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God's Book: About the Bible

by Leanne Guenther

Sunday School Teacher's Guide - this is just one possible lesson plan.  Visit the God's Book Section for further ideas to supplement this.

Introduction:

This lesson helps familiarize children with the Bible, how it came to be, and the importance of it.  Like any book its nice to know  the background of it, when it is written, if its fiction or non-fiction, who the author is, etc.  Except that this book is the most important book we will ever read.  It teaches us how to live our life, comforts us in our times of need, helps us to know who God is, and gives us some incite on our future on earth and with God.  The main verse for this lesson will be taken from Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path."  

The message:

Preschool thru Grade 1: God gave the Bible to help you.
 
Grades 2 and 3: The Bible is God's truth to guide you.

I've split this message into two separate ones depending on the age level.  For the younger children, the message is simple: God gave the Bible to us to help us.  It is an important letter God wrote to each of us to learn from, to obey, and to get to know Him better.  For the older children, we expand on this message and say that the Bible is true and is supposed to be our guide.

Make sure you repeat the message many times during the lesson.  Send the About the Bible Take Home Sheet  home with the children to encourage parents to reiterate the message during the week.  It includes a poster at the bottom that the children can color and hang on their wall or refrigerator.

Preview of the lesson:

Some people like to do craft time first and story time second and some like to switch it around.  I like the first option, myself.

Always consider offering  Coloring Pagesor you could look at the Bible Printables for children who aren't interested in participating in the group activity (or if you get done the group activities very quickly and need something to fill in the spare time).  Everyone has a need for "alone time" once in awhile.  Also, sending home the coloring pages with the Take Home sheet provides parents with much needed help in reinforcing the lessons.  You can make a nice little booklet each week with the Take Home Sheet on top -- I promise that most parents will appreciate the effort! 

Description

Time Allotted

Supplies


Welcome!

Receive name tags.  Have the children use crayons, markers, yarn and whatever other materials (such as sparkle glue) you have available to personalize their name tag.

Sing the Learning our Names song

10 to 15 minutes Bible name tags, scissors (or adults can precut),  crayons, markers, yarn, safety pins or tape.

Craft time!

Preschool thru Grade 1: Make the Books of the Bible Wreath.  Some cutting could be done before class to make craft time a little easier.  Discuss with the children what story goes with each picture and talk about their favorite Bible stories.

Grade 2 and 3:  Make Bible bookmarks.  There are several different options to choose from.  Use this time to encourage the kids to read their Bible everyday. 

15 to 30 minutes 
depending on your
adult/child ratio

Preschool thru Grade 1: Books of the Bible Template printer, paper, glue, scissors, crayons, paper plate, yarn or string.

Grade 2 and 3: Bible bookmarks. printer, paper, scissors, glue, crayons OPTIONAL:  wool, clear contact paper.


Bible Story/Song Time:

All Grades:  Sing The B-I-B-L-E.

Preschool thru Grade 1:  Read The Story What is the Bible? (or read from your own store bought children's bible).

Grade 2 and 3:  This week it was difficult to find a passage to sum up the whole Bible.  Instead try quizzing your students on what they know about the Bible with the Bible Quiz and/or the Bible ABC's rhyme.  Try to expand on each question by asking the kids what the lesson was behind each story, etc.

10 minutes The Coloring Pages can be distributed to the children so they are able to color at home, or during the story.

Closing:

Preschool thru Grade 1: Discuss why the Bible is important (God wrote it for us, He tells us He loves us, there are rules for us to follow, we can get to know Him better...).  What are ways we can know more about the Bible even though we can't read? (ask parents or brothers and sisters to read it to us, remember what we learn in Sunday School...) 

Grade 2 and 3:  Discuss what they honestly think about the Bible (is it hard to understand, too many pages, is it boring).  Remind them of some stories they've learned in Sunday School and how interesting and fun they were - they are part of the Bible too.  Encourage them to read the Bible and if they don't understand something to ask questions.

 

Standard ending song: "We Love to Learn Together"

5 to 15 minutes

Brainstorm Board (chalkboard, whiteboard, poster board,...)

 

 

 

 

 

Words to:

Standard ending song: "We Love to Learn Together"

 


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