Sunday School The Tower of Babel

Sunday School Lesson 12: The Tower of Babel As a child, the story about the Tower of Babel fascinated me. I honestly believed that the people were capable of building a tower that would reach into heaven, where God “lived”, and it was interesting to think what they might find there. I felt disappointed and even somewhat annoyed that God mixed up their language and they could no longer work on the tower. Needless to say, my understanding of the this story was… let’s just say inaccurate. Not only was it inaccurate, but it led me to have a false understanding of an omnipotent God and His plan for mankind. It was my mission, as I prepared the lesson plan for our little ones, to ensure that they did not have the same misunderstandings of the event, nor about God. I used some Duplo blocks and Lego people to act out the story. We started where we had left off the previous week – Noah, his family and all the animals had just gotten off the ark and God told them to have many children and spread out over all the earth. And so, they had many children, just as God had told them. However, they didn’t listen to the last bit of God’s commandment to spread out over all the earth, and they stayed together and traveled to a place called Shinar, where they decided to live. While in Shinar, they decided to build a great tower that would reach all the way into the sky so that they could show off how smart they were. They didn’t want to give God glory like Noah did after he came out of the ark. They wanted to show off how smart they were and get the glory for themselves. God saw that the hearts of the people building the tower were full of bad thoughts and that they were forgetting about God. God wanted them to stop building the tower and remember Him. Now, God is all-powerful and He could have knocked down their tower to stop them building it and to punish them for not listening to His commandment to spread over all the earth. However, God is much wiser than us and He didn’t destroy their tower; instead, He mixed up their languages! Now, the people had no choice but to stop building the tower. The people who spoke the same language grouped up and they all spread out in different directions, which is what God had originally asked them... read more

Sunday School God Keeps His Promises

Sunday School Lesson 11: God Keeps His Promises This is the last of three lessons about Noah. You can view the first lesson in the series here and the second lesson here. The aim of this third lesson was to show our kiddos that God can be trusted to keep His promises! Last week, we saw how Noah and his family got ready to board the ark and how God was involved in that process. This week, we started by taking talking about about Noah, his family and all the animals that had boarded the ark. God had just closed the door to the ark behind them and they were waiting to see what would happen. Would it start to rain, just as God had said? Suddenly, they heard a great roar of thunder and lightning flashed across the sky and it started to rain. And it rained and rained and rained. We were curious to see what Mr and Mrs. Noah were doing inside the ark. Were they scared by the thunder and lighting? Nope! They did not look one but worried or scared. In fact, they looked quite happy; God had kept them safe from the coming waters and they knew God would continue to be with them. They had nothing to fear because they knew God was with them. We then went on to talk about the rain stopping and how Noah became excited that they would soon be able to get off the ark. Noah decided to send a dove to look for dry land. I printed the dove pictured below, attached it to an icy-pole / popsicle stick and demonstrates the its flight in search of dry land. I asked some kiddos to help the dove fly all around the classroom in search of some land. All it found was a small little olive tree and it broke a leaf off from it, then flew with the leaf back to Noah, who was waiting on the ark. Noah knew that it wouldn’t be long until the ground would be dry enough for them. So, some days later, Noah sent the dove out again, and this time, it didn’t return; Noah knew this meant that he had found dry land! It was time to get off the boat and everyone was so excited! Noah and his family were thankful that God had kept them safe and Noah built an altar and praised God. We explained to our little dears what an altar looked like and that it was a way to say... read more

Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten

While not an American, I have always loved the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving Day. I mean, who doesn’t have something to be thankful for?! In this packet, I have tried to include both historical and modern day aspects of Thanksgiving Day. You’ll find images of Pilgrims and Native Americans to help remind your kiddos that Thanksgiving Day was first celebrated after the first successful harvest in 1621 as well turkeys, pumpkins and pies. Let’s see this packet in action! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. To purchase the complete Thanksgiving Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet, click here. The contents of this packet are best suited for use in centers and small groups with children in kindergarten, although the activities can also be use with children in preschool and first grade. Each activity includes a center label that can be printed and placed on the front of your storage device. Also included are “I can” center instructions to help children remember what to do. I have included a recording page at the end of each activity in order to have evidence of each child’s work. 1. Thanksgiving pumpkins letter match 2. Thanksgiving alphabet puzzles 3. Thanksgiving clip the syllables 4. Thanksgiving turkey clip the beginning sound 5. Thanksgiving pumpkin pie middle sound sorting (CVC words) 6. Thanksgiving pumpkin and card ending sound sorting (CVC words) 7. Thanksgiving turkey spin and rhyme 8. Thanksgiving write the room 9. Thanksgiving pre-primer and primer sight word turkey sorting 10. Thanksgiving sentence match Click here or on the image below to purchase the complete Thanksgiving Literacy Centers packet. If this packet requires too much prep time for you, you may find my worksheets packet more suitable! Click here or on the picture below to check it out in my TpT... read more

Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten

As promised last week, here I am to give y’all a peek into what’s included in my updated Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten. This blog post contains sample pages from my Autumn Literacy Centers for Kindergarten packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Contents:1. Pumpkin ten frame write & wipe numbers (1-20) 2. Autumn / Fall count and clip cards 3. Missing pumpkin numbers (1-20) 4. Build an autumn / fall pattern (AB/ABB/AAB/ABC) (20 patterns to build) 5. Autumn / Fall count and graph (1-5) 6. Colored pencil tally mark match 7. Autumn / Fall number puzzles (1-10) 8. Acorn addition: making 10 on a ten frame 9. Pumpkin odd and even sorting (1-100) 10. Autumn / fall non standard measurement 11. Autumn / Fall sort by size. Please excuse my terrible drawing skills! There is a reason why I purchase clip art instead of trying to design something myself 😉 12. Squirrel and acorn color words 13. Autumn / Fall leaves clip the shape cards 14. Fruit and vegetable sorting I hope these pictures have given you a good idea of what is included in this packet! As with all my centers, there is quite a bit of prep time involved and I know not everyone has that luxury; in this case, you may find my worksheets packet more suitable! Please click here or on the picture below to check out my Autumn Math Worksheets and Activities packet for Kindergarten in my TpT store! Once you get to my store, you can view some sample pages by clicking the “Preview” button located just under the images. To purchase the complete Autumn Math Centers for Kindergarten packet, please click here or on the image... read more