Unit: Following God’s Plan

Session Title: Paul Taught in Athens

Life Point: God wants people to teach others about Jesus.

Unit Verse: “Come and listen, all who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:16

Weekly Bible Verse: “Come and listen, all who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:16

Bible Passage: Acts 17:16-34

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Game: M and M Get to Know You
Fun game using M&Ms to get to know your new class. Sitting in a circle each child pulls an M&M out of the bag and shares about themselves according to the chart.
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Game: Get to Know You Bingo
Bingo game to help you get to know the children in your class.
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Game: Would You Rather?
This classic “get to know you” game is fun for kids and you can make it more active by having them go to different sides of the room for the two different answers. Attached are some questions that you could ask or you can come up with your own.
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Craft/Game: Get to Know You Bracelets
Each child gets one pipe cleaner filled with beads of one color (to give to others) and one empty pipe cleaner (to hold beads they collect for themselves). To get a bead they have to introduce themselves to another child and say “Hi, my name is ____.” And tell their new friend something about themselves. Then that child gives them a bead from their full pipe cleaner. Afterwards they can make their bracelets with all the different colored beads that they have collected.
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Craft: Faithbook
Students create a “Facebook” page about themselves to help you get to know them better. Jamie did this with her first grade class a few years ago and they loved it. Any age would love to do this because they all know what Facebook is. After everyone creates one you could hang them up in your room so others could look at them.
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Faithbook PDF

Way to Introduce the Story
Before class cut five small pieces of paper for each student. In class ask the students to use the papers to write down their five most favorite things in the whole world. After everyone has done this then ask them to put the cards in order with the most important thing first. Lead the discussion so that the children will see how that the most important things seem to take the most time, money, etc. Hopefully some of the children will have put “God” on one of their papers. If they haven’t then give them an extra card so that they can do so now (without embarrassing them). “In today’s story, we are going to learn about a city that thought that their idols were the most important things in the world.” (Idol – anything that is worshiped above God – often a statue or carving.)
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Craft: Thankful Cross
When you scroll to the bottom of the link below you will see this craft laid out. It is pretty simple but takes some prep work if you are going to do with younger kids.
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