Abraham

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to tell the story of Abraham.
  2. Children should identify Abraham as the father of the Jewish people, chosen by God.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Read the story of Abraham from the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 29-33, or the Children’s Bible, pages 34-41, or tell the story with the flannelboard figures in the classroom. When using flannelboard figures, be sure to punch them out ahead of time. Each child can have 1 or 2 figures to hold, giving them to the teacher when needed for the story.
  3. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                          True                                          False

                  Abraham was married to Sarah.                Abraham was married to a camel.

                  God told Abraham to leave home.           A king told Abraham to leave home.

      Abraham traveled on a camel.                  Abraham traveled on a magic carpet.

      Abraham’s son was named Isaac.             Abraham’s son was named Noah.

 

  1. Discuss moving: Has anyone moved to a new house? What would you pack if you had to carry it all on a camel? Have you ever been camping, pitching a tent each night in a different place? What is it like?

 

  1. Have some fun with camels: What do they look like? What are their natures? Get a book from the library to show camels.

 

  1. Sing “Father Abraham!”

Chorus: Father Abraham had many sons; many sons had Father Abraham.

             And I am one of them, and so are you, so let’s all praise the Lord:

  1. Right hand      With each verse,
  2. Left hand         add a body part,
  3. Right leg          until you are marching
  4. Left leg             around the classroom
  5. Head                 wagging your heads.

 

7.   Make an Egg-Carton Camel:

Cut a 2-hump section from an egg carton.

Paint it brown before class and let it dry.

Punch 2 holes on each side and one on each end.

Bend pipe cleaners through holes for legs, head

      and tail.

8.   Alternate craft idea: Traveling Bag – Take a pillowcase for each child. Thread    

      a piece of clothesline through the open hemmed end to make a drawstring   

      closure. Dip feet in paint or draw around feet with fabric markers to decorate.

9.  Close with prayer.