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Lesson 1

BIG IDEA: Noah— A New Beginning


BIG
BIG POINT: God keeps his promises
PICTURE:
Step 2
BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that
Step Back in
I... grow
holds on to us tightly. Hebrews 12:1
Time
Step 3 Bible Story Focus: Noah and the Rainbow
I...do

Morning TEACHING
Lesson 1- DVD teaching
Step 1 Sophie paints a rainbow. Encouraging the kids to guess what she has drawn. This
I...learn reminds her of a story in the Bible...Noah and the Rainbow. The rainbow shows us
that God always keeps his promises.

AM Big message & wrap up


1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds

Props Needed : different colour scarves Props Needed : Rainbow pictures, Paint & Easel
or fabrics. Show pictures of rainbow or paint a rainbow as you
Look at these beautiful scarves I have talk about it….
brought. Can you see they are all dif- Have you ever seen a rainbow? Did you ever wonder
ferent colours, red, blue, orange, what a rainbow was made of? It is made of light. In
green. When I hold them all together fact, it is made of seven colours of light. It only occurs
they look like a beautiful rainbow. We when it rains. The colours of a rainbow are...red, or-
can see rainbows in the sky after it has ange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (deep blue), and
been raining. violet (purple). They always stay in the same order. It
Sing Rainbow song to Jesus Loves me always forms an arch. A rainbow is very special be-
tune. cause it reminds us of Gods promise.
Red, orange, green and blue
Shiny yellow, purple too. Today we heard about a man called Noah and how
All the colours that you know God kept his promise.
Show up in the rainbow. God rescued Noah, his family and all the animals on
Yes Jesus loves me….. the boat just as he had promised.
Rainbows are soo big and sooo pretty. When the storm had stopped Noah looked up into
They start in one place and arch all the the sky and there in the clouds was a beautiful rain-
way over to another place. In the Bible bow. It was a new beginning in God's world. The rain-
we can read all about the very first bow shows us that God always keeps his promises.
rainbow. God put a rainbow in the sky God promised he would never send a flood again.
as a sign to Noah that he would never There are lots of things that God promises us….he will
again send a flood that would cover always love us, he will always be with us and he will
the whole world. When you see a rain- always forgive us. God promises us that he has a very
bow, remember the promise that God special plan for your life, he knew about it before you
made to Noah long ago. There are lots were even born. When we love God and trust him he
of things God promises us. When we will make sure that promise he has given you comes
love him and trust him, he will make true.
sure that his promises will come true. Can you say with me…..God keeps his promises!
KDG’s –Lesson 1
BIG IDEA: Noah—A New Beginning

Step 2 BIG POINT: God keeps his promises


I...grow
BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds on to us tightly.
Hebrews 12:1

Bible Story Focus: Noah & the Rainbow

(To be completed in small group time)

I CONNECT: talk to the children about what their favourite colour is. Ask them
if they change their favourite colour. Do all their favourite colours make a
rainbow???

I CHAT:

Use the following questions to review the lesson with the children.
1. Who did God ask to make a boat?
2. Why did God ask Noah to build a boat?
3. What did God place in the sky to show us that he keeps his promises?

I SPEAK : God keeps his promises.

I PRAY: Dear Jesus, thank you that you keep your promises and that we can
always trust you. In Jesus name, Amen.

CRAFT: Rainbow Streamer


Step 3
I...do Need: See KDG manual
Night Teaching—Lesson 1

BIG IDEA: Noah—A New Beginning


Step 1 BIG POINT: God keeps his promises
I...learn BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds on to us tightly.
Hebrews 12:1
Bible Story Focus: Jesus calms the storm, Mark 4:35– 41
Noah & the Rainbow

