May 5, 2009

Faith Kids: Angels visit Mary and Joseph

God's Son, Jesus, is born. (Luke 2:1-7

Big Idea
God's Son, Jesus, came to live with us.

Bible Verse
John 1:14a -
"The Word became a human being. He made his home with us." (NIrV)

What We Did
1. Since our story was about a baby being born, we talked about all the things we'd have to buy if we were going to take care of a baby.
2. To tell the story of Jesus' birth, we threw Mary, Jesus' mom, a baby shower. Her baby shower gifts were all things that helped us tell the story of how Jesus was born. A few of these gifts were a key for the hotel room that they were unable to find, a little barn animal for the place they stayed, and a baby blanket for the swaddling clothes Mary wrapped Jesus in.
3. As we learned our Bible verse about the Word (Jesus) becoming a human being, we took a lump of playdough and slowly turned it into a playdough person. See the attached picture for the progression of our playdough man.
4. We answered True/False questions about the story by swatting True and False cards with fly swatters.

Materials We Used
1. Lesson Plan
2. Small Group Leader Sheet
3. Verse Activity
4. Resource: Census Sheet
5. Resource: Ticket

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