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Toddlers & 2s • Preschool • Pre-K & K • Early Elementary • Middle Elementary • PreTeen

In addition to all the specific HeartShaper® Curriculum resources, we also offer these correlated resources—designed to be used with or without the HeartShaper® Curriculum.

- Resources available for all age levels (Toddler to PreTeen) - Use with any curriculum to reinforce stories or skills - Special index in the back of the book tells you which pages to use with each lesson of the HeartShaper® Curriculum

FREE Sampler

Toddler – PreTeen Six Complete Lessons Shaping Hearts with God’s Word

Choose from these great titles! Toddlers & 2s

Preschool/PreK & K

God Loves Me Coloring Pages

Bible Crafts & More (Ages 3–K) Bible Songs & Action Rhymes (Ages 3–K) Bible Stories to Color & Tell (Ages 3–K) Puppet Scripts for Preschool Worship (Ages 3–K) Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages (Ages 3–K)

Early Elementary

Middle Elementary/PreTeen

Bible Crafts & More (Ages 6–8) Bible Puzzles for Kids (Ages 6–8) Bible Stories to Color & Tell (Ages 6–8) Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages (Ages 6–8) Basic Bible Skills (Ages 6–12)

Bible Puzzles for Kids (Ages 8–10) Favorite Bible Stories to Color (Ages 6–10) Basic Bible Skills (Ages 6–12)

The bonus material inside this sampler contains excerpts from these books! Use the materials when you teach the lessons in this booklet. See pages 57–64.

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Contents www. heartshaper.com

Toddlers & 2s............................p. 1 1s & 2s with options for babies Scope & Sequence..............................................p. 2

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Preschool..................................p.13

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3s & 4s with options for 2s Scope & Sequence............................................p. 14

Pre-K & K...................................p. 23 5s & 6s with options for 4s Scope & Sequence............................................p. 24

Early Elementary..................p. 33 Grades 1 & 2 Scope & Sequence............................................p. 34

Middle Elementary...............p. 41 Grades 3 & 4 Scope & Sequence............................................p. 42

PreTeen....................................p. 49 Grades 5 & 6 Scope & Sequence............................................p. 50

—student pages, take-homes, posters, teaching pictures, extra activities, and more. Choose the items you’d like to use and print out as many as you need for your class. It’s our way of showing you all the great things you can expect when you purchase HeartShaper® Children’s Curriculum.

Bonus Material.........................p. 57 All levels Bonus CD.......................................inside back cover

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Toddlers & 2s Smile, Laugh, and Wonder HeartShaper Toddlers & 2s Curriculum includes simple concepts, simple songs, sensory activities, reality-based learning, and a flexible lesson structure. There are plenty of opportunities for children to explore, discover and move. Teachers are encouraged to sing, play, talk and repeat activities, giving young ones time to smile and laugh and wonder. The curriculum is designed to engage children in interactive Bible learning, while providing flexibility to group children to unique situations. It is based on an understanding of how children learn at this age level. Each Bible lesson includes activities and learning experiences just right for a toddler’s range of abilities.

• Bonus activities for babies • 2+ hours of material • Interactive Bible Time told with songs and multisensory visuals • Colorful visuals that include posters, picture and photo cards, and story figures, PLUS three board books! • Teddy the bear puppet friend

Check out everything you get on the CD included in Toddlers & 2s Teacher’s Convenience Kit! Audio Files

• Reproducible songs • Instrumental music • Sounds and activities

Printable Files

• Bonus Unit, complete with Bible Time story, lesson plans, and reproducible figures • Family Together Time take-homes (1 per lesson) • Letters to families (1 per unit) • Reproducible figures • Teacher helps

Don’t miss the HeartShaper online downloads for teachers and families: modifiable newsletters, holiday and seasonal ideas, teacher training, and weekly family pages that reinforce Bible lessons. Find it all on www.heartshaper.com! 1

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Toddlers & 2s Scope & Sequence Fall God Made My Face Genesis, Psalms

God Made My Body Genesis, Psalms

God Gives Us Food Genesis

Bonus Unit: God Helped David 1 Samuel, Psalms

Winter

Spring

Summer

Jesus Was a Special Baby

I Am Happy at Church

God Made Animals

Matthew, Luke

Psalms

God Gives Me Good Things

Jesus Loves Me

Matthew, Luke

God Made People Genesis

Bonus Unit: God Cares for People Exodus

Mark

God Made Everything Genesis

Bonus Unit: Jesus Is the Son of God

Genesis

Noah Loved God Genesis

God Cares for Me All Day and All Night Psalms, 1 Peter

Bonus Unit: Joshua Obeys God Numbers, Joshua

Matthew, Luke, John

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God Gives Us Food Unit 3

Lesson

Bible Focus

Life Focus

Lesson 10

Genesis 1:11-13, 29

 God gives us vegetables.

Genesis 1:11-13, 29

 God gives us fruit.

Genesis 1:11-13, 29

 God gives us cereal and bread.

Genesis 1:11-13, 29

 God gives us water and juice.

God Gives Vegetables

Bible Words “God gives us food” (based on Psalm 136:25).

Possible Responses by Children During Unit 3 Children will • know that God gives them food. • smile and/or clap hands; be happy to hear that God gives them food. • sing or listen to songs about God giving them food. • become familiar with the words God and food. • point to pictures of different kinds of food. • Thank and praise God for giving them food. • Say “God gives us food.”

Especially for Older 2s and Younger 3s! If you are teaching older 2s and/or younger 3s, you may want to substitute the printable Bonus Unit on the CD for one of the other units in this teacher guide. The unit is entitled “God Helped David.”

Especially for Teachers! See page 5 for a list of helps provided.

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Lesson 11 God Gives Fruit

Lesson 12 God Gives Cereal and Bread

Lesson 13 God Gives Water and Juice

Bible Background for the Teacher Before God created a man and a woman, He prepared the earth so people would be able to live on it. God made the sky, land, water, sun, moon and stars, and animals. On the land God caused plants and trees to grow. These plants and trees were full of beautiful vegetables and fruits. All the plants and trees contained seeds so more plants and trees would be able to grow. The food God made is not only good to look at but also is good for us. Think of the health benefits of eating broccoli, apples, oranges, and cauliflower. The next time you eat an apple, thank God for it and for all the beautiful, life-giving food He gives us.

HeartShaper Materials for Unit 3

Toddlers & 2s Teacher’s Convenience Kit CD “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible,” Track 1 “God Gives Us Food,” Track 5 “I Like Food” Track 6 Active Music, Tracks 7 and 8 Quiet Music, Tracks 9 and 10 Family Together Time take-homes, Issues 10–13 Reproducible pages and patterns Visuals Sheet 2 Unit 3 poster; Sheet 5 vegetables and fruit, Bible figures, food photos; Sheet 6 Unit 3 song poster, fruit photo cards, apple tree; God Gives Us Food board book Teddy the bear puppet

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God Gives Us Food Bible Time Story for Unit 3 Life Focus  God gives us food.

Bible Words “God gives us food” (based on Psalm 136:25).

(longer version)

Based on Genesis 1:11-13, 29 The Bible Time story, “God Gives Us Food,” can be told in two ways: (1) Use the shorter stories printed within the weekly lessons, or (2) Tell the story in its entirety each week. The entire story is printed below. Bible Time can be done in a variety of ways. You can do Bible Time • with individual children. • with a few children at a time on carpet squares. • with children on chairs at a table. • with children in built-in seats in a table or clip-on chairs. • in your own creative way. Encourage verbal children to sing the songs with you. Ask other teachers and helpers to sing too! The song “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible” is recorded on the CD. Materials Teddy the bear puppet, hand mirror, Bible, CD Track 1, CD player, carrot, potato, banana, apple, box of cereal, slice of bread in a resealable bag, empty water bottle, empty juice box

Sing this song several times as each child pets or hugs Teddy the bear puppet: (tune: “The Farmer in the Dell”) I like to go to church. I like to go to church. With all the other boys and girls, I like to go to church.

At the end of the song, clap and ask everyone to clap. We’re glad to be at church! We’re glad you’re at church today. Hold the mirror in front of each child. We’re so glad ___ is at church today. And we’re so glad ___ is at church today. Do for each child, using each child’s name.

Show your Bible and ask, What is this? Encourage verbal children to say “Bible.” We love our Bible. Let’s pat our Bible. Hold the Bible in front of each child. Let each child pat the Bible while singing “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible” (Track 1) several times: (tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”) Oh, I love to pat the Bible, The Bible, the Bible. Oh, I love to pat the Bible, for it is God’s Word.

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Our Bible tells us that  God gives us food. God gives us vegetables like carrots to eat. Carrots are so good! Show children the carrot. Let each child hold the carrot while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us carrots, Gives us carrots, gives us carrots. God is so good, He gives us carrots. Thank You, God.

God gives us potatoes to eat. Potatoes are so good! Show children the potato. Let each child hold the potato while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us potatoes, Gives us potatoes, gives us potatoes. God is so good, He gives us potatoes. Thank You, God.

Our Bible tells us that  God gives us food. God gives us fruit like bananas to eat. Bananas are so good! Show children the banana. Let each child hold the banana while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us bananas, Gives us bananas, gives us bananas. God is so good, He gives us bananas. Thank You, God.

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Bible Time Story for Unit 3

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God Gives Us Food God gives us apples to eat. Apples are so good! Show children the apple. Let each child hold the apple while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us apples, Gives us apples, gives us apples. God is so good, He gives us apples. Thank You, God.

God gives us juice to drink. Juice is so good! Show children the empty juice box. Let each child hold the juice box while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us juice, Gives us juice, gives us juice. God is so good, He gives us juice. Thank You, God.

Our Bible tells us that  God gives us food. God gives us cereal to eat. Cereal is so good! Show children the box of cereal. Let each child hold the box of cereal while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us cereal, Gives us cereal, gives us cereal. God is so good, He gives us cereal. Thank You, God.

The Bible says that  God gives us food. Encourage children to point to themselves and verbal children to repeat the Bible Words with you.

Our Bible tells us that  God gives us food. God gives us bread to eat. Bread is so good! Show children the slice of bread. Let each child hold the slice of bread while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us bread, Gives us bread, gives us bread. God is so good, He gives us bread. Thank You, God.

Hold the mirror in front of each child as you say,  God gives you food, ___. Do this with each child,

using each child’s name.

Fold your hands and encourage children to fold their hands. Pray, Thank You, God, for giving us good food to eat. In Jesus’ name, amen. Encourage verbal children to say the prayer with you. They may say “thank You” or “God” or most of the prayer.

Have Teddy say good-bye as each child pets or hugs the puppet.

Our Bible tells us that  God gives us water to drink. Water is so good! Show children the empty water bottle. Let each child hold the water bottle while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us water, Gives us water, gives us water. God is so good, He gives us water. Thank You, God.

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Activities for Babies 12 Months and Younger If there are no babies in your class, copy and give this to a teacher who will use these activities with babies.

Unit 3

Bible Focus: Genesis 1:11-13, 29 Life Focus:  God gives us food. Bible Words: “God gives us food” (based on Psalm 136:25). Possible Responses by Babies: Babies will hear that God gives them food, smile, and be happy to hear about God giving them food. Use these activities with individual babies to help them explore the theme,  God gives us food. Some of these activities can also be found on the Sheet

2 poster in the Toddlers & 2s Teacher’s Convenience Kit.

Hello God Time Pat the Bible Help each baby pat the Bible as you sing to the tune of “This Old Man”: God gives food. God gives food. Thank You, God, for giving us food. Crunchy apples and oranges too. Thank You, God, for giving us food.

Floor Time Reach for the Food Place a piece of toy food close to a baby but just out of his reach. Point to the food and say: There is a banana. Can you reach for the banana, ___ ? (Use the baby’s name.) Encourage the baby to reach for and grab the banana. If he has trouble reaching it, you can push it closer to him. When he has the banana, say this rhyme: God made cereal and ___ (name of the food) too. God gives good food for me and you! (Point to self and then to the baby.) Use different toy food until the baby tires of the activity.

Hug and Hold Time God Made Food for You Hold a baby in your lap and help him turn the pages of a book. Point to pictures of food while you sing the following to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”: God made food for you, Food to make you strong. Grapes, bananas, peas, and milk. God made food for you. Substitute names of the foods that are in the book you are using.

Hug and Hold Time Thank You, God, for My Food This activity can be done while you give a baby her bottle. Hold the bottle in front of the baby so she can see it while you say: Look, ___ . (Use the child’s name.) God made ___ (water, milk, or juice) for you to drink today. Give her the bottle while you say: God loves you so much, ___. He gives you good ___ to drink. Thank You, God, for giving us good ___ to drink.

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Materials Bible

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Materials book with pictures of food

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God Gives Cereal and Bread

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Bible Focus: Genesis 1:11-13, 29 Life Focus:  God gives us cereal and bread. Bible Words: “God gives us food” (based on Psalm 136:25). Heart to Heart Bread has been and continues to be a primary source of food for millions of people. Most of us enjoy many kinds of cereal and bread—sourdough bread, cheese biscuits, rye bread, and blueberry muffins, not to mention all of our favorite cereals. On a spiritual level, bread had special significance in the Bible. It appears repeatedly in special meals and in worship, from the Exodus and Passover to the last supper. Jesus called himself “the bread of life.” Remember to thank God for the physical bread He provides. But more importantly, thank God for the bread of life—Jesus.

Lesson 12 at a Glance Activity Time Use one or more of these activities to help children explore the theme, God gives us cereal and bread.

1st Hour

Materials

Extra Hour

Materials

Activities for the Unit poster, books and puzzles, song

• Sheet 2 Unit 3 poster, Sheet 6 Unit 3 song poster, God Gives Us Food book, CD, books and puzzles, CD player • empty cereal boxes, bread wrappers, toy grocery baskets or grocery bags • 2 plastic tubs, Sheet 5 Bible figures, clear tape, dry cereal, tablecloth, scoops

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Bible Time Help children know that God gives us food, especially cereal and bread.

Bible Time can be done several ways and whenever best fits your schedule. If you do the longer story on pp. 70 and 71, you will need more items.

• Teddy the bear puppet, hand mirror, Bible, CD, CD player, empty cereal box, slice of bread in a resealable bag

Bible Time can be done several ways. If you do one of the other story options, you will need different items.

• Teddy the bear puppet, Bible, mirror, CD, God Gives Us Food book, box of cereal, CD player

Discovery Time Use one or more of these activities to help children continue exploring the theme, God gives us cereal and bread.

Surprise Boxes

• small boxes with lids, Sheet 5 food photos, glue

Puppet Fun Teddy Eats Cereal and Toast

• Teddy the bear puppet

• toaster, bread slices, margarine, plastic knife, napkins

Going on a Picnic

• bread, margarine, dry cereal, plastic knife, basket, blanket, napkins • bread, cookie cutters, margarine, cereal, napkins • marker, paper plates, crayons, stickers, cereal, heavy-duty tape, CD, CD player • CD (Family Together Time Issue 12)

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Saying Good-bye or Transition to Extra Hour

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Life Focus

Activity Time (25–30 minutes)

 God gives us cereal and bread.

