Unit: God Formed a Nation
Session Titles: Isaac and Rebekah
Story Point: God gave Isaac a wife to keep His covenant with Abraham
Big Picture Question: Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is faithful and does everything for His glory and our good.
Unit Bible Verse: “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29
Bible Passage: Genesis 24
Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/
Craft: Tent Building
Give children supplies to build a tent. Supplies will be craft sticks to tie together at the top in a teepee type of tent and cover with their choice of a piece of colorful cloth. Small mini twigs and be glued together and a little wadded up piece of yellow or orange tissue paper stuck in the twig pile to represent a little campfire outside their tent. Let children talk about today’s story and God’s provisions for us as well.
Game: Well Relay
Divide the children into teams and play a relay, as children run to a table, drink a dixie cup of juice or water and run back to the next player. Continue to play until all the children have had a chance to play.
Object Lesson: Camel
Show the children a picture of a camel (6-15, Rebekah at the Well, 62160; or The Wise Men, Gospel Art Picture Kit 203; 62120). Explain that though a camel can go for days without a drink of water, in the summer a camel may drink five gallons of water a day. Imagine how many trips Rebekah made to the well to fill her pitcher to draw water for ten camels to have enough to drink. Point out how willing Rebekah was to serve others. Have the children draw several pitchers on a piece of paper and write in each one something they would be willing to do to serve someone else.