Day 5: Jesus Pleases God and People
*There are 5 activities for this day’s lesson. Feel free to choose one or two of the activities OR spread them out over several days! :)
- Bible (I like the NirV)
- Children’s Bible (I’m using the Say & Pray Bible)
- Activity #1: Ball
- Activity #2: Large plastic cup, Small toy (that can fit inside cup)
- Activity #4: Medium sized container, Small items to fill up container (that will add some weight) – we used the bag that holds our duplo blocks
- Activity #5: Paper, markers/paints
Day 5: Lesson and Activities
- Open Bible to Luke 2:51-52. Ask if child wants to touch God’s Word. Touch gently. Then, read the verses.
- Open Say & Pray Bible to story. Read the story, verse, and prayer. Point to Jesus, ball, bird, house, window, broom, and dog.
- Play with a ball (like Jesus in the picture) and listen to Steve Green’s song “And Jesus Grew.”
Activity #2: Following Directions (Obedience)
- Sing “Trust and Obey” hymn
- Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey!
- Using the large plastic cup and the small toy, give your child directions to follow.
- Put the toy inside the cup.
- Put the toy on top of the cup.
- Put the cup on top of the toy.
- Put the cup next to the toy.
Activity #3: Walk and Stop song
- Sing and move: Oh, well you walk and you walk and you walk and you STOP! Pause for varying lengths of time. Oh, well you walk and you walk and you walk and you STOP! Pause
- Jesus became wise and strong as He grew!
- Have child hold the container – how strong are you?
- Sing (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle) Katelyn is so strong, strong, strong! Can she hold it long, long, long? Look at Katelyn’s muscles grow! She’s growing big and strong, I know! Katelyn is so strong, strong, strong! Can she hold it long, long, long?
- Add items to the container and sing song again. Is the container getting so heavy?
- Decorate a paper with the verse Colossians 3:20. When Jesus was a young boy, He obeyed His parents. It pleases God when we obey our parents.
- Sing (Tune: Farmer in the Dell) O is for obey, O is for obey. Obey means doing what is right. O is for obey!
Closing: Luke 2:40, The child grew and became strong. Obey your parents just like Jesus did!