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. Tell the story of Balaam from the Golden Children’s Bible pages 164-169. Add Balaam to your timeline, with his donkey and the angel, of course. 

  1. 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.


  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.