Lesson 1—PM
Weekly Object Lesson : A Storm

1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds


Let’s pretend to be a really big storm. Can you tell
GREAT BIG RAINBOW me some of the noises you hear. That’s right rain. It
Sung to: "I'm a Little Teapot" can go pitter patter . Can you pat your legs to make
the noise. The harder you pat the louder the rain.
There's a great, big rainbow What’s another noise? Thunder. Can you make this
In the sky, noise? What about lightening?
With pretty colours Sometimes we can get a bit frightened in a big storm
Way up high. because we don’t feel safe. It’s not very nice to not
feel safe. There is a story in the Bible when Jesus
When it starts to rain friends did not feel safe. It was night time and Jesus
And the sun comes out- wanted to go over to the other side of the lake. So
A beautiful rainbow they all hopped in a boat and off they set. Jesus was
Will pop out! tired so he went and had a nap on a nice comfy
cushion. As they went a really big storm came up.
Need: Coloured streamers, one per child. The waves were washing up and over the boat. Je-
Give out streamers and talk about all the dif- sus friends were really frightened. They woke him up,
ferent colours. “Don’t you care if we drown” they said. Jesus got up
Tell the children the story of Noah’s ark and and told the wind to be quiet and the storm
how God put the rainbow in the sky. stopped. His friends were very scared that even the
Finish getting the children to wave their wind and the waves obeyed Jesus.
streamers and thank God for his promises. In our story this morning we learnt how God put a
rainbow in the sky as a sign that his promises are true.
No matter what happens to you, no matter how
scared and frightened you are, Jesus is always with
you and you can trust that his promises are true.

(To be completed during supper time)


Step 2
I...grow I SPEAK: God keeps his promises

Step 3 Colouring/Activity Sheet


I...do See Colouring & Activity Manual
Lesson 2
BIG IDEA: Joseph—The Forgiving Prince

BIG BIG POINT: Jesus forgave us & we can


forgive others.
PICTURE:
Step 2 BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that
I... grow
Step Back holds on to us tightly. Hebrews 12:1
in Time Bible Story Focus: Joseph
Step 3
I...do

Morning TEACHING
Lesson 2- DVD teaching
Step 1 Ruby is cross and doesn’t want to play with Taryn because her best friend was
I...learn mean to her. After hearing the story of Joseph Ruby decides to forgive her
friend because Jesus did the same thing for us too, he forgives us so that we
can forgive others.

AM Big message & wrap up


1 & 2 year olds 3-5 year olds

Props Needed : Two teddies Props Needed : Happy & Sad face picture

Pretend for two teddies to have a fight How do you feel when your friends or family are mean
and then one has to say sorry and the to you? You feel sad and sometimes angry don’t you?
other one forgives. (Show sad face) Put your hand up if you have had to
It make God happy when we forgive forgive your friend or brother or sister just like Ruby did?
others.
He forgave us so that we can forgive Today we heard about someone in the Bible who had
others. to forgive his brothers. Do you remember what his
name was…..that’s right Joseph. Josephs brothers
Today we heard about someone in the weren't very nice to him were they. (Show sad face)
Bible who had to forgive his brothers. His Joseph became a prince and the day came when he
name was Joseph. Josephs brothers saw his brothers again and even though his brothers
weren't very nice to him were they. had hurt him and hated him, Joseph decided to for-
Joseph became a prince and the day give his brothers because he knew that God had a big
came when he saw his brothers again plan for him. (Show happy face) It took a lot of love for
and even though his brothers had hurt Joseph to forgive his brothers.
him and hated him, Joseph couldn't
stop loving them. He forgave them. There was another prince who one day God would
send another prince who just like Joseph people would
Just like Joseph forgave his brothers God hate and want him dead but God would use every-
wants us to forgive each other too. thing that happened to this young prince (show sad
face)...even the bad things—to do something good
(show happy face)...to forgive the sins of the whole
world. Who do you think this prince is? That’s right its
Jesus…..and you can have a friendship with him and
he will always love you like Joseph loved his brothers
and he will forgive you when you say sorry for all the
things you have done wrong.
KDG’s –Lesson 2
BIG IDEA: Joseph—The Forgiving Prince

Step 2 BIG POINT: Jesus forgave us and we can forgive others


I...grow
BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds onto us tightly.
Hebrews 12:1

Bible Story Focus: Joseph

(To be completed in small group time)

I CONNECT: Share about a time you had to forgive your brother/sister/friend.

