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Jesus Is Loving! (Preschool) (Sunday School Lessons for Children)

Date Class Scripture Theme
February 14, 2010 Preschool Mark 3:1-6 Man With the Withered Hand

By Karleigh Neufeld

Little Things To Do

1. Free Time

Enjoy a little play time with the children at the front end to get to know them

2. DVD

Use the Read & Share Bible DVD series and pick one of the stories about healing

3. Bible Story Time

Use a children’s Bible to tell the story of how Jesus healed the man with the withered hand

4. Simple Music

Head and shoulders, Jesus loves me

5. Valentine to Jesus

Help the children make a valentine for Jesus, thanking him for being so loving to all people

6. Snack

7. Bible Memory

“I am the truth”

Write these words on hearts and put them on the wall. Have the children stick heart stickers on them and talk through each one “I…am…the…truth!”

8. Simple craft

Use sheets of paper with the picture of a child on it. Use gauze, bandaids to stick on them to make them feel better (do this while talking about how Jesus loves us and Jesus can also heal us!).

9. Prayer

Pray for the children

10. Colouring sheets

Provide a colouring sheet of Jesus showing love to the world

Clean up

Jesus Loves The Little Children (Preschool) (Sunday School Lessons For Children)

Date Class Scripture Theme
October 17, 2010 Preschool Jesus loves all the little children of the world

Written/Arranged by Teresa Klassen

1. Three Things We Know!

  • One, two, three (count with your fingers) Jesus loves me (on the word “love” draw a heart over your heart)
  • Look and see (turn around) Jesus made me (point to yourself with your thumbs)
  • From the beginning (stretch your hand out far to the left) to the end (stretch your hand far to the right) Jesus is my friend (give yourself a hug)

2. Bible Story

From the First Step Bible page 364

“Come Close, Little Ones”

3. DVD

Jesus Loves Children (Read ‘N Share, Volume 1, Story 12)

4. Craft

There will be a half page with three columns

Title: Three Things I Know!

  • Column 1 — One, two, three — Jesus loves me
  • Column 2 — Look and see — Jesus made me
  • Column 3: From the beginning to the end — Jesus is my friend

Children will glue a picture on each column

5. Singing

“Jesus Loves The Little Children”

Purple CD “Favorite Bible Songs” (by Wee Worship) Disc 1, song 7

6. Game

  • Have the children sit in a circle.
  • Have one child hold a heart and pass it to the child to their right and say, “Jesus loves you”
  • Do this slowly, and then do it a little faster and faster

7. Snack

  • Heart cookies
  • Remind the children that a heart reminds us about love and Jesus loves us!

8. Jesus Knows My name

  • Have a picture of Jesus on a poster with Jesus saying, “I love you”
  • Help the children write their name
  • Then put their name in Jesus’ arms

9. Jesus loves all the little children of the world!

  • Flashcards of children from around the world
  • The teacher says, “This child is from (Africa, for example). Her name is _______. Does Jesus love ______?”
  • Children say “Yes!”
  • Teacher affirms, “Yes, Jesus loves __________”

10. Bible verse

“God is love!” 1 John 4:8

Clean up together

Enjoy playing together!

LESSON CHECKLIST:

1.     Bible

2.     CD with song

3.     Heart shaped cookies

4.     Craft main page with title and sub-titles

5.     Craft pictures x 3 kinds

6.     Heart for game

7.     Poster with Jesus holding out his hands

8.     Strips of paper where children can write their names (with help)

9.     Flashcards with pictures of children from around the world. On the front = picture. On the back, name of the child and country they are from

Good New! (Preschool) (Sunday School Lessons for Children)

Date Age-group Scripture Theme
Oct. 3/2010 Preschool Acts 2:14-36 Good News!

Written/Arranged by Teresa Klassen

1. Free Time

Just play with the children and enjoy getting to know them

2. Kid’s Speak

Teacher asks the children: “What are some things that make you happy?”

