PURPOSE OF THE LESSON
Teach the kids that God takes care of those who trust Him.
VERSE TO MEMORIZE
" He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.” (Psalms 105.7)
Take to class an appliance manual. Start by saying the following: Children, I
bought this appliance (say the name of it) and I don’t know how to use it. But when I opened the box I realized that inside there was this little book (show the manual).
Do you know what its name is? (Wait for their participation). A manual, well done!
The manual is to guide us how we use the product, such as installing an equipment, etc. Today we'll talk about a book that can be compared to an manual instruction for our lives. Let’s find out what is this book?
A SPECIAL BOOK
ONCE UPON a time there was a 10 year old boy named Johnny. He had a collection of books. In his room was a shelf full of books of history, geography,
human body, sports, etc. Johnny was very intelligent and read them with joy.
One day there was a competition at school and he participated in the spelling
contest. The boy worked so hard to win the contest. Some time later, Johnny was known as the wiser kid of that place. One day he realized that his teacher at school had in his bag a book unlike any book he knew, and decided to ask her what was that book. Then he knew it was a Bible. The Bible is the most special of all and should not be read just once in a while, but every day, since it teaches us to have true wisdom. Johnny also learned that the Bible teaches about God, and how to love Him and please Him.
Johnny's teacher also explained to him that the Bible is composed of several
books and is divided into the Old Testament, 39 books, and the New Testament,
with 27 books. Johnny seemed very interesting in the talk that every minute he
wanted to know more about this book so special. He also knew that the Bible brings books that tell the story of big heroes of faith, on the laws of God and brought poetry and songs. From that day, John wanted very much to have a Bible for him.
It is important to have a Bible and meditate on its teachings every day,
following the guidelines that are written in it, because doing so, will be very blessed by God. Got it?
By now, you'll need several books (homemade recipes, books about the
human body, dictionary, math book and the Bible). Place the books on the table, showing each one of them and explain what they are about, for example: Are you seeing this cookbook? (Show to them). With this your mother can learn to do different foods. With a dictionary you can know the meanings of words and make our doubts about the correct way to write. But the Bible is the most important of all is very special because it is the Word of God. This book (show the Bible) was written by a men guided and inspired by God, and brings to us all what we need to know about God and what He wants from each one of us. We must have the Bible and meditate on the words that are in it.
Ask the class: Who of here has a Bible at home? (Ask for them to raise their hands). Does your family usually tell stories of the Bible to you? What is the story that you like? (Choose three children to answer this question.) Do you think it is important to learn about the Word of God? (Choose three children to answer this question). Conclude with a prayer and encouraging children to thank God for giving us His Word. Do not forget to memorize the verse of the week with them.
SUNDAY Collage. We are going to glue colored paper on the clothes of Johnny.
WEDNESDAY Searching the treasure. Take to class books (biblical stories for kids), some Bibles and sweets. Make some footsteps with office paper. Spread
the prints, books and Bibles on the class. Say that there are several of them on the class, and that among them are some Bibles. Ask for them to help you find the Bibles. Explain that to that, they should follow the footsteps. Each Bible found clap and commemorate the discovery with the children. Conclude by asking the children if they have a Bible at home. (Wait for their response.) Teach the kids that the Bible is the Word of God and it should be treated with care and affection. In the end, distribute the candy to the class.
FRIDAY Fun. Take to class a shoe box covered with gift wrap (kid item). Place in
the box some illustrations of animals that the children know (dog, cat, bird, horse, chicken, etc...) and colorful pieces of paper (Crepe, icing, cardboard, or paper that you find in the colors green, red , blue and yellow). Start by saying: Johnny had many books that taught him many things, isn’t it, kids? And now you will discover some things that had those books. Educator, ask every kid to grab a picture, or colored paper inside the box. If he / she choose a picture of an animal, say the animal's name and ask to copy it, if they take a colorful paper say the name of the color and ask to the class to repeat the name. Ask the child to point to something in the class that has that color. Commemorate every time the children answers correctly if they are wrong help them, and call other kids to participate as well.
SUNDAY Making art. Paint, cut and memorize at home the verse of the week.
WEDNESDAY Complete the drawing. Draw Johnny’s face after learning the Word of God.
FRIDAY Painting the scene. John collected books, but it lacked a particular book, the Bible.
SUNDAY Maze. The collection was missing an important book. Bring the Bible to Johnny’ rack.
WEDNESDAY Completing and learning. Write on slips of paper the names of some books of the Bible, except the big names such as Deuteronomy, Leviticus, Lamentations, Malachi, and Ecclesiastes. Place the paper with the names in shoe box coated with paper (or other paper in black).
Write on a sheet of paper the word Bible, cut and then paste on the box lid.
Sit with the kids in a circle and explain: I am going to grab a paper in this case, the name of one of the books of the Bible. After I’ll close my eyes, while, the box will go passing through each one of you. When I say "stop", the child who is holding the box should grab a paper; repeat the name I have just said and the name of the book that he took off the box. You should then close your eyes and again the box will continue passing to the next kid on the circle and so on. The game continued and who gets wrong in saying the sequence of names will come out of the circle. Wins the one who gets to till end.
FRIDAY Activities. 1. Mark with an X the real answers. 2. Justify the false alternatives.