602. YouTube Video and Discussion – The Unlucky Bait


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about hope / disappointment and go deeper into the meaning of the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

In this short film a worm discovers that he is trapped in a bait box belonging to a fisherman. He escapes, and even manages to escape off the boat. As he finally lands ‘safely’on the jetty he is scooped up by a gull.

Unlucky Bait Use this secular YouTube video to talk about the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph?

This short animation shows basically what happens to Joseph. Joseph is in the pit. Perhaps he thinks that it’s a joke and that his brothers will come back later to get him out. When he is taken up out of the pit, he possibly thinks that he is safe now. But nothing could be less true. Slave merchants take him off to Egypt.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:

- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

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601. How do I tell the story of Joseph in the pit? - three Storytelling Tips


Use these three storytelling tips to tell the Bible story of Joseph in the pit and him being sold as a slave

Three storytelling tips for the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

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600. The Lying Brothers - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and him being sold as a slave.

Joseph’s brothers don’t think it’s fair – Joseph gets all the love and attention from their father, and even beautiful presents! And what do they get? As far as they are concerned – absolutely nothing! They are jealous.

The Lying Brothers a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- two balloons, blown up

What to do:

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599. Throw it away! - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and him being sold as a slave.

You could use this for a children’s moment in the church service, or as an introduction to your children’s programme.

A fun introduction to the Bible story for all ages.

Throw it away a childrens moment in church about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- a rubbish bin
- things that can be thrown away – a tissue, plastic cup, paper, broken pen etc
- cuddly toys or puppets

What to do:

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598. Keep the Balloon up - Introductory Activity


Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave.

Today we’re going to hear the story of Joseph, whose brothers threw him into a pit, and later sold him as a slave. The brothers tell their father Jacob that Joseph had been savaged by a wild animal. This isn’t true, but this is the lie that they have to keep up. That’s pretty hard! How do they make sure that the lie doesn’t fall to the ground, and Jacob discovers the truth?

This idea is suitable for as the children are arriving, before your programme has actually started.

Keep the Balloon up a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- balloons

What to do:

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597. Your sins are wiped away - UV reactive putty


Use this fun object lesson to teach on the Bible verse in Isaiah 43:25

In Isaiah 43:25 we read "But I wipe away your sins because of who I am. And so, I will forget the wrongs you have done."

Do you know UV Reactive Putty? You can use this as an object lesson. You can write with the included UV pen in the putty and you''ll see it change in colour. This means that you can write with the UV pen in the putty. You can write for example the things that you have done wrong in the putty and it will disappear after a minute.

Your sins are wiped away a really fun object lesson with UV reactive putty


This creates a very easy link to the Bible verse of Isaiah 43.25. Our sins will disappear very quickly from the putty, just as God has promised that He will wipe away our sins!

You can buy this UV Reactive putty here through Amazon.com and here through Amazon.co.uk

Have fun with it!

 

 

596. Your name written on the palms of His hands - UV reactive putty


Use this fun object lesson to teach on the Bible verse in Isaiah 49:16

In Isaiah 49:16 we read "See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands." God has written our names in the palms of His hands.

Do you know UV Reactive Putty? You can use this as an object lesson. You can write with the included UV pen in the putty and you''ll see it change in colour. This means that you can write with the UV pen in the putty. You can write for example your name in the putty, but it will disappear after a minute.

Your name written on the palms of His hands a eeally fun object lesson with UV reactive putty


This creates a very easy link to the Bible verse of Isaiah 49:16. Our names will disappear very quickly from the putty, but we may know that our names will be forever written in the hands of God!

You can buy this UV Reactive putty here through Amazon.com and here through Amazon.co.uk

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595. Joseph and his coat of many colours - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this complete Sunday school lesson on Joseph the Dreamer and his coat of many colours

We offer you twelve creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Joseph and his jealous brothers.

Joseph the Dreamer and his coat of many colours a complete Sunday school lesson with twelve creative ideas


The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 583:    The Coolest Coat Ever - Introductory Activity

Idea 584:    Live Your Dream - Children's Moment

Idea 585:    That's Not Fair! - Icebreaker

Idea 586:    How do I tell the story of Joseph? - Three Storytelling Tips

Idea 587:    YouTube video and discussion – Swing

Idea 588:    Naming the Colours - a fun science experiment

Idea 589:    What Do You See? - Creative Activity

Idea 590:    Bullying Always Hurts… - Creative Activity

Idea 591:    Green with Jealousy - Creative Activity

Idea 592:    What Do You Hate? - A Bible Game

Idea 593:    I am a Caterpillar - A Bible Game

Idea 594:    A Coat Of Love - A Creative Prayer Idea

 

594. A Coat Of Love - A Creative Prayer Idea


Use this fun creative prayer idea to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph is given a cloak of love by his father Jacob. Today we are going to make a cloak of love for God.