If the children don’t know how to answer, then ask them…

  • Does it make you happy when you have to clean up a very messy room (nooooo)
  • Does it make you happy when you get to eat ice-cream (yes)
  • Does it make you happy when you have to go to bed early (nooooo)
  • Does it make you happy when you get to play outside on a sunny day (yes)
  • Does it make you happy when you are feeling sick (nooooo)
  • Does it make you happy when it is your birthday (yes)

Teacher says: Some things don’t make us very happy: this is bad news

Some things make us very happy: this is good news!

3. Good News! – Poster Activity

  • We will have a poster of Good/Happy things.
  • We will have smiley faces that say “Good News”
  • Have the children glue a Happy Face on every poster picture
  • When the put the picture on the poster have them say, “Good News!”

4. Jesus’ Good News

We will have flashcards with the following little truths from the Bible

1.     When Jesus made the world it was perfect, and we were best friends with Jesus. That is how Jesus wanted it to be!

2.     But sometimes we do things that are naughty, right? Sometimes we don’t share. Sometimes we don’t listen to our mommy’s and daddy’s, and this is wrong. This is what people do sometimes. We do things that are wrong.

3.     When we do things that are naughty, this is called sin.  When we sin it makes our hearts are all dirty and black.

4.     When our hearts are all dirty and black with sin it makes Jesus sad. Our sin pushes Jesus away. He loves us and doesn’t want our hearts to be black with sin. He wants to be our best friend.

5.     When we say sorry to Jesus He forgives us.

6.     When we say “I am sorry” to Jesus he makes our hearts clean again

7.     When Jesus says he will make our hearts clean, this is very, very good news and it makes us very, very happy!

5. Sing

Sing  “Jesus Loves Me” along with the CD/DVD

6. Good News-paper

This activity uses the Bible. There will be a “newspaper” inside the Bible.

Teacher says: Do you know how your mommy and daddy sometimes read the newspaper (show the children a newspaper). This paper is full of news about what is going on in the city where we live.

The Bible (show them a Bible) is full of news too.  It is full of very good news!

(Pull out the “Newspaper” from the Bible) Look…this news from the Bible says, “Good News” (show the children the big front headline of the paper that says “Good News”) This says, “Good News” can you say that with me?

Let’s open up our paper and see what the Good News is…

Front of the paper says: Good News

Inside Left says: Jesus loves you!

Inside Right says: Jesus loves me!

7. Craft

Make a “Good News-paper” with the children and have them practice telling it to the class.

  • We will have a big piece of paper folded in half.
  • We will have 3 other pages that you can glue onto this – one on the front, and two in the middle

Front of the paper says: Good News

Inside Left says: Jesus loves you!

Inside Right says: Jesus loves me!

8. Snack

Pray with the children before you have your snack and thank Jesus for the Good News that he forgives our sin and makes our hearts clean again!

9. Bible Memory

“Jesus is the light of the world”

  • Jesus is: point up
  • The Light: make your finger like your candle and your other hand like a flame (explain that it is a candle/light)
  • Of the world: make your arms like a big circle, like the earth

10. Clean up, Clean up

Have the children help you tidy up the room

The Welcome Mat (Preschool) (Sunday School Lessons For Children)

Date Class Theme/Title
Oct. 24 Preschool Class The Welcome mat

Written/Arranged by Mikaela Klassen

10 Little Things

(Teachers you can do these in any order and do all 10 or just choose the ones that work, depending on the attention level of the preschoolers)

1. Three Things We Know!

  • One, two, three (count with your fingers) Jesus loves me (on the word “love” draw a heart over your heart)
  • Look and see (turn around) Jesus made me (point to yourself with your thumbs)
  • From the beginning (stretch your hand out far to the left) to the end (stretch your hand far to the right) Jesus is my friend (give yourself a hug)

2. Bible Story

There is no specific bible story, but you can talk to the kids about how God welcomes everyone no matter who they are and what they look like!! Talk about how God welcomed people even when everyone else didn’t. You could ask the kids if they know anyone they could welcome (or in simpler words “say hi to”)

3. Welcoming Everyone Activity

There will be flash cards with different types of people on them (someone who is sick, someone who is sad, someone who is angry, someone who is little, and someone who is old….etc.)

