Entries in 0–5 lesson plan (62)

Monday
Nov052018

0–5 Lesson Plan: A Heart Filled with Joy

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on the importance of gratitude and ways to demonstrate thankfulness to God and others.

ReadDunkin.”

Think of one thing that happened to you recently that might not have been what you hoped for, but that turned out all right in the end. Discuss how looking for the good in a situation can make it easier to be happy when things don’t go as you wished or planned. 

Read My Little Talks with Jesus: Look on the Bright Side.”

Memorize this little rhyme:

“I’ll look on the bright side when things make me sad.

Soon I’ll find plenty of reasons to be glad!”1

The next time you’re feeling down because something isn’t going your way, remember this little rhyme, and take a few minutes to find something to be joyful about.

ReadThrough Ups and Downs.

Take a moment to pray, and ask Jesus to help you be positive and grateful throughout your day, especially when things don’t go as you planned.

Watch Sing a Song of Joy.”

Talk about how one way to find joy is by looking for ways to make others happy. Then brainstorm little acts of kindness to make others happy.

UseHave Fun with Gratitude” to think of three things you are grateful for and draw them in the little boxes. Post the picture by your bed so you can be reminded of these things at the start and end of each day.

Optional activity:

Footnote:

1 Katiuscia Giusti, “My Little Talks with Jesus: Look on the Bright Side.”

 Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

 

 

Monday
Sep102018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Better Done in Teamwork

The following is a 30-minute lesson plan covering the benefits of teamwork and unity and why many things are better when done in harmony with others.

ReadGetting Things Done Together.”

Brainstorm other games or sports that work better when done in teamwork. Discuss how the game or sport might not be as fun or successful if you try to play alone.

ReadBuilding as a Team.”

List other work or events that require people working together to make it successful. (For example, an orchestra, a dance/performance troupe, a sports team, etc.)

WatchAs a Team.”

Read Character ABC: U Is for Unity.”

Look up1 Corinthians 12:20–24,” and then talk about how odd it would be if different parts of the body didn’t work well together. Imagine with your child how difficult it would be for the body to do some of the things one easily does if the different parts of the body didn’t work well together.

Color Coloring Page: Character ABC: U Is for Unity.”

Additional material:

Contributed by My Wonder Studio Staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Monday
Jul162018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Faith for Miracles 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how faith in God’s power makes miracles possible.

Read Faith for Miracles.”

Discuss what it must have been like for the people who witnessed some of the miracles talked about in the article “Faith for Miracles.” Ask the children what they think they would have done if they had seen or experienced one of these miracles.

Read “Grow Your Faith.”

Memorize the Bible verse, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17 NKJV).

ReadBright Pebbles: Faith Makes Miracles Possible” and have the children do the “action” at the end of the article.

Listen to My Little Thoughts on God: God of Miracles.”

Additional material:

The following animated Bible stories cover a few of Jesus’ miracles:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Monday
May072018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan on everyday blessings (e.g., God’s love, friendship, family) that fill up one’s day, and how to appreciate and be grateful for those gifts.

Read Everyday Gifts.”

Write a list of some of the everyday gifts, like those listed in the article, which you might experience. Discuss how even though those gifts might seem ordinary, they can bring joy to your day. Put this list up somewhere you can see it to remind you of some of the gifts that you are blessed with.

ReadThe Blessing of Family and Friends.”

Ask each child to name something special about a person in their family, and how that special something makes you or others happy. For example, “My sister Alice is fun to play with. She makes our games exciting,” or “Grandma is caring and thoughtful. She makes me feel loved.”

Read Building Friendships” and “One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Discuss how friendship is another everyday gift that can be given and received. Talk about some of the things that make a friendship special, and how to give the gift of friendship to someone.

ReadJesus Is with You!” and “Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

Talk about how the best gift you can have is Jesus. Jesus will always be there to guide, love, help, and be your friend, no matter what.

Color one or more of the following coloring pages, and listen to the audio “Me and You.”

Additional material:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Monday
Mar262018

0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love So Great

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on Easter and God’s great love for us, and how we can demonstrate some of the qualities witnessed in Jesus’ life on earth in our everyday actions.

Read Pray a Way: Easter.”

Watch He’s Alive.”

Explain how Jesus lived a life that was filled with love, honesty, courage, and kindness. Even though Jesus left earth, He promised to always be near His children and would help them to teach other people about God.

Memorize the Bible verse, “And be sure of this: I am with you always.”1

Read “Jesus’ Love for Us.”

Talk about ways to follow Jesus’ example every day, and in so doing, make the world a better place. For example, building your faith in God and drawing closer to Him, being kind to others, being brave even when facing a difficult situation, being truthful, etc.

Read Bright Pebbles: So Much Love.”

Stand up and get ready to hop. Hop once, then thank God for His love for you. Hop again and tell someone in your family how much you love him or her. Then hop and tell God about your love for Him. Hop again, and say something loving to one of your family. Do this until you have said something loving to each person in your family.2

Additional material:

Footnotes:

1 Matthew 28:20 NLT
2
Katiuscia Giusti. Bright Pebbles: Love Is All Around

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Spanish)
DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan222018

0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like?

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what God is like, and how we can feel and know He is all around us.

ReadBright Pebbles: Wherever We Are, God Is.”