Do these activities with individual children or a few children at a time to help children explore the theme, God gives us cereal and bread.

Bible Words

Welcome

“God gives us food” (based on Psalm 136:25).

• Welcome each child by name. • Do check-in procedures you follow (name and security tags, etc.). • Play soft music in the background (Tracks 9 and 10). • Lead each child to an activity.

Activities for the Unit Use these activities anytime during your session. Children will enjoy doing them each week. Poster: Before class, display the Unit 3 poster in your room. Ask children to point to the cereal and bread. Say,  God gives us cereal and bread. Do you like cereal? Books and puzzles: Use the God Gives Us Food book and other books and puzzles that show food God made. Look at books with interested children, and help children do puzzles. Talk about God giving us food. “God Gives Us Food” song: Before class, display the Unit 3 song poster in your room. Play “God Gives Us Food” from the CD. Sing with individual children or small groups.

Grocery Store Before class, set up an area of the classroom like a little grocery store. Stock your store shelves with cereal boxes and bread wrappers. Show children how to go shopping and put cereal and bread in grocery bags or shopping baskets. Say often, God gives us food.  God gives us cereal and bread. When children pick up an item, say its name and encourage verbal children to repeat the names. You’ve chosen some cereal! God gives us food. Invite verbal children to say the Bible Words with you. 1s will put cereal and bread in bags. 2s will do the above, name some items, and say the Bible Words.

Scoop ‘n’ Pour Before class, tape the figures of the Bibles to the inside bottoms of two tubs. Fill one tub with cereal. Place both tubs on a tablecloth or large towels. Allow the children to use scoops, plastic measuring cups, and other small containers to scoop the cereal from the filled tub into the empty one. Ask, Can you point to the Bible? The Bible says that  God gives us cereal and bread. When they scoop all the cereal from the tub, they’ll discover another Bible. Clap and say, It’s a Bible! The Bible says that God gives us food. Invite verbal children to say the Bible Words. 1s will enjoy scooping cereal and point to the Bible. 2s will do the above and say the Bible Words.

Materials Sheet 2 Unit 3 poster, Sheet 6 Unit 3 song poster, God Gives Us Food book, CD Track 5, books and puzzles, CD player

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Materials Active P la y 2 small plastic tubs; Sheet 5 Bible figures; clear tape; dry cereal; tablecloth or large towels; scoops, measuring cups, and other small containers

Transition to Bible Time Use a cleanup song or signal to transition to Bible Time. See Tips About Bible Time in the narrow column on the next page.

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Life Focus  God gives us cereal and bread.

Bible Time (shorter version: 5–10 minutes) Use this Bible Time or the longer version found on pages 70 and 71 to help children know that God gives us cereal and bread.

Materials Teddy the bear puppet, hand mirror, Bible, Bibl e Time CD Track 1, CD player, empty cereal box, slice of bread in a resealable bag

Tips About Bible Time Bible Time can be done in a variety of ways. You can do Bible Time with individual children, with a few children at a time on carpet squares, in chairs at a table, in built-in seats in a table or clip-on chairs, or in your own creative way. Encourage verbal children and other helpers to sing the songs with you! The song “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible” is recorded on the CD. Call Teddy by name. Children will love to hear the name of their furry friend!

After children have gathered for Bible Time, sing this song several times as each child pets or hugs Teddy the bear puppet: (tune: “The Farmer in the Dell”) I like to go to church. I like to go to church. With all the other boys and girls, I like to go to church. At the end of the song, clap and ask everyone to clap. We’re so glad to be at church! We’re glad you’re at church today! Hold the mirror in front of each child. We’re so glad ___ is at church today. And we’re so glad ___ is at church today. Do this with each child, using each child’s name. Show your Bible and ask, What is this? Children should say “Bible.” We love our Bible. It tells us about God. Let’s pat our Bible. Hold the Bible in front of each child. Let each pat the Bible while singing “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible” (Track 1) several times: (tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”) Oh, I love to pat the Bible, the Bible, the Bible. Oh, I love to pat the Bible, for it is God’s Word. Our Bible tells us that  God gives us cereal. Show children the empty cereal box. Let each child hold the box while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us cereal, Gives us cereal, gives us cereal. God is so good, He gives us cereal. Thank You, God. Our Bible tells us that  God gives us bread. Show children the slice of bread. Let each child hold the slice of bread while singing this song: (tune: “Here We Go ’Round the Mulberry Bush”) God is so good, He gives us bread, Gives us bread, gives us bread. God is so good, He gives us bread. Thank You, God. The Bible says that God gives us food. Encourage verbal children to say the Bible Words with you. Hold the mirror in front of each child as you say,  God gives you cereal and bread to eat, ___. Do this with each child. Pray, Thank You, God, for giving us cereal and bread to eat. In Jesus’ name, amen. Encourage children to say the prayer with you. Have Teddy say goodbye as each child pets or hugs the puppet.

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Life Focus

Discovery Time (15–20 minutes)

 God gives us cereal and bread.

Do these activities with individual children or a few children at a time to help children continue exploring the theme, God gives us cereal and bread.

Surprise Boxes Before class, prepare the boxes if you did not use them in Lesson 4. Press out the photos and glue one inside each box. Encourage children to open the boxes and look at the pictures. Ask, What do you see? Encourage verbal children to respond. It’s a bowl of cereal. Cereal is good.  God gives us cereal. Do you like cereal? 1s will open the boxes, look inside, and may name some food. 2s will do the above and respond to questions. For added fun, encourage children to look at the food hanging from the ceiling. While singing the song suggested in the Reach for the Food activity on page 74, encourage the children to stretch their hands toward the food. Or you can lift the children so they can touch the figures with their hands.

Toaster Pop-ups Show children a slice of bread and say, God gives us bread to eat. Then show children a toaster. Let’s make some toast. Demonstrate how to make toast. Show children how to push down the lever, count to three, and then pull the lever up. (You don’t need to plug it in.) Then say the rhyme and invite children to imitate your actions: Take a slice of bread, (stand up, arms straight up, palms touching) put it in the toaster. (squat down, hands at side) One, two, three, (count slowly) pop up, pop up, pop up! (jump up) Toast is ready! Mmm, mmm good! (pretend to eat, then rub tummy) Thank You, God, for bread! (fold hands in prayer) Then give children a piece of bread with margarine to enjoy. 1s will enjoy hearing a rhyme, imitate some actions, and eat some bread. 2s will do the above and say some of the rhyme.

Materials small boxes with lids, Sheet 5 food photos, glue

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Cereal Bracelets Before class, tie large knots in the ends of the chenille wires. (Or you can use yarn, heavy string, string licorice, or shoelaces.) Give children some Oshaped cereal and show them how to string the cereal onto the chenille wires. As children work and eat some of the cereal, say,  God gives us cereal. We can make pretty bracelets with the cereal. And we can eat the cereal. I’m glad God gives us food. Encourage verbal children to say the Bible Words with you. When children are finished with their bracelets, tie the bracelets loosely around their wrists. Be sure and tag bracelets with names so that they will go home with the owners and germs won’t be shared. 1s will try to string the cereal and eat some. 2s will do the above and say the Bible Words.

Saying Good-bye For children who are leaving, give parents craft activities and copies of Family Together Time Issue 12 from the CD. Tell parents something their children enjoyed. Tell each child, Good-bye. See you next time!

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Transition to Extra Hour • Have at least one adult greet new children and at least one adult engage children in activities away from the door. • Continue Discovery Time choices children are enjoying. • Let children play with modeling dough. Show them how to shape the dough to look like a loaf of bread or a muffin. • Let children feed doll babies. Provide bottles and small spoons.

NOTE: Family Together Time is also available online for families to download. See www.heartshaper.com.

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Life Focus  God gives us cereal and bread.

Extra Hour Activity and Bible Time (25–35 minutes) Do these activities with individual children or a few children at a time to help children explore the theme, God gives us cereal and bread.

Bible Words “God gives us food” (based on Psalm 136:25).

Materials toy food, dishes (optional: kitchen set)

Materials CD (Family Together Time Issue 12)

Materials Teddy the bear puppet, Bible, mirror, CD Tracks 1 and 6, God Gives Us Food book, box of

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Welcome • Welcome new children by name. • Do check-in procedures you follow (name and security tags, etc.). • Check and change diapers and/or have restroom time. • Continue activities from the 1st Hour and/or do the following activities:

Activity for the Unit Kitchen Fun Allow children to play in the kitchen center with a variety of toy food items, especially cereal and bread. Let’s have some cereal and bread with our lunch today! I’m glad that  God gives us cereal and bread.

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Sing the song from Family Together Time. Clap hands while singing and invite children to clap hands too. Use a cleanup song or signal to transition to Bible Time. See the Tips About Bible Time in the narrow column.

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Tips About Bible Time Bible Time can be done in a variety of ways. You can do Bible Time with individual children, with a few children at a time on carpet squares, in chairs at a table, in built-in seats in a table or clip-on chairs, or in your own creative way. Encourage verbal children and other helpers to sing the songs with you! The songs “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible” and “I Like Food” are recorded on the CD.

Use this Bible Time, the one found on page 87, or the longer version found on pages 70 and 71. Sing this song several times as each child pets or hugs Teddy the bear puppet: (tune: “The Farmer in the Dell”) I like to go to church. I like to go to church. With all the other boys and girls, I like to go to church. At the end of the song, clap and ask everyone to clap. We’re so glad to be at church! We’re glad you’re at church today! Hold the mirror in front of each child. We’re so glad ___ is at church today. And we’re so glad ___ is at church today. Do this with each child, using each child’s name. Show your Bible and ask, What is this? Children should say “Bible.” We love our Bible. It tells us about God. Let’s pat our Bible. Hold the Bible in front of each child. Let each pat the Bible while singing “Oh, I Love to Pat the Bible” (Track 1) several times: (tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”) Oh, I love to pat the Bible, the Bible, the Bible. Oh, I love to pat the Bible, for it is God’s Word. Read the story to the children from the God Gives Us Food book, showing the pictures. Sing “I Like Food” (Track 6) and let children hold a box of cereal while singing: (tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”) I like cereal, crunchy cereal. Crunchy cereal, crunchy cereal. I like cereal, crunchy cereal. Thank You, God, for food. The Bible says, God gives us food. Encourage verbal children to repeat the Bible Words with you. Hold the mirror in front of each child as you touch a child’s hands and say,  God gives you cereal and bread to eat, ___. Do this with each child. Pray, Thank You, God, for giving us cereal and bread to eat. In Jesus’ name, amen. Encourage children to say the prayer with you. Have Teddy say good-bye as each child pets or hugs the puppet.

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Extra Hour Discovery Time (20–25 minutes)

Life Focus  God gives us cereal and bread.

Do these activities with individual children or a few children at a time to help children continue exploring the theme, God gives us cereal and bread.

Puppet Fun Teddy Eats Cereal and Toast Go with Teddy to individual children or to small groups of children. Hi! My name is Teddy. Every morning I eat cereal and bread for breakfast. Rub Teddy’s tummy. Cereal and bread are yummy! Do you like cereal and bread? Me too! Let’s clap and hop for cereal and bread! Clap Teddy’s hands and hop him up and down. I’m glad  God gives us cereal and bread.

Going on a Picnic Put the food and supplies in a basket. Say, Let’s go on a picnic. Hold the basket of food and start walking. Encourage the children to walk with you. Stop and spread out a blanket and invite children to sit down. Pull out the bread. What is this? Allow verbal children to respond. Thank You, God, for bread. Give children small pieces of bread spread with margarine. Do the same with the cereal. I’m glad that  God gives us cereal and bread to eat. Clap hands and say, Yeah! I’m glad God gives us food. Encourage children to clap their hands and verbal children to say the Bible Words with you. 1s will enjoy going on a picnic and tasting the food. 2s will do the above, respond to questions, and say the Bible Words.

Happy Smiles Help children press a round cookie cutter onto bread slices and discard the crusts. Spread soft margarine or cream cheese onto the bread. Older children will want to do this themselves. While they work, say,  God gives us bread. Then help children add cereal on top of the bread to make smiles.  God gives us cereal. We can use the cereal to make happy smiles on our bread. Older children can also add cereal for eyes and a nose. Allow children to eat the bread and cereal. 1s will put cereal on the bread and eat it. 2s will do the above, spread the margarine, and add eyes and noses.

Cereal Shakers Before class, write the Bible Words on the backs of small paper plates for each child. Give each child one of those plates and another plate. Children can scribble-color and add food stickers to the backs of plates. God gives us food. Can you say that with me? Let a child help you pour enough dry cereal onto one plate to cover the bottom. Then top it with the other plate front-to-front and seal the plates together with heavy-duty tape. Allow children to eat the cereal as they work. I’m glad that  God gives us cereal to eat. Cereal is good and crunchy. Play music from the CD and show children how to shake their shakers to the music. 1s will scribble-color, add stickers, eat some cereal, and shake their shakers. 2s will do the above and say the Bible Words.

Materials Teddy the bear puppet

Materials bread slices, margarine, dry cereal, plastic knife, basket or paper lunch bag, blanket, napkins or plates

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Materials fresh bread slices, plastic round cookie cutters, margarine or cream cheese spread, O-shaped cereal, napkins

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Added Fun! Play Tracks 5 and 6 of the CD while children work. Materials marker, small paper plates, large crayons, Cra ft food stickers, dry cereal, heavy-duty tape, CD Tracks 5 and 6, CD player

Saying Good-bye Give parents copies of Family Together Time Issue 12 from the CD and craft activities their children may have done. Tell each child, Good-bye. See you next week!

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NOTE: Family Together Time is also available online for families to download. See www.heartshaper.com.

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Preschool Multisensory Learning for Preschoolers HeartShaper Preschool Curriculum builds on the concepts taught to younger children, adding more Bible stories, integrating pre-reading skills, continuing multisensory experiences, offering activities that stimulate imaginations, and guiding the teacher to answer lots of questions. HeartShaper engages preschool children in interactive Bible learning while providing teachers with flexibility to group children to unique situations.