Show the kids a flash card, describe it to them, and ask them if God loves them and welcomes them to come to Him! Do this with all the flash cards.  Talk about how we also welcome people, and at church as well, everyone is welcome!

4. Take two steps forward Activity

Have the kids stand at one end of the room, and the teacher at the other end. Say the phrases below and ask the kids if it is welcoming or not. Get the kids to put up their hand if their answer is yes. If they say the right answer they can take two steps forward. Who ever gets to you first wins!

– “Hi, my name is….”(is this welcoming? yes)

– “Come over here”(is this welcoming? yes)

– “Go Away!”(no)

– “Come sit with me”(yes)

– “I don’t like you”(no)

– “You smell”(no)

– “What’s your name”(yes)

– “I’ll share with you”(yes)

– “You look funny”(no)

– “Come to church with me”(yes)

5. Songs

Sing “Jesus loves me” and “My God is so big.”

6. Bible Verse

“God is Love” 1 John 4:8

Do actions with the kids

God is (point to the sky)

Love (put your hand on your heart)

Try your best to get them to memorize 1 John 4:8, but the main focus is “God is Love”

Once you feel they are ready, have them say it BY THEMSELVES. Tell them who ever can say it by themselves will get to go eat snack first!

7. Snack

(Whatever was planned for snack that day)

8. Craft

Welcome Mats- There will be one piece of paper for each of the kids; the front side will be like a mat, and it will say “Welcome” and the other side will say “I Welcome” at the top. There will be pictures of people that they can stick on to the back (a person in a wheel chair, a sick person, a sad person, an angry person, and a person from a different country) Let the kids stick them on, and then they can color the back and the front.

9. Pray

Sit in a circle holding hands, and pray with the kids. Make sure that you ask if any of the kids want to pray. When you pray make sure to pray that they will always welcome everyone, because God welcomes us.

10. Clean up together

Play with the kids and clean up!

LESSON CHECKLIST FOR THE OFFICE:

(Use this if the SunLand Intern is piecing your lesson together)

Item Amount Needed Instructions
Activity #3 Flash Cards 8 different flash cards. Have pieces of paper each with one kind of person on it:

-a sick person

-a sad person

-a person in a wheel chair

-an angry person

-a person from a different country

-an old person

-a young person

Make it look very clear what they are.

Activity #7 Snack

8 Peanut Free snack provided
Activity #8 Craft (Welcome mats)

8 mats

8 of each individual person

Each kid gets one piece of paper. On one side it looks like a welcome mat that says “Welcome”, make sure it can be colored(an example of a mat is at the link below), and on the other side it says “I Welcome” at the top. Then make 5 people that they can stick onto the back of their mat

1. a person in a wheel chair

2. a sick person

3. a person from a different country

4. a mean person

5. a sad person

Make sure that these people are separate so that the kids can stick each of them individually onto their mat, also make sure that the people are able to be colored.

Example of a welcome mat: http://www.clipartguide.com/_named_clipart_images/0511-0809-2219-3131_Welcome_Mat_Clip_Art_clipart_image.jpg

The Good Samaritan (Preschool) (Free Sunday School Lessons for Children)

Date Group Scripture Title
Sept. 12/2010 Preschool The Good Samaritan
Telling the story of Jesus with your life.

Written/Arranged by Nadine Rigby

Ten Little Things

1. Free Playtime

Try and encourage the kids to play together (play time, but as a group around 1 activity. It could be playdough or blocks or puzzles or whatever, but to have the children start together with something)

2. Opening activity (Singing) (5 minutes)

Start off by singing the “more we get together” 

“The more we get together, together, together”  (gather kids into a circle, and hold hand swinging to the motion of the song)

“The more we get together, the happier we’ll be” (make a silly happy face)

Cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends” (point to yourself and then kids around you)

”the more we get together the happier we’ll be”. (make a silly face)

(Sing a few times)

3. Read (5 minutes)

Bible Story : The Good Samaritan

Read from the “Children’s Favourite Bible stories” pg. 305

4. Watch (5 minutes)

Show Good Samaritan DVD. There are a lot of ideas on YouTube

Here is a suggestion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOo-Q980h7M&feature=related



5. Game (5 minutes)

Being a good friend and neighbour game.

