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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Unit 2: Lesson 20 PENTACOST

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.

Here is a nice song to sing today: Wind and Fire (to the tune of Frere Jacque)
Tongues of fire; tongues of fire;
Mighty wind; mighty wind:
The Holy Ghost is coming; the Holy Ghost is coming;
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
3) Prayer... thank the Holy Spirit for living in our hearts

4) Theme: Remind the children of the theme of the unit: God sends his greatest gift, Jesus Christ our Saviour. John 1:14 “we beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father”
Tell them that they are going to hear a Bible Story again today that shows the glory of God through the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.

5) Bible Story: Today’s Story is about Pentacost, when God sent his Holy Spirit to his people to be their comforter and guide. Read pages 452-465 from the Read and Learn Bible (Scholastic).

6) Text: Today’s Text is: “God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people.’” Acts 2:17a

7) Crafts:

  • Flame Headbands… use a large poster board to cut strips to make head bands. Measure for each child’s head and staple closed. Cut out red/orange or yellow flames to glue to the front of the headbands.
  • Dove… the dove often symbolizes the Holy Spirit. Before the class, cut out wing, tails and heads for each child. Have the children color the beak and glue the pieces onto a toilet paper roll to make a dove. If your rolls are not white, you can have the children glue on a square of white paper first or you can paint the rolls white at home before the lesson. See template for shapes:

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?
10) Optional Coloring Pages:
Several useful pages here:
12 disciples at pentacost:

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