• Options for 2s • 2+ hours of material • Activity options that give variety and address learning styles • Large, colorful visuals that include story figures and props and interactive posters • Make-n-Share activity pages • Teaching Pictures • Heart Tugs take-home family resource • Scamper the squirrel puppet friend

Check out everything you get on the CD included in Preschool Resources! Audio Files

• Reproducible songs and music activities • Listening activities

Printable Files

• Activity pages • Bible Memory posters (in both ICB and KJV) • Coloring pages (1 per lesson) • Letters to families (1 per unit) • Song and music activities (lyrics for all songs on the CD; lyrics and suggested motions for Bible story music activities) • Teacher helps

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Preschool Scope & Sequence Fall

Year One

God Made the World

Winter Jesus Was Born

Genesis

Matthew, Luke

Noah and Abraham

Jesus Pleases God

Genesis

Joseph and Samuel Genesis, 1 Samuel

Matthew, Mark, Luke

Jesus Loves Everyone

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Spring Jesus Is the Son of God Mark, John

Jesus Does Great Things

Summer David 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel

Kings Who Loved God

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms

The Church Tells About Jesus

2 Kings

Elisha

Acts

Fall God Made People Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Matthew

Year Two

Moses and God’s People Exodus

Joshua and God’s People

Numbers, Joshua

Winter Jesus Was a Special Baby Matthew, Luke

Jesus Teaches Me Matthew, Mark, Luke

Everyone Can Follow Jesus

Mark, Luke, John

Spring Jesus, God’s Son

Summer Elijah

Matthew

1 Kings

Jesus Is Powerful

Daniel and His Friends

Mark, Luke, John

The Church Follows Jesus

Acts, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians

Daniel

God Helps People Do What Is Right Judges, Ruth, Nehemiah, Esther, Jonah

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Bible Focus:  Genesis 12:1-9 Bible Memory: Genesis 17:1 “Obey me and do what is right.” (ICB) “Walk before me, and be thou perfect.” (KJV) Life Focus:  God wants us to follow Him. Heart to Heart Moving from one place to another can be stressful and upsetting. How do you think Abram felt when God told him to leave his home and travel to a far-off land? We don’t know how Abram felt, but we do know he obeyed God. How wonderful it would be if our children learned to follow God with Abram’s willing heart! Use today’s lesson to encourage your children to be enthusiastic followers of God. Bible Background Beginning with Genesis 12:1, we see the development of the kingdom of God. God made a special appearance to Abram and told him to move to another part of the world. Abram was 75 years old at the time. Hebrews 11:8 reminds us of the faith that Abram exhibited in his obedience to this call. The blessing offered by God is complex, but a messianic promise is included in “all the people on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3, ICB).

Lesson 7 at a Glance Step 1

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• table, bedsheets, blankets, pillows, play dishes, box

• Resources Sheet 5 story figures 7a–7e and CD, Teaching Picture 7, Scamper puppet

• CD player, Bible, backpack, travel items, sand pan

• Make-n-Share pp. 15 and 16 and stickers

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Getting Started (10–15 minutes) Step 1 •

Life Focus  God wants us to follow Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children explore packing and moving.

Welcome • Use your Scamper puppet to greet the children. • Place an identification tag on each child, and gather necessary information from the adult bringing the child to class. • Provide a container in which children can place their offering money. • Guide each child to an activity center.

Quick Step Follow the Footprints Before class, use the footprint pattern to cut out at least 20 footprints. Make a winding path through the room by taping footprints 1–2 feet apart. Place several toys at the beginning of the path.  God wants us to follow Him. Let’s follow these footprints and pretend we’re moving to a new home. Then we’ll learn a Bible story about a man who followed God and moved. Invite each child to pick up a toy and carry it along the path. When everyone has arrived at the new home, encourage the children to say today’s Bible Memory with you. Repeat the activity, moving toys back to the other end of the path. • What would you take with you if you moved to a new home? • How would you feel if someone told you to move to a new home?

A Tent Home Drape a bedsheet or blanket over a table to make a tent. Put the other items in the box.  God wants us to follow Him. Let’s pretend to camp. Then we’ll learn a Bible story about a man who followed God and camped too. Sit in the tent. Show the teaching picture and talk about moving, tents, and camping. Encourage the children to set up a campsite, using blankets and pillows for beds and play dishes for a meal. Guide them to pack everything back into the box. • Have you ever slept in a tent? • What would you take with you on a camping trip?

Follow and Obey (A unit game center)  God want us to follow Him. Let’s play a game about moving. We’ll

follow and obey some commands. This game is a version of Mother, May I? Have the children stand in a line, shoulder to shoulder. Stand facing them a few yards away. Give one of the commands below to the first child in line. After the child has pantomimed the action, say, You followed and obeyed. Take two hops forward. Continue playing, varying movement instructions, until each child has reached you. You have reached your new home! • Follow and pack your clothes in a suitcase (toys in a box). • Follow and put your suitcase in the car. • Follow and carry a big box down the stairway. • Follow and pick up your backpack.

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Active P Materials la y footprint pattern p. 117, construction paper, scissors, masking tape, toys (optional: clear adhesive covering)

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Life Focus  God wants us to follow Him.

Bible Discovery (20–25 minutes) Step 2 •

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Materials Resources Sheet 5 story figures 7a–7e, sand pan (optional: poster board and reusable adhesive)

Use all of these activities to help children tell how Abram obeyed God.

Sing and Pray Sing: “God Cares for Me” and “God All-Powerful” Pray, Dear God, help us to obey You. Thank You for teaching us to follow You. In Jesus’ name, amen. Before class, put the Bible at the bottom of the backpack. Pack the other items on top. Show the backpack. Ask the children to guess what is inside. Open the backpack, pulling out each item and showing it to the children. Before you take out the Bible, talk about how important this last item is to you. Ask the children to guess what it is. Take out the Bible. The Bible tells us how we can follow God. To follow God means we do what God says we should do. Let’s learn a Bible story about a man named Abram. Abram knew how to follow God.

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Teaching Tip Stand the story figures in a sand pan, or place them on a poster board as you tell the story.

You can help me tell the story of Abram. If I do an action, you can do it too. (Show figure 7a.) Abram loved God. One day, God told Abram to move far away. (Place hand above brow, looking from left to right.) Abram didn’t know where he was to go, but Abram knew it was right to do what God said. So Abram and his family packed all of their belongings. (Pretend to pack, stuffing clothes in a suitcase.) Then Abram, his wife Sarai, his nephew Lot, and all the people who helped take care of Abram’s animals left their home to follow God. (Show 7b–7d. Walk in place.) At night, Abram and his family would set up tents to camp. (Show 7e. Kneel and pretend to hammer tent pegs.) God made some important promises to Abram. God said He would make a great nation of people from the people in Abram’s family. Abram and his family thanked God for taking care of them. They followed and obeyed God. (Bow in prayer posture.)

Bible Review Materials Teaching Picture 7, Resources CD Track 8, CD player Teaching Tip Lyrics and suggested actions are included on the Resources CD “Abram Moves” music activity printable file. Practice doing the actions before class. Materials Bible, backpack

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Show the teaching picture. Maybe Abram’s wife, Sarai, rode a camel when they moved to the place God was leading them. The camel’s hooves might have sounded clip clop, clip clop. Let’s pretend we’re traveling with Abram. We’ll act out the story with music. Play the Bible story music activity, “Abram Moves.” Model actions and allow children to follow your lead. • What did Abram do when God told him to move far away? • Who traveled with Abram? • What do you think Abram took with him on his trip? • What did Abram and his family do at night?

Bible Memory • What special book did I have in my backpack today? (a Bible) • Why is this book special? (The Bible is God’s Word.) Open your Bible to Genesis 17:1 and point to each word as you read the Bible Memory. Ask the children to say the words with you. Place the Bible in the backpack and hand it to a child. Ask that child to remove the Bible carefully. Say the Bible Memory again. Then the child can put the Bible back in the backpack and hand it to another child. Repeat until all children have had a turn.

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Grow and Go (15–20 minutes) Step 3 •

Life Focus  God wants us to follow Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children name ways they can follow God.

Quick Step Follow God Cards Before class, cut apart a set of Follow God Cards for each child.  God wants us to follow Him. Let’s look at these cards and decide which children are following God. Guide the children to put happy or sad stickers on the appropriate cards. Then they can draw pictures of themselves on the blank cards, showing ways to follow God. Put a happy sticker on each child’s picture. Divide the cards into stacks: children following God, children not following God. Encourage children to trace the letters “follow God.” • Which children are obeying and following God? • What is one way you can follow God?

Materials Make-n-Share pp. 15 and 16 and stickers, scissors, colored pencils or washable markers

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“God’s Followers” Let’s sing a song about moving to another country as Abram did. Then we’ll name ways we can follow God. Have children sit in a circle. Put a backpack on a child. As you sing the song below, that child will walk around the circle. When you stop singing, the child will stop behind another child, take off the backpack and say, “Go and move.” The second child will put on the backpack and go around the circle until you stop singing again. Continue until each child has had a turn. Sing to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”: God told Abram, “Leave your home.” / And Abram followed God. / You can be God’s follower too. / Just obey God! • How can you follow and obey God?  God wants us to follow Him.

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Bible Memory Walk  God wants us to follow Him. We can follow God by obeying Him and

doing what is right. Let’s play a game to help us remember our Bible Memory verse. Using the footprints from the “Follow the Footprints” activity (p. 60), play a game of Follow the Leader. As you move along the path, say the Bible Memory. Encourage the children to say the Bible Memory with you. Repeat by jumping or hopping from footprint to footprint. • What is one way you can follow and obey at the playground? • What is one way you can follow and obey your teacher at church? • Name a way you can follow and obey God this week.

Closing the Hour • Be sure children who are leaving now have their activity projects. • Give each child who is leaving a copy of today’s Heart Tugs.

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Bible Focus: Genesis 12:1-9 Bible Memory: Genesis 17:1 “Obey me and do what is right.” (ICB) “Walk before me, and be thou perfect.” (KJV) Life Focus:  God wants us to follow Him.

Extra Hour

Heart to Heart (for the Extra Hour teacher) Moving from one place to another can be stressful and upsetting. How do you think Abram felt when God told him to leave his home and travel to a far-off land? We don’t know how Abram felt, but we do know he obeyed God. How wonderful it would be if our children learned to follow God with Abram’s willing heart! Use today’s lesson to encourage your children to be enthusiastic followers of God. Bible Background Beginning with Genesis 12:1, we see the development of the kingdom of God. God made a special appearance to Abram and told him to move to another part of the world. Abram was 75 years old at the time. Hebrews 11:8 reminds us of the faith that Abram exhibited in his obedience to this call. The blessing offered by God is complex, but a messianic promise is included in “all the people on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12:3, ICB).

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• light colored paper, magazines, blunt-tip scissors, glue sticks

• Resources Sheet 5 story figures 7a–7e and CD, Teaching Picture 7, Scamper puppet

• CD player, Bible, backpack, sand pan

• Scamper puppet

• backpack

• Resources CD

• CD player

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More! Bible Review

More! Bible Memory

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More! Getting Started (10–15 minutes) Step 1 •

Life Focus  God wants us to follow Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children explore packing and moving.

Transition Time • Greet new arrivals with enthusiasm. Be sure each child has an identification tag. • Gather children to sing the “God’s Followers” song (p. 62). • Follow your usual procedures for taking children to the restroom and serving a snack.

Quick Step “God Told Abram” Rhyme  God wants us to follow Him. To follow God means we do what God says we should do. Today we’re learning about a man name Abram who followed God. Let’s learn a rhyme about Abram. Lead children in the rhyme “God Told Abram,” included in today’s Heart Tugs family resource paper. Ask each child to name one thing Abram might have packed to take on his trip. (Suggest categories, such as food, animals, or clothing, for children who need more direction.) Ask each child to bring his pretend item and “pack it in the box.” Repeat the rhyme. • What do you think Abram brought to his new home? • What would you take to a new home?

Moving Day Today we’re talking about the time when God told Abram to leave his home and move to a new place. Let’s pretend we are packing to move. Guide the children in packing and unpacking the various containers with food containers, toys, clothing, and shoes. Talk about how it feels to move. • What do you think would be hard about moving to a new home? • What do you think would be fun about moving to a new home? Wherever we are,  God wants us to follow Him. We can follow God in an old home or a new home. To follow God means we do what God says we should do.

Suitcase Collage Before class, print copies of the Resources CD Suitcase Collage activity on colored paper. Cut out a suitcase for each child. Let’s pretend we are moving. We’ll choose some things to fill our suitcases. Give each child a paper suitcase, a magazine, a pair of scissors, and glue stick. Guide children to look through the magazines and find things they would like to “pack.” Help them cut out the pictures and glue them inside the suitcases. • What would you pack in your suitcase if you were moving? Wherever we are,  God wants us to follow Him. To follow God means we do what God says we should do.

Especially for 2s! Most 2s have difficulty cutting thin magazine paper. Before class, cut out pictures that will interest your 2s. Lay the pictures on the table, and help each child glue a few pictures in his suitcase.

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Life Focus  God wants us to follow Him.

More! Bible Discovery (20–25 minutes) Step 2 •

Materials Resources Sheet 5 story figures 7a–7e and CD Tracks 2 and 5, CD player, backpack, Bible

Materials sand pan (for Bible story figures)

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More! Sing and Pray Pray

Sing: “God Cares for Me” and “God All-Powerful” Pray, Dear God, thank You for being with us when we are at home and when we are away from home. Help us learn how to follow You. In Jesus’ name, amen. Before class, place the Bible and Abram story figures 7a–7e in your backpack. Show the backpack to your children. I brought my backpack today. I have some things inside that help me remember what Abram did when God told him to leave his home. Let’s listen and find out what happened.

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(Pull out the Bible and open it as you begin. Take figures from backpack and place in sand pan as you tell the story.) The Bible tells us that God told a man named Abram to leave his home. (Place 7a in the sand pan.) God said, “Go to the land I will show you.” Abram loved God, so he did what God said. (Move Abram figure as though walking.) Abram and his wife Sarai packed up all their belongings. (Place 7b beside 7a.) They took their animals and all the people who helped them take care of the animals. (Place 7c in sand pan.) Abram’s nephew Lot went with them too. (Place 7d in sand pan.) Along the way, Abram and his family had to set up tents. (Place 7e beside other figures.) When they stopped, they remembered to thank God for His care. God made some important promises to Abram. (Move 7a in front of figures.) Abram loved God and followed wherever God said to go. (Return story figures to backpack.)  God wants us to follow Him too.

Materials Resources Sheet 5 story figures 7a–7e, Teaching Picture 7

More! Bible Review

Materials Resources CD Track 5, CD player, Scamper puppet

More! Bible Memory

Hand the story figures to five children. I am going to tell the story again. When you hear me talking about the person or thing you are holding, stand and show the figure to everyone. Use the story on the back of the teaching picture. Pause as you mention Abram, Sarai, the sheep and shepherds, Lot, and the tent. Repeat the activity until all children have had a turn holding a story figure. God made some important promises to Abram. Abram loved God and followed wherever God said to go. • What did God tell Abram to do? • Who went with Abram on his trip?

Show Scamper to the children. Scamper wants to hear our Bible Memory song. Let’s show Scamper how we can clap and sing. Play “God AllPowerful” and encourage the children to clap and sing any words they know. Have Scamper clap his paws too. After the song is finished, ask the children to say Genesis 17:1 with you as Scamper “listens.” Have Scamper clap his paws after children finish saying the verse. Scamper enjoyed listening to you say the Bible Memory.

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More! Grow and Go (15–20 minutes) Step 3 •

Life Focus  God wants us to follow Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children name ways they can follow God.

Quick Step “Scamper Takes a Trip” Story Have Scamper drag the backpack in and drop it to the floor. Talk to the puppet. Scamper, what’s in your backpack? It looks full! Have Scamper whisper excitedly in your ear. Wow! That’s quite a story. Why don’t you sit here while I tell the children about your morning? Set the puppet beside you.

