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Wednesday
Nov022016

Anticipating Christmas!

You can begin celebrating Christmas now by starting to prepare The Nativity Story paper model. The goal is to create and set out a new section each week of December, so you can place Baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas morning.

Alternately, you can create the pieces in advance, and then starting on December 1st, set out one or two pieces a day, with the aim of adding Baby Jesus on Christmas Day, and the wise men with their gifts the following days.

To set out The Nativity Story paper model as the story unfolds:

Sunday, December 4th: Mary, Joseph, and the donkey, as they prepare for their trip to Bethlehem.

Sunday, December 11th: In Bethlehem, set up the stable, manger, cow, cats, chickens, and mouse, ready to receive their unexpected guests.

Sunday, December 18th: Outside of Bethlehem, place the shepherds, sheep, and campfire.

Sunday, December 25th: Bring all the characters to the stable, adding Baby Jesus to the manger and the angel announcing His birth.

Sunday, January 1st: The wise men arrive with their camels, bearing gifts for Baby Jesus.

The Nativity Story paper model can be found here, where it is offered by the model creator, Didier Martin, to download, print, and assemble.

Download all three PDFs that include the model parts. Also, download the instructions, which teach how to cut, fold, and glue together your Nativity scene.

Note: The most difficult piece to assemble is the stable. If you prefer, you could use a small box, set on its side, and then glue the leaves to the top and the textured wall pieces or colored paper on the inside and outside of the box.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: Jesus, God’s Son-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Photos by Didier Martin. Used by permission from
www.mylittlehouse.org.
Copyright © 2016 by The Family International

A printed copy of The Nativity Story is also available at Amazon.

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PDF: Anticipating Christmas (Japanese)
PDF: Supplement: The Nativity Story Paper Model Instructions (Japanese)
DOC: Anticipating Christmas (Portuguese)
DOC: Anticipating Christmas (Spanish)

Thursday
Oct272016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Being Considerate Means…

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 20 to 30 minutes, highlighting the lesson objectives: “Be able to define ‘respect’—consideration and thoughtfulness of others, admiration of somebody, showing esteem to someone else, being careful of another’s feelings and belongings,” and “learn to see things from others’ point of view and empathize with the difficulties, obstacles, or situations that others face.” (Character Building: Social Skills: Respect-1a and Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-1b)

Read Standing on God’s Word: Lifting Others Up.”

  • Ask the children to give examples of their own actions where they have helped others feel admired or respected for their good qualities.
  • Talk about how their actions helped the other person(s) in the examples they gave.
  • Read the Bible verse at the end of the class, Philippians 2:3, and discuss how being humble helps us show respect for others, and the benefits of doing this.

Read Tales of Farm Friends: Star: Spirited but Gentle,” and have the children think of ways they can be considerate of those who are younger than them.

Read Standing on God’s Word: Be a Good Listener.”

  • If applicable, recount a time when you didn’t listen to one of the children and apologize for this.
  • Then ask the children to explain how it feels to not be listened to.
  • Read the Bible verse at the end of the class, Romans 12:10, and talk about how listening to another shows that person your respect.

Pray together to be good listeners.

ReadStanding on God’s Word: Considering Others.

  • Bring out how in Nick’s case, it worked out for him to see his grandmother and not disappoint her, while also getting to do what he had hoped to do (playing with his friend).
  • Ask the children if it would have still been better for Nick to honor his agreement with his grandmother, even if he didn’t get to play at the park.
  • Read the Bible verse, Proverbs 3:27, at the end of the class, and ask the children if they can think of personal examples of when they did something for another person at the cost of forgoing something fun they had wanted to do.
  • Follow this up by reading “Kindness Pays Forward,” and talk about how in Nick’s case, his consideration of his grandmother paid forward and she also considered his desire to play with his friend.

Apply the verses of “Crazily Cool Cards Set: Giving” to the acts of consideration discussed so far.

  • Read one verse at a time, and apply it to the topics discussed in this class.
  • Choose a verse to memorize or review. Print out and color the card.

Additional resources:

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: Social Skills: Respect-1a and Character Building: Social Skills: Compassion-1b

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Being Considerate Means… (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Being Considerate Means… (Portuguese)

Monday
Sep052016

0–5 Lesson Plan: Try, Try Again

Note to parents and teachers: Here is a 20- to 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on the value of persevering even when it’s difficult.

Watch Try Again.”

Read Keep Trying.”

Talk about things that your children needed to learn, which may have been difficult when they first started to learn, but now are easy to do (walking, talking, riding a bike, playing a game, etc.). Discuss what might’ve happened if your children had tried only once and found the task too difficult, so stopped trying.

ReadBright Pebbles: Run the Race.”

Do the “Action” on page 5 of “Bright Pebbles: Run the Race.”

Read Character ABC: You Can Do It!

Color You Can Do It!

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 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Try, Try Again (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Try, Try Again (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Aug242016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Cares

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 20 to 30 minutes, highlighting the lesson objectives:

Read Jesus Understands When You’re Sick.” To help your children understand how different things were when Jesus was here on earth, ask them what other things they can think of that might have been different for Jesus as a boy. For example, He didn’t use a toothbrush and toothpaste bought at a supermarket.

