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Sept 19 God Squad Lesson

Sept 19 God Squad Lesson

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God Squad lesson Sept 19
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Thankyou
all
so much foryourhelpthisyear
with
God Squad!Listedbelow aresome suggestionsfor lesson ideas andactivlties.Pleaseknow thatthese are onlysuggestions.....all ofyouare so creativeand
if
another ideainspiresyou, gofor
itl
Wednesday,
Sept.
1gth
Genesis
2:4-25Overall Theme/Message:"WeCare for Creation"
K-3rdLessonldeas
*ReadGenesis 2:4-25.Genesis
is
first
book of
the
Bible.Genesis means "beginning."OldTestament.*Youmay want
to
readGenesis
1
and
reviewwhat
God created eachday.....explain
to
children
that
Genesis 2 is nota differentcreation story,
it
just
goesinto more detailaboutwhat Godcreated onthe sixth day
which
is
very important.....us!""What in the World?"National Geographicattachment.....have kidsguessbodypartsof animals.*Havestudentsdraw apictureonpieceofpaper
that
states,"Thank youGod for creating...."Studentscan share theirpictureswith the rest of thegroup.*Playanimal charades. Havestudents think of an animalthat God created and actout
without
using sounds ortalking.*Bringinbrownpapersacks
with
items from nature.....pinecone,sunflower head, feather,etc. Have each of them feeland try toguesstheitemGod created."Make homemadeplaydough(seerecipe attachment) and have kidscreate an animal.Give them 5 min. or so andthen haveeveryonegatherina circle and share what
they
made. Thisactivity can
be
done before readingGenesis 2.....ask children whatbible story
they
may be learningabout....-Gooutside for a SILENT nature
walk.
Studenis need
to
use
their
eyes and ears
to
identify things
that
Godhascreated.
After
walkingaround forseveral minutes, have kidssharewhatthey sawand heard
that
God made vs.
what
is man
made.
*Discuss
that
God cares
for
usand creation, and that
just
like Adam
and
Eve,
we
needto take careofcreation. Havechildrenoffer ideason how
they
can take careof ourEarth, animals,andpeople(eachother).
.Divide
children into twogroupsandplay"Clean
Up
Your Yard".Thisgamecan beplayedindoorsor out. Take styrofoam
balls,
waddedup newspaper,pingpongballs, etc. andgivean evenamount
to
each
team.
Createa
dividing
lineand the objectof thegameis
to
havekids"cleanup" their side of the
yard
by
throwing theirtrash on the opposingteam's side.
After
a couple ofminutes,havestudents stopand count the number
of
items intheiryard.Have kidsshare howthey felt whentrashwasbeingthrown intheiryard,especiallywhentheyweretrying
to
keep
it
clean. Talk about howGodmayfeel when we litter andpollutethebeautifulEarth Hecreated.
4th-6thGradffi
*Havestudentswork
ind
ivid
ually ortogether
to
seeifthey can rememberthe"CreationStory-Genesis
1 .
"
Havestudents writedown
what
Godcreated each
of
the 7 days(sixdays ofcreation andseventh day
of
rest).Discussasgroup
to
seehowwelltheyremembered.
Then
havestudentsopen Bibles
to
Genesis
2.4-25
and read.
ls
this
a
differentcreationstory? How is
it
alike ordifferentfromGenesis
1
?
Talkabout whythere are two differentCreation accountsinGenesis chapters 1-z(seeattachment forexplanation).*Atthe startof
class,
have
six
papersacks....fill each one withan item
that
God createdand havestudents feeltheitemwithoutlooking
to
see if
they
canguesswhatthe object
is.
Haveeachstudent numberapaperfromone
to
six and write down
their
guesses.Theseneed
to
beprettydifficultsince they are
older!
Haveeveryoneshare
their
guessesandreveal."Havestudentsgooutside.....givethem each 10 index cards.....students
will
have
five
minutesto write downthings usingtheirsenses.....whatthey see, whattheyhear,
whai they
smell....whattheyfeel......thereis notalking during thisexercise.....oncebackinside,havestudentsplacecards intotwo categories, manmade vs.God made anddiscuss.*Havestudentsshare ideasabout caring forcreation......caring for
our
Earth--reduce,reuse,recycle......askthem to sharewhattheydo
at
home......whatthey doat school.....caring forcreation alsoinvolvestaking careof others.....havethem sharethoughtson how
to
care forothers.....*Checkout
"Life"
DVDSeries frompubliclibrary, narratedby Oprah
Wnfrey......beautiful
footageof animals/creatureson ourplanet.....showa short
c1ip......
*lnvite
kidsto askquestions/givethoughts about what
they
read inGenesis
2......it's
prettyamazing scripture.....Godtakingdustfromthegroundand creatingman and breathed into hisnostrils
the
breath
oflile........and
the ribthat
the
Lord God hadtakenfrom the manhe madeinto
a
woman......WOW!
 
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