A Coat of Love a creative prayer idea about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a large cardboard cloak - download here: Coat-of-Joseph---Creative-Prayer-Idea.pdf
- coloured strips of paper
- pens
- paper glue

What do you do:

Tell the children that Jacob loves Joseph so much that he gives him a coloured cloak. Just as Jacob loves Joseph so many Christians love the Lord God.
Shall we make a cloak of love for God?

Each child can choose a strip of paper in their favourite colour. Ask them to write or draw something on the paper – something that they are happy about, or something that they want to thank God for.
They can stick their strips of paper onto the cloak as a symbol of their prayer. In this way the group can give God a cloak of love.

593. I am a Caterpillar - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

The brothers shut Joseph out – they don’t need him. In this game each member of the team needs each other, otherwise they won’t be able to complete the task.

I am a caterpillar a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- blindfolds

How to play the game:

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592. What Do You Hate? - A Bible Game


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

The brothers hate Joseph. It’s not just that they don’t think he’s very nice, or they think he is an annoying brother. No, they really hate him. What do the children hate?

What do you hate fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

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591. Green with Jealousy - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph’s brothers were green with jealousy to see how their father put Joseph first. Joseph, who told on them time and time again, who was given a beautiful coat, and has now told them all his dreams. Yes, they were pretty jealous!!!!!

Green with Jealousy creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a transparent plastic bag
- washing up liquid
- shampoo
- green food colouring or green washing up liquid
- water

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590. Bullying Always Hurts… - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

There’s a lot of bullying going on in Jacob’s family. Joseph tells on his brothers whenever he can, and his brothers ignore him and hate him. They weren’t a happy family!

In this activity we take a deeper look at the subject of bullying; what this means, what the children know about it and how they experience it.

Bullying Always Hurts a creative activity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- two pieces of fruit and a knife. One of the pieces of fruit must be damaged or rotten on the inside without this showing on the outside. This could work with an apple or pear, or avocado.
- for each group of children you need an A4 with the word ‘RIGHT’ on it, and an A4 with the word ‘WRONG’.
- A4 sheets with the following:
Sheet 1 – ‘Verbal bullying – bullying with words’
Sheet 2 – ‘Physical bullying – bullying with your body’
Sheet 3 – ‘Material bullying – bullying with things’
sheet 4 – ‘Relational bullying – bullying as a group’
Sheet 5 – ‘Digital bullying- bullying via social media’

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589. What Do You See? - Creative Activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

In his dreams Joseph saw his brother’s sheaves of corn bowing down to him, and that the sun, the moon and the stars all bowed to him.

What do you see a creative acitivity about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a dark background, for example a dark sheet or rug
- light coloured beads or little stars

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588. Naming the Colours - a fun science experiment


Use this science experiment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph is given a coat of many colours, and his brothers are green with jealousy!

Exploding Message

What do you need:

- worksheet that you can download below
- paper and pens
- stopwatch

What do you do:

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587. YouTube video and discussion – Swing


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about bullying and go deeper into the meaning of the Bible story of Joseph the dreamer

A boy comes into an empty playground and sits on the swing. A large fat boy chases him off the swing and sits on it. But he then can’t reach the ground with his feet and forces the smaller boy to push him. The boy pushes him harder and harder until the larger boy gets scared – eventually he pushes him so hard that he falls off the swing. After this the smaller boy has to run away because the larger boy wants to get him. 

Swing use this YouTube video to talk with your children in your Sunday school class or kids ministry about the Bible story of Joseph the Dreamer

So what makes this film suitable for a discussion on the story of Joseph?

This film is a small example of what happens between Joseph and his brothers. Little Joseph tells on his big brothers to his father, and the big brothers hate Joseph, shut him out and don’t even talk to him. There is bad behaviour and bullying on both sides.

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:

- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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586. How do I tell the story of Joseph? - three Storytelling Tips


Use these three storytelling tips to tell the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Three storytelling tips that will help you tell the Bible story of Joseph the dreamer

Three tips:

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585. That's not fair! - Icebreaker


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph’s brothers think it’s not fair – Joseph gets much more love and attention than they do. He even gets presents! And what do they get? It feels like they get nothing at all! They are jealous.

