Annunciation

ANNUNCIATION

 

Objectives:

  1. Children should know what happened at Annunciation.
  2. Children should be able to identify the figures in the icon.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

 

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Read the story of Annunciation in the Children’s Bible or in the lovely little book by Sister Elayne, “The Annunciation.”  Use the icon to tell the story. 

 

  1. Feed the Elephant/True or False:

True                                         False

            Gabriel is an archangel.                                   Gabriel is a demon.

            God told Mary she would bear His Son.        God sent Mary a message in a bottle.

            The Annunciation is a special                         Mary told God to get lost.

                        Announcement.

            Mary accepted God’s word.                           The Holy Spirit is seen as a dog.

           

  1. Have the children repeat the difficult word, “Annunciation”, until they have it straight.

 

  1. Make paper bag puppets, one of Gabriel and one of Mary.  Use construction paper, yarn, crayons or markers, lace.  For smaller children, cut out the wings, hair, etc., ahead of time.  With the teacher holding one puppet and the child talking for the other, can you tell the story of the Annunciation?

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Close with prayer.