The Battle Begins

In this lesson we will discuss the use of the trumpets in the story. We will discuss what was used for a trumpet and why they used trumpets.

Last week they were showing that they needed more variety in telling the story. So, this time we will do the flip chart at the table at the beginning of the lesson and move to the floor to tell the story with flannel graph pictures.

Sing:
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, 6 or 8 piece puzzle with picture of Gideon choosing the men for his army)

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

Show Trumpet flip charts. Then pass out trumpets made from squares of regular paper formed into a 3d trumpet shape). Let them pretend to blow their trumpets. Take up trumpets until the end of the class.

Gideon's Trumpet

Read Gideon Flip Chart

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.

Tell story from flannel graph.

Sing:
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.

Pass out trumpets to take home.

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