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. Tell the story of Isaac from the Read with Me Bible 44-55. The Children’s Bible Reader leaves out the story of the sacrifice on the mountain, but does include the story of Rebecca on pages 34-36.

 

  1. Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                       True                                                   False

                  Isaac was the son of Abraham.                 Isaac was the son of  Adam.

                  Rebekah was Isaac’s wife.                        Sarah was Isaac’s wife.

                  Abraham was ready to obey God.                        Abraham killed Isaac.

                  Sarah was Isaac’s mother.                         Rebekah was Isaac’s mother.

  1. 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.
  2. 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, make the well from a ball of clay or playdough, pinch a hole in the center, use a plastic knife to draw brick-like lines on the outside. Now place a tealight candle inside to remind the children that Jesus, the Light of the World, is the true living water!

  1. Close with prayer.