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.


2.      Tell the story of Balaam from the Golden Children’s Bible pages 164-169.

Add Balaam, with donkey and angel, to your timeline.

3.      Feed the Elephant True/False questions:

                                      True                                                   False

                  Balaam was a follower of God.                Balak was a servant of God.

                  The donkey saw the angel first.                Balaam saw the angel first.

                  Balak was king of Moab.                          Balak was king of Israel.

                  Balaam blessed the children of Israel.      Balak loved the children of Israel.


4.      Make a Come-Alive Mural to recreate the story: Trace around the children to make life-size figures of Balaam, the donkey, the angel, Balak, and as many servants as you need. Cut out faces and arm holes. Color or paint. Retell the story with the children in the roles.


5.      Less ambitious craft idea: Draw a picture of a donkey and have the children color it. Then…Play “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”.


6.      Close with prayer.