God wants us to be a good friend and neighbour to everyone. A neighbour is everyone around you both far and wide. This means being nice to those around us. We are going to play a fun game where you tell me if I am saying something that is nice to do to our friends or not nice.  Sit down and only jump up  if I say something that is nice.  (Have children sit down in a group and encourage them to jump up when something that is said is nice)

Examples:  giving our friends a hug! (nice), not sharing our toys (not nice), sharing our toys (nice), not listening to our parents (not nice), cleaning up our toys (nice), inviting a new boy or girl to come play with us (nice), etc…….

6. Bible Memory verse (5 minutes)

In the bible we learn that God loves us and that he wants us to love one another. God wants us to be nice and to share with everybody. The bible says in Micah 6:8 “Jesus asks me to be fair.”  Let see if we can remember this verse! Let practice it together.  (do actions to verse a few times with kids)

Jesus (point to the sky),

asks (make a motion with your hand from mouth),

me  (point to self)

to (hold up two fingers),

be (make wings with your arms and buzz like a bee),

fair (hold to hand up, palms faceing the sky and tilt back and fourth like a scale)

7. Snack (5 minutes)

Ask two of the kids if they want to help hand out the snack. Just like the good Samaritan served his neighbour.

Pray over snack  (thank-you god for this food and our friends)

8. Giving a neighbour hug craft (5-8 minutes)

Have hand shape papers pre-cut out and pre-glued to stripe of paper folded tightly. Get kids to glues these to big cut our HUG hearts. Kids can decorate hearts with crayons.

Encourage kids to give there hug to a neighbour 

9. Prayer

-Thank you God that we can learn about him today.

-Thank-you for our friends and those around us

-Thank-you for loving us.

10. Colouring page of the Good Samaritan (5 minutes)

Suggestion:  http://njministries.org/njm/coloringpage.html

Fishers of Men (Gr 4-6) (Free Sunday School Lessons for Children)

Date Class Scripture Theme
Jan 17 — 2010 Grade 4-6 Mark 1:14-21

Part One:

Follow Me

Part Two: Become fishers of men

We want to introduce Jesus to other people.

Prepared by: Teresa Klassen

PART TWO

Introducing the big idea (5 Minutes)

Have the kids stand in a circle.

Say, “Today, I would like us to introduce ourselves to the class.  This is what we are going to do…”

  • Have them say their name and something they like that begins with the same letter as their name (a food or a color or a movie…whatever they can think of).
  • When you move to the next person they have to say the name of the person who just spoke and what they like, and then their own name and what they like by saying something like this (example): “This is my friend Sierrah, she likes Sandwiches. My name is Colson, I like Cars”
  • Go around the circle this way,  only you need to remember all the people who came before you! ** If you have a very small group, you might want to make it tougher by coming up with 2 or 3 things that begin with the same letter before moving on to the next person.

Transition (2 Minute)

Thank you for introducing yourselves to the class. It was nice to hear your name and something you liked.  Now that I know those things, it makes me feel like I know you a little bit better.  Now if someone new comes to class, I can introduce you to them and say, (give them some examples of what you just heard) “This is ___________ and he/she likes______________”

Just like we introduce new friends, Jesus wants to introduce Him as a new friend to people that you know!

He wants us to tell people about Him so that they understand how much he loves Him; just like our Bible verse says, God loves the whole world! And he wants us to introduce him to everyone!

Bible Story (5-8 Minutes)

* Items needed: Story

Last week we talked about how Jesus went to the Sea of Galilee – remember, you made a big lake and you had boats and nets – and we learned how Jesus asked people to follow Him just like he asks us to follow Him. We talked about how Jesus is kind to people, and so we should be kind too. We talked about how Jesus helped people, and how we should help too.

Today we are going to listen to that same story again…but this time, we are going to learn about something ELSE Jesus said.

