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LESSON PLAN– PRESCHOOL & PRE-K September 2, 2018 EXPECTED LENGTH OF TODAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE: 61 minutes TODAY’S SCHEDULE 9:00-9:25 10:45-11:10 9:30-9:40 11:15-11:25 9:40-9:50 11:25-11:35 9:50-10:05 11:35-11:50 10:00-10:15 11:45-12:00

Children arrive/check-in, Opening Activities Circle Time Craft Time Playground Classroom Game or Playtime

No choir today. Choir will start on September 9. TODAY’S GOALS  Review last week’s lesson.  Teach the children that the Bible is one book with 66 little books inside.  Introduce the first book of the Bible: Genesis.  Tell the first story in the Bible: The Creation Story. Genesis 1:1-31 Note to teachers: We will cover a basic Bible fact and a story from the book of Genesis on September 2, 9, 16, and 23. WELCOME CHILDREN  One teacher (or two) will greet each child by name (look at their nametags). Introduce yourselves to the parents.  Confirm each child is in your class (check nametags).  If the child is not in your class grade, direct them to the correct grade classroom  Invite the children to participate in opening activities. **If there is an error on a child’s nametag, please indicate the error on your CLASS ROSTER.** OPENING ACTIVITIES Set out coloring pages, crayons, playdoh, and puzzles on the tables. Invite the children to enjoy the opening activities and play with toys as they arrive. CIRCLE TIME Items to have for Circle Time: Bible, Class Stuffed Animal (from last week), Bag of 66 little books, Number 6 (2 sheets). Have the children sit together in a circle.  Sing “Jesus Loves Me” (have the children join in the song).  Welcome the children and explain the morning activities: o We all come to church to learn about God and the Bible. o God loves everyone. o Every Sunday we will play, sing, hear a Bible story, pray, and have fun together. Page 1

o Today we read the very first story in the Bible!  Practice Saying Teacher and Classmates Names o Special Animal Friend: Show the children your class stuff animal and see if they remember the animal’s name. Tell the children that ___ (animal name) loves to come to church and learn about the Bible and is excited about today’s Bible story. o Teacher Names: Have teachers say their names and have the children repeat each name. o Classmates: Have each child say their name. In response, the children say: God loves ____ (each name). o Classroom Rules o Remind the children of the classroom rules (sharing toys, sitting at circle time with hands/feet to yourself, inside voices when inside, good listening & following directions, tell a teacher when you need to go potty or have a problem) o Review Last Week’s Lesson – Hold up the Bible for the children to see. What is this book called? (the Bible) What letter does the word Bible start with? (B) Who does the Bible teach us about? (God) How does God feel about us? (He loves us) Does God love just a few people? (no, God loves everyone) What kind of stories does the Bible have? (true stories) What do we call the Bible? (God’s word) o Today’s Bible Lesson (During the Bible Lesson, have the 4:10ers set up the craft on the tables) o The Bible looks like one big book, but inside the Bible is 66 little books. Imagine 66 little books inside this one big book. The number 66 is a big number. Can you say 66? Do you know what the number 6 looks like? (show a picture of the number 6). Can you count to 6? (have the children count). Can you count to 6 again? (have the children count). If you put two 6’s together side by side you can make a new number: 66. (show two 66’s together). How much is 66? (show the children the bag of 66 books). This is 66 little books. If we put all of these little books together, we would have the same number of books that are inside the Bible. Let’s see if we can all jump 66 times. (have the children stand up, jump and count 1-66 together, throw the little Bible books on the floor as you jump, then have the children clean up the books to put back in the bag and sit back down. If the children can’t jump 66 times at once, break it into sections or change the activity). o (when children are sitting back down and settled continue). How many little books make up the Bible? (66). Now that we know the Bible has 66 little books inside, let’s learn the very first book. The first book in the Bible is called: Genesis. Can you say Genesis? (children repeat). o Let’s open the Bible to Genesis and read the very first story. Remember that the Bible tells us true stories. (Read pages 10-25 from the Bible in the Class Basket).

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o Wow, God made everything in the world! God made the sun! God made the sky! I bet you wondered how the sun and sky and everything in the world came into place. God made it all! The Bible tells us that a long time ago there was no earth, only darkness. God made the heavens and the earth in 6 days. (show the number six). Let’s see if we can remember what God made each day. o 1 (children hold up one finger) – God made light, the sun! o 2 (childen hold up two fingers) – God made sky and oceans! o 3 (children hold up three fingers) – God made land and trees and plants! o 4 (children hold up four fingers) – God made the moon and the stars! o 5 (children hold up five fingers) – God made sea animals and birds! o 6 (children hold up six fingers) – God made land animals and people! o God said that everything he made was good! Are you happy that God made all these things? (yes) o What do you think that God did on day 7? (rested) o Let’s Review How many little books make up the Bible? (66) What is the first book of the Bible called? (Genesis) In our Bible story, what did God make? (items listed above) Did God make everything in the whole world? (yes) Did God make you and me? (yes) o Optional: Sing the B-I-B-L-E Song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8w5AeZtOqs o Closing Prayer: Dear God, Thank you for creating the heavens and the earth. Thank you for making the sun, the sky, the oceans, the land, the trees and plants, the moon, the stars, the sea creatures, the birds, the land animals, and all the people in the world. We thank you and praise you for how good you are to us. Amen. CRAFT TIME Have the children move to the tables. During the craft, continue to remind the children that God made everything. Classroom Supplies Needed: Crayons, Markers, Glue Sticks Basket Supplies: Worksheets, Various stickers for each day of the creation story. 1. Place Crayons, Markers, Glue Sticks on the tables. 2. Give each child a worksheet. 3. Go day by day of the creation story and have the class work on each day at the same time. Ask the children what God made each day and complete each circle with that item using crayons/markers and the various stickers provided. 4. The children take the craft project home.

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PLAYGROUND TIME Take the children outside on the playground to play. CLASSROOM PLAY/GAME Allow the children to play with the classroom toys or play group games until pick up time. Suggested Games: - Duck Duck Goose (practice remembering each child’s name) - I Spy PICK UP TIME & CHECK-OUT Adult Teachers: Check parent pick up stickers carefully. Thank the children for coming.


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