Gideon Reduces The Size Of His Army

This lesson is a fun one to teach. The children will be able to act out the story of God whittling down Gideon’s army by choosing the ones that drink a certain way.

Lesson plan is as follows:

This Little Light Of Mine
Turn on candle. Remind them that as long as they are good the candle will stay on. If they misbehave, the candle goes out.

Pass out Gideon puzzles (handmade 4 or 8 piece puzzle with picture of Gideon and his wheat)

Sing: Gideon — A Mighty Man of Valor (Click here to learn/view the song about Gideon)

Remind them how Gideon was a farmer and how the Midianites were taking away the food he grew.

Read farmer flip chart.

Because the Midianites stole Gideon’s food, God told Gideon he would help him defeat the Midianites. When Gideon called together his army, it was much too large. God wanted them to know that they defeated the Midianites because He was with them, not because they were so mighty.

Today we will act out the part where God told Gideon to choose only the men that drank water by bringing the water up with their hands. This left just 300 men.

Move to Storytime area (floor)with Bibles

Pass out Bibles — talk about what the Bible is, who it came from and how we should treat it.

Do B-I-B-L-E activity.

Tell them that God tells us about Gideon in the Bible.

Return Bible to basket.

Read Gideon Flip Chart.

I’m a Hero!
A Great Big Squeak (With pic of mice)
Hop! Goes the Frog (With pic of frog)
Go To The Ant O Sluggard (With Ant pic)

Return to table.

Prayer — Using prayer box. I need to talk to the previous teacher and see how she did this. They didn’t like my method:) (I still need to do this)


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