Read Faith-filled Models from the New Testament: Jairus and his daughter.” Read the full story in Mark 5:22–24, 35–43, or Luke 8:41–42, 49–55.

Read Standing on God’s Word: God’s Healing Touch.”

ReadJesus Is with You!” Relating back to “Standing on God’s Word: God’s Healing Touch,” talk with the children about how if Brendan had received an injury requiring attention, he would have been taken to see a doctor, and then Jesus would have been there alongside the doctor and nurses who cared for him.

Ask the children for stories about the times and ways Jesus has helped them through their accidents or illnesses.

Choose a verse from “Crazily Cool Cards Set: God’s Healing Power” to color, memorize, or review.

Additional resources:

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: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Healing-1a,b,c

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Cares (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Cares (Portuguese)

Monday
Jul042016

0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan about the friendship a child can build and share with Jesus.

Read Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

WatchForever Friend.”

Talk about things Jesus might have experienced as a child that are similar to things your children experience in their daily life.

ReadSpend Time with Me—It Makes Me Happy!

Discuss some of the things that are important to a good friendship and how you can apply that to building a stronger friendship with Jesus.

Read Me and Jesus.”

Color Jesus, Friend of Little Children” or “Me and Jesus.”

Additional reading:

 

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

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: Jesus, Friend of Little Children (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Jun222016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Holy Spirit

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 40 minutes, or made into a more in-depth study over a few days. It highlights the lesson objectives: “Be able to articulate why the Holy Spirit was sent to believers after Jesus departed” and “be able to define the baptism (or overflowing) of the Holy Spirit, and understand the purposes of Holy Spirit baptism, to give one comfort and peace, power to give more love to others, to be a greater witness of God’s love through Jesus, transformative power, a closer relationship with Jesus, wisdom to understand God’s Word, and help in hearing God’s voice; read and memorize Bible verses which highlight the purposes of the Holy Spirit.” (Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Holy Spirit-1a,b)

Listen to the song, “Ye Shall be Witnesses.” 

Read The Acts of the Apostles: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

ReadThe Gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Listen to Rivers.”

Talk about the various ways the Holy Spirit helps us with the following:

  • ŸUnderstand God’s Word and apply it in our lives
  • ŸHear God’s voice or the convictions laid on our hearts by God
  • ŸTo be filled to overflowing with the love of God for others so that we are open to Him working through us to help others
  • ŸGives us power and boldness to be a witness for Him

Read Faith-filled Models from the New Testament: Peter.”

Listen to the audio An Audio Bible Adventure: Peter’s Transformation.”

Read The Acts of the Apostles: The Healing of the Lame Man.”

Listen toPerfect in Weakness.”

Bring out the ways Peter changed from denying he knew Jesus just prior to the crucifixion (John 18:1528), to becoming a man of great faith and courage, not afraid to stand up for Jesus after he was filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1438, Acts 3). He even defied the high priest and elders of the temple who commanded them to not teach about Jesus (Acts 4:1331).

Choose and memorize a verse from “Crazily Cool Card Set: The Holy Spirit.”

Additional resources:

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: Christian Life and Faith: Biblical and Christian Foundation: The Holy Spirit-1a,b

Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Holy Spirit

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Holy Spirit (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: The Holy Spirit (Portuguese)

Monday
May022016

0-5 Lesson Plan: Give a Hand—Volunteer 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what it means to volunteer and help change the world.

Read Character ABC: V Is for Volunteering.”

Read Bright Pebbles: Drop a Little Sunshine.”

Discuss what it means to volunteer. Do you have to be involved in a big project? Or are there simple but important ways that you can make a difference?

WatchHow to Change the World.”

Talk about ways that you could help to change the world in your local community or school. Make a list of two things you could do, and talk about when you can get started.

Read Love Your Neighbor.”

WatchKids Can Make a Difference” to see how some children have chosen to help those in need.

Color Character ABC: V Is for Volunteering.”

Additional reading:

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

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Give a Hand—Volunteer (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Give a Hand—Volunteer (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Apr202016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Stay Safe and Have Fun

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 20 minutes that highlights the lesson objectives: “Learn to take responsibility for one’s actions” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Responsibility-1b) and “Learn that moderation is a form of temperance, which is a fruit of the Spirit, and is manifested when one is abiding in Jesus.” (Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Moderation-1a).

ReadHave Fun.” Ask the children to answer the question on the last page of this comic, “Can you think of times when you did something unwise that turned fun into something that caused a problem for you or someone else?”

ReadThe Protective Tower.”

Memorize one of the verses from “Crazily Cool Card Set: An Active Force Field.” Also discuss each of the verses in the context of what is brought out in “The Protective Tower,” about how when they obey Jesus as well as their parents and teachers, they are then in a better position for God to take care of them. He will protect them, and if something troublesome happens, He’ll see them through with His loving care.

ReadGod’s Favor” and talk with the children about how even if at times they might go overboard when having fun and something goes wrong due to their foolishness, God is still with them (see page 2).