Thats Not Fair an Icebreaker about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a nice present that’s suitable for both a girl or a boy
- wrapping up paper and sticky tape
- music

What to do:

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584. Live Your Dream - Children's Moment


Use this children's moment to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

You could use this for a children’s moment in the church service, or as an introduction to your children’s programme.

Live your dream a childrens moment about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Preparation:

Ask around in your church or school if there is anyone who had a dream as a child about something they wanted to do or become – and who has achieved that.

What to do:

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583. The Coolest Coat Ever - Introductory Activity


Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

This activity is most suited to the start of a children’s programme, as the children are arriving, before the programme has actually started.

Hang the coat up on a hanger in the corridor, or in the classroom as long as you are teaching on Joseph. You could also wear it as you tell the story of Joseph.

The Coolest Coat ever Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story ofJoseph and his coat of many colours


What do you need:

- a disposable plastic poncho or large plastic bin bags
- double sided sticky tape
- decorating materials

What to do:

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582. Zacharias meets Gabriel - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this Advent Sunday school lesson on Zacharias who meets the angel Gabriel

We offer you ten creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Mary and the angel Gabriel in Luke 1: 5 - 25.

Zacharias meets the angel Gabriel a complete Sunday school lesson with ten creative ideas

The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 572:   Discarded or valuable?

Idea 573:   What number did you throw? - a Bible game / Icebreaker

Idea 574:   YouTube video and discussion – One Dayne Day

Idea 575:   Experiment – The Impossible Sumhe Impossible Sum

Idea 576:   No nice gift for Zacharias? - a creative activity

Idea 577:   Who is the angel Gabriel? - a creative activity

Idea 578:   Who can you trust? - a creative activity

Idea 579:   What did you say? - a Bible game

Idea 580:   I think God is really special, because... - a Bible game

Idea 581:   Keep that straw under your nose! - a fun Bible game

 

580. I think God is really special because... - a fun Bible game


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Elisabeth had been given the cold shoulder for years because she was unable to have children. People thought that she wasn’t worth anything anymore. But she is so thankful! ‘The Lord has helped me to become pregnant. He is so good to me.’

Elisabeth thought that God was really special because he had helped her to become pregnant even when she was old. Why do you think God is really special?

I think God is really special because a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

What do you need:

- A4 paper
- pens
- music

What to do:

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579. What did you say? - a fun Bible game


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Zacharias is unable to speak, at least for the next few months. How is he going to communicate and let people know what he means?

What did you say a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

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578. Who can you trust? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Zacharias is in the temple. Suddenly the angel Gabriel appears and tells him that he and his wife are going to have a baby. But wait a minute! That’s not possible! They’re both much too old! Can we trust what the angel Gabriel says?

Who can you trust a creative activity about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the tempel


What do you need: 

- an bottle of medicine or a pot of pills

What to do:

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577. Who is the angel Gabriel? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

In the temple in Jerualem Zacharias is visited by the angel Gabriel. But who is he?

Who is the angel Gabriel a creative activity about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the tempel


What do you need: 

- worksheet with the various illustrations of angels - download here: Angels-worksheet.pdf
- pens

What to do:

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576. No nice gift for Zacharias? - a creative activity


Use this creative activity to teach about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

Zacharias and his wife Elisabeth had prayed for a son. But nothing happened and now it’s too late. Now they’re too old to have children.

No nice gift for Zacharias a creative activity about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the tempel

 

What do you need: 

- a beautifully wrapped present

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575. The Impossible Sum - a fun science experiment


You can use this as a fun science experiment about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

Zacharias has added everything up, and he knows – he is too old to have a baby. But the angel has good news for him. God has heard his prayer, and even though he and his wife are very old, it’s going to happen! Zacharias can’t believe it. 

Can you believe it when you add it all up?

The Impossible Sum A cool science experiment about the Bible story of Zacharias in the temple


What do you do: 

Zacharias has added everything up, and he knows – he is too old to have a baby. But the angel has good news for him. God has heard his prayer, and even though he and his wife are very old, it’s going to happen!
Zacharias can’t believe it.
Can you believe it when you add it all up?

What do you need: 

- an empty A4 to cover the numbers up.
- a worksheet with The Impossible Sum that you can download here:

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574. YouTube video and discussion – One Day


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about losing hope and go deeper into the meaning of the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel

An old man lives a lonely life. Sitting on a park bench he thinks back on his youth and his wife. He ends the day watching television. He wants to tell his wife something but realises she isn’t there any more. Sadly he strokes the arm of her chair.

One Day use this secular YouTube video in your kids ministry to talk about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting Gabriel creative Kidswork

Why does this film go with today’s Bible story?