Materials Scamper puppet, backpack

One of Scamper’s children friends was getting ready for a trip. The boy’s mom woke him early to get ready for the trip. But the little boy grumbled and complained. Next the boy’s grandma asked him to put his backpack into the van. Scamper watched as the little boy grumbled and complained. Finally, the boy’s dad told him to hurry and eat his breakfast. Can you guess what the little boy did? (Wait for answers.) You’re right! The little boy grumbled and complained. Scamper watched to see what would happen. Suddenly, Scamper’s friend remembered something.  God wants us to follow Him. The little boy told his family he was sorry. Then he put his backpack in the van and ate his breakfast. Before the family left, the little boy brought Scamper this backpack. It’s full of nuts and seeds for Scamper and his family to snack on while the boy is away. Scamper is glad his friend has learned to follow God. • How did Scamper’s friend follow God? • What can you do to follow God?

“Abram Moves” Music Activity  God wants us to follow Him. Let’s remember how Abram followed

God. Then we’ll act out ways we can obey and follow God. Play the Bible story music activity “Abram Moves” and lead children in the actions. Talk about the things Abram and his family did to follow and obey God (packed, loaded bundles, carried loads, took care of animals, set up tents, thanked God). Encourage children to act out ways they can obey when taking trips (whether to a local store or some distance). • Show me how you take care of your pets before leaving on a trip. • How can you obey if it is time to leave and you need to put on a jacket? Close your class time with a prayer. Ask God to help the children follow and obey Him.

Materials Resources CD Track 8, CD player

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Teaching Tip The words and suggested motions for the “Abram Moves” Bible story music activity are included on the Resources CD printable files.

Especially for 2s! Do the Bible story music activity with your 2s. Say, Abram obeyed God. You can obey too. Then give each child a simple instruction to follow, such as, Please pick up that block. Praise the child and say, You obeyed!

Saying Good-bye • Repeat the Bible story music activity as children wait for parents. • Be sure children have projects made in class. • Give parents this week’s Heart Tugs. Encourage them to read and act out the “God Told Abram” rhyme with their children. NOTE: Heart Tugs family page is available online for families to download. See www.heartshaper.com.

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Cleanup Play the Bible Memory song, “God AllCleanup Powerful.” As the music plays, give simple cleanup instructions. Praise children as they obey and do what is right.

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Pre-K & K Multisensory Learning for Kids HeartShaper Pre-K & K Curriculum builds on the concepts taught to preschool children, adding more details to Bible stories, integrating more pre-reading skills, continuing multisensory experiences, incorporating simple group games, and guiding the teacher to answer the inquisitive child’s questions. HeartShaper engages pre-K & K children in interactive Bible learning while providing teachers with flexibility to group children to unique situations.

• Options for 4s • 2+ hours of material • Activity options that give variety and address learning styles • Large, colorful visuals that include story figures and props and interactive posters • Make-n-Share activity pages • Teaching Pictures • Heart Tugs take-home family resource • Scout the sheepdog puppet friend

Check out everything you get on the CD included in Pre-K & K Resources! Audio Files

• Reproducible songs and music activities • Listening activities

Printable Files

• Activity pages • Bible Memory posters (in both ICB and KJV) • Coloring pages (1 per lesson) • Letters to families (1 per unit) • Song and music activities (lyrics for all songs on the CD; lyrics and suggested motions for Bible story music activities) • Teacher helps

Don’t miss the HeartShaper online downloads for teachers and families: modifiable newsletters, holiday and seasonal ideas, teacher training, and weekly family pages that reinforce Bible lessons. Find it all on www.heartshaper.com!

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Pre-K & K

Year One

Scope & Sequence Fall

Winter

God Made the World

Jesus Was Born

Genesis

Matthew, Luke

Noah and Abraham

Jesus Pleases God

Genesis

Joseph and Samuel Genesis, 1 Samuel

Matthew, Mark, Luke

Jesus Loves Everyone

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Spring Jesus Is the Son of God Mark, John

Jesus Does Great Things

Summer David 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel

Kings Who Loved God

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms

The Church Tells About Jesus

2 Kings

Elisha

Acts

Fall God Made People

Year Two

Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, Matthew

Winter Jesus Was a Special Baby Matthew, Luke

Moses and God’s People

Jesus Teaches Me

Exodus

Matthew, Mark, Luke

Joshua and God’s People

Everyone Can Follow Jesus

Numbers, Joshua

Mark, Luke, John

Spring

Summer

Jesus, God’s Son

Elijah

Matthew

1 Kings

Jesus Is Powerful

Daniel and His Friends

Mark, Luke, John

The Church Follows Jesus

Acts, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians

Daniel

God Helps People Do What Is Right Judges, Ruth, Nehemiah, Esther, Jonah

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Bible Focus: Genesis 39:2-6; 41; 42:1-5; 45:4-15; 47:11, 12 Bible Memory: 1 Samuel 12:20 ”Serve the Lord with all your heart.” (ICB) “Serve the Lord with all your heart.” (KJV) Life Focus:  God wants us to serve Him. Heart to Heart Joseph’s brothers took away his beloved coat, plotted to kill him, and sold him to be a servant. Because he was falsely accused, he was sent to jail. Joseph seemed to have everything going against him, yet he continued to serve God no matter where he was or what he was doing. What hardships are you facing? How are you continuing to serve God? Be encouraged as you look at the example of Joseph’s life. Bible Background Joseph arrived in Egypt at age 17. Thirteen years later, he was put in charge of the harvests by Pharaoh himself. Famines were rare in Egypt because of the Nile. Joseph was at least 37 years old when the famine started. He died in Egypt at the age of 110. Though one could question this sojourn, Joseph did not. He simply said, “God sent me here . . . to save people’s lives” (Genesis 45:5, ICB).

Lesson 11 at a Glance Step 1 Getting Started Use one or more of these activities to help children explore how Joseph lived in Egypt.

Quick Step Egyptian Rulers’ Crowns Joseph Dress-up Play (Unit center)

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Step 2 Bible Discovery Use all of these activities to help children tell how Joseph served God in Egypt.

Sing and Pray

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• adult-size shirts (some plain, some fancy), tiaras, rings, chain necklaces, bracelets • construction paper; different grains, seeds, and corn kernels; small cups; white glue; cotton swabs or craft sticks; paper towels

• Resources CD, CD Unit 3 Bible Memory Motions activity printable file, Sheet 6 Joseph bottle puppet (with clothing 10d, 11a, and 11b)

• CD player, Bible, bookmark

• Make-n-Share pp. 23 and 24

• blunt-tip scissors, crayons or washable markers, pencils

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Bible Review Bible Memory

Step 3 Grow and Go Use one or more of these activities to help children name ways they can serve God.

Quick Step “I Can Serve” Cards Home Living Center

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• CD player, paper plate, cookies or other snack item, napkins

• Heart Tugs Issue 11

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Life Focus

Getting Started (10–15 minutes) Step 1 •

 God wants us to serve Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help the children explore how Joseph lived in Egypt.

Welcome • Use your Scout puppet to greet the children. Introduce Scout to new children. • Place an identification tag on each child and gather necessary information from the adult bringing the child to class. • Provide a container in which children can place their offering money. • Guide each child to an activity center.

Quick Step Egyptian Rulers’ Crowns Today we are talking about the time when Joseph lived in the country of Egypt. Joseph was chosen by the king of Egypt to do an important job. The king probably wore a crown. He may have given a crown to Joseph too. Let’s make some Egyptian rulers’ crowns and talk about being a ruler in Egypt. Assist children as needed in cutting out and assembling their crowns. They can decorate the crowns with stickers. Talk about what kings and rulers do and what an Egyptian ruler might have worn (robe, fancy jewelry, and so forth). When Joseph was a ruler in Egypt, he served God.  God wants us to serve Him too. • Would you like to be a king? What special things would you do? • How do you think a good ruler treats people?

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Joseph Dress-up Play

(Unit dress-up center) Our Bible lesson today is about a young man named Joseph. Joseph served people wherever he was. Joseph wore different types of clothing. Let’s see what kinds of clothes he may have worn. Let the children choose different shirts to wear. Explain that Joseph was at one time a shepherd and then a servant. Next, Joseph was a person in jail; finally, he was a ruler. Joseph would have worn different types of clothing as he did his different jobs. The clothing did not change how Joseph served God. Joseph knew  God wants us to serve Him.

Grain Collage Show the teaching picture. Today our Bible lesson is about the time when Joseph lived in Egypt. Joseph helped the people save a lot of grain. Let’s make a picture using different kinds of grain. For each child, put a little glue in a small cup. Show children how to use cotton swabs or craft sticks to spread glue on small areas of their papers. Then they can place individual grains on those areas. They can make designs with the grains, if desired. Have paper towels or moist towelettes available for wiping fingers. • How is grain or corn grown? (A farmer plants the seeds. God provides the sunshine and rain for the grain to grow.) • What do people use grain for? (to make bread, as cereal, to feed animals)

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Materials adult-size shirts (some plain and some fancy), tiaras, rings, chain necklaces, bracelets

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Materials Teaching Picture 11; construction paper; Art different grains, seeds, and corn kernels; small cups; white glue; cotton swabs or craft sticks; paper towels or moist towelettes. Cleanup Encourage each child to help by assigning specific tasks.

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Life Focus  God wants us to serve Him.

Bible Discovery (20–25 minutes) Step 2 •

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Teaching Tip If the Joseph bottle puppet was not prepared for Lesson 10, you will need to prepare it now. Instructions are included on Resources Sheet 6. Materials Resources Sheet 6 Joseph bottle puppet and clothing 10d, 11a, and 11b

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Materials Bible, bookmark, Resources CD Unit 3 Bible Memory Motions activity printable file

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Use all of these activities to help children tell how Joseph served God in Egypt.

Sing and Pray Sing: “Love Each Other” and “Serve the Lord” Pray, Thank You, God, for the Bible. Help us to listen and learn today. In Jesus’ name, amen. Show the Joseph bottle puppet. Move it slightly, as though Joseph is talking. My brothers were angry with me. They sold me to people who took me far, far away. Has anyone ever been angry with you? Open your Bible to my story in Genesis 39. I will tell you how I was able to serve God in faraway Egypt. Open your Bible and show children the name Joseph. Then continue with the Bible lesson.

Bible Time (Continue using the Joseph bottle puppet.) When I got to Egypt, I worked for the king’s guard. He liked the good job I did, so he put me in charge of his whole household. But then someone told a lie about me, and I was put in jail. While I was in jail, I still served God and helped others. The jailer liked my help, so he put me in charge of the people in the jail. One night, the king of Egypt had a dream. He needed someone to tell him what the dream meant. The king’s officers asked me to help. I told the king that the dream was from God and that he should save the grain that was grown during the next seven years. After that, there would be seven years when grain would not grow in the country. The king liked the idea. He put me in charge over all of Egypt. (Dress the Joseph puppet in clothing 11a and 11b.) I helped the people buy and save grain for seven years. Then the rain stopped and grain didn’t grow. People came to me and bought grain so they could make bread to eat. One day my brothers came to buy grain. I was surprised to see them. I told them, “I am Joseph, your brother. I am not mad at you. God sent me here to save the grain so everyone would have food to eat.” I know that  God wants us to serve Him and help others.

Bible Review Guide children to put their hands out in front of them with palms up to represent serving. When the children want to answer a question, instead of raising their hands, they should show the hand motion for serving. • When Joseph first got to Egypt, how did he serve the king’s guard? (He took care of the house belonging to the king’s guard.) • How did Joseph serve in jail? (He helped others and was put in charge at the jail.) • How did Joseph serve the king? (He gathered and stored grain, and then he sold grain.) • Who came to buy grain from Joseph? (the people in Egypt, his brothers)

Bible Memory Print and use the Bible Memory hand motions as you teach this unit’s verse. Have a bookmark in your Bible at 1 Samuel 12:20. Ask a volunteer to carefully open the Bible to the marked page. Point to the Bible Memory words as you read them. Lead the children in saying the Bible Memory, using the hand motions.

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Life Focus

Grow and Go (15–20 minutes) Step 3 •

 God wants us to serve Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children name ways they can serve God.

Quick Step “I Can Serve” Cards Joseph served God by helping others wherever he was. We can serve God by helping others too. Let’s make some helping cards to give away. Assist as needed in cutting apart the cards and writing names on each card. Guide the children to name the people they will help as they do the activities pictured on the cards. • What can you do to help at home? • What is something you can do to help a friend? We want to help others because  God wants us to serve Him.

Materials Make-n-Share pp. 23 and 24, blunt-tip scissors, crayons or washable markers, pencils

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Home Living Center Joseph knew  God wants us to serve Him. Joseph served God by helping others. We can serve God by helping others too. Let’s use these toys and act out ways we can serve God by helping others. Lead children in acting out cooking, cleaning, and serving food to others. They can act out how to fix something or help outdoors. • What are some ways you can serve God by helping at home? • How can you serve God and help others at school? • Can you serve God and help others when you are outside at the park? How?

Serving Others When Joseph helped others, he was serving God.  God wants us to serve Him too. Let’s play a game about serving. Have the children sit in a circle. Give each child a napkin. Put one cookie on the paper plate. Tell children to pass the plate around as the music plays. When you pause the music, the child holding the plate should serve the cookie to the next person. That child can place the cookie on his napkin. Put another cookie on the plate and start the music again. Continue the game until all children have received a cookie. Then they can eat their snacks. When we serve God, we do our work to please Him and help others. God is pleased when we give something to someone else first. You did a good job serving God! • What are some other ways you can serve God and help others?

Closing the Hour • Be sure children who are leaving now have their activity projects. • Give each child a copy of today’s Heart Tugs. NOTE: Heart Tugs family page is available online for families to download. See www.heartshaper.com.

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Materials family living supplies (toy dishes, dust cloths, toy broom, toy tools, toy rake, etc.)

Materials Resources CD Track 3, CD player, paper plate, cookies or other snack item, napkins

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Expert Tip Call each child by name as you say good-bye at the child’s eye level. Suggest something from the lesson that children can tell their families. Good-byes are the last impressions and should be pleasant. —The Do-It-Yourself Children’s Ministry Handbook

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Joseph Serves God All His Life Bible Focus: Genesis 39:2-6; 41; 42:1-5; 45:4-15; 47:11, 12 Bible Memory: 1 Samuel 12:20 ”Serve the Lord with all your heart.” (ICB) “Serve the Lord with all your heart.” (KJV) Life Focus:  God wants us to serve Him.