Additional resources:

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: Responsibility-1b; Character Building: Personal Responsibility: Moderation-1a

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Stay Safe and Have Fun (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Stay Safe and Have Fun (Portuguese)

Tuesday
Mar082016

0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how to be a good friend.

Read One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Talk about things that are important to build a good friendship (e.g., kindness, thoughtfulness, loyalty, etc.), and how to be the kind of friend who brings those qualities into a friendship.

Read The Secret to Making Friends.”

Talk about how making new friends sometimes takes effort. Discuss what Wiggly’s life might’ve been like if he hadn’t decided to make friends. What did Wiggly gain from making friends?

WatchBe a Friend.”

ReadCharacter ABC: B Is for Be a Friend.”

Do something to show a friend how much you care. You can write a note, give your friend a hug, or tell your friend what makes him or her special to you. Make a friend feel special today!

Color Coloring Page—Character ABC: B Is for Be a Friend.” 

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 © 2016 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Be a Friend (Portuguese)

Wednesday
Feb172016

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Healing

Here is a lesson plan that can be covered in 30 to 40 minutes, or made into a more in-depth study over a few days. It highlights the lesson objective: “Read biblical accounts of miracles of healing.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Healing-1a

WatchVideo: Blind Bartimaeus” and/or “Video: A Plan to Help a Friend.”

Read Jesus’ Healing Ministry.”

Talk about how during Jesus’ ministry on earth He healed many people. Ask the children what other stories they remember of Jesus healing someone. Look up and read some of the stories. (For example, raising Lazarus from the dead [John 11:38–44], healing the man at the Pool of Bethesda [John 5:1–15], the man with the withered hand [Mark 3:1–5], and another blind man [Mark 8:22–25].)

Read in Matthew 10:1, Luke 9:1, and Luke 10:9 how Jesus gave His disciples the power to heal people when He sent them out to spread the good news about the kingdom of God.

Read The Acts of the Apostles: Healing of the Lame Man.”

ReadMiracles in the Bible: Paul’s Protection from a Viper Bite.”

Read more accounts in the book of Acts of the disciples using God’s power to heal people. Here are some to choose from:

  • Peter healing many (Acts 5:12–16)
  • Ananias healing Saul (Paul) from blindness (Acts 9:17–18)
  • Peter healing Aeneas (Acts 9:32–35)
  • Peter raising Dorcas from the dead (Acts 9:39–42)
  • Paul healing a crippled man (Acts 14:8–18)
  • Paul raising Eutychus from the dead (Acts 20:8–12)
  • Paul healing many on the island of Melita (Acts 28:8–9)

You too can pray for yourself or others to be healed. “Pray a Way: God Heals” gives you a couple of sample prayers you could pray when praying for healing.

Additional resources:

 

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: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Healing-1a

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

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Healing (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Miracles of Healing (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan042016

0-5 Lesson Plan: When You Forgive

Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what it means to forgive others when you have been saddened or hurt by someone’s actions and the importance of forgiveness.

ReadCharacter ABC: F Is for Forgiveness

Talk about how forgiveness is a choice that a person has to make—it’s not a feeling. Discuss when someone does something wrong to you, the first step you take is to choose to forgive the person.

Watch Video: The Parables of Jesus: The Prodigal Son

Talk about how the father in this story forgave his son—even though his son had made wrong choices, the father still loved him and received him back with open arms. Explain that Jesus is like the father in that story. He sees our faults, but He is always full of love for us, and wants to help us to make things right when we admit a wrongful act and try to do what’s right.

Read My Little Talks with Jesus: I forgive your mistakes

Pray The Lord’s Prayer” together.

Color Coloring page: Character ABC: F Is for Forgiveness

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 © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: When You Forgive (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: When You Forgive (Portuguese)

 

Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what it means to forgive others when you have been saddened or hurt by someone’s actions and the importance of forgiveness.

Wednesday
Dec302015

Level 1 Lesson Plan: Bible Stories about Angels

Here is a 30- to 40-minute lesson plan that highlights the learning objective: “Learn that angels are powerful immortal beings; read accounts of angelic appearances in the Bible, as well as modern-day appearances.” (Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1b)

Read the following classes about appearances of angels in the Bible. You can supplement these classes by reading a fuller version from the Bible or a children’s Bible-story book.

What purpose did these three angels have in common? (Possible answers: Protecting God’s people, showing God’s power.)

Look for the two appearances of Archangel Gabriel in “A Man Named Jesus: Two Miraculous Babies” and once in “A Man Named Jesus: An Angel Visits Joseph.”

Do you know when an angel appeared in “The Story of Easter”?

Learn about an angel who fights battles for God, the Archangel Michael. You can read in Daniel 10:4-21 an amazing account of Michael fighting a battle so another mighty angel can deliver a message from God to the prophet Daniel.

Assemble and display one or more of the 3D pictures of the above stories about angels from the series of “Miracles in the Bible.”

Additional resources:

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: Christian Life and Faith: Spiritual Insight and Awareness: Angels and Departed Saints-1b

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Copyright © 2015 by The Family International

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DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Bible Stories about Angels (Spanish)
DOC: Level 1 Lesson Plan: Bible Stories about Angels (Portuguese)