This film is about sadness, loneliness and lost hope. The man in the video has lost his wife. Zacharias is also a very old man who has lost his dream. He’ll never have a son, the son for which he has waited so long and prayed so hard. Or will he? Is there still hope? But surely that’s not possible?

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:

- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

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573. What number did you throw?


You can use this as a fun Bible game about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

What number did you throw a fun Bible game about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple in Jerusalem

What do you need: 

- A big dice
- An A4 with the name ‘Zacharias’ on it.

What do you do: 

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572. Discarded or valuable?


You can use this as a children’s moment or an introduction to the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

Discarded or valuable a childrens moment about the Bible story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple in Jerusalem

What do you need: 

- An old fashioned rotary telephone
- A modern mobile Phone

What do you do: 

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571. Mary meets Gabriel - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this Advent lesson on Mary who meets the angel Gabriel

We offer you nine creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Mary and the angel Gabriel in Luke 1: 26 - 38.

Mary meets the angel Gabriel a complete Sunday School lesson with 9 creative ideas

The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 562:   A beautiful princess or just an ordinary girl?

Idea 563:   Icebreaker – the king that loves marshmallows!

Idea 564:   YouTube video and discussion – Eggs change

Idea 565:   Experiment – an Explosive Message

Idea 566:   Your Majesty - a creative activity

Idea 567:   His Name is Jesus! - a creative activity

Idea 568:   God looks at things differently to us - a creative activity

Idea 569:   The King / Queen says... - a Bible game

Idea 570:   Which animal is the most powerful? - a Bible game

 

570. Which animal is the most powerful? - a Bible game


A fun game about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

In our story today the angel Gabriel tells Mary that Jesus will be the King of Israel and that there will be no end to his kingdom. If someone has a kingdom then they must be pretty powerful, right? This game is about being powerful. What is that, do you think?

Which animal is the most powerful

 

What do you need:

- paper and pens

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569. The King / Queen says... - a Bible game


A fun game about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

In our story today the angel Gabriel tells Mary that Jesus will be the King of Israel and that there will be no end to his reign.

What does a king do? Is it easy or hard to obey a king?

The King or Queen says

 

What do you need:

- a toy crown

What do to:

This is an amended version of the well-known game ‘Simon says’.

Have the children stand in a circle, and have a leader stand in the middle of the circle. The leader is the king or queen, and wears the crown. The children have to obey him or her, but only if they use the words ‘The king says’ . So if the king says ‘The king says sit down’, then they have to sit down, but if the king only says ‘Sit down’ then they have to stay standing. The children who do sit down are out.
You can also have the children take it in turns to be the ‘king’ or ‘queen’.

In what ways is this similar to what a real king or queen would do? Why/ why not?
What sort of King is Jesus do you think?

568. God looks at things differently to us - a creative activity


A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

Gabriel promised that Maria’s child would be called the Son of God, and that he will reign for ever over Israel. What would you expect? A super hero, or a vulnerable baby?
God turns everything upside down, because He sees things differently to us…..

God looks at differently to us

 

What do you need:

- magazines
- scissors
- a print out of the download (face).

You can download the face here: Upside-down-face---happy-or-sad.pdf

What do to:

Give the children a mix of magazines – some celebrity/fashion magazines, and also some magazines on Christian mission. Ask them to cut out photos of people who they think are heroes. They could be heroes for different reasons, not just for being famous.

Show the children the face that you have printed out.
Is it happy or sad? It all depends on how you look at it – show it both ways.
When is the face the right way round, and when it is upside down?
Gabriel promised that Maria’s child would be called the Son of God, and that he will reign for ever over Israel. What would you expect? A super hero, or a vulnerable baby?
We like to look at film stars, famous people, kings and queens. God likes to look at ordinary people, people like Maria and people like us.
So who is now looking at things upside down?!

567. His Name is Jesus! - a creative activity


A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

Gabriel tells Mary that she has to give her son the name ‘Jesus’. But what does that mean?

His Name will be Jesus a fun creative activity about Marys meeting with the angel Gabriel

 

What do you need:

- worksheet with the names of Jesus in many different languages

You can download the worksheet here: Names-of-Jesus-in-many-languages.pdf

What do to:

Ask the children if they know what their name means.

Show them the worksheet with the names of Jesus in different languages. Which of them can we pronounce? Which ones do you like? Which sound a bit strange to you? Which languages do you recognise?

Who knows why Mary had to call her son Jesus? What does the name mean?

The name Jesus comes from the name Joshua. Who knows who Joshua was?

