easy and fun to do Red Sea model. Even though this is from a preschool craft book, it is appropriate for older children to make. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 17 & 18).

makingfriends.com- Moses and the Parting of the Red Sea craft
A great bible story to teach during Passover.

Crossing the Red Sea- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 19 & 20.)



Games:

Introduce game: What did Moses do at the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape from the Egyptians?

lds.about.com- Red Sea Troubles (color and black and white versions)
This is a very unique file folder game, because the Red Sea actually parts and then Moses and the children of Israel can escape from Pharaoh and his soldiers.



Moses Crossing the Red Sea Game- A fun and simple board game for younger children reviewing the story of Moses from his birth to parting the Red Sea. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 60 & 61 for game board and page 55 for directions).



Crossing the Red Sea

Materials: Bed Sheet

Directions: Two adults hold the four corners of the sheet as it rests on the floor in front of the children. The children line up single file at one side of the sheet. The first child in line will play the part of Moses and stretch out his hand. Once the first child in line has stretched out his hand, the adults will quickly raise the sheet high above their heads. As the sheet parachutes above them, the children will run under the sheet to the other side. If children are under the sheet when it comes down, they are out of the game. Have children take turns being the first one in line and playing the part of Moses.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: What did Moses do so the Hebrews could escape from the Egyptians? Parted the Red Sea.

dltk-kids.com- Moses Crossing the Red Sea Snack

dltk-kids.com- Moses Parts the Red Sea Snack

missionarlington.org- A fun snack idea is to split a banana into two pieces lengthwise. Put blue Jell-O on each side to illustrate the water. In the middle add crushed graham crackers for the dry land. Enjoy! (page 4)


Letter R Snacks-

Rainbow Sherbet, Raisin, Raisin Oatmeal, Ranch Dip & Veggies, Raspberries, Ravioli, Red Jell-O, Rice, Rice Cakes, Rice Krispy Cereal, Rice Pudding, Rolls,



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

holyspiritinteractive.net- Moses Parts the Red Sea (coloring)

coloring.thecolor.com- Red Sea Parting (coloring)

psscentral.com- Moses Parts the Red Sea (mini book)


lambsongs.co.nz-

“Follow The Cloud” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


“How Did Moses Cross the Red Sea?” by Jill Kemp (booklet the children can color)

Cover

Booklet


dltk-teach.com- What begins with R? (mini book)

Red Sea- (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter R

storytime-storytime.blogspot.com- Walking On Dry Land (dot-to-dot), Draw Me A Riddle (dot-to-dot)
Scroll down for these.

Sea Crossing Moses- (find the hidden picture) Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 8.





Saturday, December 18, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter Q







Q- Quail


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story Moses in the Desert
- identify what God fed the Israelites on the desert
- discuss that God gives us what we need



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Quail 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.



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “Moses in the Desert” from your own story book. Or while you are reading the story do cut outs (Snip-And-Tell Bible Stories by Karyn Henley, page ) as the story unfolds.

Then ask questions from below.

Who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt? Moses

Why did the people become unhappy? They had been walking in the desert for many days and they were hungry.

What should the Israelites done instead of grumbling? They should have remembered the great things God had done to free them from slavery.

What did God give the Israelites to eat? Manna, bread from heaven and quail.

How long were the people out in the desert? 40 years.

What do you need? Do you have food, clothing, shelter, and safety? God has seen that your needs are taken care of through people in your life. Who helps take care of your needs? Your parents, teachers and friends.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What did God give the Israelites to eat? Manna, bread from heaven and quail.


Sing a song to the tune of “BINGO.”

There was a food that God did give
And manna was its name O
M-A-N-N-A, M-A-N-N-A, M-A-N-N-A
And manna was its name O.

There was a food that God did give
And quail was its name O
Q-U-A-I-L, Q-U-A-I-L, Q-U-A-I-L
And quail was its name O.



Activities:

Introduce activity: Who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt? Moses


newlifedfw.com- God Sends Quail and Manna lesson

Bible Stories from A to Z by Mary Murray- Quail From Heaven Bible lesson page 89



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What did God give the Israelites to eat? Manna, bread from heaven and quail.

daniellesplace.com

Paper Bag Quail- (scroll down to this craft that is near the bottom)

Body Patterns



dltk-kids.com- Paper Plate Quail Craft

Bible Stories from A to Z by Mary Murray- Quail Everywhere page 90

totallytots.blogspot.com- Neat Q is for Quail craft posted



Games:

Introduce game: Did the people listen and do what Moses said? Do you think that is easy? Can you do that?