I CHAT:

Use the following questions to review the lesson with the children.
1. Who did Ruby have to forgive today?
2. Who was the Bible story about today?
3. Did Joseph forgive his brothers?
4. Like Joseph forgave his brothers who forgives us?

I SPEAK: I can forgive like Jesus forgave me

I PRAY: Dear Jesus, thank you that you died on the cross for us so that we
could be forgiven. Help us to forgive others just like you forgive us. In Jesus
name, Amen.

Step 3 CRAFT: Joseph Coat Collage


I...do
See KDG Craft Manual
Night Teaching—Lesson 2
BIG IDEA: Joseph—The Forgiving Prince
BIG POINT: Jesus forgave us and we can forgive others.
Step 1 BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds onto us tightly.
I...learn Hebrews 12:1
Bible Story Focus: Joseph

Lesson 2—PM
Weekly Object Lesson : Pencil & Rubber

1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds

Can you say the word sorry? Props Needed : Pencil, paper, eraser, tape

Sing Humpty Dumpty Notes—Use the props to help tell this story.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall Once there was a pencil.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall The pencil could draw pictures.
All the kings horses and all the kings men The pencil could write words and numbers.
Couldn’t put Humpty together again. Sometimes the pencil made mistakes.
Sometimes the pencil became angry.
Oh dear...poor Humpty. One day the pencil met a rubber.
Did you know that when we make people sad The rubber helped the pencil.
and hurt there is someone who can put us back The rubber rubbed out the pencils mistakes.
together again. His name is Jesus. The rubber rubbed out the pencils angry marks.
Jesus loves to fix us up when we are sad and hurt The pencil learnt that the rubber was its best
just like Humpty Dumpty was. friend.
Would you like a friend to rub out your mistakes
and angry marks?
God sent Jesus to be our best friend. We can ask
Jesus to help us in all we do. When we make mis-
takes or becomes angry Jesus will forgive us and
help us if we tell him we are sorry and really mean
it. It will be just as if Jesus had rubbed out the mis-
takes and angry marks we have made.

(To be completed during supper time)


Step 2
I...grow I SPEAK: I can forgive like Jesus forgave me

Colouring/Activity Sheet
See Colouring & Activity Manual
Lesson 3
BIG IDEA: Esther—For Such a Time As This

BIG BIG POINT: Have courage, God has posi-


tioned you.
PICTURE: Step 2 BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that
I... grow
Step Back in holds onto us so tightly. Hebrews 12:1

Time Bible Story Focus: Esther


Step 3
I...do

Morning TEACHING
Lesson 3- DVD teaching
Step 1 Melody is scared to go to preschool and Beci tells Melody that she needs
I...learn to be brave and courageous just like Esther was in the Bible. Melody de-
cides she can be brave just like Esther. When we choose to be brave God
can use us.

AM Big message & wrap up


1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds
Props Needed : Teddy & Crown Props Needed : Crown

Make up some things that teddy would King/Queen for a day….get a couple of volunteers up
do if he was King for a day. to put crown on and then tell you what they would do
if they were king/queen for a day.
There is a story in the Bible of a girl
called Esther. Esther became a Queen Today in our Bible story we heard about Esther who
of a great nation. was very brave and courageous. She was chosen to
A very bad man made a plan to hurt be a Queen and God was able to use Esther to save
Esther’s family. everyone because she was brave.
When Esther found out about the plan
she told the king and all her family Do you remember why Melody was sad and what she
were safe. was worried about? That’s right she was worried about
God used Esther to save everyone be- going to preschool. Beci told her that its alright to be
cause she was brave. worried about doing new things but she could be
brave and strong because God would always be with
Do you know that you can be brave her. Melody decided to be brave just like Esther.
and strong just like Esther. When you
are, God can use you to do something Do you know that you can be brave and strong just like
amazing! Esther and Melody? When you are God can use you to
do something amazing!

