This week I will be sharing all of the simple Sunday school lessons that we have been doing this fall. In my last post, I shared our Noah's Ark paper and stamp craft which you may want to check out. Today I will be sharing what we did for the Tower of Babel and our lesson on Abraham.
For the lesson on the Tower of Babel I told the story right from the NIV Bible, which can be found in Genesis 11:1-9. Then we made a simple little book.
Fold a sheet of colored construction paper in half, using my word program I printed out the title, which I pre-cut. I also provided strips of brown construction paper, which the students cut into brick shapes, and using a glue stick made their own Tower of Babel. I had them write the words Tower of Babel and where to find the story in Genesis 11:1-9. Then we learned how to say "Hello" around the world.
I printed out, in different colors of ink, the way Hello is said in different countries, then they glued that in their books as well. I have a world map in our classroom which I used to point out where the different countries were, and we practiced saying "Hello" in different languages, which was fun. We talked about what it must have been like after everyone's language was confused. For an activity I also provided a stack of cups to build towers with, which the students also really enjoyed trying to figure out different tower designs, and how tall they could make it, of course you could also use blocks for this.
The following Sunday we talked about who Abraham was. There is quite a bit of information to teach about Abraham, and the plan I have is to introduce him this year, and next year when we come back around to the story we will focus on some of the other parts of Abraham's life. For this lesson, I wanted to share God's promise to make Abraham a great nation, and the verse from Genesis 22:17, I also told the story of how old Abraham and Sarah were when Isaac was born, and the story of the Three Visitors in Genesis 18.
For craft time we made a simple take home card to help them remember the story, with the theme, God Keeps his promises, and the verse Genesis 22:17a printed onto paper and pre-cut. The card was a nice sturdy cardstock, the card also had a little texture and shimmer, which made it look extra nice. Using glue sticks, the verse was glued down in the center. Then I provided classic foil star stickers (one of my favorite craft supplies) to represent the part of the verse which talks about Abraham's descendants being as numerous as the stars, then we used gold glitter to represent the sand on the seashore from the verse. To make the glittering less messy, I set out little tiny ketchup cups with a tiny bit of glue and inexpensive bulk paint brushes to brush the glue on, rather that gluing it on and having a globby mess. :) Whenever I glitter, I always have the "glitter station" by me, and when a student is happy with their glue, they can come up and set the project in a box or glitter tray and glitter, that way I can transfer extra glitter back into the bottle, and we don't have glitter everywhere. All of the cards turned out great, and each one a different design of stars and sand. :)
I really love simple crafts, they seem to be the best fit for my class, just enough to be interesting, engaging, and relating to the lesson, but not so complicated as to be frustrating.
The next two lessons I will be sharing about are Jacob and Esau and Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors.
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