Joshua and Jesus both mean ‘God saves’. Later in the Bible the disciples go on to tell the people:

There is no one else through whom we can be saved, because his name is the only one on earth that can save. (Acts 4:12)

Look together once again at the worksheet. Why is this name the only name that can save people?

566. Your Majesty - a creative activity


A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

Gabriel tells Maria that her son Jesus will be the king of Israel and that he will reign for ever. How does it feel to be a king?

Your Majesty a fun idea

 

What do you need:

- a paper crown, beautifully decorated

What to do:

Ask the children:

- Who knows what the angel Gabriel told Maria? (He told her that Jesus would be a King.)
- What does a king or queen do? What do people do when they see a king or queen? (They honour the king or queen.)
- Who knows what this means? What do you do to honour a king or a queen? 

The children take it in turns to be the king or queen. They put on the crown and walk around the room pretending to be royal. The other children then ‘honour’ them – cheering, clapping, making way for them.  When each child has had a turn, ask them what it felt like to be a king or queen. What did you like/ not like about it?

565. Experiment – an Explosive Message


A fun science experiment that you can use with the story of Mary meeting the angel Gabriel

What an explosive message for Maria! And such an unexpected one. One moment you’re just an ordinary Jewish girl. The next moment you are told you will become pregnant while you’re still a virgin, and you become the mother of the King of Israel who is also going to be called the Son of God. That is truly an explosive message.

Exploding Message

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564. YouTube video and discussion – Eggs change


Using this secular YouTube film you can talk with the children about motherhood and go deeper into the meaning of the Bible story of Mary meeting the angel Gabriel

A chicken has just laid an egg and wants to hatch it out, but the farmer takes it away. A struggle ensues between the chicken and the farmer, but in the end the farmer succeeds in taking the egg away. The chicken doesn’t let it rest, and she ends up taking the farmer’s baby to ‘hatch out’.

Eggs Change

Why does this film go with today’s Bible story?

This film is about mothers – about how protective they are of their children. And it ends with a baby in a stable!

Important questions:

It’s important to always watch the film yourself beforehand and to ask yourself:

- do I want to show this to the children?
- does this film work in the context and age-range of the children I am working with?

If you choose to show this YouTube video, we suggest you use the following steps:

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563. Icebreaker – the king that loves marshmallows!


A fun way to introduce the theme of Mary meeting Gabriel

The king that loves marshmallows

What do you need:

- a big bag of marshmallows

What do you do:

Have the children sit in a circle on the ground.

One by one the children introduce themselves, and are given three marshmallows, which they have to put in front of them.

One of the children starts as the king/queen. He or she stands in the middle of the circle. The aim is for the king to try and take the marshmallows from the children. The children can prevent this by calling out the name of another child if the king tries to take a marshmallow from them. If they say a name before the king has taken their marshmallow, the king has to then run to the child whose name has been called and take a marshmallow from them. But if that child also calls out the name of another child before their marshmallow has been taken…..then the king has to go to that child. And so on!

If the king does succeed in taking a marshmallow, they can eat it, and the child whose marshmallow was taken becomes the king.

562. A beautiful princess or just an ordinary girl?


A children's moment to introduce the theme of Mary meeting Gabriel

A beautfil princess or just an ordinary girl


What do you need:

- a dressing up dress for a princess
- an apron

What do you do:

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561. Mary meets Elisabeth - a Sunday School lesson


Discover this Advent lesson on Mary who meets her elderly aunt Elisabeth, who is also pregnant

We offer you twelve creative ideas that you can use in your Sunday school, kids ministry, children's church or youth work on the Bible story of Mary and Elisabeth in Luke 1: 39 - 56

Mary meets Elisabeth a complete sunday school lesson with 12 creative ideas based on Luke 1 verses 39 till 56

The Sunday School lesson consist fo the following ideas:

Idea 549:   Children’s moment/ introduction – a tie or an apron?

Idea 550:   Icebreaker – let that popcorn pop!

Idea 551:   Tips for telling the story of Mary meeting Elisabeth

Idea 552:   YouTube video and discussion – Memories

Idea 553:   Experiment – a Powerful Combination

Idea 554:   What is the meaning of being blessed? - an object lesson

Idea 555:   Create a chain reaction - a creative activity 

Idea 556:   Living Memory - an Advent Game

Idea 557:   Big Tummy race - a game

Idea 558:   Israel’s photo album - a craft idea

Idea 559:   What are you full of? - a Creative Prayer idea

Idea 660:   What makes your heart bubble up? - a Creative Prayer idea