  • Read them the story “Fishers of Men” from the Bible, Mark 1:16-18
  • End with the statement – “Fish were very, very important to Peter and Andrew, James and John. All day they fished and filled their boat with fish and sold their fish in the market. Their whole life was about fish. When Jesus said, ‘I will make you fishers of men’ – what he was saying was that people were more important than fish. Jesus said, instead of spending all your time catching fish, I want you care about people and introduce me to them…”

How Can I show God’s Love to my friends? (5-8 minutes)

* Teachers: The important part of this section is to go after the idea of “developing friendships” – we can’t really be fishers of men if we don’t know people and don’t know how we can show God’s love to them…

* 3D is an idea borrowed from Willow Creek’s “Just Walk Across The Room” course

Jesus says, follow me and I will make you fishers of men…

To help you remember this, we are going to talk about something called “Living in 3D” – have you ever watched a 3D movie? (get them to tell you their stories if they have). Everything seems really colorful and alive and close…it feels like you are right in the movie.

Well, this is what Jesus asks us to be like…be noticeable in the world, be close to people, be in people’s lives so that when you act like Jesus would…people will ask, what makes you different? And you will have a chance to tell them about your friend Jesus.

So…living in 3D…here are some 3D glasses to help you remember this (give cardboard 3D glasses to the kids. I found mine at a Dollar Store and made a sticker for each one that had the 3D words on them)

Divide the kids into 3 groups, they will represent each one of the D’s

Group 1: Develop Friendships

Put people together in this group who probably wouldn’t know each other well. Their assignment will be to introduce themselves and tell the group

1. How old they are

2.            Where they were born

2. What school they go to

3. What they like to do in their free time

Conclusion: It is important to be open to meeting new people and to want to get to know them. There are lots of people in the world who are just looking for friends, and as people who want to follow Jesus…we need to be the ones who care enough about people to just want to make friends. So, the first D in living in 3D is developing friendships.

Group 2: Discover people’s stories

This group’s assignment is to discover as many great stories as they can from within the group, stories that other people might not know…they need to ask each other questions and then they will need to tell the group those stories. Their question is:

1.            What is something that happened to you that made you really sad or really happy?

Conclusion: Jesus asks us to be good listeners. To really know people. To be curious about other people’s lives. So the second D in living in 3D is discover people’s stories.

that way you will know how you can serve them and care for them.”

Group 3: Decide on next steps

Jesus never wants us to force Jesus on anyone. We are to treat people respectfully. That’s why in this next step Jesus asks us first to pray to him and ask, “how can I introduce you to my friend” and to just listen to His ideas about what to do next.

Some things Jesus asks us to do will be small things like, “Just be caring. Bring them a meal. Send them a card. Help them do a job around the house that they need help with.”  Other times it might mean a conversation where you are able to tell them about your friendship with Jesus. Sometimes it might mean an invitation to church or youth group…the main thing is that you don’t treat people like they are some kind of project!! Jesus LOVES YOUR FRIENDS and our job is just to be open to Jesus using us to show his love to them.

So…this next D in the 3D process is to Decide on next steps

This group needs to think of some good next steps for these friendships (described below):

  • Your friend broke his foot. What would be a “step you could take” to show Jesus’ love to him?
  • Your friend’s parents are getting a divorce. What would be a “step you could take” to show Jesus’ love to her?
  • Your friend got the highest mark in Math in the class. What would be “a step you could take” to show Jesus’ love to him?
  • A kid who is new to the school is sitting by herself during lunch. What would be a “step you could take” to show Jesus’ love to her?
  • Your teacher is really having a rotten day because he is sick and stressed out. What would be a “step you could take” to show Jesus’ love to him?

The Fish (Memory Verse)! (5 Minutes)

* Items needed: Bible verse fish, string clips

Remind the kids of our memory verse for the month (John 3:16)

  • Now take the fish that have been provided and spread them around the room in no particular order
  • Divide the kids into two groups and tell them the challenge is to find the right fish to clip to the string in the right order and see who can win at this.
  • On the wall there will be a couple of strings with clothespins. The kids need to find the right fish for the clips and then clip the fish to the right clothespin with the WORDS THAT ARE PASTED ON THE FISH TO THE OUTSIDE (so they can be seen)
  • The words spell out our memory verse.

Snack & Blessing (1 Minute)

  • Items needed: Fishy crackers

Pray for the kids:

“I pray this blessing over each one of you.

