1. Children should know what happened at Annunciation.
  2. Children should be able to identify the figures in the icon.


Possible Lesson Plan:



  1. Open with prayer.
  2. Read the story of the Annunciation in Beginner’s Bible, pages 266-270, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 164-165, or Read with Me Bible, pages 252-255. Supplement, if desired, with the Golden Children’s Bible, pages 348-349. Review the story with the icon, identifying Mary and Gabriel. What is Mary holding? She is shown holding a spool of thread because she was spinning thread when the angel appeared to her.


  1. Feed the Elephant/True or False:

True                                         False

            Gabriel is an archangel.                                   Gabriel is a demon.

            God told Mary she would bear His Son.        God sent Mary a message in a bottle.

            The Annunciation is a special                         Mary told God to get lost.


            Mary accepted God’s word.                           The Holy Spirit is seen as a dog.


  1. Have the children repeat the difficult word, “Annunciation”, until they have it straight.


  1. Make finger puppets, one of Gabriel and one of Mary.  Print the patterns on cardstock, cut out for the children, they can color. Then act out the story with one puppet on each hand.
















  1. Close with prayer.