Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the Fiery Furnace
This lesson does not involve Daniel, but since it involves his friends and is found in the book of Daniel, we'll include it here. All of the stories about Daniel and his friends really tell us how God takes care of those that follow him. Even though it was not the popular thing to do, they worship God and only God. He rewards them greatly.
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: Fiery Furnace Magnetic Puzzle
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 books of poetry (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon). This is a lot to add at one time. I'm trying to get the older kids to memorize the books of the OT before the end of June. They'll be moving up to the next class then and it would be nice if they knew them. 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 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.