David and Jonathan


David and Jonathan Lesson 1

Tonight we will learn about David and Jonathan. In addition to the other class activities we have used for David, we will add David and Jonathan magnetic puzzle and David and Jonathan flannel graph boxes. These flannel graph boxes are school pencil boxes with a piece of flannel glued inside the lid. The pieces that are to be used are stored in the box. Each child has their own set. They are able to tell the story using their own flannel graph board and pieces. This is a great activity for this age.

I sent the attendance charts home Sunday morning. They loved them. We stapled an extra piece of foam to the crowns to fit the child’s head. They all wore them with great pride. I haven’t had time to do another attendance chart. Maybe with all the new activities they won’t miss it.

My lesson plan is:

Sing:
This Little Light Of Mine – Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.

The activities involving the shepherd’s hat, flip chart, etc will be used as time allows.

The shepherd’s hats are a big hit. I took the camera Sun AM, but for some reason (I think batteries) it wouldn’t work. I’ll try again tonight.

Read Shepherd Flip Chart. This is a flip chart that will give the kids some idea of what daily life was like for the shepherd.

Use wooden blocks to make sheepfold. There are enough toy lions for each child to have one. There is just one toy bear. Let the kids act out a how a shepherd protects his sheep. They really enjoy this.

Pass out Wooden Harps. Talk to them about how shepherds (David) used them to pass the time. Emphasize that David sang songs of praise to God. Let them hold them during the next activity.

The Lord’s My Shepherd flip chart. This flip chart will help the kids learn the song from our hymnal. We will just do the first verse. Take the harps back up and put away.

Magnetic David and Jonathan Puzzle.

Sing: David

David Flip Read Chart.

Move to Storytime area (floor. The kids have gotten accustomed to doing this. I’m able to just ask them to quietly move to the floor with their pillows and they do so.

Flannel graphs reviewing lesson of David being anointed, David and Goliath and David with Jonathan.

Do the activity with the pouches and rocks. If they are behaving, let them hold the pouches while we go over the story with flannel graphs. Otherwise, take them up.

While we’re on the floor would be a good time to let a few of them try on the armor. Depending on how many kids I have and their energy level, I may let them throw plastic rocks (from my kids Flisher Price castle set) at the Goliath on the wall.

Return to seats.

Add the sword to the Goliath picture that has been added to their take home book. Next Wednesday, we will add a picture of David the king.

If there is time do Karyn Henley’s Snip-n-Tell. I didn’t get to this Sunday. I need to make an effort to do it tonight. It’s really neat.

“Trust and Obey” flip chart. This flip chart is to help teach the song by the same name. It is really for lessons with Saul, but they really like it, so we’ll keep using it for a while.

Prayer


David and Jonathan Lesson 2

Tomorrow morning we will learn more abuot David and Jonathan. Wednesday PM was our first lesson with Jonathan as a main character. We will do basically the same activities.

I found the flannel graph challenging Wednesday night. There are major scene changes. It has never been my favorite way to tell the story because I hadn’t been very practised at it. The kids love it though. They seem mesmerized by the gorgeous flannels and the different scenery involved. I only have time to use them on Wed, because our classes are about 10 minutes longer.

I had an adult visitor in class Wednesday. She is a newly married young lady that visits with us on occasion. She didn’t want to sit alone in the auditorium, her husband wasn’t there, and her mother in-law is my helper. I enjoyed having her in class. She seemed to have a good time too.

Well, enough of that, I need to get my lesson plan ready so I won’t be lost in the morning.

My lesson plan is:

Sing:
This Little Light Of Mine – Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.

The activities involving the shepherd’s hat, flip chart, etc will be used as time allows. I will probably leave the activities for Wed PM also, due to time. I do want to continue doing the harps each class. This gives us a chance to sing “The Lord’s My Shepherd”.

Pass out Wooden Harps. Talk to them about how shepherds (David) used them to pass the time. Emphasize that David sang songs of praise to God. Let them hold them during the next activity.

The Lord’s My Shepherd flip chart. This flip chart will help the kids learn the song from our hymnal. We will just do the first verse. Take the harps back up and put away.

Magnetic David and Jonathan Puzzle.

Sing: David

David Flip Read Chart. I will probably read the entire flip chart from now on. The parts I haven’t read include David becoming king, David and Mephibosheth and David’s advice to Solomon.

Move to Storytime area (floor. The kids have gotten accustomed to doing this. I’m able to just ask them to quietly move to the floor with their pillows and they do so.

Do the activity with the pouches and rocks.

While we’re on the floor would be a good time to let a few of them try on the armor.

Depending on how many kids I have and their energy level, I may let them throw plastic rocks (from my kids Fisher Price castle set) at the Goliath on the wall. This activity has been very well received. They don’t get out of hand like I was afraid they would. Last Sunday AM one of the little guys hit Goliath right between the eyes. The plastic rock came back and hit the little boy right between the eyes. These rocks are so light they can’t hurt a thing, but we all got a good laugh out of it.

Return to seats.

David and Jonathan mini flannel graph boxes. These are pencil boxes with a piece of flannel graph glued to the inside of the lid. Each child has there own. The pieces for the story are stored in the boxes. Each child can put their own flannel graph story together. This one has a picture of King Saul, Jonathan, David and a heart. The heart is to be placed between David and Jonathan to show their love for each other.

Magnetic David and Jonathan sharing activity. This activity actually came from To Toddlers With Love. It was in my box for the toddlers, but the older ones will enjoy it also.

“Trust and Obey” flip chart. This flip chart is to help teach the song by the same name. It is really for lessons with Saul, but they really like it, so we’ll keep using it for a while.

Prayer

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