Moses Says

Need: Nothing

Directions: Played just like Simon Says. Moses says, “Hop on one foot.” Etc.



Introduce game: So you think you are good at following directions? Let’s find out.

Following Directions

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: Moses led his people through the desert. Do you think they did what he told them to do? Do you think this was easy? Let’s find out.

Outrageous Desert Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle course that the students must do the crab walk backwards through it. Have them crab walk around objects, go under the table, carry a ball on their stomach and put it into the trash can, etc. Demonstrate what you want the students to do.


Another version:

Introduce game: Do you think it was easy to walk in the desert? Let’s find out.

Supply list: one table, one chair

Set up your obstacle course as described in your instructions and have the children watch you walk through the obstacle course before they try it themselves. As you go through each stage, explain what it represents.

Say: First, you’ll hop on one foot because the sand is so hot. Next, you will crawl under a table to get away from the sun. Then you roll on the ground from exhaustion. Finally, you crawl to a chair to rest.

Have the children go through the obstacle course, resetting it for each child as needed.



Introduce game: What did the Israelites see day in and day out on the desert? Sand

Pass the Sand!

Divide the group into two teams and line them up. Have the first team players in line grab a handful of sand from a container. They must pass the sand to the next player, who passes it to the next player, and so on down the line. When the sand reaches the last player, she pours what's left of it onto a plate. The team with the most sand at the end of the relay wins the game. You may have to weigh the sand on a food scale to find out if it's close!




Snacks:

Introduce snack: What is out in a desert? Sand

yumyum.com- Ants in the Sand


What did God give the Israelites to eat? Manna, bread from heaven and quail.

applesaucekids.com- Manna


What is quail? It is a small bird. What does it taste like? It tastes like chicken.

Give the children chicken tenders and discuss how quail tastes like chicken.


Letter Q Snacks-

Quiche and Quesadillas



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

sermons4kids.com- Moses said to them, "It is the bread that the LORD has given you to eat." Exodus 16:15 (coloring)

first-school.ws- Q Quail (coloring)

dltk-kids.com- Q is for Quail (coloring)

Bible Stories from A to Z by Mary Murray- Quail From Heaven (booklet for the children to color), page 91

Moses in the Desert- booklet for the children to color

dltk-teach.com- What begins with Q? (mini book)

first-school.ws- Quail (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter Q

superteacherworksheets.com- Letter Q Practice Sheet

sermons4kids.com- Dinner on the Ground (maze)

biblewise.com- The 40 Year Journey (maze)

makinglearningfun.com- Q quail (dot-to-dot)





Saturday, December 11, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter P







P- Plagues


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story 10 Plagues of Egypt
- discuss the ten plagues God sent upon Egypt and the Pharaoh
- discuss that God took care of his people and they did not experience the plagues



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

dltk-bible.com-Moses 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. (Fly, Frog, Miracle, Moses)

Plagues Word Wall- (Moses, Pharaoh, Ten)



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “10 Plagues of Egypt” from your own story book.

lds.about.com- Print out these pages on card stock and cut them out. Then glue flannel material on the back and use them on your flannel board. Use these pictures while you read the story.


Then ask questions from below.

What did God ask Moses to do? Go to the Pharaoh and tell him to let God’s people go.

At first did the King let the Hebrews leave? No.

How many plagues happened because the Pharaoh would not let God’s people go? 10

Did God take care of his people so they did not experience the plagues? Yes

What was the worse plague? The eldest child of every Egyptian family died.

Did the Egyptian King finally let the Hebrews go? Yes.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: What did God ask Moses to do? Go to the Pharaoh and tell him to let God’s people go.

God is Strong (finger play) Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 42.

God Told Moses (song)- Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing, page 42.

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Ten Plagues on the Land (song), page 2

kidssundayschool.com- The Plague Song



Activities:

Introduce activity: At first did the King let the Hebrews leave? No.

hennypenny.ourjunction.com- Moses and the Ten Plagues

dltk-bible.com- The Story of Moses (click on 3) lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.

missionarlington.org- Moses and the Plagues (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- The Pharaoh and the Plagues (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

daniellesplace.com- Moses and the Plagues of Egypt Bible Lesson, Crafts, & Activity Ideas



Crafts:

Introduce craft: What hopped out of the Nile River and into all the Egyptian houses?


