This is our last lesson on the life of Christ. We'll focus on the parables of the miracles of Jesus over the next 2 months. Our lesson tomorrow will focus on Zacchaeus. It is a good lesson about how anyone can do good for Jesus no matter what their size or age. It is also a good lesson on seeking Jesus.
My lesson plan is:
Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language.
Zacchaeus Magnet Puzzle
Touch and Feel Book: Review the story of Jesus' birth.
Small Flannel graph boxes for review of Christ's life.
Sing: Jesus Grows Up -- I finally put this online along with about 4 other songs. If you follow the link, you can see the words, sheet music and listen to me singing it. Sorry, I couldn't find anyone else to do the singing.
Boy Jesus Black Light Story
Introduce Zacchaeus with snip-n-tell Zacchaeus. This is really a cute one. While you're telling the story, you're cutting out a big tree. Then you cut a man out of the tree. I think they'll probably all want one to take home with them.
Sing: Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man -- I want to make sure the kids understand that Zacchaeus wasn't 6" tall. The song implies that he was incredibly small as do a lot of the pictures I found. He was just a short man that couldn't see over the crowd.
Life of Christ Flip Chart
Attendance Chart: I'll let them choose what animals to add to their attendance chart from now on.
As time permits, do the following: (these are all activities we've done over the month, but don't necessarily have time to do each week)
Review the lesson with the Jesus Flannelgraph story.
We'll talk about baptism. I'll give the kids a chance to "baptize" a plastic farmer in a container with water. This is a leftover activity from VBS that I used with the next class up. These littler guys will enjoy it.
Boy Jesus Flip Chart
Activities borrowed from my Baby Jesus box for the toddler class.
Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.
End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.