Curriculum for the Teacher!

Peace in the Meadow

Teachers may add their own creative skills and special touches. You can use snacks, play games, select music and/or use a study of the people in the Bible chosen by God to teach this lesson. At Calvary Kids Church, we will be having our church drama team present a skit with some of the lessons. Each week is different. Be creative and capture their attention. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

There is much more to these lessons than you see on this page so be sure to follow the links below to gain full benefit of all Gramma Cherbear has provided for you.

Peace in the Meadow (resting as we trust in God) by Gramma Cherbear

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Greet new members and introduce them to the class and the Critters.

Open the class with a prayer.

Read the Bible Verse for the day!

The Bible Says:
"I will lie down and sleep in peace. LORD you alone keep me safe." Psalm 4:8

Objective:
Speak with the children about fear and worry. Teach them to trust in God.


(Speak with the children)
Do you get frightened sometimes? God says He does not want you to be afraid. He wants you to trust Him in all things. The Bible says, if you start to worry, quickly change your thoughts toward things you know to be good, beautiful and true. Then always be sure to thank Him for His loving care.


(Teach the children)
We do not need to be afraid. There are many things in the world that can scare us or make us feel helpless. God does not want us to feel that way. He wants us to rest and know He is God and can take care of us. There is nothing too big for God to handle. God does not give us fear. He gives us peace and joy. When we are afraid, He will bring a quiet resting to our souls when we ask Him to. We should think about How wonderful He is!


(Let the Critters help teach the lesson)

Peace in the Meadow with illustration.

There is a storm coming in the clouds above the meadow. Joshua Jackrabbit is trusting God with the storm. He might get a little wet, but he is not worried. God will lead him to safety when the time comes. He really looks like he is enjoying the beautiful meadow God has given him to rest in. God has created many wonderful things for Joshua to see and think about. Joshua gives thanks to God everyday.


Show how Joshua is resting and trusting God with the storm. Read or tell it as if you were doing a story book. Remember they will be getting to know the Critters, their personalities, and be able to relate to them as time goes on.

(closing)

Repeat today's Bible verse.
Fear can keep us from enjoying all the blessings God has given to us.When our eyes look for the beautiful things and blessings around us, we will not be bothered with fear. When you become afraid, ask God to take fear away and replace it with His peace and joy.

Worship God with music.

Activity (see below)

Pass out the coloring pages.

Explain the daily devotions! Encourage the Kids to show these to their parents and get help as they continue to learn how God takes care of them through the week.

Activity to aid in this teaching of God's peace.

I printed 12 clip art images, representing "joy and peace" or "fear and worry", on 8 1/2" by 11" card stock. Have one child hold a card while the others discuss how the event in the picture can bring one or the other into our hearts, minds and souls. Be creative in the choice of clip art you use. I chose interesting and funny cards with subjects ranging from "going to church" or "fishing" to "watching scary movies or "learning to ride a bike." This discussions is to help children make wise choices and learn to call on God in times of need and fear, and thank Him when He gives us His perfect peace. God is always with us.

Gramma Cherbear

Daily Trail Blazer Devotions for kids and pre teens
Weekday devotions to go with this week's lesson!
 
1. The Peace Giver
2. Peaceful Ground
3. Confident Peace
4. Choose Peace
5. Perfect Peace

Bonus Devotion for the Teacher

We are so glad you came to Kids Church today! Announce next weeks lesson.

Pass out the Daily Devotions to the children as they are dismissed.

See also:
Sermons4kids.com
Peace Be Still
Calm the Storm Coloring Page

 

 

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