David and Mephibosheth
This will be our last lesson on David. We will concentrate on David's promise to Jonathan. He kept his promise and took care of Mephibosheth. In case you don't remember, Mephibosheth was crippled when he was 5 years old. This is a great lesson about keeping your promises and taking care of those in need.
Several years ago, I found a great bargain at our local Wal-mart. They put some Fisher Price toys on clearance. Each toy had a doctor, friend and person in a wheel chair. I bought a bunch of them. I've used them with Palma Smiley's To Toddlers With Love -- The Good Samaritan. I will use them tomorrow to talk about helping people who are handicapped.
My lesson plan is:
This Little Light Of Mine -- Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.
Since this is our last lesson about David, we really should do the Shepherd's Hats and Sheep Fold.
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 Pictures -- We used these the first couple of lessons. There is a picture of David the Shepherd, David the Warrior and David the King. This will serve as a review of past lessons and an introduction to David becoming king.
David Flip Read Chart. Read entire flip chart.
Fisher Price handicapped kids toys. These are the ones mentioned above. There should be enough sets for each child. They'll get time to play with them while we discuss helping handicapped people.
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.
I think everyone that wanted to has tried on the armor. If not, we'll let them try it on.
Depending on how many kids I have and their energy level, I may let them throw plastic rocks (from my kids Fisher Price castle set) at the Goliath on the wall.
Return to seats.
David and Jonathan mini flannel graph boxes. These are pencil boxes with a piece of flannel graph glued to the inside of the lid. Each child has there own. The pieces for the story are stored in the boxes. Each child can put their own flannel graph story together. This one has a picture of King Saul, Jonathan, David and a heart. The heart is to be placed between David and Jonathan to show their love for each other.
"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.