Entries in patience (2)

Friday
Oct142011

Level 2 Lesson Plan: Learning Patience

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20- to 30-minute class plan on learning patience. It highlights the following lesson objectives: Learn of historical characters who exemplified the virtue of patience, and identify ways to emulate this quality; study and memorize scriptures on the importance patience plays in one’s life. (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Patience-2ad)

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ReadPower-Up Devotional #7: Spirit Fruit: Patience.” This article highlighted three different aspects of patience that may be difficult: patience with others, patience with oneself, and patience with God’s plan for our life. Talk about the areas in which it may be difficult for you to practice patience; conclude with what helps you during times when it’s difficult to be patient.

Take two minutes, and see who can come up with the longest list of Bible characters who needed to wait a long time before God revealed to them His plan for their lives. Afterwards, compile your lists and pick a few characters you are most interested in and read their stories before bed or for devotions over the course of the next few days. (You can expand this brainstorm by including historical characters who also needed to practice patience before they could see the fulfillment of their desires.)

Read one or more of the stories/passages from the Bible on patience, using the included discussion questions.

Memorize “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up” (Galatians 6:9 NLT).

See if you and the children can come up with a few times in your lives when God had something special planned for you, but there was a waiting period involved.

Do the activity in “In Relation to Eternity.”

Just for fun, here are three object lessons on patience that you can do with your children.

Pray for patience, asking Jesus to help you develop this fruit of the Spirit in specific areas that you would like to become more patient in.

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.

 S&S link: Character Building: Values and Virtues: Patience-2ad

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2011 by The Family International

Downloads

RTF: Plan de clase nivel 2: Aprender a tener paciencia (Spanish)
RTF: Plano de aula para o Nível 2: Aprendendo a Ter Paciência (Portuguese)

Monday
Jul042011

0–5 Lesson Plan: When Things Take Time

Note to parent or teacher: Here’s a 20- to 30-minute class plan on patience; it focuses on learning to wait, and what to do when things take time.

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Watch God Takes His Time.”

Discuss the importance of waiting for things to happen—whether waiting for God to work or waiting for others. Think about what would happen if no one waited for anything. (For example, if a farmer didn’t wait for his crops to grow, then we wouldn’t have food to eat; a little boy needs to wait for his mother to finish cooking dinner before dinner can be enjoyed, etc.)

Memorize Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (NIV)

Talk about what the “harvest” can be compared to in their lives.

WatchKid’s Character Builder: Patience.”

Read Anna and the Flower Garden.” (This story highlights practicing patience when learning new things.)

Read Bright Pebbles: With Jesus’ Help.” (This article highlights asking Jesus for help when faced with a task that may seem difficult.)

Count how many good things happen in your day as a result of you being willing to wait. Praise Jesus for them.

Optional activity: make a “patience” collage board (or use a large, sturdy piece of white paper). In the center of the board write out Galatians 6:9, and surrounding the verse, reference some of the good things you previously counted that happened because someone was willing to wait—using illustrations, magazine cut-outs, or other symbolic odds and ends that can represent each patience concept you are referencing (e.g., corn husks or popcorn, to represent the patience needed for farmers to wait till corn is ready to harvest, etc.).

Ask Jesus for help to be patient with others and ourselves.

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 © 2011 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0–5 Plan de clase: Cuando las cosas toman tiempo (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: When Things Take Time (Portuguese)