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Saturday, February 11, 2006

David and Goliath Lesson 3

Tomorrow morning will be our last official lesson on Goliath. We will, of course, review him each week, but the main focus will be on other parts of David's life.

Well, I got very brave and let them throw the plastic rocks at the Goliath on the wall. They really enjoyed it. I'm sure they'll beg to do it again in the morning.

I've added one other thing to our list of David/Goliath activities. A friend made enough cloth pouches for each child. I bought some river rocks. I'll pour them out on the floor and let the kids choose 5 to put in their pouoh. This is to emphasize that David didn't wear a bunch of armor and carried only his slingshot and 5 stones. We should probably do this before we throw the plastic rock at Goliath, or they'll hurl their real stones at him.


My lesson plan is:

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

Attendance charts -- crowns -- I will let the kids take these home today. We'll come up with another attendance chart for the rest of the quarter.

The shepherd's hats are a big hit. I took the camera Sun AM, but for some reason (I think batteries) it wouldn't work. I'll try again tonight.

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 enjoy this.

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 David and Goliath Puzzle.

Sing: David

David Flip Read Chart. I will need to read up to and including the Goliath part of the flip chart.

Move to Storytime area (floor. The kids have gotten accustomed to doing this. I'm able to just ask them to quietly move to the floor with their pillows and they do so.

Do the activity with the pouches and rocks. If they are behaving, let them hold the pouches while we go over the story with flannel graphs. Otherwise, take them up.

Flannel graphs are up and ready to go. I will probably just do David's anointing and David and Goliath tomorrow.

While we're on the floor would be a good time to let a few of them try on the armor. Depending on how many kids I have and their energy level, I may let them throw plastic rocks (from my kids Flisher Price castle set) at the Goliath on the wall.

Return to seats.

If there is time do Karyn Henley's Snip-n-Tell. I didn't get to this Sunday. I need to make an effort to do it tonight. It's really neat.

"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.

Prayer

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