Close your eyes and take a deep breath and think of God’s love for you. Then each person takes a turn to give thanks to God for one thing He has done or created that makes him or her glad.

Listen toAudio: God Is Love.”

ReadWhat Is God Like?

Ask the children to describe one thing that makes them think of God. 

Additional material:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Portuguese)

Monday
Nov132017

0-5 Lesson Plan: I Can Hear from Jesus

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on taking time to listen to Jesus and follow His still small voice.

Watch the song Here I Am, Lord.”

Talk about how God spoke to many people in the Bible, and because they listened and obeyed, God was able to do amazing things. Explain that we can ask for God’s help to make the right choices, and hear God’s voice throughout the day.

Read Making the Right Choice with Jesus’ Help.”

Ask your child about a time when Jesus spoke to him or her and how it made it easier to make the right choice. How did God’s voice sound—was it loud and obvious, or was it a quiet voice in your child’s mind or heart?

ReadBright Pebbles: When We Don’t Know What to Do.”

Read Which Socks?

Additional materials:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Monday
Sep112017

0-5 Lesson Plan: Discipline Helps Me Grow

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan on the importance of rules and instruction, and how they help one to grow upright when they are followed.

Read Discipline Helps Me Grow.”

Talk about some of the rules in your home that help you to build good habits, and why it’s important to follow through.

WatchDo It ’Cause Daddy Said So.”

Read A Sapling’s Support.”

Think of one or two things that you would like to do better in; for example, if you are having a difficult time cleaning up after yourself, make it a focus for the next week or two until it gets easier to remember to tidy up.

Color Coloring Page: Discipline Helps Me Grow or “Coloring Pages: A Sapling’s Support.”

Additional reading:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Monday
Jul102017

0-5 Lesson Plan: Caring for the World around Me

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how children can appreciate and care for the world around them.

Read A Big, Wide, and Wonderful World.”

Discuss your favorite parts of nature; for example, whether it’s the ocean, the mountains, particular biomes, animals, or different types of plants. Then take some time to thank Jesus for His beautiful creation.

WatchIt’s a Beautiful World.”

Talk about some of the ways you can help to take care of the world around you. Are there ways you can help out in your community, such as picking up rubbish or taking good care of public property?

Read How Can You Make a Difference?

Watch Color Your World with Kindness.”

Have the children create a picture of a kind deed he or she can do to help someone or better the community. Then write the following quote under or above the picture, No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”1 Post the picture somewhere as a reminder of how you can make a difference in your part of the world.

Optional activities:

1 Aesop

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

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DOC:  0-5 Lesson Plan: Caring for the World around Me (Spanish)
DOC:  0-5 Lesson Plan: Caring for the World around Me (Portuguese)

Monday
May082017

0-5 Lesson Plan: God’s Healing Touch

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on God’s healing power and the things that can be learned during times of affliction.

Read In Times of Sickness.”

Talk about a time when your child was sick and the things he or she might have learned during that time. Did it help him or her to appreciate good health, have more compassion for others who are unwell, or want to follow guidelines for healthy living better next time?

Read God’s Healing Touch.”

Recall some of the stories in the Bible where someone was healed, and talk about how those miracles of healing might have changed the person’s life for the better.

Read Bright Pebbles: God’s Power to Heal.”

Watch Blind Bartimaeus.”

Create and colorColoring Book: Blind Bartimaeus.” This book has many pages and does not need to be colored all in one sitting. If you wish, you could first create the booklet with your child, color the first one or two pages, and save the rest of the coloring for later, or have your child complete it during his or her own time.

Take one of your stuffed animals and pretend that it is sick. Can you think of something that would cheer up your animal and help it feel better? Maybe a soft blanket to keep it warm, a game to cheer it up, or a lullaby to be soothed by. The lesson with this activity being that Jesus lovingly cares for you, too, whenever you are sick. 

Additional reading:

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: God’s Healing Touch (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: God’s Healing Touch (Portuguese)

Monday
Mar062017

0-5 Lesson Plan: Filled with Joy

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on letting your heart be filled with joy, and then expressing that gratitude.

WatchDown in My Heart.”

Read My Little Talks with Jesus: Filled with Joy.”

Praise Jesus for two things that fill your heart with joy.

ReadPiggly Wiggly’s Trying Day.”

Talk about things that might go wrong in your day, and then think of all the blessings that your day is filled with that you make you joyful. 

ReadCharacter ABC: T Is for Thankfulness.”

WatchThank You, Lord, for Making Me.”

Make a display board of the things you’re thankful for. Whenever something happens that you are happy about, add that to your board.

Play Farmyard Praise Game.” 

Color Coloring Page—Character ABC: T Is for Thankfulness.”

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Filled with Joy (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Filled with Joy (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan022017

0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on trusting God when faced with fear.

ReadWhen the Lights Go out

WatchWhen I Am Afraid.”

Read “Just Me and Jesus: You’re Never Alone.”

Talk about some of the things that you would like Jesus to help you to not worry about.

ReadBright Pebbles: Our Awesome Protector.”

Draw a picture of Jesus watching over you, and then draw a circle around you and Jesus. This is the place where Jesus is keeping you safe from the things that may make you fearful.

Read Bright Pebbles: Always by Our Side.”

Memorize this verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5).

Color Coloring Page: When the Lights Go Out.”

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2017 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: I Will Trust (Portuguese)