1. Students should be able to tell the story of Abraham.
  2. Students should identify Abraham as the father of the Jewish people, chosen by God.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Genesis 12:1-8, 17:1-8, 18:1-15. As you read, follow his path on the map. Read also God is With Us pages 17-21.


  1. Learning Game: Pictionary. Give each student a scene from the story: Abraham leaving Haran, Abraham with the 3 men, Sarah laughing, etc. He should begin to draw his scene on the board, with the other students trying to guess which event in the life of Abraham is being depicted.


  1. Discussion: Abraham is held up in the New Testament as an example of faith. What did God ask Abram to do? What questions would you have had of God before selling everything and loading your camels? How did Abram become Abraham? Why did God give him a new name? Sometimes we take a new name at baptism. Why?


5.   Make an Egg-Carton Camel:

Cut a 2-hump section from an egg carton.

Punch 2 holes on each side and one on each end.

Bend brown pipe cleaners through holes for legs, head

      and tail.

Paint the body brown and let dry.


6.   Close with prayer. Ask students to

      name problems where faith is needed

      and pray for these specifically;

      alternately, take the prayer chain

      list and pray for each need and person

      on the list, trusting God to care for

      that need.