Each of you is precious in God’s sight.

God sees you every minute of every day and he loves you.

I pray that you will come to know and love Jesus with all your heart for all your days.

May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.

Amen.”

Give the kids a cup of fish.

Clean Up!

Since our building is used for many different things, we need to make sure we clean up after ourselves. You can definitely have the kids help you do this near the end of the morning!!

  • Please use the BAG provided to put all the left-over items into it, and then you can leave your bag in the classroom.
  • Please pick up all the garbage and put it in the trash
  • If there are chairs or stools, please fold or stack them and put them away
  • Please turn the heat down (applicable for youth room and Gazebo) to 10 degrees
  • Please make sure any TVs/DVDs/Projectors are powered off
  • Please make sure all toys are put away

Thank you so very much!

The Man With the Shriveled Hand (Gr 4-6) (Free Sunday School Lessons for Children)

Date Class Scripture Theme
Feb 14 — 2010 Gr 4-6 Mark 3:1-6

Jesus’ love and care (the miracle with the man with the shriveled hand)

Prepared by: Teresa Klassen

Introducing the big idea (5-8 Minutes)

Today is Valentine’s Day! A day when we tell people we love them and care about them!

This is Jesus’ favorite thing to do as well! He loves to tell people that He loves them. He is telling you today that He loves you!!

Not only does Jesus tell people that He loves them, He shows them too. Today we are going to see how Jesus showed His love and care to people He met.

The First Aid Kit

Does anyone know what this is? (show the kids a first aid kit, have them guess what it is)

What kinds of things do we have in here? (begin taking items out and get ideas from the kids what the items are for, and add your own comments)

Why do we have all these things? (to help us get well, to make us feel better)

One of the ways our moms or dads show love to us is when we are sick, they try to help us get well. Or if we get a cut, they put a bandaid on…it is one of the ways they show love and care to us.

These are all very important things to have in our first aid kit, but there are a few things that are missing, and we are going to find out what those things are today…

Today we are going to talk about a man who was very sad. He lived a long time ago and he was a man who Jesus met.

The reason the man was sad, was because he had a hand that didn’t work; the man in today’s story had a hand that was all shriveled up; it didn’t work at all.

Today, there’s lots of help for people who have a physical challenge, but in those days, it was very hard to do anything if you had any kind of disability.

To try to imagine this, we are going to try something…

What If My Hand Didn’t Work? (8-10 minutes)

Only have kids who are comfortable with this activity do this next activity, the rest can hold their hand behind their back.

Activity:

Jesus met a man a the synagogue – a synagogue is another kind of church – and this man had a hand that was all shriveled up.  He couldn’t use that hand at all, and this was very sad for him. It made working very hard.

What would it be like if you didn’t have a hand that worked?

  • Take the gauze and invite the kids to make a fist with the hand that they write or color with
  • then go around and wrap that one hand with gauze hand and tape the bottom, around their wrist (be careful not to do it too tightly), tell them to keep their hands in a fist and not to wiggle their fingers
  • Then walk them through a few obstacles:
    • Cut out a shape with some scissors
    • Zip up a jacket
    • Read a book and turn the pages
    • Color a picture
    • Put a bandaid on etc.

Get some feedback from the kids…

  • Discuss whether they would miss having their other hand to work with.
  • What would they find hard to do?
  • How do you think other kids would treat them (if unkindly, stress how we should always be kind to everyone no matter what they look like or what kind of physical challenge they might have, because we want to be like Jesus, and Jesus was always kind and loving to others)

Conclude: The man in the story we are going to tell had a hand that didn’t work and there wasn’t anything the doctors could do, and there was nothing in the first aid kit that would help him.

Tell and Retell the story (8 minutes)

1.        Read the story “Man with the Shriveled Hand” from the Bible. Get the kids to each hold a Bible and look up the story in Mark 3:1-6 (get one or more of the kids to read it if they volunteer)

2.         Watch the DVD “Man With the Shriveled Hand” (sorry I don’t have this link anymore but I know it is on YouTube)

Discuss and Stress the Main Point (5 minutes)

Discuss what might have been hard for the man with the shriveled hand.

