Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Lesson Plan- Achan/Stealing (1st grade on up)


Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story of Achan
- name the 2 sins that God charged Achan with
- identify who died because of Achan’s sin

Review: Prayer, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson

Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)

sin- an act, thought, or way of behaving that goes against the teaching’s of God
stealing- to take something that belongs to someone else without the owner’s permission
obedience- the act of practice of following instructions, complying with rules or regulations, or submitting to someone’s authority
deceitful- intentionally misleading or fraudulent


Story: Achan (Joshua 7) and ask questions about story.


Introduce activities: Who died because of Achan’s sin? (Achan, his family, his animals and Israelite soldiers)

sundayschoolsources.com- Achan’s Sin (lesson)

fightingthegiants.com- The Sin of Achan lesson

meiklejohn.org.uk- Achan's Sin Affects Israel

svetdienasskola.files.wordpress.com- Achan’s Sin (lesson)

ministry-to-children.com- Bible Lesson: The defeat of Ai (Joshua 8)

jesuswalk.com- Sin in the Camp (Joshua 7-9) lesson

apcurriculum.com- The Battle of Ai; Achan’s Sin (lesson)

kidssundayschool.com- The Cost of Sin (lesson)

biblestorytelling.org- Joshua: Consequences of Achan’s Sin (lesson)


freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Achan’s Tent (page 5 & 6)

childrenschapel.org- Story Cube (use this Story Cube to help you remember and retell the story).


Introduce game: What two sins did God charge Achan with? (Stealing and deceiving.)

What’s Missing?

Need: Several common small objects

Directions: Place several small objects on a tray or table in front of the students where they all can see (number of objects that are age appropriate). Have the students name each object as you point to them. Students hide their eyes while the teacher removes one object. Then the students look and guess which object is missing. Who ever guesses right gets to remove an object and have everyone guess "What's Missing?".

The game below is free, however it can only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Thief!: Players are given situations and they must identify whether or not they are breaking the 7th Commandment (Catholic). They also must state what they are obliged to do for their sin.

Introduction: Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you without asking. It is not borrowing, or finding something, or owning something, or having something with permission. It is taking something from someone else. Besides stealing, the 7th commandment forbids cheating, keeping things that are not ours, and accepting bribes by public officials.

We are commanded by the 7th commandment to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, to pay our just debts and to not charge an exorbitant rate of interest when lending to another. We must also use the things we have wisely and treat our things with respect. In addition, this commandment includes that we do not keep others from having what they deserve or borrow things and not returning them.


Introduce snack: This basic recipe is in honor of the cowboy who labeled beans “deceitful”—‘cause they talk behind your back.”

Baked Beans

2 (28 oz.) can of Bush’s Baked Beans with onions
8 pieces of bacon (can omit)
1 box of dark brown sugar

Cut up 8 pieces of bacon in 2 inch strips and fry until crispy. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. In a pot, combine beans, bacon, and the whole box (yes, the whole box) of brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Turn to low and simmer until beans are really thick. Stir occasionally. I judge it to be done if my wooden spoon can almost stand up in it.

*Add cut up cooked hot dogs to make Beanie Weenies

cooks.com- Sinful Brownie Recipes

allrecipes.com- Absolutely Sinful Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

Prayers while students are doing worksheets.

childrenschapel.org- Be content with such things as ye have. Hebrews 13:5 (coloring)

Memory Verse Cut & Scramble:

childrenschapel.org- Activity #1

childrenschapel.org- Activity #2- Use activity #2 for younger children and use both activities for older children.

wordsearchfun.com- (word search)

apcurriculum.com- Achan’s Sin (Word Search)

freesundayschoolcurriculum.weebly.com- Read the pictures below to discover a very important lesson that Achan learned the hard way. (Page 7)

apcurriculum.com- Achan’s Sin (True or False)

acurrycreation.com- Ai and Achan's Sin Worksheet (scroll down to this)

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