11 Extra Hour

Heart to Heart (for the Extra Hour teacher) Joseph’s brothers took away his beloved coat, plotted to kill him, and sold him to be a servant. Because he was falsely accused, he was sent to jail. Joseph seemed to have everything going against him, yet he continued to serve God no matter where he was or what he was doing. What hardships are you facing? How are you continuing to serve God? Be encouraged as you look at the example of Joseph’s life. Bible Background Joseph arrived in Egypt at age 17. Thirteen years later, he was put in charge of the harvests by Pharaoh himself. Famines were rare in Egypt because of the Nile. Joseph was at least 37 years old when the famine started. He died in Egypt at the age of 110. Though one could question this sojourn, Joseph did not. He simply said, “God sent me here . . . to save people’s lives” (Genesis 45:5, ICB).

Lesson 11 at a Glance—Extra Hour Step 1 More! Getting Started Use one or more of these activities to help children explore how Joseph lived in Egypt.

HeartShaper Materials • Heart Tugs Issue 11

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• picture book of Egypt, blocks Blo

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More! Sing and Pray

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Bible Time— Another Way! Joseph Serves God All His Life

Other Materials • crayons or washable markers

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• CD player, Bible, bowl of puffed wheat cereal, serving spoon, snack-size resealable plastic bags, masking tape, paper, marker

• Scout puppet

• apron, newspaper, stick

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More! Bible Review More! Bible Memory

Step 3 More! Grow and Go Use one or more of these activities to help children name ways they can serve God.

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• Bible Memory hopscotch game grid

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Life Focus

More! Getting Started (10–15 minutes) Step 1 •

 God wants us to serve Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children explore how Joseph lived in Egypt.

Transition Time • Greet new arrivals with enthusiasm. Be sure each child has an identification tag. • Guide children to explore at the unit dress-up center. Talk about which clothes Joseph would have worn as a shepherd, a helper, in jail, and as a ruler. • Follow your usual procedures for taking children to the restroom and serving a snack.

Quick Step Find the Way Maze Give each child a copy of today’s Heart Tugs. Guide them to look at the “Find the Way” maze. Today we are learning about a time when Joseph lived in Egypt. The country of Egypt has some big buildings called pyramids. Do you know what shape the side of a pyramid is? (a triangle) Have children trace the shapes shown on the maze activity. People in Egypt also had tall storage bins, like silos on a farm. Do you know what they kept in these bins? (grain) Let’s help the brothers find their way through the maze to reach Joseph at the storage bins. Allow children to complete the maze. • What kind of work do you think Joseph did in Egypt? Joseph helped people while he was in Egypt. Joseph knew that  God wants us to serve Him.

A Closer Look We need grains to make bread, cereal, and other food products. In today’s Bible story, Joseph helped the people save grain so they would have grain to use during a time when there would be no rain and the grain wouldn’t grow. Let’s look at some different kinds of grain. Encourage the children to look at the grains through magnifying glasses. They can touch the grains and compare how the different grains feel. They can also taste the various cereals and breads. • What colors are the different grains? • Which is the smallest grain? the largest? • Which kind of grain do you think Joseph stored for the people? Joseph worked hard because he knew  God wants us to serve Him.

Pyramid Fun Our Bible story today is about a time when Joseph lived in the country of Egypt. Egypt is an interesting country. Let’s look at some pictures of that country. Then we’ll try to build some buildings like they had in Egypt. Provide a picture book about Egypt. Point to a picture of a pyramid. Encourage the children to work together and build a pyramid of blocks. • What shape is the side of a pyramid? (triangle) • Would you like to live in the country of Egypt? Why or why not? When Joseph lived in Egypt, he served God and helped other people. Joseph knew that  God wants us to serve Him wherever we are.

Materials Heart Tugs Issue 11, crayons or washable markers

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Materials picture book of Bloc Egypt, blocks ks & Buildings (optional: construction paper, scissors, glue sticks)

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Life Focus  God wants us to serve Him.

More! Bible Discovery (20–25 minutes) Step 2 •

Materials Resources CD Track 3, CD player

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More! Sing and Pray

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Sing: “Love Each Other” Pray, Thank You, God, for the Bible. Help us to learn how to serve You. In Jesus’ name, amen. Ask, Has anyone ever told a lie about you? It is very sad when someone says a lie about you and then you get into trouble because of that lie. One time that happened to Joseph in our Bible story. Let’s find out what happened.

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(Open your Bible to Genesis 39 as you begin to tell the story.) Do any of you remember what happened to Joseph because his brothers were jealous of the special coat given to Joseph by his father? (Joseph’s brothers sold him to some men traveling to Egypt.) When Joseph got to Egypt, he began to work for one of the king’s guards. The story of Joseph is really very exciting. Joseph learned that God helps us as we serve Him! Can you say that phrase with me? (Have the children practice saying the phrase several times, until they are all saying it together: “God helps us as we serve Him!”) Now let’s listen and hear the rest of Joseph’s story. You can help the storyteller every time he says our special phrase. (Play Track 12 from the Resources CD. Encourage the children to join in each time they hear the repeated phrase.)

More! Bible Review Materials Teaching Picture 11, large bowl of puffed wheat cereal, serving spoon, snack-size resealable plastic bags

Give each child a resealable snack bag, and then display the bowl of cereal. Show the teaching picture and talk about what Joseph and his helpers are doing in the picture. This bowl of puffed wheat is something like the grain that Joseph stored so the people could have wheat to make bread. As we name ways that Joseph served God and helped others, I will put spoonsful of puffed wheat in your snack bags. Guide children in naming ways Joseph served God and others. Give clues as needed. (Possible answers: helped at the home of the king’s guard, served the people in jail, helped the king know what his dream meant, helped save grain, sold grain to the people when needed, gave grain to his brothers)

Materials Resources CD Track 6, masking tape, paper, marker (optional: self-grip fastener adhesive strips)

More! Bible Memory Before class, tape a hopscotch pattern on the floor. Write each word of the Bible Memory on a separate sheet of paper and then tape the papers inside the squares. Show the children how to hop on each square as they say the Bible Memory. Play “Serve the Lord” as children hop from square to square.

Teaching Tip Strips of adhesive self-grip fastener will not leave a residue on the carpet.

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Life Focus

More! Grow and Go (15–20 minutes) Step 3 •

 God wants us to serve Him.

Use one or more of these activities to help children name ways they can serve God.

Quick Step “Scout Is a Helper” Scout, why are you carrying this apron? Have Scout whisper in your ear. You don’t need to have an apron in order to serve. I have seen you serve your family many times. Why don’t you listen as I tell you and the children how you have served others? Set the puppet beside you, as though he is listening.

Materials Scout puppet, apron, newspaper, stick

Yesterday morning the mom at your house was looking all around the yard for the newspaper. (Hold up the newspaper.) You found the newspaper under a bush and brought it to her! Later, the neighbor’s cat came in the yard and you wanted to chase it. But one of the children told you to stay. You sat still and obeyed. Then, when Dad was mowing the yard, you saw this big stick. (Show stick.) You ran and moved the stick so the lawn mower wouldn’t run over it. Scout, you served others by helping and obeying.  God wants us to serve Him, and one way we can do that is by helping other people. Thanks for the example, Scout! (Pick up Scout. He can bark happily.) • How did Scout serve the people in his family? • What is a way you can serve God and help others this week? Close your class time with prayer. Ask God to help the children remember to serve Him and help others this week.

Serving Jewelry The Bible tells us that the king of Egypt gave Joseph a ring for his finger, some fine clothes, and a gold chain to wear around his neck. Let’s make necklaces or bracelets we can wear as reminders to serve God, just as Joseph did. Let the children string the O-shaped cereal on the precut lengths of yarn. Encourage children to make patterns along the length of yarn with the various colors of cereal Os. • Where can you wear your serving bracelet as you serve God? • What is a way you can help others this week?  God wants us to serve Him. Let’s pray and ask God to help us remember to serve Him. Lead children in doing so.

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Especially for 4s! Children who are 4 will enjoy naming the colors of O-shaped cereals. They can create patterns with two or three colors.

Saying Good-bye • Let children play the Bible Memory hopscotch game (p. 99) as they wait for parents. • Be sure children have projects made in class. • Give parents this week’s Heart Tugs family resource paper. Encourage them to help their children find ways to serve God by helping others this week. NOTE: Heart Tugs family page is available online for families to download. See www.heartshaper.com.

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Cleanup Encourage each child to find one thing he Cleanup can to do to serve God and help clean your room. Is there a toy to pick up or paper to throw away? Praise children as they serve.

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Early Elementary HeartShaper Early Elementary is perfect for the beginning reader! HeartShaper for early elementary was developed with the beginning reader and writer in mind. Helpful tips are given to guide teachers to adapt activities to meet the needs of individual students, while reviewing favorite Bible stories, introducing Bible skills, and helping kids focus on what God asks them to do. • Activity options teachers can use to tailor lessons for their group of kids • Colorful visuals that include story figures and props, games and interactive Bible Memory posters • Student activity pages for beginning readers and writers • Teaching Pictures • Weekly Bible Reader® take-home student magazine

Check out everything you get on the CD included in Early Elementary Resources! Audio Files

• Songs • Activities • Recorded Bible stories

Printable Files

• Bible Memory posters (in both NIV and KJV) • Bible skills worksheets • Posters and activities • Letters to families • Review questions • Teacher helps • Worship time ideas

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Early Elementary Scope & Sequence Fall

Winter

God Made Everything

Jesus Was Born

Jesus Is Special

Matthew, Luke

Matthew, Luke

Who Jesus Is

Jesus Is Powerful

Year One

Genesis

We Can Obey God Genesis

God Cares for His People

Mark, Luke, John

Jesus Is Our Friend Mark, Luke, John

God Helps David 1 Samuel

Year Two

God Works Through Elijah and Elisha 1 Kings, 2 Kings

God Hears Kings Who Prayed 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles

Celebrate Jesus’ Birth Matthew, Luke

Jesus Is God’s Son Matthew, John

Jesus Teaches Us Matthew, Luke, John

Do What God Wants

Mark, John

Jesus, God’s Son

Do What Is Right

Acts Acts, Philippians

Winter

Summer Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua

Tell About Jesus

Exodus, Numbers

Fall

Spring

Spring Jesus Is Special Matthew, John

Jesus Does Great Things

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

The Church Teaches About Jesus Acts

Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, Jonah

Choose to Obey 1 Samuel

Summer Doing What God Wants Genesis

God Wants People to Do What Is Right 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Esther, Nehemiah

Job and Daniel Please God Job, Daniel

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Bible Focus: Exodus 7–13 Bible Memory: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Life Focus:  God can do anything. Heart to Heart  God can do anything. God never changes. In a world that craves the latest and newest, these truths at first glance don’t necessarily stir our hearts. The same powerful God who inflicted the plagues on Egypt to free His people is the same powerful God who today can free us from our bondage. The same powerful God can heal our relationships, love the unlovable, and work in our lives. God has not changed. He is still all-powerful. Praise Him, for  God can do anything.

Lesson 10 at a Glance Step 1 Focus In Use one of these activities to help children discover things people can and can’t do.

Quick Step I Can Tic-Tac-Toe

Game

Option Challenging Art

HeartShaper Materials

Other Materials

• reproducible p. 93

• pencils • paper, pencils

Discover

Bible Memory Use this activity to introduce the Bible Memory verse.

• Resources Sheet 2 Bible Memory poster

• reusable adhesive, white board, dry-erase markers

• Resources Sheet 7 strips 10b–10g, Sheet 8 figures 10a, 10h, 10i; Teaching Picture 10; Activities p. 23

• Bibles, ruler, tape, pencils, white board, dry-erase markers, balloons

• Activities p. 24

• pencils

Step 2 Explore His Word Use all of these activities to help children describe how God showed He can do anything and develop Bible skills.

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Bible Review Activity Ac

tivity Page

Bible Skill Builder and Bible Memory Activity

Game

Step 3 Make It Real Use one of these activities to help children name things God can do.

Quick Step God Can Do Anything Option Through the Hole

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tivity Page Action

Option Story from Weekly Bible Reader®

Step 4 Live It Out Use one of these activities to help children worship God because He can do anything.

Quick Step Worship Our Great God! Option Toss and Worship

Saying Good-bye

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Focus In Step 1 •

Life Focus (10–15 minutes)

 God can do anything.

Use one of these activities to help children discover things people can and can’t do. Use the Bible Memory activity to introduce the memory verse.

Welcome • Welcome each child by name. • Do check-in procedures you follow (name and security tags, collect offering, attendance chart, etc.) • Early arrivers will enjoy doing one or more of the activities described on page 58.

Quick Step I Can Tic-Tac-Toe Let’s discover some things people can and can’t do as we play this fun game. Distribute the reproducible pages and pencils. Tell the children to find classmates who can do the things shown. When they find someone, that person should write his name on that square on the chart. The goal is to get three names in a row, vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. • What are some things you can do? • What are some things you can’t do? There’s lots of things we can do and there’s lots of things we can’t do. We’re going to find out today that there’s someone who can do anything.

Option Challenging Art Let’s discover some things people can and can’t do. Let’s see if you can do this fun challenge. Pass out paper and pencils. Tell the children to draw a picture of a flower. Then have the children draw a flower with their eyes closed. Next have the children turn their papers over and draw an animal they like with their opposite hands. Then have them turn their papers over and draw an animal with their hands clasped together. If you have time, let the children suggest ways they would like to try drawing objects. • Which ways could you draw a good picture? • Which ways could you not draw a good picture? • What are some other things you can do? • What are some other things you can’t do? There’s lots of things we can do, and there’s lots of things we can’t do. We’re going to find out today that there’s someone who can do anything.

Bible Memory 1 Peter 5:7 Our Bible Memory verse is 1 Peter 5:7. Display the Bible Memory poster. Point to the pictures and words as you read the verse aloud. Then ask the kids to read it with you. Lead the kids in reading it again, but tell the kids to emphasize the word all. Have kids read it again, but this time have them emphasize the word your. What do you think the word anxiety means? (problems, fears, concerns) Let’s list some problems, fears, or concerns we have. List these on the board as the children name them. We all have anxieties from time to time. I’m glad the Bible tells us that God cares for us.

Materials reproducible p. 93, pencils

Game

Teaching Tip If you have a small class, you may want to fill out the charts as a group.

Materials paper, pencils Discover

Option Set up stations around the room so that children can try the drawing challenges at their own pace.

Materials Resources Sheet 2 Bible Memory poster, white board, dry-erase markers

Transition to Explore His Word See the Resources CD Transition Tips printable file. As children gather, make sure you have all the materials you need.

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Life Focus  God can do anything.

Explore His Word Step 2 •

(20 minutes)

Use all of these activities to help children describe how God showed He can do anything and develop Bible skills.

