Samuel -- Hannah's Prayer
I've been writing a blog at blogster about my experiences teaching a preschool age Bible class. I think I'll change to blogger, but if you would like to see what I've written in the past, you can check it out here: Diary Of A Bible Class Teacher at Blogster
I've been teaching this preschool class for 2 months. We spend a whole month (usually 7 sessions) on each lesson. Our 1st month we studied Gideon and the 2nd we studied Samson. This month we will be learning about Samuel.
The teaching tools I have either made or found in our resource room are:
- Hannah's Prayer Flip Chart
- Samuel Flip Chart (to be read each session)
- High Priest Flip Chart
- Typical Bible Times Children Activities Flip Chart
- Betty Lukens Felts
- Samuel Magnetic Puzzle (1/child)
- Small Flannel Pictures (1 set/child)
- Large Sequence Pictures
- Small Sequence Pictures (1 set/child)
- Samuel Song
- A Take Home For Each Session
I may make use of some other activities, but these are the main ones that pertain to Samuel.
This first lesson will be about Hannah's prayer. Since we won't be meeting Wednesday night (due to our monthly singing), we will continue talking about Hannah's prayer next Sunday Morning.
My lesson plan is:
This Little Light Of Mine
Turn on candle. Remind them that as long as they are good the candle will stay on.
Discuss prayer using the prayer box in class. Let each child say a prayer.
Read Hannah's Prayer Flip Chart
Do Samuel Magnetic Puzzles
Read Samuel Flip Chart
Move to Storytime area (floor)with Bibles -- Call each child one at a time to place their attendance picture on their chart. Place a pillow on the floor where that child is to sit. After he/she is seated, call the next child up.
Pass out Bibles -- talk about what the Bible is, who it came from and how we should treat it. Review Gideon and Samson referring to posters on the wall. If they are interested, sing Gideon and Samson songs.
Return Bibles to basket.
Tell Samuel's story with Flannelgraph.
I'm a Hero!
A Great Big Squeak (With pic of mice)
Hop! Goes the Frog (With pic of frog)
Ask children one at a time to return their pillow to the pillow tote, then sit down at the table.
Pass out watches. Review Hannah's story with them, reminding them that they can pray just like Hannah did.