Thursday, January 26, 2006

David Is Anointed King Lesson 2

Tonight's lesson will concentrate on the fact that David was a shepherd. I've taught Palma Smiley's To Toddlers With Love lesson on David for years. I have a box full of great stuff. I finally got a chance to look in it and see what I could use with the older kids. There were a few things in there that will be great and a couple of things that I've been saving to use with kids this age.

My lesson plan is:

This Little Light Of Mine -- Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.

One of the things I found in my toddler David box were shepherd's hats. I can't describe them here, but I'll try to get a picture of it with the kids. I'll wear one at the beginning of class and encourage any of the kids that want to to wear one.

Read Shepherd Flip Chart. This is a flip chart that will give the kids some idea of what daily life was like for the shepherd.

Use wooden blocks to make sheepfold. There are enough toy lions for each child to have one. There is just one toy bear. Let the kids act out a how a shepherd protects his sheep.

The Lord's My Shepherd flip chart. This flip chart will help the kids learn the song from our hymnal. We will just do the first verse.

Magnetic Puzzle of David and Goliath. We aren't covering Goliath yet, but the kids love doing these puzzles. It will just have to do.

Sing: David

David Flip Chart. This flip chart covers all of David's life that I intend to cover in class. I may just use half of it this week. We'll have to how the kids attention spans are.

Attendance charts -- crowns -- We're using the same crowns we did for Saul. The kids need more chances to put lots of star on the crowns.

Move to Storytime area (floor)with Bibles -- Call each child one at a time and place a pillow on the floor where that child is to sit. After he/she is seated, call the next child up.

I don't have the flannelgraph ready for David yet. So, we'll use our song timeline (pictures of characters we've studied with their songs on the back). This will be a good time to review and sing the new song David again.

Return to seats.

We will begin making a shepherd book tonight. The first page opening has a pocket to put a pipe cleaner "david" in. There are outlines of 4 sheep that the kids will glue cotton balls on top of. For the next 2-3 Wednesday nights we will be adding to this book.

"Trust and Obey" flip chart. This flip chart is to help teach the song by the same name. It is really for lessons with Saul, but they really like it, so we'll keep using it for a while.

Sing: Let the kids choose their favorite songs to sing.


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