Bible Background for the Teacher God had a plan to get the Israelites out of Egypt. He chose Moses and Aaron to tell Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, to let the people go. Archaeology reveals that a snake on Pharaoh’s crown symbolized power and wisdom. Scripture tells us that Aaron’s staff became a snake and swallowed the snakes of Pharaoh’s sorcerers. The outcome was already clear—God was more powerful. Egypt had many gods that were related to nature. When God sent the first nine plagues, He showed total control over the world He created, as well as the perceived power of Egypt’s gods. For example, the people of Egypt worshiped the Nile River, frogs were a divine symbol of fertility, and their sun god was considered the divine father of Pharaoh. What did God do? God turned the Nile River to blood, the frogs invaded and died, and darkness covered the sun. It was obvious that the one true God had power and authority over Egypt’s gods. But Pharaoh still refused to obey God! When the last plague, the death of Egypt’s firstborn sons occurred, Pharaoh’s son died. This affected him not only personally as a father, but politically, for the heir to his throne was gone. He finally realized God’s sovereignty and let the Israelites go. Worship Time If you want to offer a time of worship, see the Resources CD Worship Time printable file for ideas. Materials Bibles; Resources Sheet Bib 7 story strips 10b–10g, le Story Sheet 8 figures 10a, 10h, 10i; ruler; clear tape; Teaching Picture 10

Before Class Assemble the Moses figure by folding the flaps and then taping them together to form a base. If needed, attach an empty paper tube in the middle of the figure for added sturdiness. Attach the pillars of fire and cloud back-to-back to a ruler.

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(Exodus 7–13) Do you remember some of the people we’ve learned about from the book of Genesis? (Adam, Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) Our Bible story today is from the Old Testament book of Exodus. Exodus comes right after Genesis. At the beginning of Exodus, Moses is a baby but by chapter 7, he is a man. Help the children find Exodus 7:6. Ask for a volunteer to read the verse. Help me tell the story. When you hear the word but, I want you to put your hands on your hips, shake your head, and say, “That didn’t change the king’s mind!” You also need to listen for how God showed He could do anything. Say the word but in an exaggerated fashion to signal the children. Distribute the story strips to the children. Tell them to turn the strips facedown and that you will tell them when to show their strips. God’s people, the Israelites, had a big problem. They were slaves in Egypt. They had to work very, very hard. They were sad and miserable. They prayed to God for help, and He heard their prayers. (Show 10a.) Moses had grown up in Egypt, living as the son of the king’s daughter. God told Moses he was going to lead His people out of Egypt. (Strip 10b) Moses went to the king to ask him to let God’s people leave Egypt. The king said “No!” He wanted God’s people to stay and work for him. So God sent plagues or troubles on the Egyptian people. But nothing happened to God’s people, the Israelites. First all the water became blood. There was no water for the Egyptians to drink. All the fish died. There was blood everywhere. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). (Strip 10c) Next God sent a plague of frogs. There were frogs everywhere. The frogs even hopped into ovens and onto people. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). Then came a plague of gnats. The gnats were on all the Egyptian people and the animals. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). (Strip 10d) Next came a plague of flies. Lots of flies. The Egyptian houses were full of flies. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). Then came a plague on the animals. All the animals that belonged to the Egyptians died. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”).

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Explore His Word (continued) Then came a plague of boils. Festering boils broke out on the skin of all the Egyptian people and all their animals. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”) Next God sent a plague of hail. Huge pieces of hail fell and killed all the Egyptian people and animals that were outside. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). (Strip 10e) Then came a plague of locusts. The large, noisy bugs covered everything. They ate everything. No green plant or tree was left. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). (Strip 10f) Next came a plague of darkness. Total darkness covered Egypt for three days. They didn’t have electricity, so they couldn’t see anything or go anywhere. But (kids say “That didn’t change the king’s mind!”). God warned His people to get ready for the last plague. He told them to paint their doorframes with lamb’s blood. Then came the last terrible plague. All of the firstborn sons in Egypt died. Even the king’s firstborn son died. But not one of the sons born to God’s people died. God kept His people safe. The king of Egypt called for Moses and said, “Go! Leave us alone. Go worship your God.” (Strip 10g) God’s people, the Israelites, left Egypt in the middle of the night. By day God went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud. (Show 10h) By night He went ahead of them in a pillar of fire. (Show 10i and Teaching Picture 10.) When the Israelites were afraid, the people could see the cloud or fire and know God was taking care of them.

Bible Review Activity How did God show He can do anything? (He brought all kinds of plagues on the Egyptian people; nothing bad happened to any of God’s people; God guided His people by a pillar of cloud and fire.) Let’s see what else you remember from the Bible story. Distribute the activity pages and pencils. Read the directions aloud and do the page together. • What were some of the plagues God sent on the Egyptians? (water turned to blood, frogs, gnats, flies, livestock died, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, Egyptian firstborn sons died) • What were some ways God showed He cared for His people? (He didn’t let anything bad happen to His people; God guided His people by a pillar of cloud and fire; He let them leave Egypt.) God proved to the Egyptian people and to the Israelites that He can do anything. We also need to remember that  God can do anything.

Bible Skill Builder and Bible Memory Activity Let’s find our Bible Memory verse in our Bibles. Write “1 Peter 5:7” on the board and help the children find it in their Bibles. Remind them that 1 Peter is in the New Testament, near the end of the Bible. Ask the kids to read the verse together. Let’s play a fun game to help us remember our Bible Memory verse. Divide the class into small groups and have each group stand in a circle. Give each group a balloon and tell them they must say the next word of the memory verse as they toss the balloon around the circle, not letting the balloon hit the floor. If the balloon hits the floor, they must start again at the beginning of the verse. To make the game more challenging, have kids try to say the verse three times or more. Anytime you need to remember that God cares for you and that  God can do anything, you can say this verse.

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Life Focus  God can do anything.

Expert Tip “The key to keeping children interested is realizing that they’re more easily distracted and more easily bored than adults. So, the challenge is to tell stories in a way that they can understand and relate to, that engages their imaginations.” —Steven James

Materials Activities p. 23, pencils Acti Option vity Page Play the recorded Bible story from the Resources CD Track 12. Have kids hold up their hands when they hear about a plague God sent on the Egyptians. Have kids stand up when they hear about ways God showed He cared for His people.

Materials Bibles, white board, dry-erase markers, balloons

Game

Added Fun! Lead the kids in singing “Cast Your Burden” from the Resources CD Track 5. See the Bible Memory activity on p. 60 for motions kids can do while singing.

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Life Focus

Make It Real

 God can do anything.

Step 3 •

Acti

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Added Fun! Let kids act out some things God can do.

Action

Teaching Tip If you have a large class, make two or more poster boards.

Materials ® Weekly Bible Reader Issue 10

Moses and the Israelites discovered that  God can do anything. Let’s think about things God can do. Distribute the activity pages and pencils. Lead kids in talking about the pictures and things God can do. Examples: God can help us remember what we’ve learned at test time; God can help us make friends; God can keep us safe at night; God can comfort us when we’re scared; God can help us when we are sick; God can give us peace when our parents are fighting. Circle one or two pictures that show when you most need to remember that  God can do anything. • What are some other things God can do? (control the weather, love everyone, hear our prayers, give us food, give us homes, forgive us, etc.) It’s great to remember that God cares about us. He can help us anytime and anywhere, because  God can do anything.

Option Through the Hole Moses and the Israelites discovered that  God can do anything. Let’s think about things God can do. Before class, cut five circles about the size of a small paper plate out of a piece of poster board. Write at the top of the poster board “God can.” Write these words under the five holes: love, help, give us what we need, forgive, and hear our prayers. Attach the poster board to the edge of a table or between two chairs. Point to the words on the poster board as you read them aloud. Give the kids pieces of paper to wad up. One at a time, kids can throw their wads through the holes. When a paper wad goes through a hole, everyone should say together “God can ___,” saying the word or words underneath the hole. • What are some things God can do? (help us when we’re scared, help us when we’re sick, keep us safe, control the weather, love everyone, hear our prayers, give us families, give us food, give us homes, forgive us, etc.) It’s great to remember that God cares about us. He can help us anytime and anywhere, because  God can do anything.

Option Story from Weekly Bible Reader® Moses and the Israelites discovered that  God can do anything. Let’s think about things God can do. Read “The Class Field Trip” from Issue 10. • Emily learned that God hears our prayers. What are some other things God can do? (help us when we’re scared, help us when we’re sick, keep us safe, control the weather, love everyone, hear our prayers, give us families, give us food, give us homes, forgive us, etc.) It’s great to remember that God cares about us. He can help us anytime and anywhere, because  God can do anything.

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Use one of these activities to help children name things God can do.

Quick Step God Can Do Anything

Materials Activities p. 24, pencils

Materials poster board, scissors, marker, tape, pieces of paper

(10–15 minutes)

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Live It Out Step 4 •

Life Focus (5–10 minutes)

 God can do anything.

Use one of these activities to help children worship God because He can do anything.

Quick Step Worship Our Great God! We’ve talked about lots of things that God can do, and we’ve learned that  God can do anything. Let’s worship God by telling Him He’s great! Play “God, You Are Great” and encourage kids to sing along. See the Option activity on page 64 for motions kids will enjoy doing while singing. Now let’s worship God by praying to Him. We want to worship God because  God can do anything. Have the children stand or sit in a circle. Ask each child to pray aloud the following, adding something God can do: “God, You can do anything. I worship You because you can ____.” Close by praying, God, we worship You because You can do anything. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Option Toss and Worship We’ve talked about lots of things that God can do, and we’ve learned that  God can do anything. Let’s worship God now. Gather the children around the game board. Have the children take turns tossing a coin or object onto the game board. The child tossing the coin can read what’s written on the space the object landed on. The child should then do what the space says to do. Make sure everyone gets at least one turn. We want to worship God because  God can do anything. Invite the children to say the following prayer with you and worship God: God, we worship You because You can do anything. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Saying Good-bye • Distribute Issue 10 of Weekly Bible Reader®. You can also give kids the Mystery Ink™ fun pages from the middle of Early Elementary Activities. • Make sure children have projects and activity sheets they have done. • If you have time before parents arrive, use some of the activities on page 58. • Remind parents that a weekly Faith & Family page is available online to print and use with their child at home. See www.heartshaper.com.

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Materials Resources CD Track 6, CD player

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Teaching Tip If some children do not want to pray by themselves, offer to pray with them or have children pray in groups of two or three.

Materials Resources Sheet 4 game board, coin or small object

Action

Added Fun! The Toss and Worship activity is also included on the back cover of this quarter’s Activities. Encourage kids to take their boards home and do the worship activity with their families.

Evaluate • How well did the children understand that God can do anything? • Did you allow enough time for children to complete activities before switching to another activity?

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Middle Elementary Learning How They Fit into God’s Plan At the middle elementary age, integrating Bible skills and Bible chronology into the curriculum doesn’t mean kids are expected to sit still and listen. HeartShaper Middle Elementary Curriculum actively engages kids as they learn about God and how they fit into His plan. Kids are encouraged to explore larger amounts of Scripture, put Bible stories into perspective, and attach meaning to what has been heard and read. • Activity options teachers can use to tailor lessons for their group of kids • Integrated Bible skills and Bible chronology activities • Unit service project ideas • Colorful visuals that include a Bible time line, story helps, games, and posters • Student activity pages • Kidz Chat® take-home student magazine

Check out everything you get on the CD included in Middle Elementary Resources! Audio Files

• Songs and rhythms • Skits and readings • Teacher training

Printable Files

• Bible Memory pages (KJV) • Bible skills helps that include Bible charts and maps, a Bible dictionary, and Bible time line cards • Skits and readings • Teacher helps

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Middle Elementary

Year One

Scope & Sequence Fall

Winter

Our Great God

God’s Power

Genesis, Psalms, Romans

Deuteronomy, Joshua, Matthew

God’s Promises

Be Wise and Trust God

Genesis

God’s Plan Genesis

God’s Protection Exodus

Ruth, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs

Do Right

Spring

Summer

How Can I?

Teachings on Prayer

Matthew, Luke

Matthew, Luke

Believing Is Seeing

Life of Peter

Matthew, Mark, John

Teachings of Jesus Matthew, Luke

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah

Acts

Teachings from the New Testament Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, 1 John, Revelation

Good Choice

2 Chronicles, Ezra, Jeremiah, Daniel

Fall The Very Beginning

Year Two

Genesis, Deuteronomy, 2 Samuel, Psalms, Isaiah, 2 Timothy

A New Beginning Esther, Isaiah, Hosea, Jonah, Micah

Young Jesus

Spring

Summer

Jesus’ Later Ministry

Paul’s Travels

Matthew, Luke, John

Acts

A Guide to Life

Genesis

Luke, John

Matthew, Mark, Luke, John

Acts, Romans, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Thessalonians, Titus, James

The Beginning of a Nation

Jesus’ Galilean Ministry

The Seeds of the Church

The Hope of Heaven

The Beginning of a People

Judges, 1 Samuel

The Beginning of the End 42

Winter

Matthew, Luke

Jesus’ Early Ministry

Matthew, Luke, John

Jesus’ Last Days on Earth

Acts

Psalms, Romans, Colossians, Revelation

1 Kings, 2 Kings

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Bible Focus: Genesis 42:1-3; 45:4-9; 47:1-6, 27 Bible Memory: Deuteronomy 6:5 Life Focus:  Forgive others. Heart to Heart Road rage. Guns in schools. These are just two of the signs of how anger and jealousy are demonstrated in our society. And children see adults playing out these violent scenarios on television, movies, and often in their own lives. Anger and jealousy are powerful emotions, and if anyone had the right to be really angry, it was Joseph. But he knew God’s hand was on his situation. He knew he had the strength to forgive, with God’s help. Today’s lesson will show your students that they have God’s strength to help them  forgive others.

Lesson 8 at a Glance Step 1 Focus In Use one of these activities to help kids discover the need for forgiveness.

HeartShaper Materials • statements from this activity

Quick Step Stand Up If . . .

Option Floating Forgiveness

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Game

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• water, one clear drinking glass, paper cup labeled “forgiveness” with ½ cup of salt in it, spoon, hard-boiled egg in the shell

Step 2 Explore His Word Use all three of these activities to help kids describe Joseph’s reaction to his brothers coming to Egypt and develop Bible skills.

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Bible Memory With All Your Strength Bible Skill Builder Ah! Beautiful Poetry!

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• Activities for Lesson 8, Resources CD Track 9, Resources Sheets 1 and 2, Resources Sheet 5, Resources CD Tracks 6 and 7, bookmarks from Activities inside covers, Resources Sheets 1 and 2, Resources CD time line cards

• Bibles, CD player, scissors, (optional: pencils, construction paper, glue, clear adhesive covering), fine-tip black marker, envelopes

e Skills

Step 3 Make It Real Use one of these activities to help kids demonstrate a desire to forgive others even when it is difficult.

Quick Step Face the Forgiveness

• Activities for Lesson 8 • none

Option Letter to God Pra

y

• Activities for Lesson 8; Resources CD Tracks 2, 3, 6, and 7

• pencils, CD player

Step 4 Live It Out Use one of these activities to help kids make a plan to forgive someone.

Quick Step Coat of a Different Color

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Option Prayer Walk

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Life Focus (10 minutes)

 Forgive others.

Use one of the following activities to help your students discover the need for forgiveness.

 Up! Give your students an opportunity to tell how they served God during the past week.

