Conversion of Saul

CONVERSION OF SAUL

 

Objectives:

  1. Who was Saul?
  2. What was Saul doing at Stephen’s stoning?
  3. How did Saul meet Jesus?

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Read the story in the CBR pp. 272-277 or Read with Me Bible, pages 415-421, and/or the Children’s Bible, pages 467-469. Repeat the names “Saul” and “Ananias” with the children.

 

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False Questions:

True                                                                 False

                 Saul held the coats of the stoners of Stephen.       Saul always loved Jesus.

                 Saul was struck blind.                                            Saul was crucified.

                 Jesus spoke to Saul on the road to Damascus.       Jesus spoke to Saul in Galilee.

                 Ananias healed the eyes of Saul.                           Peter healed Saul’s eyes.

 

  1. See what it’s like to be blind: In a pillowcase, put various objects of different textures and shapes. Blindfold the children and see how many they can identify. Fill various small bottles with smelly objects (banana, cinnamon, garlic, pickle, peanut butter, onion, etc.) See if the blindfolded children can identify the things by smell alone.

 

  1. Make an “Open My Eyes” picture: Take a piece of construction paper. Cut from the long side two strips about 1 ½ inches wide; cut 2 3-inch pieces from one of these strips. Draw and color a face in the center of the big piece. Cut out the eyes. Turn the picture over and tape the two short pieces as holders on either side of the face. Draw a pair of closed eyes and a pair of wide-open eyes on the long strip and slide it back and forth in the holder behind the head. Label the picture.

 

  1. Close with prayer: Lord, may I keep my eyes open to all that You do in my life.