Entries in health and sickness (2)

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

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

Friday
Sep232016

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Fitness and Me

Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the following lesson objective:

WatchGet Your Body Moving!

WatchPhysical Activity and Kids Let’s Move It!

Talk about the three important physical benefits of caring for our bodies that were brought up in this video: These are physical, mental, and social. Ask your child if they can think of any more. Also ask your child what physical activity or fitness means to them personally.

ReadA Thought for the Day: Your Body a Temple!

Read Temple Care.”

Discuss the spiritual principle of how God created us and how one way we can show Him our gratitude for our body is by taking good care of it. Discuss the different ways the children can do this. Also talk about how everyone inevitably falls ill at times, but if the children have done their part to care for their bodies, then they can put their trust in Jesus (including working with doctors when needed) to help them feel better.

ReadThe Hygiene Experiment.”

Talk about how hygiene is a big part of staying healthy. Not only should we remain physically fit, but we should wash up daily, brush teeth at least twice a day (and floss), faithfully wash our hands often throughout the day, etc. Discuss the aspects of hygiene you know your child needs to hear about, and talk about what an experiment like this would mean for them. What would happen if they didn’t keep their body and surroundings clean?

End with committing to doing one thing that will better your child’s health, whether it is something that will help them be more physically fit or keep themselves clean.

Additional material:

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.

S&S link: Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Health and Personal Care-1c, 2b

Contributed by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2016 The Family International