Quick Step Stand Up If . . . Read the following statements aloud. If the statement is true of any students, those students should stand up. If the statement is not true, they should sit down. Stand up if . . . you have ever been to (name a popular vacation spot). you were jealous of someone who went on vacation. you have ever been in a church or school play. you were jealous of someone who got a bigger part than you did. you have been angry with your brothers and sisters. you were jealous of your brothers and sisters. you play a musical instrument. you play a sport. you have been angry with your parents. you have ridden a horse. you have ever had a pet. you were jealous of someone who had a pet. you have been to a friend’s house to spend the night. you were ever jealous of your friends. All of us have been jealous or angry with someone for something. When we are angry or jealous, we do not always think clearly about the situation. Lots of times people end up getting hurt. Our lesson today will give us some help on how to deal with our anger and learn to  forgive others.

Option Floating Forgiveness • When you are angry with or jealous of someone, how do you feel? Let students give their ideas. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Anger and jealousy can make our hearts seem like they feel heavy. We just don’t feel good at all. Place the egg in the glass of water. It sinks to the bottom of the glass. We can do something to make those angry feelings go away. Begin pouring the salt from the “forgiveness” cup into the glass of water and stirring it. When we really forgive someone, it can actually make our hearts feel lighter. It’s not easy to forgive and forget, but if we ask God, His power can help us to forgive. Continue pouring in salt until the egg begins to float to the top of the glass. Today’s Bible account will help us see how we can  forgive others, even in the midst of a difficult situation.

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Life Focus  Forgive others.

Explore His Word Step 2 •

(25 minutes)

Use all three of these activities to help your students describe Joseph’s reaction to his brothers coming to Egypt and develop Bible skills.

Bible Background for the Teacher Thanks to God’s warning, Egypt was well prepared for the long famine. Joseph had stored huge amounts of grain during seven years of good crops (Genesis 41). Other nations were not prepared. When the famine came, they needed to buy grain in Egypt. Joseph’s 10 older brothers were among those who came. Probably each one brought a donkey to carry a big bag of grain back home. Apparently Joseph’s younger brother, Benjamin, had taken Joseph’s place as their father’s favorite. He now stayed at home with his father. Joseph knew his brothers as soon as he saw them, but they did not know him. They knew only that they were dealing with a ruler in Egypt. Joseph frightened them by accusing them of being spies. He questioned them about their country and their family. In the end he sold them all the grain their donkeys could carry, but he said he would sell them no more unless they would bring their young brother with them. He kept one of them as a hostage to be sure they would come again (Genesis 42). The next year the brothers came with Benjamin (Genesis 43). Joseph had a clever plan to see whether they were still as selfish and hateful as they had been when they had sold him. Read about it in Genesis 44. Joseph made it seem that Benjamin had stolen a silver cup. He said Benjamin must stay in Egypt as a slave. When one of the other men pleaded to be a slave in Benjamin’s place, Joseph knew his brothers were now loving instead of hateful. Then Joseph told them who he was. He was not angry because they had sold him; he was happy because God had made him ruler in Egypt and he had food for his family. With God’s help, Joseph was able to  forgive. Materials s ic Mu Activities for Lesson 8, Bibles, Resources CD Track 9, CD player, Resources Sheets 1 and 2 time line

Note A classroom Bible Dictionary and Bible Charts & Maps are included on the Resources CD!

Bible Exploration The Joseph Jam Read the Scripture from Bibles or Activities for Lesson 8. Ask a boy to read Jacob’s part and a girl to read the narration in Genesis 42:1-3. Ask another boy to read the part of Joseph in Genesis 45:4-9. Ask four boys to read the parts of Pharaoh, Joseph, and two brothers in Genesis 47:1-6, 27. Play “The Joseph Jam” from the Resources CD. After the students listen to it once, play it again, and let them read and speak along with it in Activities for Lesson 8. “The Joseph Jam” will help you to remember the lesson of Joseph and his brothers. The good part is that it has a very happy ending. Joseph was able to forgive his brothers and help save their lives. It would have been so easy for Joseph to say “No way!” and make his brothers suffer, but that would not have been a godly response. Joseph knew that he was meant to be used by God. He even explained this to his brothers and said, “It was God who sent me here.” It probably wasn’t easy for Joseph to forgive his brothers; they had really changed his life. • What is the hardest thing that you have ever had to forgive? • Why was it so hard? • Do you think it was hard for Joseph to forgive his brothers? • Why or why not? Joseph’s family and his country, Israel, prospered because of the kind way Joseph treated his brothers. Direct students’ attention to time line panel 12. Just like Joseph, we can learn to  forgive others who have hurt us.

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Explore His Word (continued) Bible Memory With All Your Strength Deuteronomy 6:5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. We’ve been learning Deuteronomy 6:5 using words, signs, and a song. Let’s put all three together today. Give every student an opportunity to recite the verse. Be sensitive to kids who have not been present to learn the verse the past few weeks. Allow them to find and read the passage from their Bibles or Resources Sheet 5. Then have everyone sign the words to the verse as you play “Hear, O Israel.” Encourage everyone to sing along. • Do you think it might be easier to  forgive others if we love God with all our heart, soul, and strength?

Bible Skill Builder Ah! Beautiful Poetry! When we read the Bible we see that God wants us to  forgive others. Let’s learn more about the Bible now. Give each student an Activities cover leaflet. Let each student cut out the Old Testament Poetry bookmark. If desired, each student can trace her bookmark onto a piece of construction paper and cut out the traced shape to make a sturdy backing for the bookmark. To add more durability, the bookmarks can be protected with clear adhesive covering. Allow students to read the books of Poetry on their bookmarks. Encourage them to find one or more of the books of Poetry in their Bibles and put their bookmarks in one of those places. Collect the Activities covers and store them for use next week.

Life Focus  Forgive others.

Materials Bibles, Resources Sheet 5, Resources CD Tracks 6 and 7, CD player Note The Bible Memory verses in the King James Version are included on the Resources CD.

Materials bookmarks from Activities inside front Bible kills S and back covers, scissors, (optional: pencils, construction paper, glue, clear adhesive covering), Bibles, Resources Sheets 1 and 2 time line, fine-tip black marker, Resources CD time line cards, envelopes

Bible TIme Line Ask a student to write “Forgive others” on time line panel #12. Distribute one “Joseph’s Family in Egypt” Bible time line card to each student. Review the Fast Facts on the card and ask students to write their names and “Forgive others” on their own cards. Give kids their time line cards from past weeks. Ask each child to shuffle his cards, and then place them in order faceup on the table. This will help your students put Bible events in chronological order. Collect the time line cards and store them for use next week.

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Life Focus

Make It Real

 Forgive others.

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Note Be aware of family situations. Some students may be in the middle of family conflict, and this may be very painful. Stress the fact that we cannot forgive on our own, but God can give us the strength to forgive.

Divide the class into small groups or pairs and have them turn to “Face the Forgiveness” in Activities for Lesson 8. Give students time to read a few situations and come up with different endings or responses. When students are finished, discuss each situation and talk about how it could be difficult to forgive. • What things make it hard for you to forgive? (anger, hurt, pain, etc.) • Are you willing to  forgive others when they hurt you? Our help comes from God. We cannot truly  forgive others without His help. Let’s make a plan to forgive someone who has hurt us.

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Use one of the following activities to help your students demonstrate a desire to forgive others even when it is difficult.

Quick Step Face the Forgiveness

Materials Activities for Lesson 8

Materials Activities for Lesson 8; pencils; Resources CD Tracks 2, 3, 6, and 7; CD player

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Life Focus (10 minutes)

 Forgive others.

Use one of the following activities to help your students make a plan to forgive someone.

Quick Step Coat of a Different Color We are going to do something right now to help us  forgive others. I will give you a pencil and a piece of paper shaped like a coat. Take a few minutes and think about someone that you have had a disagreement with or been angry with. Maybe this is someone who has hurt your feelings. Write down that person’s name. Then crumple up the paper into a ball and hold onto it for a few minutes. When everyone is finished, ask students to pray silently, asking God to help them forgive the person whose name they wrote down. You should close this time in prayer, asking God to give strength to your students that they really will be able to forgive. Now take your paper wad and throw it into the trash can. Try to slam dunk it on the first throw! As you throw it away, ask God to help this remind you that you have forgiven this person. Help kids understand that doing things God’s way results in victories they can rejoice over.

Option Prayer Walk Before class, write the following Scripture references and directions on the poster boards. Then display the posters with Bibles at various stations around the room. (Note: If your classroom is too small, consider moving this activity to a hallway or a larger room.) Poster 1: Read Psalm 103:8-12. Thank God for forgiving you. Poster 2: Read Luke 17:3, 4. If a person hurts you more than once, do you need to keep on forgiving? Think of someone you have forgiven more than once and pray for that person. Poster 3: Read James 5:16. Is there someone you need to talk to? Pray for that person. Poster 4: Read John 14:26. Who else can help you learn to forgive? Thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Poster 5: Read James 1:19, 20. Why should we try to forgive and not be angry? Ask God to help you have the power to forgive. Start each student or small group of students at a different place and then have them move clockwise to the next area. You will be going on a prayer walk to help you  forgive others. Read the Scriptures and the prayer suggestions, and pray. After students are finished, end the activity in a prayer led by you. Ask God to help your students as they try learn to forgive others.

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Kidz Chat® Elephants may know something about forgiveness! Read FUN FACTS in this week’s Kidz Chat®. Be sure parents know about the Faith & Family devotional guide available online to print and use with their kids at home. Go to www.heartshaper.com.

Evaluate How did students show a willingness to forgive others? Are there students who seemed to be really struggling with this? Will you contact them outside of the classroom setting?

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PreTeen Encouraging Them Beyond Right and Wrong Answers The issues and topics presented at the preteen level build on the solid foundation laid in the earlier elementary years. Lesson activities help teachers guide preteens beyond right and wrong answers, engage them in meaningful discussion, and encourage them in their commitment to Christ. Don’t miss The Beat, a weekly online activity option that can be used to introduce the lesson with current events, trends, or media! Check out The Beat at www.heartshaper.com. • Activity options teachers can use to tailor lessons for their group of kids • Preteen issues and topics addressed from a scriptural view • Integrated Bible skills • Unit service project ideas • Kid-friendly visuals that include classroom posters and Bible skill tools • Student activity pages • Live Wire® take-home student magazine

Check out everything you get on the CD included in PreTeen Resources! Audio Files

• Songs and rhythms • Skits and readings • Teacher training

Printable Files

• Bible Memory posters (KJV) • Bible skills helps • Skits & readings • Teacher helps

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Scope & Sequence Fall

Winter

Living in God’s Image Genesis, Psalms, Matthew, Galatians, 1 Corinthians

God’s Plan Unfolds Isaiah, Micah, Malachi, Luke

Temptation, Sin, and Forgiveness Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Matthew, Luke, Acts

Growing Up Exodus, 1 Samuel, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, Luke, Acts

Thankfulness Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Luke, Acts

The Bible Teaches Us How to Love Matthew, John, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, James

Spring God Prepares for Salvation Introduction to Bible Chronology, Genesis, Job, Exodus–1 Samuel, 1 Samuel–Malachi God Sends and Offers His Salvation Matthew–John, Acts– Revelation, Summary of Bible Chronology Be a Real Christian 1 Kings, Matthew, Luke, Romans, James

Year Two

Tongue Control Proverbs, James

Fall

Winter

Spring

Faith and Science Genesis, Job, Psalms, Isaiah, Hebrews

The Gift and the Giver Matthew, Luke, John, Philippians, 1 Timothy, Hebrews, 1 John

Prayer Matthew, Luke, Philippians, James

Stand Up for God Esther, Daniel, Acts

How to Tell Your Friends About Jesus Matthew, Acts, Colossians

Satan’s Sorcery Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Matthew, Acts, Colossians, 1 John, 3 John Hold On to God’s Promises Genesis, Psalms, Luke, 1 John

Choosing Right from Wrong Joshua, Psalms, Proverbs, Mark, Romans, 1 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, James, 1 John Living Truthfully Psalms, Acts, 3 John

Basic Christian Beliefs Matthew, Mark, John, Acts, Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Hebrews Celebrate Jesus Matthew, John, 1 Corinthians Accepting God’s Gift Acts, 1 John

Summer Tools for Family Living Genesis, Exodus, 1 Samuel, Esther, Proverbs, Acts, Ephesians, 1 John Teamwork 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Mark, Ephesians, Philippians Everyone Accepted, No Exceptions Luke, John, Acts, 2 Corinthians Operation Friendship 1 Samuel, John, Acts, Romans

Summer Responding to Authority Exodus, Psalms, Proverbs, Acts, Romans, Ephesians, Colossians, 2 Timothy, Hebrews, 1 Peter Resolving Conflict Genesis, Matthew Facing Your Fears 1 Kings, Job, Psalms, 1 Peter Be the Best You Can Be Judges, Luke, Philippians, Colossians, 2 Peter

Where Is God When It Hurts? Job, Psalms, John

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Bible Focus: Leviticus 23:39-43; Deuteronomy 16:13-15 Bible Memory: Psalm 100:4, 5 Life Focus:  Thank God. Heart to Heart We often spend extra time at this season of the year remembering how much God has blessed us. We are reminded of the blessings of our Savior, family, health, jobs, homes, and friends. It is easy for us to take God’s provisions for granted. Be sure to  thank God regularly and sincerely.

Lesson 12 at a Glance Step 1 Focus In Use one of these activities to help kids identify personal needs.

HeartShaper Materials Quick Step Guess What!

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Step 2 Explore His Word Use all three of these activities to help kids know that the Israelites celebrated God’s provision for their needs and develop Bible skills.

Bible Exploration The Feast of Tabernacles

• Activities for Lesson 12, Resources Sheet 2, Resources CD songs, copies of page 93 and 96, Activities inside front and back covers

Bible Memory Expressions of Thanks Bible Skill Builder Matching People with Events

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Step 3 Make It Real Use one of these activities to help kids recognize that God continues to provide for daily needs.

Quick Step Thanksgiving

Option Food for Thought

• Activities for Lesson 12

• Resources Sheet 4

• fresh fruits and vegetables cut into bite-size pieces, napkins

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• pencils

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• CD player, balloons, slips of paper, pencils, crepe streamers, prepared popcorn, napkins

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Step 4 Live It Out Use one of these activities to help kids celebrate and express appreciation for God’s provision.

Quick Step Respond to God’s Goodness

Option Celebrate and Give Thanks

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Life Focus (10 minutes)

 Thank God.

Use one of the following activities to help your students identify personal needs.

 Up! How did students thank God during the past week?

Quick Step Guess What! Play the game 20 Questions, basing it on people, places, or things that students need. The person who is “it” thinks of a person (parent, friend, neighbor), a place (school, home, church building), or a thing (food, clothing, money) that he needs. The student should tell which category he has chosen, and the rest of the class tries to guess what the item is by asking him questions that can be answered with only the words yes and no. If the group cannot guess the need in 20 questions or less, the person who is “it” is a winner. • We all have specific needs. Who ultimately provides for our needs? (God) God met the needs of the people of Israel. Then He commanded them to celebrate a feast that would help them remember His provisions. Let’s learn about that feast and more ways that we can  thank God.

