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BOOK 2

Take a peek . . . . . . . . . . . Book 2

Come! Let’s go to Children’s Church and see more exciting things happening.

       In Book 2 the children will discover a flashlight that never needs batteries and is not available at the local Wal-Mart.  As the children whip up a batch of cookies, they learn the true meaning of patience as they wait for the cookies to come hot out of the oven.  A picnic is on the agenda as the children share goldfish crackers and small pieces of bread while listening to Sandi Patti singing The Miracles of Jesus.  As we get out our rain gear, we learn about God’s armor and how important it is to be ready when it rains.  When we slide our arrow prayers into our tom-toms we add a special prayer of thanks to God that Christmas is never over!

Here is an example of a Lesson from Book 2.


LESSON: Kind Words Make Good Feelings

Item:  A match  (A long wooden match used at the fireplace would be best.)

ScriptureProverbs 15:1  (LB)  A soft answer turns away wrath, but harsh words cause quarrels.

            What do I have in my hand?  (Hold up match.).  Should children play with matches?  What are some good things we can do with a match?  (Let the children respond.)  Sometimes people are not careful with matches and things happen that are not good.  For example, if a match is carelessly thrown on the ground someone’s house could burn down or someone could get hurt from the fire.  All it takes is a tiny spark.

            There is a part of our bodies that is like this match.  Who would like to guess what it is?  (Let the children respond.)  It is our tongue.  We can use our tongues for good by speaking kind words to others, encouraging, happy, cheerful, sunshine words, or we can use rainy day words, words that criticize and hurt other people.  With just one word, we can make a person feel happy or sad.  Our tongues are just like this match.  They can do a lot of good or they can do a lot of harm.  What kind of words do you think Jesus wants us to use - sunshine words that lift up or rainy day words that tear down?  (Let the children respond.)  Let’s pray.

(Have the children repeat the prayer after you.)

PrayerDear Father, may the words we speak be kind and gentle like You.  In the precious name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.


LESSON:  Kind Words Make Good Feelings

Clown Puppet

Materials:

            Patterns

            Construction paper (red, light blue, dark blue, pink and white)

            Yarn (yellow) 6 strands each of 4” & 6” lengths

            Stapler

            Hole punch

            Glue stick

            Elmer’s Glue (for gluing sticks)

            Craft sticks (Large or painter’s sticks from the local paint store)

            Cotton balls

 

Photocopy and cut out all pattern pieces. 

 

head -- white poster paper, cut 2

            hat -- red construction paper, cut 2

            eyes -- light blue construction paper, cut 4

            nose -- red construction paper, cut 2

            mouth -- pink construction paper, cut 2

            tongue -- white construction paper, cut 1 of each

            collar -- dark blue construction paper, cut 1

Punch holes in only one clown head as shown.  Cut yarn and thread through holes by folding yarn in half and inserting fold through hole.  Place two loose ends of yarn through loop and pull to secure.  Put two strands of yarn in each hole.  Glue collar to back of clown head.  Staple front and back heads together in center of holes.  Glue eyes and noses to both sides.  Glue mouths as shown.  Glue tongues - kind words on happy mouth and unkind words on sad mouth.  Glue clown hats together at top.  Place hat on top of head and glue in center of hair.  Glue cotton ball to top of hat.  Put glue on top part of craft stick and place in-between the two faces.  Put a couple of staples in clown’s chin to hold stick securely.

Circle time:  With puppet in hand, ask the children which clown face makes them feel happy.  Tell them, “When we say kind words we create happy, warm feelings for others.  When we say mean, unkind words, we create sad feelings.  Which feelings do you like to have?  What kinds of feelings do you think Jesus likes best?”  Let us pray.

Note:  If you have a clown outfit or know someone who does, it would be fun for a clown to do circle time with the children.

(Have the children repeat the prayer after you.)

PrayerFather, forgive us when we say unkind words.  Help us to be kind and loving like Jesus.  Amen.


 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Alphabetical List

Book 2

Lessons and Crafts

After The Feast (First Sunday in November)................................................. 84

Arrow Prayers.............................................................................................................. 80

Be Patient!  Why Be In Such A Rush?.................................................................... 30

Be Ready When It Rains............................................................................................ 96

Bubble Gum And Friends............................................................................................ 22

Christmas Is Never Over (First Sunday after Christmas)........................ 116

Eggs Into Omelets...................................................................................................... 34

Enthusiasm..................................................................................................................... 10

Gifts From God............................................................................................................ 42

Give Of Your Best To The Lord (Christmas).................................................. 108

God Is On Call 24 Hours A Day................................................................................ 14

Helpers And Servers.................................................................................................. 54

Jesus Is Our Best Friend......................................................................................... 46

Kind Words Make Good Feelings............................................................................. 36

Living In The Presence Of Christ........................................................................... 68

Peace And Quiet Versus Chaos And Noise (Christmas)............................... 112

Put On A Happy Face.................................................................................................. 60

Signed: I Love You..................................................................................................... 104

Taking Out The Trash.................................................................................................. 2

Talking To God.............................................................................................................. 50

The Flashlight That Never Needs Batteries............................................................ 74

The Rich Man Who Did Not Care To Share (Thanksgiving)........................ 94

The Story Of The Sand Dollar...God's Creation................................................... 18

Unsinkable Faith............................................................................................................ 6

What A Miracle Of A Picnic..................................................................................... 90

Who Will Go Fishing?................................................................................................. 26

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