  • Would working have been hard?
  • How about holding his children’s hand or picking them up?
  • Or even taking a bath would have been hard.
  • Do you think people would have made fun of him?

Conclude: There were a lot of people who were not very loving to the man, even the other people in that church said that Jesus shouldn’t heal the man while they were in church! They said do it on another day and in another place!!

But Jesus looked at the man with the hand that didn’t work and He didn’t make fun of Him

He cared about the man

He wanted to do something very loving for the man

He did something that was impossible for anyone else to do: he healed him – it was a miracle. A miracle is something only GOD can do!


What Else Do We Need in Our First Aid Kit? (5 minutes – keep this short)

Play First Aid Taboo with the kids – there will be a list of words that the kids CAN’T SAY and one word that they need to get the group to say. The teacher will look over their shoulder to make sure they don’t “cheat”…and will have the taboo buzzer to use if they do. There will be a timer.

The kids will come up with a list of things that are in the first aid kit – including the Bible and Prayer.

At the end ask:

“There were two things in the game that were not originally in our First Aid Kit. What were they?”

Then ask the kids the following questions (or do this in Small Groups if you think this will work better, I will include discussion sheets if you want to use them)

Questions

In what ways can the Bible help us when we are sick or going through a hard time?

  • We can read about what Jesus did for others and realize that He is so loving and caring, he wants to help us with our problems too!
  • We can read how powerful Jesus is and He can also choose to heal us.
  • We read that even if we aren’t healed, that Jesus promises to help us and to never leave us
  • We read about how people should care about other people – Jesus is asking us to be like him and to care for others and help others.

What do the prayer hands remind us of when we are sick or going through a hard time?

  • They remind us that Jesus said we can talk to him
  • They remind us that Jesus says that we can ask him for things
  • They remind us that Jesus is always listening
  • They remind us that Jesus answers prayers
  • They remind us that we can pray for our family and friends who have a need

Conclude: So what do I need to add to my First Aid Kit? (have the kids answer, “a Bible” and “Prayer”) – use the cut outs provided and add them to the kit.

Bandaid Olympics (3 minutes)

Just to get some of the wiggles out of the kids, use this quick game to have an outlet for all that energy.

If the weather is nice,  you can do this outside in the courtyard outside the front entrance door.

  • Take the 3 “Sick Man” pictures and put them at one end of the room.
  • Then make 3 piles of bandaids
  • And divide the kids into 3 groups
  • Say that you are going to give them 2 minutes (time them) and only one person can run up at a time
  • They need to peel the bandaid and stick the bandaid on the sick person

When the timer is done, then count how many bandaids each group got on their man to see who came in 1st or 2nd or 3rd

Memory Verse (5-8 Minutes)

* This is week 3 of this verse

John 14:6 “Jesus said  “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.”

“Let’s practice how to spell “life” life using sign language.” Use the chart below to teach them

Actions:

  • Jesus (point up)
  • Said (hands by mouth as if you are shouting)
  • I am (point at yourself)
  • The way (two hands pointing out, as if giving directions)
  • The truth (make a T with your index fingers)
  • And the life (spell out “life” with sign language…see how fast they can get)

Blessing (1 Minute)

Pray for the kids:

“I pray this blessing over each one of you.

Each of you is precious in God’s sight.

God sees you every minute of every day and he loves you.

I pray that you will come to know and love Jesus with all your heart for all your days.

May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.  Amen.”

Treat Bags (because it is Valentine’s)

Give each child a little treat bag when they are ready to leave (there are some extra if there are siblings who didn’t get one)

Clean Up!

Since our building is used for many different things, we need to make sure we clean up after ourselves. You can definitely have the kids help you do this near the end of the morning!!

  • Please use the BAG provided to put all the left-over items into it, and then you can leave your bag in the classroom.
  • Please pick up all the garbage and put it in the trash
  • If there are chairs or stools, please fold or stack them and put them away
  • Please turn the heat down (applicable for youth room and Gazebo) to 10 degrees
  • Please make sure any TVs/DVDs/Projectors are powered off
  • Please make sure all toys are put away

Thank you so very much!