Option “Ad” Up Your Needs Supply students with a variety of store ads and catalogs. Have students search through the ads and select items they need. You might want to remind students of the difference between needs and wants. As students select items they need, have them add up the advertised costs of those needs. After an appropriate length of time, discuss what needs students have found. • What different kinds of needs did you find listed in the advertisements? (clothing, food, homes and furnishings, personal care and health products, and so on) • How much does your total list of needs cost? • What other needs do you have that were not shown in the ads? (Possible answers: love, protection, health, friendships, wisdom, God’s salvation) • Who ultimately supplies all our needs? (God) God satisfied the needs of the people of Israel too; then He commanded them to celebrate a feast that would help them remember His provisions. Let’s learn about that feast and more ways that we can  thank God.

Materials none Game

Materials store ads and catalogs, paper, pencils, calculators

Discover

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Life Focus

Explore His Word

 Thank God.

Step 2 •

(25 minutes)

Use all three of these activities to help your students know that the Israelites celebrated God’s provision for their needs and develop Bible skills.

Bible Background for the Teacher Israel had three annual feasts where all the men were required to gather and worship the Lord (Exodus 23:14-17). The Feast of Unleavened Bread commemorated the exodus from Egypt and celebrated the beginning of the barley harvest. The Feast of Weeks (or Harvest or Pentecost) celebrated the end of the spring harvest of grain (wheat, corn, and barley); it also commemorated the giving of the law at Sinai in later Judaism. The Feast of Tabernacles (or Ingathering or Booths) commemorated Israel’s desert wanderings after the exodus and celebrated the harvest of the vines and orchards. This is the feast described in today’s lesson texts. In Leviticus 23 the Lord commanded Israel to celebrate this feast in their seventh month, which falls during our September and October. The feast lasted a week with a closing assembly on the eighth day. The first and last days were to be days of rest. The feast followed the harvest of orchard fruits, and so fruits and branches were waved in joy during the celebration. During the Feast of Tabernacles the Israelites were to remember and experience what life was like during the years when Israel wandered in the wilderness. Using tree branches bent and woven together, each family built a sukkah (or booth), in which to live during the feast. (See also Nehemiah 8:15-18.) In this way everybody  thanked God for how He had sustained their nation in the desert and later blessed them in Canaan. In Deuteronomy the emphasis is on the joy of the feast. Everyone was to join in the rejoicing (Deuteronomy 16:13, 14). Even those who were often in need or forgotten were to take part, including the servants, foreign residents, widows, and orphans. There were specific rules about the celebration concerning its length (seven days) and location (“at the place the Lord will choose”). Each day specific sacrifices were to be offered. (See Numbers 29:12-40.) The central reason for the rejoicing was to be the blessing of the Lord in both harvest and labor. By realizing how good God had been to them, and by letting everyone know this through celebrations, their joy would “be complete” (Deuteronomy 16:15). Materials Activities for Lesson 12, Bibles How to Say It Levites Lee-vites

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Bible Exploration The Feast of Tabernacles Read together the lesson Scripture, Leviticus 23:39-43 and Deuteronomy 16:13-15. Then look at “The Feast of Tabernacles” in Activities for Lesson 12. Have students read the definitions of tabernacle, threshing floor, and winepress. Discuss the questions about the Feast of Tabernacles. • When was the Feast of Tabernacles celebrated? (after the harvest had been gathered, beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month) • What was the length of the feast? (seven days) • Who celebrated the feast? (everyone who lived in the towns, including the servants, foreign residents, widows, and orphans) • Where did the Israelites live during the feast? (in booths) • Why was the Feast of Tabernacles celebrated? (God had blessed the people. Leviticus 23:43 indicates that this feast was celebrated as a remembrance of the time when the Israelites lived in the desert and God provided for them.) Divide students into small groups. Give each group one of the following Scripture verses, and ask students to discover what needs God provided for the Israelites: Exodus 14:10, 19-22 (safety); Exodus 15:23-27 (water); Exodus 16:11-15, 35 (quail and manna); Exodus 17:8-13 (victory over their enemy); and Deuteronomy 8:1-4 (food, clothing that did not wear out). Surely the Israelites  thanked God as they remembered these provisions and celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles.

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Explore His Word (continued) Bible Memory Expressions of Thanks Psalm 100:4, 5 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Let students read the Bible Memory passage silently from their Bibles or the Bible Memory poster. Then give everyone an opportunity to recite the verses for the class. Besides the reasons mentioned in these verses, we can also  thank God because He gave us more than just words to use. He gave us the gift of creativity. He gave us music. He gave us art. He gave us movement. I want you to express your thanks to God in some creative way right now. Maybe you’d like to illustrate this Bible Memory passage using art supplies. Perhaps you’d like to listen to the Christian songs on the CD and thank God for music. Or you might want to create movements and motions to express thanks to God. If possible, set up different areas of your classroom to accommodate these forms of art from which your students can choose.

Bible Skill Builder Thankful People Shuffle Place the testament and division cards in order on a table. Shuffle the Bible people cards from pages 93 and 96 that were not used in previous weeks. Ask students to select 11 cards without looking at what is written on the cards. Place the selected cards in a stack facedown on the table. Divide students into two teams and play the Thankful People Shuffle with the cards selected today. (Directions for playing the game are on page 68.) When the game is over, keep any Bible people cards not selected yet and use them to continue the game next week. We’ve talked about some more Bible people who had plenty of reasons to  thank God. Let’s explore more reasons and ways to thank Him.

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Life Focus  Thank God.

Materials Bibles, Resources Sheet 7, drawing paper, markers or colored pencils, Resources CD songs, CD player Note The Bible Memory verses in the King James Version are included on the Resources CD.

Materials Resources Sheet 2 division and testament Bible kills S cards, Bibles, copies of pages 93 and 96, Activities inside front and back covers Note If you did not play the Thankful People Shuffle in previous weeks, students can select 11 cards from all the Bible people cards to use for today’s game.

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Life Focus

Make It Real

 Thank God.

Step 3 •

Ask students to verbally answer the printed questions about thanksgiving holidays in their activity leaflets. Allow students to explain why they think people celebrate such holidays. Ask them to tell in what special ways their families give thanks to God. • How are thanksgiving celebrations similar to the Feast of Tabernacles? (Most countries that celebrate thanksgiving days do so because they want to recognize the ways in which God has blessed their countries. In America, Thanksgiving day celebrations were started by people who were thankful to God for the ways in which He had provided for them as they settled a new country. In the same way, the Israelites celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles to thank God for leading their ancestors safely through the wilderness and into the promised land.) Let’s make a plan now to  thank God.

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Use one of the following activities to help your students recognize that God continues to provide for daily needs.

Quick Step Thanksgiving

Materials Activities for Lesson 12

Materials Resources Sheet 4, fresh fruits and vegetables cut into bite-size pieces, napkins

(15 minutes)

Display Resources Sheet 4. Talk about the importance of praising and thanking God for all the blessings He gives. Pass the plate of prepared food around the classroom. As each student selects one bite of a fruit or vegetable, he should mention a blessing that God has provided in the past week. Encourage students to name as many different blessings as possible. You can pass the plate around the room several times as students select bites of food and name other blessings. • Why do you think God gives us so many daily blessings? (God loves us. God cares for everyone He has created.) Let’s make a plan now to raise our praise and  thank God.

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Live It Out Step 4 •

Life Focus (10 minutes)

 Thank God.

Use one of the following activities to help your students celebrate and express appreciation for God’s provision.

Quick Step Respond to God’s Goodness God provided for our most important need when He sent His Son, Jesus, to die as punishment for our sins. We can celebrate God’s gifts through actions of praise. • What can you do this week to  thank God for all of the ways in which He blesses you? Direct students’ attention to “Respond to God’s Goodness” in Activities for Lesson 12. Students should identify what they will do to worship and praise God, how they will give to others, or what they will sacrifice for the sake of others this week. Pray with the class about their commitments before ending your class session. Encourage students to carry out the commitments they have made.

Option Celebrate and Give Thanks Tell students you are going to have a fun celebration to thank God for everything He provides. First, give each student a slip of paper, a pencil, and a balloon. Have each student write one thing on her paper for which she is thankful. Roll the papers, slip them inside the balloons, and then inflate and tie the balloons closed. Let students decorate the room with the balloons and crepe streamers. Play music from the Resources CD as kids work. After the room is decorated, let kids enjoy some popcorn. As kids pop popcorn into their mouths, they can shout out things for which they are thankful. After the snack, let kids pop the balloons and discover the slips of thanksgiving inside. (Kids should try to pop balloons they did not prepare.) Gather kids in a prayer circle and explain that they are going to give popcorn prayers of thanks to God. Explain that in popcorn prayers, there is no specific order. Kids can call out their thanks whenever they want. Open the prayer, “Dear God, we thank You for . . . ” Then kids can begin to tell God things they are thankful for. They can thank God for the things named on the papers retrieved from the balloons. Close the prayer time when it seems kids have named all of their thanks. Today’s celebration doesn’t need to stop when our party ends. Take a piece of crepe streamer home with you as a reminder to celebrate and  thank God every day.

Evaluate

Materials Activities for Lesson 12, pencils

Materials Resources CD songs, CD player, balloons, Pra y slips of paper, pencils, crepe streamers, prepared popcorn, napkins Note If your students built a sukkah for the “Feast of Tabernacles Food Drive” (p. 64), you may want to have your prayer time inside or near the sukkah. Consider asking another class to join your celebration.

Live Wire® In this week’s Live Wire® read about “A Thankful Lady” who started the Thanksgiving holiday in America. Be sure parents know about the Faith & Family devotional guide available online to print and use with their kids at home. Go to www.heartshaper.com.

Listen to your students as they leave the room. Ask parents what their children tell them about your class. Are students still talking about lesson activities after they leave your class? What can you do to keep students excited about learning from God’s Word?

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From Puppet Scripts for Preschool Worship, Item no. 42301, ISBN 978-0-7847-1782-0 Copyright © 2005 by Standard Publishing. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for ministry purposes only—not for resale.

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God Cares for His People

God Can Do It!

—Exodus 7–13

The king would not listen to Moses. He did not believe that Moses was sent by God. God sent gnats and flies and locusts and other plagues to Egypt to make the king listen. Find God’s message by coloring all the bugs that contain lower case letters, then copy the CAPITAL letters that are left to the spaces below.

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From Bible Puzzles for Kids Ages 6–8, Item no. 02260, ISBN 978-0-7847-1787-5 Copyright © 2006 by Standard Publishing. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for ministry purposes only—not for resale.

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From Bible Stories to Color & Tell (Ages 6–8), Item no. 02492, ISBN 978-0-7847-1348-8 Copyright © 2005 by Standard Publishing. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for ministry purposes only—not for resale.

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Adding It Up Joseph did a great job preparing Egypt for the famine. Even his own brothers traveled from their homeland to buy grain in Egypt. The numbers in this puzzle add up to a special lesson Joseph’s whole family learned during a time of need.

Joseph’s Family in Egypt —Genesis 42, 45, 47

Joseph’s Jingle 1. _____________________________________ far away 2. _______________________________ to live one day. 3. ____________________________ There he did grow. 4. ___________________________________ all to know 5. _____________________________________ is the key 6. ________________________________ and harmony!

Work out each math problem, writing the answers in the boxes. Then use the final answers to put the lines of Joseph’s Jingle in order.

A. 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = ___ – 7 = B. 5 x 5 = ___ – 19 = C. 12 x 2 = ___ ÷ 6 = ___ – 3 = D. 4 + 4 + 4 = ___ – 8 = E. 6 x 3 = ___ ÷ 2 = ___ – 7 = F. 12 – 5 = ___ x 2 = ___ – 9 =

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There he did learn. to peace and love Down in Egypt, And now he wants us Joseph went forgiving others

From Bible Puzzles for Kids Ages 8–10, Item no. 02267, ISBN 978-0-7847-1788-2 Copyright © 2006 by Standard Publishing. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to reproduce this page for ministry purposes only—not for resale.

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Wilderness Wandering Match the numbers on the map with the numbers in the illustrated boxes. Write the names of the places on the blanks next to the numbers in the illustrated boxes. Then map the wilderness wanderings by connecting the numbers using a line. Finish by coloring the map.

© 2005 by Susan L. Lingo. Permission is granted to reproduce this42020, page for ministry purposes only—not for resale. From Basic Bible Skills (Ages 6–12), Item no. ISBN 978-0-7847-1605-2

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Contents www. heartshaper.com

Toddlers & 2s............................p. 1 1s & 2s with options for babies Scope & Sequence..............................................p. 2

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Preschool..................................p.13

ains all the materi t n o al y Dc C ou s ach each e u t y n l ne l o a less u B t ed c on— is a h t T

3s & 4s with options for 2s Scope & Sequence............................................p. 14

Pre-K & K...................................p. 23 5s & 6s with options for 4s Scope & Sequence............................................p. 24

Early Elementary..................p. 33 Grades 1 & 2 Scope & Sequence............................................p. 34

Middle Elementary...............p. 41 Grades 3 & 4 Scope & Sequence............................................p. 42

PreTeen....................................p. 49 Grades 5 & 6 Scope & Sequence............................................p. 50

—student pages, take-homes, posters, teaching pictures, extra activities, and more. Choose the items you’d like to use and print out as many as you need for your class. It’s our way of showing you all the great things you can expect when you purchase HeartShaper® Children’s Curriculum.

Bonus Material.........................p. 57 All levels Bonus CD.......................................inside back cover

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Toddlers & 2s • Preschool • Pre-K & K • Early Elementary • Middle Elementary • PreTeen

In addition to all the specific HeartShaper® Curriculum resources, we also offer these correlated resources—designed to be used with or without the HeartShaper® Curriculum.

- Resources available for all age levels (Toddler to PreTeen) - Use with any curriculum to reinforce stories or skills - Special index in the back of the book tells you which pages to use with each lesson of the HeartShaper® Curriculum

FREE Sampler

Toddler – PreTeen Six Complete Lessons Shaping Hearts with God’s Word

Choose from these great titles! Toddlers & 2s

Preschool/PreK & K

God Loves Me Coloring Pages

Bible Crafts & More (Ages 3–K) Bible Songs & Action Rhymes (Ages 3–K) Bible Stories to Color & Tell (Ages 3–K) Puppet Scripts for Preschool Worship (Ages 3–K) Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages (Ages 3–K)

Early Elementary

Middle Elementary/PreTeen

Bible Crafts & More (Ages 6–8) Bible Puzzles for Kids (Ages 6–8) Bible Stories to Color & Tell (Ages 6–8) Thru-the-Bible Coloring Pages (Ages 6–8) Basic Bible Skills (Ages 6–12)

Bible Puzzles for Kids (Ages 8–10) Favorite Bible Stories to Color (Ages 6–10) Basic Bible Skills (Ages 6–12)

The bonus material inside this sampler contains excerpts from these books! Use the materials when you teach the lessons in this booklet. See pages 57–64.

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