1. Children should be able to tell the story of Balaam and the donkey.
  2. Children should understand the importance of obedience to God.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Numbers 22-24.


  1. Learning Game: Who Am I? Divide into 2 teams. The teacher picks a character from the story and begins to give clues, beginning with the hardest. For example, for Balaam, you might give lives near the river, son of Peor, rides a donkey, speaks for God, etc. After each clue, pause a moment to let the teams guess if they can. The first team to guess the identity of the character gets the point.

  1.       Have the students make paper-plate masks; assign the roles of Balaam, donkey, angel, Balak, and a bunch of messengers. Each student should make a mask for his character. Cut holes for the eyes and punch small holes for string to go around the head. Beyond that, be creative: yarn, fabric, felt, markers, construction paper, etc. After the masks are finished, tell the story with the students acting out their roles.


  1. Close with prayer.