This past Sunday we had a new lesson! Our lesson was about KING UZZIAH, also known as Azariah. Uzziah begins his reign at the tender age of 16 years old. He starts out as a good and godly King of Judah. He has wonderful influences in his life. His father Amaziah, was a godly King and Zachariah, the PROPHET were strong influences in his life. Uzziah built up and strengthened the Nation of Judah. His armies were so strong that, other nations paid tribute to King Uzziah. He was know for his military strength. Uzziah was also know for his love for the LAND of Judah. Matter-of-fact, he loved the land so much that he planted crops and vineyards all though out the land of Judah and dug wells for all of his livestock. He was a very successful king.
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However, after Zachariah, the prophet died--Uzziah begins to "CHANGE." His FAME, SUCCESSES and FORTUNE goes right to his head. He becomes arrogant and full of PRIDE. HE makes a BIG mistake when he entered the temple and offer incense upon the altar. THIS was WRONG. The priest tried to stop him...but, his PRIDE got in the way....GOD punished him and he was cursed with leprosy. What a sad story. So many lesson for us today. PRIDE is a dangerous thing!
I want to make sure the KIDDOS understand the difference between PRIDE and humility. So, we added these "new" words to our WORD WALL!
If you want to hear this song you can click this link... Uzziah's PRIDE Song.
I love it when the KIDDOS ask to "SING IT AGAIN, Ms Ronda."
We have a new Memory Verse for this lesson. We sung this Memory Verse to the tune: "If you're happy and you know it..." Most of the KIDDOS were able to tell me the Memory Verse before Bible Class time was over.
Our MAP WALL/REVIEW WALL is beginning to fill up. I love displaying our PAST "EXPLORER JOURNAL" activities and MEMORY VERSES this way. It make it so easy to review past lessons.
I wanted something "different" for VISUAL AIDES. So, I decided to go small and magnetic. I used CLIP ART and my own drawings to make these visuals. Printed, Laminated and added Magnetic Tape to the backs...This makes them easy to attach to a COOKIE SHEET. As I told the the story, I placed the PIECES onto the cookie sheet. I used the FRONT of the cookie sheet to display UZZIAH'S successes and then flipped the cookie sheet over to tell the REST of the STORY.
Our Interactive Bulletin Board is BURSTING with NEW information for the KIDDOS. We have added MORE SMILING (GODLY) KINGS and a NEW PROPHET! I use this Bulletin Board WEEKLY!!! We refer to PAST KINGS and EXAMINE the CURRENT KING we are learning about. The KIDDOS LOVE seeing the SMILING KINGS placed on the board.
We have a NEW PROPHET.....I am amazed by the KIDDOS ability to REMEMBER who the PROPHET prophesied too!! (PLEASE ignore the cords....I was using my HOT GLUE gun and Computer the day I took this pic.)
Our "TAKE HOME" activity was super simple to make!
I found these "Design Your Own Cups" at Walmart. I bought them during their Valentines Clearance Sale... I got most of them at 75% off. However, I did manage to find a few of them when they dropped to 90% off!!! I love Clearance!
To ADD to the "SPECIALNESS" of this activity, I allowed the KIDDOS to use my MARKERS. (OF COURSE they got the "SPEECH." "Do not draw on yourself, Do not draw on your clothes, Do not draw on the table, Do not draw on each other, Put the caps back on before getting a NEW color.") We had no Marker Catastrophes this week!! The KIDDOS also we given 3D Glittery Heart Stickers to add to their insert. They LOVED this project and were so excited to show them to their parents.
Our REVIEW GAME this week is: "PRIDE goes before a FALL."
The KIDDOS will PULL down a PIECE of the word PRIDE. I have questions on each piece...if the KIDDOS answer the question correctly they get to PULL IT DOWN....I have found KIDDOS love PULLING OFF items.
Next week during our Review Week the KIDDOS will be making a Leprosy covered Uzziah. The KIDDOS will color King Uzziah, add a Censer Sticker (this was made from Print Master clip art.) and then add the "Leprosy." The "Leprosy" is Paper Hole Reinforcers. After the KIDDOS stick on the "Leprosy" they can color the "hole" red or yellow. By the way, the Censer Sticker is 3D. I forgot to take a picture of how the censer seems to POP up off the page. I used FOAMY double sided sticker dots to make these appear to POP off the page.
This was a wonderful lesson to EXPLORE with the KIDDOS. I LOVE seeing the KIDDOS "GET" the POINT to a lesson. I had one of my KIDDOS say, "Uzziah should have given GOD the credit." Could not have been happier!!!!