Saturday, September 16, 2006

Miracles of Jesus -- Jesus Heal The Blind Man

I have just spent a very uplifting weekend at Silsbee, TX. The congregation there has a singing school every year. My boys start begging to go about 6 months before it actually happens. So, we went. We sang and sang and sang. It was a good weekend. But, now, here it is Saturday night and I've got to get geared up for class tomorrow. I had already gotten the pop-up book page done and a friend is working on a magnetic puzzle, so all I have left to do is write out this lesson plan and get a good night's sleep.

Our lesson tomorrow is on Jesus healing the blind man. I'm hoping to demonstrate blindness by turning out the lights for a little bit. This is a big deal in our classroom because there are no windows. When the lights are out, it's dark. We'll see if the kids are willing to do this. It should give them an idea of what being blind is like.

My lesson plan is:

Sing: Jesus Loves Me and The B-I-B-L-E with sign language. Also sing My God Is So Big.

Magnetic Puzzle -- Jesus Heal The Blind Man

Sing: What is a Miracle?

Tell the story of the miracles studied so far using the flip chart pictures.

Turn out the lights (if the kids are willing). Let them experience total darkness. Talk about what it is like to be blind.

Add today's lesson -- Jesus Heals The Blind Man using the flip chart picture.

Pop-up Book. The page for today is a picture of a man's face with the eyes and mouth cut out. A pull tab slides out to change the man from frowning and blind to smiling and seeing.

Attendance chart: The attendance chart came from Palma Smiley's Sharing lesson. Each class session the children will glue a basket to their picture of Jesus feeding the 5000.

Sing songs: The Bright Red Crab and Bumbling Bumble Bee or others of their choosing.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline.

End class with a prayer. Let each child that wants to say a prayer.

If there's time talk about manners in the church building using the flashcards in the room.

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