We are officially back to normal around here. It is AMAZING what a VACATION and a NEW GRAND BABY can do to your schedule!! But, it was soooo worth the "interruption." We are have been so BLESSED.
While I was away the KIDDOS had a few REVIEWS and were allowed to "make" their favorite KING and PROPHET. I was THRILLED at these projects!!! I LOVE the KIDDOS reasoning for choosing the King/Prophet that they chose.
This SUNDAY we will have a BRAND NEW Lesson!!!!! We are still learning about King Hezekiah, but this lesson is about his TRUSTING GOD!! This comes from the events when Sennacherib was attempting to attack Judah. Sennacherib had scare tactics and a LARGE army....Hezekiah was concerned and consulted Isaiah and GOD for help. This lesson is from 2 Kings 18-19.
We have a NEW card to add to our "GOD'S AWESOME PLAN FOR MAN" wall/timeline!
This picture represents King Hezekiah in the Temple, laying the letter from Sennacherib out and praying to GOD.
The KIDDOS will have a new word for our "WORD WALL."
This is an IMPORTANT word to know...it will help the KIDDOS understand the story.
I felt this was a PERFECT memory verse for this LESSON. After all, that is what King Hezekiah did--He cast all his cares upon GOD.
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style visual aid. I have each of the MAIN characters accounted for... Those with King Hezekiah: Isaiah,
Eliakim, Shebna, and Joah.
Those with Sennacherib: Tartan, Rabsaris, and the Rabshakeh.
My plan is to MOVE the "Temple" forward and then add King Hezekiah in the praying position and the letter!
I could NOT find a visual aid for this lesson. So, I had to make them. I HOPE the KIDDOS love them.
The KIDDOS will be making a type of PRAYER Book as their TAKE HOME project.
Each page of the BOOK has something we are supposed to be PRAYING about.
Our FAMILY! The KIDDOS will be allowed to draw their family or add Smiley Face stickers to represent their family member.
Our FRIENDS! Again, the KIDDOS will have the option of drawing their friends or using stickers.
Our LEADERS! We have FOUR elders that we PRAY for and we PRAY for the LEADERS of our Country. Again, the KIDDOS can DRAW or use stickers.
Our FEARS. I want the KIDDOS to know that GOD cares about their fears. Just like HE cared about Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem. To represent some of our fears I drew DARKNESS, a Snake and a Spider. I am not really afraid of the dark...but, WATCH out if their is a Snake or a Spider around me...I REALLLLY do not like either one of those creatures.
We Pray for the Sick and Weak. I will have the KIDDOS add names to the fingers of people we know that are sick or weak.
I am hoping to use this LESSON as an opportunity to STRESS the importance of PRAYER!!
The KIDDOS will each have the opportunity to toss a ball and then answer the question from the cup their ball lands in...I am sure you can see HOW easy this was to put together. Muffin Pans from Dollar Tree, Balls from Dollar Tree and I just printed questions onto circles of various colors.
They will add jewels to the crown and the
"LETTER" that Hezekiah spread out before GOD. I have a paper "spring" attached to the backs of the "LETTERS" ----that gives them the 3D effect!!!
I am excited about this lesson---It will be NICE to be back to NORMAL Lessons and procedures!!!! I am a BIG fan of normalcy.