Lifeway Galactic Starveyors VBS 2017 Day 2 – Kindergarten Lesson and Activities
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Lifeway Galactic Starveyors VBS 2017 Day 2 – Kindergarten Lesson and Activities
- “Bible Story Picture 2” (pack item 2)
- “Bible Markers” (pack item 6) – Place the Bible story and Bible verse markers in the Bible at the appropriate references.
- “Clubhouse Wall” (pack item 7)
- “Star Map Overlay” (pack item 8)
- “Galactic Fact 2” and “God Fact 2” (pack item 13b)
- “Fill the Sky Game Cards” (pack item 18) – Place 15 cards in the oatmeal canister.
- “VBS17_K_Verse_Poster” (CD)
- Spinner with the number add-on (from Starveyor kit)
- Two tap light planets of different colors (from Day 1) – Place one light on each side of the room. Tap the lights on before beginning group time.
- Self-stick notes – Cover the Bible story picture with self-stick notes. Number the notes 1-4, repeating numbers as necessary so that each note has number.
- Oatmeal canister or other cylindrical container
- CD and CD player
- Guide Starveyors to stand in the middle of the room. Call attention to the tap lights. Say: “Let’s think about what we would choose.”
- Explain to Starveyors that you will give them two choices. When you tell them to move, they should walk to the light that shows their choice. Ask: “Which would you choose – go swimming or play soccer? Move to the (color) light for swimming and the (color) light for soccer. Go!”
- Acknowledge the choices then guide Starveyors to move back to the middle of the room. Give another set of choices and indicate which light Starveyors should move to for each choice. Repeat the game a dew times (3-5 choices).
REMEMBER A BIBLE STORY
- Lead Starveyors to move to the group time area and sit down. Read the “Galactic Fact” and the “God Fact” for today. And these facts to the focal wall.
- Say: “We heard a story yesterday about God creating everything.” Lead Starveyors to recall the Bible story.
TELL THE BIBLE STORY
- Explain that we make choices every day. Some choices are not very important (such as what clothes to wear or what game to play. But some choices are very important.
- Comment: “We can make right choices. We can make wrong choices. Today we will have a Bible story about the first people that God created. Listen to find out what choices those people made.”
- Guide Starveyors to listen to the words choose and choice in the Bible story. Explain that you will turn on a tap light whenever you say one of those words.
- Open the Bible to Genesis 3. Tell the Bible story in your own words. Pause and tap the light on and then off when you say the words choose, chose or choice.
SING AND PLAY
- Turn the “Star Map Overlay” to show Today’s Point (God will always love me, even when I make wrong choices). Read the point out loud. Tell Starveyors that God loves them. He loves people even when they make wrong choices.
- Sing “He Loves Me, Me, ME” (track 2).
- Pray and thank God that He always loves us, even when we make wrong choices.
REVIEW THE BIBLE STORY
- Show the Bible story picture covered in sticky notes. Ask: “What do you think is in this picture?” Call on volunteers to share their ideas.
- Choose a Starveyor to spin the Spinner (from Starveyor kit). When the Spinner stops, select the number that is touching the floor (see note in margin). The Starveyor may then remove a self-stick note with that number from the picture.
- Encourage kids to describe what they see in the revealed portion of the picture.
- Repeat the process until the picture is fully revealed. Use it to review the Bible story with kids.
SAY THE BIBLE VERSE
- Display the “VBS17_K_Verse_Poster.” Lead kids to say the verse together. Open the Bible to Colossians 1 and show Starveyors where the verse is located in the Bible.
- Shake the “Fill the Sky Game Cards” inside the oatmeal canister. Pour out the stars. Count how many stars are face-up. Lead the group to say that many words of the verse (in order).
- Put the cards back in the canister and repeat. Allow Starveyors to take turns shaking and duping out the stars.
- Remind Starveyors that God made everything in the universe.
- Sing “Everything in the Universe” (track 5). Lead Starveyors to move like the space objects mentioned in the song.
- Tape the “Place Pictures” around the room in places easily seen from the clubhouse. Place the Pool noodle telescope beside the clubhouse.
- Demonstrate how to look through the telescope and spy things around the room. Describe one of the “Places Pictures” viewed through the telescope. Ask kids to tell how they could make right choices at that place.
- Invite kids to make their own telescopes with cardboard tubes and colored tape. As they work, talk about the world God created and things seen in the sky.
