Unit: God Helps People
Session Titles: Josiah Read God’s Word
Life Point: People should treat the Bible, God’s Word, with respect
Unit Bible Verse: “Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105
Weekly Bible Verses: “Every word of God is pure; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” Proverbs 30:5
Bible Passage: 2 Chronicles 34
Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/
Craft: Scroll Memory Verses
Just like the bible was written on scrolls back in Josiahs time have students write the memory verse on a scroll. You would need to get tan or brown paper and then maybe tear and wrinkle it some. You can use dowel rods or any other kind of rod to help roll the scroll up. You will also want something to tie the two ends together.
Make a bookmark to help students mark special places in their bibles. Students could also make a bookmark to give to another person. The students could write the memory verse on their bookmark or other things to help them remember important things about the bible.
Game: Bible Tag
Group kids into 2 teams. Invite the students to play “bible tag” and explain that the game is similar to “freeze tag”. When a player is tagged by someone from the other team, the player must freeze in place. Kids must tag their frozen teammate to free him, he must say “The Bible is God’s Word”. Tell the students that the team with the fewest frozen players when you call time is the winner for that round. You can play many rounds.
Source: Super, Duper Fun and Exciting Absolutely Thought Igniting Bible Activities for Kids
Game: The Book that Couldn’t be Lost
Materials: A bible
One child will be “it” and will cover their eyes. Another child will take the bible and hide it. When the child who is “it” gets closer to the bible the students will clap faster and when they are far away they will clap slower. After playing a couple times talk about how over all the years people have tried to hide the bible or say it is not true but we know that God’s word could never be hidden and it is always true.
Source: 1001 Ways to Introduce Your Child to the Bible
Craft: Psalm 119:105 Flashlight
I do not have instructions for this craft but the photo shows how it is made. You will need toilet paper rolls and then decorate them. Then attach a piece of yellow paper to the end in the triangular shape with the verse written on it.