Just like Esther and Melody God wants to use you too.
It says in the Bible that he has a very special plan for
your life. God can use every one of you as you choose
to be brave.

Can you say with me…...I can be brave and strong.


KDG’s –Lesson 3
BIG IDEA: Esther—For Such a Time as This

Step 2 BIG POINT: Have courage, God has positioned you


I...grow
BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds onto us so
tightly. Hebrews 12:1

Bible Story Focus: Esther

(To be completed in small group time)

I CONNECT: Play a game of ‘Tweedle-Dee-Tweedle-Dum’. Children to form


pairs facing each other. They have to say Tweedle-Dee-Tweedle-Dum to
each other and the person who laughs first is out. Encourage everyoneto
have a go.

I CHAT:

Use the following questions to review the lesson with the children.
1. What was melody sad and scared about?
2. Who was the Queen in our story today?
3. What did she do that she had to be brave and courageous?
4. Who will help us to be brave and strong?

I SPEAK: I can be strong and courageous

I PRAY: Dear Jesus, thank You that you are always with us and that we can
be brave and strong just like Esther. Help us to trust you and ask for you to
help us when we are scared or worried. In Jesus name, Amen.

Step 3
I...do CRAFT: Crowns

See KDG Craft Manual


.
Night Teaching—Lesson 3
BIG IDEA: Esther—For Such a Time as This
BIG POINT: Have courage, God has positioned you
Step 1 BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds onto us so tightly.
I...learn Hebrews 12:1
Bible Story Focus: Esther

Lesson 3—PM
Weekly Object Lesson : No Fear

1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds

Props Needed : Bunny toy Props Needed : Bunny toy, basket


Ask the children to guess what animal you
I have brought my bunny into visit you today. have in your basket.
Shhhhh....he is very scared so you have to be Show them the bunny.
very quiet.
If we make a big noise he might run away. Talk about how bunnies are shy and when
Would you like to see him. Remember to be they are afraid they hop away.
very quiet. Sometimes we can be like bunnies too. We
Sometimes like my bunny we can get scared can be scared of loud noises or popping bal-
too....like when mummy and daddy leave us. loons.....but guess what? When we know and
But we don’t need to be afraid because we love Jesus, we don’t have to afraid of any-
have Jesus with us all the time. thing! Jesus loves us and is with us– we are
not alone, so we don’t need to be afraid. We
Say rhyme with children never have to be afraid when we love Jesus.
Scared bunnies are so afraid inside,
When they feel very scared, Say rhyme with children
They hop away and hide! Scared bunnies are so afraid inside,
But little boys and girls, When they feel very scared,
Don’t have to be scared inside, They hop away and hide!
They are very vey brave, But little boys and girls,
Because Jesus is on their side. Yay! Don’t have to be scared inside,
They are very vey brave,
Because Jesus is on their side. Yay!

(To be completed during supper time)


Step 2
I...grow I SPEAK: I can be strong and courageous

Step 3
I...do
Lesson 4
BIG IDEA: Moses—10 Ways to Honour
God
BIG
BIG POINT: I can honour God by obeying
PICTURE: Step 2
His Word
I... grow
Step Back BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that
holds onto us so tightly. Hebrews 12:1
in Time
Step 3 Bible Story Focus: Moses
I...do

Morning TEACHING
Lesson 4- DVD teaching
Step 1 Miss Linda is pretending to be a crossing lady. She tells the cars to stop so chil-
I...learn dren can cross the road. When we follow the road rules it keeps us safe. God has
rules for us to follow too. 10 rules and 10 ways to honour God.