- Encourage Starveyors to look through their telescopes at the pictures of different places they can make choices. Challenge them to also find kids in the room who are making right choices.
- Pray and thank God for His love. Tell kids that God loves people even after they make wrong choices.
EXTEND THE ACTIVITY
- Print Starveyor’s names on cards and tape them to the ceiling.
- Lead Starveyors to find their names and friends’ names with their telescopes. Comment that everyone makes right and wrong choices.
I make right and wrong choices. God will always love me.
PLAY A MATCHING GAME
- Lay the game cards face-down. Mark the verse in the Bible and place the Bible near the game.
- Guide Starveyors to take turns turning over two cards. If a Starveyor turns over two cards they get to keep the cards. If they turn over two moon cards, they are the winner and the game is over. If they turn over a black hole card, they must return all of their star cards back to the fame (face down). If they turns over a star and a moon, the flip those two cards back face-down.
- After one round of play, open the Bible and read the marked verse. Talk about the things in the sky God made.
- Comment that God made people able to make choices. Recall the Bible story. Explain that people make wrong choices, but God still loves them.
EXTEND THE ACTIVITY
- • Cut the “Verse Poster” (CD) into pieces like a puzzle.
- • Encourage kids to put the verse together and then read it. Thank God for all He created.
God made the world and God made me. God loves me.
PAINT A NEBULA
Supplies: Bible, “Verse_Poster” (CD), mirror tiles or small wall mirrors, tempera paint (blue, purple, red, silver, green), paint containers, paintbrushes, paint smocks
- Lay the mirrors on a table. Place the paint in small containers alongside the brushes and mirrors.
- Lead a child to put on a smock before painting. Encourage him to use a brush to add paint to the mirror. Guide him to swirl the colors together to create a nebula picture.
- Encourage kids to work together to create a nebula painting on a mirror.
- Show the verse poster. Encourage kids to say the verse with you.
- Talk about things God created. Explain that God made people able to make choices. God loves us, even after we make wrong choices.
- Press a piece of paper onto the nebula painting to make a print. Children may take their paintings home or add them to the focal wall after they have dried.
EXTEND THE ACTIVITY
- Add books about or pictures of nebulas. (Check out hubblesite.org.) Encourage kids to replicate a nebula they see.
- Praise God for all the wonderful things He created in the universe.
- KID CONNECTION
- God created the world. God created me. God loves me, even when I make wrong choices.
PLAY WITH AN ORBIT TRAY
Supplies: Bible, “Bible Story Picture 2” (pack item 2), “Recipes and Instructions” (pack item 10), large tray with sides, cardboard tubes, wide clear tape, marker, scissors, marbles
- Prepare the orbit tray according to the instructions on pack item 10. Print these words on the cardboard tubes (one word per tube): God loves me.
- Guide kids to hold the sides of the tray and move it up and down, back and forth to make the marbles roll across the tray. Challenge them to work together to move the marbles through the tubes.
- Show the Bible story picture and remind kids of the wrong choice that Adam and Eve made. Tell kids that sometimes kids and adults make wrong choices. But God always loves them.
EXTEND THE ACTIVITY
- Read the words on the tubes. Challenge kids to roll a marble through the tubes in order.
- Find the story in the Bible. Talk about the Bible story and note how God showed love to Adam and Eve.
God will always love me, even when I make wrong choices.
CLOSING GROUP TIME
Supplies: Bible, “Bible Markers” (pack item 6), Bible Story Pictures 1-2 (pack items 1-2), “Places Pictures” (pack item 20), self-stick notes (1 per child plus 5 extra), markers (1 per child), telescopes (made earlier), cardboard tubes, scissors, paper towel holder, CD, CD player
- Cut the cardboard tubes into 2-inch wide circles. Print one word from the verse on each circle. On the side opposite the word, number the circles in verse order.
- Tape the “Places Pictures” around the group-time area.
- Print these words on self-stick notes: Adam, Eve, God, chose, loves. Stick them to the backs of the Bible story pictures.
STACK THE VERSE
- Set the paper towel holder on the floor. Give each child or pair of children one of the word circles.
- Say the verse together as a group. Then ask: “Who has the first word of the verse?” Guide kids to look for the word Jesus or the number 1 on their word circles. Invite that child (or pair) to place the circle on the paper towel holder.
- Continue calling for words (or numbers) and stacking the verse in order from the bottom up. After all the words are on the holder, point to each word, beginning at the bottom, as the group reads the completed verse.