Frog

Need: Paper plates, white and red construction paper, crayons, glue

Directions: Pre cut tongue for students out of red construction paper. Have the tongue about one inch wide and twelve inches long. Have students color paper plate green on one side and fold plate in half. (Note: Be sure to have students use old crayons and peel the paper off of crayons and rub the side of the crayon on the paper plate instead of coloring it. This will be a lot faster and easier for the students). Students then cut out two eyes that are pre drawn on white construction paper (round circles that are at least three inches across) and color eyes. Glue on eyes on outside of frog (green side) on the top of the paper plate that is folded in half. Have the eyes halfway on and halfway hanging off the fold near the center. Glue tongue inside the frog’s mouth starting from the center of the fold and out the front of the mouth. Curl tongue with pencil and draw a bug on end of tongue if you wish.



Games:

Introduce game: Who led the people out of Egypt? Can you follow Moses? Let’s find out.

Follow Moses

Need: A large walking stick

Directions: Someone is the Leader (Moses) and carries a stick for his staff. Students follow Moses and do what Moses does. (Like Follow the Leader).



Introduce game: How many plagues happened when the Pharaoh would not let the Israelites go?


Plagues Cards for Memory, Go Fish and Sequencing. Print out 2 copies, cut out, laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)




Introduce game: What hopped out of the Nile River and into all the Egyptian houses?




Leaping Frogs File Folder Game: The object of the game is for the player (the frog) to get to the Pharaoh’s Palace first. The players roll a die and follow the directions on the space they landed on. If the player lands on a space that is already occupied by another, BUMP that player back to the START space. The first frog to the Pharaoh’s Palace wins.









Snacks:

Introduce snack: What was the second plague? Thousands of frogs swarmed out of the river and into all the Egyptian homes.

jas.familyfun.go.com- Sherbet the Frog


Letter P Snacks-

Pancakes, Peas, Peaches, Pear, Peanut Butter, Pickles, Pineapple, Pizza, Plum, Pop Corn, Potato Chips, Pudding, Pumpkin, Pretzels, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles/Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

diaspora.org- The Passover Coloring Book (children can color this and make a book)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- 10 Plagues coloring (scroll down to this)

The Plagues- booklet for the children to color

dltk-teach.com- What begins with P? (mini book)

christianpreschoolprintables.com- Plagues (handwriting)

kidzone.ws.- Hidden Letter Worksheet Letter P

christianbook.com- Barefoot Moses (find the hidden picture)
Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: PK – K by Linda Standke, page 7. (Click on Sample and go to page 7.)

kidssoup.com- Frog (dot-to-dot)

biblewise.com- The Ten Plagues (maze)

tlsbooks.com- Match the Frogs
Draw a line from the frog on the left to the matching frog on the right.

worksheetunivers.com- Red Frog, Yellow Frog
Color all the large frogs red. Color all the small frogs yellow.

educationaoasis.com- Count the Frogs

amazingworksheets.blogspot.com- Write the Missing Number

kidssoup.com- Frog Addition





Saturday, December 4, 2010

A to Z Bible Story Lesson- Letter O







O- Offering


Objectives: The children will be able to
- retell the story The Widow’s Mite
- discuss what different things we can give to the church as an offering
- discuss what the money that is given to church is used for



Review:
Prayer and questions from last week’s lesson


Vocabulary Words:

Offering 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. (Ask the children what the person is doing in the first picture. Have you seen people doing this during Mass? Discuss. Ask the children what the second picture is. Tell them we are supposed to help others and we can do that by giving. Ask them what other things we can give those who need help (clothes, blankets, water, shelter, medicine, etc.).



Plan:


Circle Time:

Read story: “The Widow’s Mite” from your own story book.


Then ask questions from below.

How much did the widow give? All she had.

How many coins did she give? 2

How much was it worth? Less than a penny.

Why did Jesus especially appreciate the Widow’s gift of coins? Jesus liked the way the widow gave all she had from the heart. He saw her great faith in God and the church’s work. Jesus appreciated how she gave what she had without grumbling or showing off.

What can people give to the church instead of money? People can make large or small sacrifices of time. People can do community service which is helping others at church and out in the community.

Does this story mean a small gift is always better than a large gift? Give what you can to help others and the church. It doesn’t matter who much or how little, but give from the heart.

What things do we (or our parents) give to the church? Things: money, time, food for the poor, coats and clothes for people who need them, etc.

What is the money given to the church used for? Missionaries, charities, running the church, church maintenance, food for the poor, etc.



Songs and/or Finger Plays:

Introduce songs and/or finger plays: When we give to the church how should be act? Should we grumble? Show off to others that we gave? Should we boast about how much we gave?

