December 9, 2018

Unit: Jesus was Born

Session Titles: Angels Spoke to Mary and Joseph AND Mary Visited Elizabeth

Life Point: Angels told that Jesus would be born; God sent Jesus to Earth in Human form

Unit Bible Verse: “The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

Weekly Bible Verses: “For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37; “The virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

Bible Passage: Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 39-56

Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/

Craft: Angel Ornament

This is actually in the 3rd and 4th grade material but here it is for other classes as well.

http://craftyjournal.com/easy-paperclip-angel-ornament/

Craft: Paper (Coffee Filter Angel)

Ornament made from a coffee filter, we may have some filters if you request from Tricia. You can replace the foam ball with a wood ball. All the instructions are on the website below.

http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/11/angel-ornament.html

Craft: Doily Angel

This could be an ornament or just a standing decoration for a table.

 http://www.funezcrafts.com/Easy-Angel-Crafts-Doily-Paper-Angel.html

Snack/Craft: Hersey Kisses Angel

This is a cute snack/craft for kids to make for themselves or to give to others.

http://www.freefunchristmas.com/handmade-christmas-gifts/hersheys-kisses-angels-craft-2/

Craft: Handprint Angel

This would be so cute for the younger kids to do. 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a0/8e/6a/a08e6a6b955d888ccb9e729f8626e4e8.jpg

Craft: Keeping Mum (2nd-5th)

In English the phrase ‘keeping mum’ means to not say, to keep the secret. In this game you need to try to describe a bible character without mentioning their name (make it harder – you can’t refer directly to them either) Eg Peter – those people who hung out with Jesus all the time, a crow making 3 lots of noise, Prisoners released by an Angel…

http://www.jesus-without-language.net/elizabeth-mary-luke-1-play/

Craft: Praise Shakers

Children will make shakers so they can praise the Lord with joyful noise. You can make the shakers with cups or plates and then put beans inside. Sing Joy to World or other Christmas carols while they make music with their shakers.

Children’s Christmas Prayer

Give children a copy of this prayer or have them make cards with it.

Gentle Jesus born this day

In a manger filled with hay.

We your Christmas children be-

Help us now your love to see.

Gentle Jesus, come today

Be our shepherd, Lord we pray.

Gentle Jesus, come this hour

Fill us with your love and power.

You fell asleep in Mary’s arm

God kept you safe from all alarm.

Gentle Jesus, come today

Be our Shepherd now we pray. 

http://childrensministry.com/articles/childrens-christmas-prayer

Craft: Praise Parade Acrostic

The children will complete an acrostic on the word PARADE with a word representing something that we should praise God for. (For example: P=parents; A=adults; R=rain; A=animals; D=doctors; E=electricity.

http://www.sermons4kids.com/praise_parade_group_activities.htm

Craft: Christmas Praise Poster

Make Posters that have phrase that praise Jesus during this season. 

Examples are:

Jesus is the Reason for the Season!

Joy to World! The Lord Has Come!

A Savior is Born!

Oh Come Let us Adore Him!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

Glory to God in the Highest!

http://happyhomefairy.com/2011/12/06/a-christmas-praise-poster/

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