AM Big message & wrap up


1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds
Props Needed : Pretend car, seat, keys, Props Needed : Car keys, seat
teddies
Rules...rules...rules—they are everywhere! Wash your
Pretend the teddies are going on a trip hands before you eat, don’t talk with your mouth full,
and put them into car and start the car wear your helmet when you are riding your bike.
to go…...say ‘I think teddy has forgotten Pretend you are going on a trip and get into your car
to do something’. That’s right he forgot and start the car to go…...say ‘I think I have forgotten
to put his seatbelt on. Its very important to do something’….ask the kids to help you. That’s right
that we wear a seatbelt when we are you forgot to put your seatbelt on. Its very important
driving so that we are safe in case of an that we wear a seatbelt when we are driving so that
accident. Rules show us how to live and we are safe in case of an accident. Rules show us how
they keep us safe. to live and they keep us safe.
There is a story in the Bible about a man Today we heard about the story of Moses and the ways
named Moses. God gave him 10 special we can honour God. Can you remember how many
rules. They were called the Ten Com- rules God gave Moses? That’s right 10. When Moses
mandments. When Moses and the peo- and the people followed these rules they honoured
ple followed these rules they honoured God and showed him how much they loved him. I want
God and showed him how much they to honour God too….don’t you? One way we can hon-
loved him. I want to honour God our God is by obeying what he tells us in the Bible. We
too….don’t you? One way we can hon- show God how much we love him by praying and
our God and show him how much we reading the Bible and obeying what it says.
love him is by obeying what he tells us in
the Bible.
KDG’s –Lesson 4
BIG IDEA: Moses—10 ways to Honour God

Step 2 BIG POINT: I can honour God by obeying his Word


I...grow
BIG WORD: Let us throw off an sin that holds onto us so
tightly. Hebrews 12:1

Bible Story Focus: Moses

(To be completed in small group time)

I CONNECT: Share about a time that you didn’t obey the rules and what
happened.

I CHAT:

Use the following questions to review the lesson with the children.
1. Who did God give the rules to in today’s story?
2. How many rules did God give Moses?
3. What is one way we can honour God?

I SPEAK: I can honour God by obeying his Word

I PRAY: Dear Jesus, thank You for the Bible and the rules that you have given
us to show us how to live. Help me to read your Bible and obey what it says.
In Jesus name, Amen.

CRAFT:
Step 3
I...do See KDG Craft Manual—Hand Dolls
Night Teaching—Lesson 4
BIG IDEA: Moses—10 ways to Honour God
BIG POINT: I can honour God by obeying his Word
Step 1 BIG WORD: Let us throw off any sin that holds onto us so tightly.
I...learn Hebrews 12:1
Bible Story Focus: Moses

Lesson 4—PM
Weekly Object Lesson :

1 & 2 year old’s 3-5 year olds

Follow 3 to 5 year old teaching, Play a game of Simon Says or Follow the Leader.
but without game of Follow the Do what I do and we will see what good followers you are.
Leader. Repeat the following action rhyme while you do the movements...
Touch your ear, then tickle your nose.
Turn around, then touch your toes.
Hop up and down, point to your face.
Nod your head, then sit in place.
When everyone is seated say “Wow what great followers you are.
You followed what I did by watching me with your eyes and listen-
ing with your ears. Jesus wants us to follow him too. Jesus wants us
to do and say the things he teaches us, and he wants us to act as
he did. There are so many ways to follow Jesus, lets say this rhyme
together.
We can follow Jesus with our ears (Touch ears) and listen to his
words.
We can follow Jesus with our eyes (point to eyes) to see what can’t
be heard.
We can follow jesus with our mouth (point to mouth) to say nice
words to others.
We can follow Jesus with our hands (wave hands) to help out one
another.
We can follow Jesus with our hearts (place hands on heart) and
love people of all kinds.
We can follow Jesus with all of us, (point to all of body) with our
hearts and souls and minds.

(To be completed during supper time)


Step 2
I SPEAK: I can honour God by obeying his Word
I...grow

Step 3 Colouring/Activity Sheet


See Colouring & Activity Manual
I...do