The Tower of Babel

Objectives:

  1. Children should be able to identify the Tower of Babel and tell its story.
  2. Children should identify the source of the many languages we have today.

 

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.

 

  1. Tell the story of the Tower of Babel from the Children’s Bible Reader, page 28, or the Read with Me Bible, 36-39.

 

  1. Reenact the drama as the children tell you the story back while building a tower of blocks and finally knocking it down.

 

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                       True                                                              False

The Tower of Babel was the tallest ever.  God built the Tower of Babel

Men built the tower to reach heaven.       God told people to build it.

God destroyed the tower.                         People always had many languages.

      God confused the languages.                   The tower was made of wood.

 

  1. Do you speak another language? Many of the children have no idea what it is like to not understand what someone is saying; indeed, travel to a foreign country is one of the only ways to bring this lesson home. But, give it a try. Begin the lesson in another language, or give the instruction for the crafts in another language. Watch the blank stares and discuss their reactions.

 

  1. Make a paper-towel-roll tower:

Color a piece of paper to look like bricks.

Glue it around a paper-towel roll.

Color in a door and windows.

Add a paper cone for a roof.

 

  1. Close with prayer.