1. Children should identify Daniel as a prophet.
  2. Children should identify Daniel as the author of the book of Daniel.
  3. Children should be able to tell the story of Daniel in the lion’s den.
  4. Children should identify Belshazzar as the last king of Babylon and to tell the story of the handwriting on the wall.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of Daniel in the Beginner’s Bible, pages 251-256, Children’s Bible Reader, pages 154-157, First Bible, pages 140-143, or the Read with Me Bible, pages 230-243.

Add Daniel to your timeline, with the lions of course.

  1. True/False questions:

                                            True                                           False

                  Daniel was a prophet of God.                   Daniel was king of Babylon.

                  Daniel lived in Babylon.                           Daniel lived in Jerusalem.

                  Daniel wrote the book of Daniel.             Daniel wrote the book of Psalms.

                  King Darius was a friend of Daniel.         Daniel hated King Darius.


  1. Review angels: How did they appear to other people in the Bible? How did they help Daniel here?


  1. Make a Diorama:

Begin with a small box like a shoebox for each child. Cut out the front panel. Cut a piece of construction paper to fit the back; color it as scenery and glue in place inside the box. Now make figures for Daniel, Darius, the wicked advisors, and the lions out of pipe cleaners. Use modeling clay as a base to stand the figures and place them in the diorama.















6.  Alternate craft idea, a bit easier and quicker: Make a Lion Roarer. Cut 3  rectangles out of paper; decorate one with the face of a lion. Fold the long one into four sections like a fan. Then place it on the undecorated rectangle and put glue where labeled. Place the lion section on top. When it dries, blow into the side for a roaring sound!


7. . Close with prayer.