REVIEW BIBLE STORIES
- Show “Bible Story Picture 1” and lead kids to recall things they remember about that Bible story.
- Comment that God made the world and everything in it. Place the sticky note with the word God on the picture.
- Mention that God made people. Place the sticky notes with the names Adam and Eve on the picture, too.
- Show “Bible Story Picture 2.” After kids have a chance to study the picture for a moment, move Adam and Eve to this picture.
- Ask: “What did Adam and Eve do?” Call on volunteers to respond. Stick chose next to the names on the picture. Then ask: “What did God do?” After responses, move God to this picture and place loves next to it.
SING AND PRAY
- Sing “God Is With Me Always” (track 4).
- Invite volunteers to pray and thank God for His love.
- Say: “God will always love us. He loves us even if we make wrong choices.”
- Remove the words “God” and “loves” from the Bible story pictures and place them near the focal wall.
- Guide each child to write his name or draw a picture of his face on a sticky note. Stick the notes around the words God loves.
LOOK THROUGH TELESCOPES
- Distribute the children’s homemade telescopes. Guide them to look around the room through their telescopes and find pictures of places they can make choices.
- Describe a place: “I see a place where you could play with friends.” Call on kids to tell you which place (or places) they see. Describe another place and continue playing until parents arrive.
The Temptation and the Fall
Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. 3 But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “In fact, God knows that when[a] you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze,[c] and they hid themselves from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard You[d] in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” 11 Then He asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 12 Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.” 13 So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate.”
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life. 15 I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel. 16 He said to the woman: I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire will be for your husband, yet he will rule over you. 17 And He said to Adam, “Because you listened to your wife’s voice and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:
The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means of painful labor[e] all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 You will eat bread[f] by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust.” 20 Adam named his wife Eve[g] because she was the mother of all the living. 21 The Lord God made clothing out of skins for Adam and his wife, and He clothed them. 22 The Lord God said, “Since man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil, he must not reach out, take from the tree of life, eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God sent him away from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24 He drove man out and stationed the cherubim and the flaming, whirling sword east of the garden of Eden to guard the way to the tree of life.
Introduction / Demonstration: Say, “Life is full of choices and every choice makes other things happen. Some choices lead to good things and other lead to bad things. Call on a volunteer to hold a book at arms length in front of them. Then ask them to choose to release the book from their hands. After the book falls to the ground, explain that it was the choice to release it that made it fall. Now repeat the demonstration but have an adult volunteer sit on the floor where the book will drop. (This should be done carefully so no one gets hurt.) Explain that our choices can often hurt other people.
Say, “In our lesson today, you will learn about the very bad choice that Adam & Eve made. This lesson will help you to understand how Adam & Eve’s choice to disobey God first brought bad results into the good world that God made.
Active Listening: Ask for children to listen carefully for the following three questions as you read. These are the key points for them to understand from the lesson, so be sure to emphasize them as you read. Display the following questions on pieces of paper (or marker board):
- What was the choice?
- Why did God have to punish Adam & Eve?
- What was the promise?
Read: “Part 2” from on The Big Picture Story Bible. (Or tell the story of the Genesis 3 in your own words emphasizing the answers to the questions above.) Be sure to engage the children with good story telling. Ask unscripted questions to clarify points in the story.
Review: Call on volunteers to answer the three questions from the story you just read. Their responses should be something like this:
- The people had to choose between obeying God or listening to Satan.
- God punished them because they disobeyed his Word, which was meant to rule over his place and his people.
- The promise was that one day someone would come and crush Satan’s power over people.
Act It Out: Call on three volunteers (Adam, Even, Snake) to act out the events from the story. You may want to bring an apple for visual effect. You can read portions from Genesis 3 to help.
- Have Adam & Eve stand at one side of the room. The snake will “crawl” across the floor to them.
- Snake: “Did God really say not to eat from that tree?”
- Eve: “God said if we eat it we will die.”
- Snake: “You will not die if you eat this.” Remind the children about the choice.
- Eve looks at the fruit and says, “This looks like good fruit, why would God not want me to be happy.” She then takes a bite. Then shares with Adam.
- Explain to the children that this choice to disobey God resulted in many bad things for all people. But God’s promised to put things right again one day.
Review: Remind the children of the book drop object lesson from the introduction. Explain that when we choose to disobey God it brings bad results into our lives. Our sin separates us from God. But God loves us and has made a way to be right with him once again.
Pray: Lead the children in prayer…
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