Saturday, January 28, 2006

David Is Anointed King Lesson 3

I've got some great friends that are helping behind the scenes with this class. They help me put together the Magnetic puzzles, take homes and anything else I can think of for them to do. This week, one of them made little shepherd's hats like I mentioned in the last lesson. Another made some wooden harps that I strung with rubber bands. The kids will love these tomorrow morning. Both of these items are intended to be kept in our David box. They will not go home with the kids.

We had a visitor Wednesday night. He was a cutie. They've recently moved into town, so we'll probably be seeing more of him. If all my students come at the same time (it doesn't happen often), I'll have 8. That's a handful.

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. I couldn't get anyone to wear one Wednesday night, maybe they will today.

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. They really enjoyed this Wednesday night. I built the sheepfold. I told them that they could help me next time if they wore a shepherd's hat. We'll see how bad they want to do it.

Pass out Wooden Harps. Talk to them about how shepherds (David) used them to pass the time. Emphasize that David sang songs of praise to God..Let them hold them during the next activity.

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.

Take the harps back up and put away.

Magnetic Figures of David the shepherd, warrior and king. These are figures I got from Soul-ly For Kids. It gives me the chance to give a brief overview of David's life. There is also a 2-part Goliath in the bags. They will enjoy putting him together.

Sing: David

David Flip Read Chart. This flip chart covers all of David's life that I intend to cover in class. I went ahead and read the whole flip chart Wednesday night. Sunday AM is usually when I have a full class. That may limit how much I get to read.

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.

"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.

Return to seats.

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


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