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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wise Men Visit Baby Jesus

We are making progress in our Lesson about the LIFE of JESUS CHRIST.  Due to so many of our KIDDOS being out of town for the Holidays we "paused" our  study.  We used the last month to REVIEW past lessons, Bible Facts and more.  I am so glad that reviewing is a very important part of learning.  

This weeks lesson is about the WISE MEN coming to visit Baby JESUS.  This is a FUN lesson!!  The KIDDOS get to use several of their SENSES with this lesson!!!  

We added NEW CARDS to our DO You Know?  Wall.  My expectation is for the KIDDOS to be able to answer each of these by the end of the lesson.  

We added a NEW story CARD to our "GOD'S AWESOME PLAN for MAN" wall.    Please note, I have more than three WISE MEN on our story CARD.  The reason for this is that the BIBLE does NOT reveal how many WISE MEN came to visit BABY JESUS.  Therefore, I am very careful NOT to say there was three WISE MEN.    I know there was 3 GIFTS and we will cover that here in a minute.  However, the number of gifts does not necessarily mean the number of guest.    

Speaking of the THREE special gifts....I want the KIDDOS to KNOW what these special gifts were.  So, therefore we used these as our WORD WALL words.  

We have a NEW Memory Verse to learn for this lesson.  We are memorizing a portion of Matthew 2:2.  This is what the Wise Men tell Herod.    To hear the Memory Verse Song click on the link and it should open the Facebook Page of HOBT.  Matthew 2:2 Memory Verse Song

The KIDDOS had a new song to learn.  It goes along with the Three gifts the WISE MEN brought to Baby JESUS.  To hear the song click on the link to open the Facebook Page for HOBT.  WISE MEN CAME TO SEE JESUS song by Ronda L. Duvall

For a visual aid,  I decided to make the 3 Special Gifts.   The KIDDOS LOVED seeing the 3 Special Gifts!!  I used unique boxes, essential oils and candy gold.  I am happy with how they turned out and they were very helpful in teaching this lesson.  

The KIDDOS TAKE HOME activity was a WHEEL...The KIDDOS added the stickers for the 3 GIFTS and the FOAMY star Sticker to the font.  

Our REVIEW GAME was a Board Style Game.  THIS was SOOOO fun to play!!!  The goal is for the KIDDOS to collect the 3 GIFTS!!  They collect them by landing on the "GIFT" and then answering a question from the LESSON.  They enjoyed this game!!!

Next week will be our REVIEW week.  The KIDDOS will be doing the EXPLORER JOURNAL ACTIVITY.  They will color, add the "gold coins, the "myrrh" and some Frankincense oil to their activity page.  These will then be placed in their EXPLORER JOURNAL.   

This was a fun and exciting lesson to teach.  The KIDDOS enjoyed learning this lesson!!