Saturday, May 13, 2006

Daniel Interprets the King's Dream

I think I said I would do this lesson 3rd, but due to my lack of memory, I thought I was going to do it 2nd. So, we'll do it 2nd.

We will stress today that God took care of Daniel by telling him what the King's dream was and what it meant. This saved Daniel's and all the wise men's lives. We will also stress that Daniel prayed to God for help with the dream.

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 start our class with the prayer box -- a box filled with pictures of things to pray for. The kids will get to choose 2 pictures out of the box and each will have a turn to pray.

Sing: Daniel

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.

Review previous lessons with the Song Timeline. This is just pictures from each lesson with the song glued to the back. The songs can be found here: Bible Songs.

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.

If there is time, let them choose food Daniel and his friends ate useing our plastic food.