Daniel Interprets the King's Dream
Sunday we started talking about Daniel interpreting the king's dream. Tonight we will spend more time on it. I'm concentrating on the role Daniel's prayer played in the story. I'm not analyzing the dream. I want the kids to know that Daniel prayed to God when he needed help and that God gave him the help he needed.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E We are learning The B-I-B-L-E in sign language. The kids like challenge and so do I.
Opening Activity: We will begin making "prayer boxes". Pass them out and let the children color the pictures on the sides. After they are through, let the helpers (I'm going to get 2 mommas to come into class with me tonight) take them up and put them together. At the end of class, we will add the finishing touches.
Daniel Flip Chart.
Sing: God Will Take Care of You using the flip chart.
Attendance Chart -- Our attendance chart this month will be just a plain white paper plate stapled to the wall. In the center of the paper plate is the child's name with the words "Daniel chot to eat good food". I found some great pictures of vegetables on the internet, that are copied and cut out. Each week, the children will add a different vegetable to their plate.
As they finish putting their food on the paper plate, tell them to sit down on the floor in front of the flannel graph.
Story Review: Use the Large Flannelgraph (Betty Lukens) to retell the story.
Old Testament books -- Work together with the large blue cards (books of law), and the next 3 red cards (Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther). These are the last of the red cards (history). Then let each child take a turn pointing to and saying the books on the wall with the hand pointer. After each child has had a turn, let them return to their seat. Give each child his set of OT cards to put in order on his own.
Let the children glue the praying hands on to the side of the prayer box they made earlier. Talk to them about the importance of praying to God when we have a problem.
Let each child that wants to say a prayer.
If there is time, let them choose food Daniel and his friends ate using our plastic food.