Minor Prophets -- Amos

MINOR PROPHETS: AMOS

Objectives:

  1. Children should identify Amos as a shepherd from the land of Judah.
  2. Children should be able to tell of his message to the people of Israel.
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Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Tell the story of Amos with the flannelboard figures and storybook.

 

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                           True                                            False

                  Amos was a shepherd.                              Amos was a king.

                  Amos was a prophet of God.                    Amos hated God.

                  Amos spoke to the people of Israel.         Amos spoke about Baltimore.

 

  1. Review sheep and shepherds (Remember David?) What are sheep like? Why do they need a shepherd? What is the life of a shepherd like? What dangers does he face? How is God like a shepherd?

 

  1. Sing “Amos Had a Little Lamb”
    1. Amos had a little lamb…whose name was Israel.
    2. Amos had a little lamb…whose fleece was black with sin.
    3. Amos said to Israel…”You must obey God.”
    4. Amos said to Israel … “Your fleece will then be clean.”

 

  1. Make “Sweet Sheep”: Give each child a rectangular piece of angel food cake, a plastic knife, vanilla icing, white coconut, 2 whole cloves. Have him “sculpt” a sheep from his cake, ice it and cover with coconut with clove eyes. Have ready a cookie sheet with green coconut on it for grass. Have the children put their sheep in the field. Can they tell them apart by their “special” features?  Does God know each of us as well?

 

  1. Alternate craft idea: Flannelboard Sheep

Take an empty pizza box (shops will give them to you if you ask).

Glue blue felt on the upper half of the inside of the box, and green on the

lower half.

Cut out white felt sheep. Have children add eyes, ears,and a mouth with

markers or felt and cover with cotton ball wool on one side.

Add felt trees, flowers, clouds, sun, etc., if you want.

Cut out shepherd figure and color. Cut same shape in felt and glue to back.

Children can now tell the story with their own “flannelboards”.

  1. Close with prayer.