Playful Songs and Bible Stories for Preschoolers by Group Publishing- Jesus Loves A Cheerful Giver (song) and Little Coins For Jesus (finger play), page 124



Activities:

Introduce activity: Who gave all she had? The widow

sermons4kids.com- The Widow’s Mite object lesson

sermons4kids.com- Giving Our All object lesson

missionarlilngton.org- A Giving Attitude (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)

missionarlington.org- An Attitude of Giving (scroll down to Preschool Lesson)




Crafts:

Introduce craft: When we give to the church should we grumble or show off? How should we behave when we give to the church?

mssscrafts.com- Offering Craft

sundayschoolcrafts.com- Offering Can

catholicicing.blogspot.com- Craft a Church Tithing Bank for Kids

lds.org- Never Forget One-Tenth for Tithing
Cut out elephant bank to help you remember to put one-tenth of all your earnings inside for tithing.

shereebirrell.blogspot.com- I Can Pay Tithing, Budget, and Save Money craft

christiancrafters.com- Tithing Bank


*Craft for Tithing- Have the students make envelopes and put play money inside for a simple craft to emphasize tithing.

Play Money- Print this out or make your own play money. Cut out money and put into envelopes.



Games:

Introduce game: How much did the widow give? All she had.

Coin Toss- See who can toss the coin into a bowl. Share how the woman gave all she had to the church.




Tithing: A simple game to help reinforce tithing to young children.


Introduction: Tithing is our contribution to the support of the Church which some people call an offering. The Church uses that money to help pay for the Church expenses and contributions for the community and around the world.

Directions: Give each player 5 tokens (play money, poker chips, milk caps, etc.) to represent their tithing (money that they have put aside to give to the Church). Put one small basket on the table to put the donations in. Place your marker on any space on the game board. Each player in turn rolls the die and moves their marker along the board. They may go forward or backwards or follow any branch of the board they wish, as long as they only go one direction within a turn. This means that you can go forward or backward, but only forward or only backward in a single turn. When a player lands on a space that has a basket on it, they pick up a Game Card and read it out loud (if they cannot read it, someone else can read it for them). Then they put their donation (1 token) into the basket and their turn is over. The first player to donate all their tithing money wins.



Snacks:

Introduce snack: How many coins did she give? 2

Cheese Gelt Coins

Get a round cracker and spread peanut butter on it. Cover with another cracker and you have edible money.


Letter O Snacks-

Oatmeal, Oatmeal Cookies, Olives, Omelets, Orange, Orange Sherbet, Orange Jell-O, Orange Juice, etc.



Coloring/Puzzles:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.

raindrop.org- A Widow Gives All She Had (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- The Widow’s Mite (coloring)

sermons4kids.com- The Widow’s Offering (coloring)

lambsong.co.nz- “Two Tiny Coins For God” by Jill Kemp (booklet for the children to color)

Cover

Booklet


religiousdoodles.com- Tithing

religiousdoodles.com- Blessings From Paying Tithing

religiousdoodles.com- I'm glad to pay a tithing, 1/10 of all I earn. It's little when I think of all God gives me in return.

maxvision.us- I Can Pay Tithing

media.ldscdn.org- I Can Pay Tithing

dltk-teach.com- What begins with O? (mini book)

first-school.ws- Offering (handwriting)

mathworksheetwizard.com- Kindergarten Money Worksheets (make your own and print out)

moneyinstructor.com- Teaching Kindergarten Money Worksheets
Here are some recommended printable money worksheets and interactive lessons that are appropriate for teaching money to kindergarten and preschool. Many of these worksheets are customizable to the particular needs of your student or child, and may be used in school or at home.

enchantedlearning.com- Money and Coin Activities

donnayoung.org- Coin Counting Worksheets

education.com- Monster Money! Counting Coins (free worksheet)





Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Church Potluck Recipe: Brownie Peanut Butter Bites





This delicious recipe is easy and totally scrumptious! Great for a last minute treat to take to a Church Potluck! (You need a mini muffin pan to make this.)






Brownie Peanut Butter Bites

1 (15 oz.) pkg. brownie mix
1/3 c. hot water
1 egg
1/4 c. oil
48 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine brownie mix, water, oil and egg. Beat well with a spoon. Fill paper-lined mini muffin cups about 1/2 full. Press one peanut butter cup into batter in each cup. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until brownie is set. Cool completely.

40 – 48 pieces



*Be sure to put a label on this dessert in case there are those who are allergic to peanuts.