Class: 2-3 year olds
Psalm 34:17-19 and 1Kings 18:41-46
PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Teach the children that God answers those who belong to Him.
VERSE TO MEMORIZE
" The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears" (Psalm 34.17)
Start by saying: Friends, when we want something we ask for it. For example, when you are hungry, you ask your mom, right? And if you don’t get an answer, you continue insisting, right? Today we are going to listen to the story of a man who insisted and asked God for a blessing. Let’s pay attention and see what happened?
THE ANSWERED PRAYER
Elijah was an obedient man of God and taught the people what pleased God. Who here is of God, raise your hand (wait for their participation). In the city where Elijah lived, it did not rain for many days. Forests and plantations were dry and dying because there was no water to wet them, the horses had no grass to eat and even the drinking water was running (make an expression of concern).
That’s serious...isn’t it? And Elijah went to a mountain, knelt, placed his face on the floor and prayed (clasp hands as if you were praying and ask for them to copy) for God to bring rain. When he stopped praying, he told his friend to observe the sky and see if there was any dark cloud showing. But the sky was blue, it didn’t look like it was going to rain. But Elijah continued praying, and prayed twice (educator, count up to seven using the fingers showing according to the number). Then he asked the friend again: "And now? Now, I see a dark cloud the size of my hand (show palm), said the friend. And suddenly, Kabum, Shua, Shua, Shua, Shua! A very hard wind began to blow and it started raining a lot.
See? God answered Elijah's prayer ... But do you know why? Because he was a good and trusted God. If we are like him, our heavenly Father will also bless us ... Amen!
Activity: Ask the children to cut paper into smaller pieces, make balls and then paste it in the raindrops (get an image of rain/coloring page).
Making sounds. Educator, you will need an illustration
of rain, telephone, clock, a person swinging a door,
crying baby, cat, dog, rooster. Put the pictures in a shoe
box /decorated. Start the game by saying the following:
Children, today we learned that Elijah prayed for rain and
it happened isn’t it? And now we are going to copy the sound of rain. Who here knows what rain sounds like? Make the sound, Shua, Shua, Shua and
ask for them to copy). Then invite a child to get a
picture from inside the box, and make sounds according to the
illustrations chosen, for example: telephone (ring, ring,
riiing) clock (tic-tac) person swinging a door (knock-
knock), baby crying (BUAA), cat (meow meow), dog (au
au), etc. Play until they lose interest.