May 11, 2009

Faith Kids: The Shepherds Visit Jesus

An angel tells the shepherds Jesus is born. (Luke 2:8-20)

Big Idea
Jesus came to save us from sin.

Bible Verse
Luke 19:10- "The Son of Man came to look for the lost and save them." (NIrV)

What We Did
1. We talked about the kinds of trouble we'd find ourselves in where we'd need a savior. We came up with things like hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and bad guys.
2. We told the story in the dark around a fake campfire to try to recreate the night when the angels appeared to the shepherds. We fake-roasted marshmallows and made little figures out of them and toothpicks to help tell our story, things like a marshmallow sheep, marshmallow angel, and marshmallow baby Jesus.
3. As we learned our Bible verse about Jesus looking for the lost and saving them, we played the shell game, where the children looked for a lost marshmallow hidden beneath one of three moving cups. Apparently I'm really bad at moving the cups or the kids are really good at this game because they guessed correctly every time!

Materials We Used
1. Lesson Plan
2. Small Group Leader Sheet
3. Verse Activity
4. Activity: Tennis Savior
5. Resource: Super Mind Map

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