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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Unit 1: Lesson 25 SADRACH, MESHACH and ABEDNEGO

1) Welcome Activity:

2) Songs: Start the Story Hour with the learning our names song. Go around the circle or table and introduce each child.
(sing to the tune of “The More we get together”
Thank you God for (name)
For (name), for (name)
Thank you God for (name)
We’re glad (s) he is here!


3) Prayer... Praise God, the King of kings and LORD of lords.

4) Theme: Remind the children of the theme of the unit: God works among his covenant people to prepare the world for the Savior. Hebrews 12:1&2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded
by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us… look to Jesus.” Tell them that they are going to hear a Bible Story again today that shows how God works through Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Daniel's three friends. They lived during the time of exile.. when the people of Israel had been taken away from the Promised Land because of their sinfulness. God works through these men to show that God is the almighty, the King of kings.


5) Bible Story: Today’s Story is about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Read pages 212-216 from the Read and Learn Bible (Scholastic).



6) Today's Text: “Blessed be the LORD… for there is no other god who is able to deliver in this way” Daniel 3: 28a &29b



7) Craft:

  • The Fiery Furnace…Before the lesson, photocopy template pieces for all the children (you may want to attach our text to the bottom of the main template right away). Cut and paste to assemble the scene. You can have the children make flames in several ways: 1) glue on torn stripped of red, orange and yellow construction paper 2) paint (you could do this with brushes or chunks of sponge in clothes pins) 3) glue on crumpled balls of red, orange and yellow tissue paper
Template pieces and detailed instructions here:



8) Closing Prayer... say the Lord's prayer together with the children
9) Going Home: Sing the closing together. Then, check to see if all the children have collected their crafts and coloring sheets before they go home. Say goodbye and tell them that you enjoyed learning about God together and were happy to have them today! You were, weren’t you?
(sung to the tune of The More we Get Together,
just like the opening song)
We love to learn together,
Together, together
We love to learn together
And give thanks to God.
Also can be sung with: “sing” or “pray” or “work”
10) Optional Coloring Pages
Quite a few different options here:
http://www.coloring.ws/sma.htm

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