ROUTE 66 – A ROADTRIP THROUGH 66 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE! ESTHER
LESSON PLAN– GRADES K-2 December 2, 2018 NEW SCHEDULE CONTINUES! 9:18/11:03
Leave Your Classrooms for Large Group
Large Group Starts (Hangar & Wesley Room) Please be on time so that large group can start promptly at 9:20/11:05 ONE ADULT teacher and ALL 4:10ers will go to large group with the children. ONE ADULT teacher will stay in the classroom to prepare the tables for the small group activity after large group & join the class when finished.
Large Group Ends – Classes return to classrooms
Small Group Activities begin in classrooms
10:10/12:00 Target end time (enjoy class games or free play until parents pick up)
IMPORTANT NOTES 2nd Grader Bible Reader will read today in large group: Esther 4:14 Please pick a volunteer. Help the volunteer find the verse. The NIV translation is a bit difficult, so explain that we will read from another translation (Contemporary English Version). The volunteer will read the card. December Birthday cards will be given today. 1st Grade wins the November tithing prize!! 1st grade giving was 41%, 2nd grade giving was 33%, Kindergarten’s giving was 27%. These are higher than last month!! Continue to encourage the children to bring in their tithe every Sunday!
BIBLE VERSE: Esther 4:14 (READ CARD PROVIDED ON CLASS CLIPBOARD) “If you don’t speak up now, we will somehow get help, but you and your family will be killed. It could be that you were made queen for a time like this!” TODAY’S GOALS Recite the books of the Bible we have learned so far: Genesis through Esther. Understand the basic story of the Bible: God created a perfect world, but people messed it up. People do not obey God. God loves us so much he wants to rescue us. The Bible teaches about God’s ultimate rescue plan for all people. Know that Israel (the Promised Land) split in two: Israel & Judah and each kingdom was taken over by other nations. Understand that many of God’s people were taken to Persia. This is where Esther lives. Understand the basic story of Esther and that she saved all of the Jews from being killed. Know that Esther was brave and is a hero. She is part of God’s special plan. Page 1
As children arrive: 1. WELCOME CHILDREN 2. COUNT TITHES AS THE CHILDREN COME TO CLASS. RECORD THE NUMBER ON YOUR TITHING SHEET (ON THE CLIPBOARD).
TO BE DONE BEFORE LARGE GROUP Clean Up Toys – Have the children clean up the toys and coloring sheets. Go to Large Group (WESLEY ROOM) at 9:20 or 11:05 – Please be on time. ONE TEACHER STAYS BEHIND TO SET UP FOR THE CRAFT ACTIVITY. THIS TEACHER SHOULD BE THE ONE TO LEAD THE ACTIVITY. LATE CHILDREN SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE WESLEY ROOM TO BE DROPPED OFF.
TO BE DONE AFTER LARGE GROUP RECITE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE Use the Route 66 Poster to have the children recite the books of the Bible. Be sure numbers through Esther are on the poster and the car is at the book of Esther. CRAFT ACTIVITY – KINDERGARTEN One adult teacher stays to set up tables during large group. Today’s activity will be an Esther Story Wheel. Class Supplies: crayons, colored pencils, markers, glue sticks, scissors (if children able to cut) Basket Supplies: Wheel top and bottom, Wheel story pictures, brads Teacher Prep: Cut out the wheel top and bottom. Cut out the story pictures if children are not able to cut. 1. The children glue the story pictures in the correct order on the wheel bottom. Review the story sequence so the children can glue the pictures in order. Please work on this step as a class. 2. The children color the wheel top. 3. Help the children use the brad to put the wheel top and wheel bottom together. CRAFT ACTIVITY – GRADES 1&2 One adult teacher stays to set up tables during large group. Today’s activity will be ESTHER BINGO. Class Supplies: glue sticks, scissors Basket Supplies: BINGO cards, BINGO pictures, BINGO chips, BINGO calling question cards 1. Give each child a BINGO card and BINGO pictures. The children cut out and glue the pictures on their cards to create their own BINGO card. 2. After the children have completed their cards, play BINGO as a class with the calling question cards. The teacher asks the question and the children put a chip on the correct answer. Candy is provided as prizes for the BINGO winners. (CHILDREN MAY NOT EAT CANDY IN CLASS. THEY MUST WAIT UNTIL PARENTS PICK UP TO ASK PERMISSION). Page 2
FREE TIME - Coloring & Activity Pages. Grade 2 can do the Word Search as a class. - Play with toys. PICK UP TIME Be sure to check pick up tag codes carefully. Thank each child for coming and invite them to come back next week. Send home flyers and projects.
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