Isaac


ISAAC

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to tell the story of Isaac – his birth, the sacrifice on the mountain, and his marriage.
  2. Children should identify Isaac as the son of Abraham and Rebekah as his wife.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Scripture Reference: Genesis 21:1-6, 22:1-18, 24:1-17.

 

  1. Learning Game: Try a game of Password. Divide the students into 2 teams. Give one student a name from the story (e.g., Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, servant). That student must give one-word clues to his teammates; have a one-minute time limit and, if the name is not guessed, the other team gets a try. Then the other team gets its own word.
  2. Draw a family tree: Begin with Abraham and Sarah, add Isaac, then Rebekah. You can draw the children’s family trees as well to illustrate Daddy, Mommy, children.

 

  1. Do the children remember the story from the Gospels of the Woman at the Well? Rebekah gave the servant water to drink because he was thirsty. When Christ asked the Canaanite woman for a drink from the well, He told he that He is the Living Water, whoever drinks it will never thirst. So, the water from Rebekah’s well in the Old Testament is just normal water – people drink from it and are thirsty again. But, Christ, the Light of the World, the True and Living Water, gives everlasting nourishment.

 

  1. Make Rebekah’s Well: Begin with a milk or whipping cream carton, carefully washed and cut in half. Glue straws in the corners to hold up the roof. Cut holes in the roof for a straw or pipe-cleaner to hold the bucket. Attach a small condiment container or medicine cup to a string. Cover the milk carton with gray paper and decorate it like stones. Alternatively, give each student a lump of clay or play dough. Shape a well by pinching down the inside. Draw bricks on the outside with a plastic knife. Finally, place inside a tealight candle to signify that Christ, the Light of the World, is also the source of Living Water!

 

  1. Close with prayer.