Class: 2-3 year olds
PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Teach the kids that we shouldn’t be happy when someone suffers
VERSE TO MEMORISE
“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;”
Start by asking: Who here has already seen someone falling down? What was your reaction? (Wait for their participation). Each person has a different reaction ... isn’t it? Some laugh, others feel sorry, others rush to help, and there are those who don’t notice anything. In today's story we are going to learn that we should never be happy when someone gets hurt. Let’s listen to the story?
Luke was a very naughty boy who was always laughing at his friends and he also liked to criticize them. He used to mock his friends and was evil towards them too. What an ugly thing to do isn’t it? (Make a face of disapproval).
Luke liked playing with his friends in a park near his house. The park was fun, there was a slide, swings, seesaws and that park was surrounded by many trees (show pictures).
One day, Luke and his friends were playing, when suddenly, Hugo, who was playing on the swing, fell on the floor. Do you know what happened next? Hugo began to cry while Luke laughed at him. What an ugly thing to do!
When Luke's mother saw that, she told that we should never laugh at the sadness of others. From that day on, Luke learned a lesson and stopped laughing at the suffering of his friends.
Children, we must not be happy with the sadness of others and when something bad happens to someone we must be quick to help. This way, we will please our God, who is in heaven.
Free drawing. Distribute sheets of paper and crayons
and ask the kids to draw something to do with the story.
Being the characters of the story. Give out some molding dough for the children and ask for them to do Luke and Hugo. Educator, interact with them while they are doing the characters, make yours too, do not worry about perfection, leave them free to create.