Abraham Five Day Lesson Plan For Preschoolers

Abraham, the father of the faithful.  It can never be to early for littles to start learning about this giant of faith.  This preschool lesson plan will hopefully be useful to you either as a ready to go plan, or as a springboard to begin developing ideas for your own lesson plan.

Since preschool age children have a short attention span and usually need a lot of interaction, dramatic play, sensory activities, and movement, we have tried to incorporate these things into the lesson plans.  Each day includes: several ideas for telling the story that you can intersperse between activities, props, hands on activities, songs, crafts, and snacks to keep little ones involved and busy.

If you have a large group, you may consider organizing the activities into “centers” for the children to rotate through as small groups after starting with a group circle time for telling the lesson.

Transition songs are a cheerful way to instruct children regarding what you expect them to be doing.  This website has a compilation of transition songs that are good for capturing the children’s attention and directing them.

The craft for each day is contained on one sheet of paper.  At the end of the week, you can bind the pages from each day into a book, if desired.  This document (Abraham cover and verses template includes a cover for the craft book (print the cover on thick or cardstock paper), and a sheet of verses to glue onto each day’s craft page.  Feel free to have the children decorate their cover as one of their activities during the week.

This document (Abraham Puppets by Karen P) is a collection of puppet templates for the week.  These can be printed off and used to tell the story, and additional copies can be printed off for the children to color as an additional craft, if desired.

 


Day One – Abram Called out of Haran (Gen. 12) – Page 1 of post
Day Two – Abram and Lot (Gen. 13, 19) – Page 2 of post
Day Three – Promises To Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3,7; 13:14-17; 15:1-5, 18-21) – Page 3 of post
Day Four – A Miracle Son for Abraham and Sarah (Gen. 17) – Page 4 of post
Day Five – Abraham Offers Isaac (Gen. 22) – Page 5 of post



Day One
– Abram Called out of Haran (Gen. 12)

Supply Checklist:

  • Photos or PowerPoint for storytelling
  • Puppets for storytelling – Abraham and Sarah
  • Props for storytelling – sheets, suitcases, compass
  • Activity – chalk (or painters tape) maze and ball
  • Song – printed words, downloaded recording of song
  • Craft supplies – construction paper for background, construction paper for tearing (browns, oranges, reds, yellows), glue, precut camel, precut verse
  • Additional activity – printed puppets, crayons, popsicle sticks, tape
  • Snack – graham crackers, crackers, spreadable cheese, stick pretzels, licorice, water, plates, cups, napkins

Big Idea:

We must be willing to leave everything behind to serve God.

Photos for Storytelling:

Free Bible Images has a series of illustrations that can be used to tell the story of Abram leaving Haran (http://www.freebibleimages.org/illustrations/abraham-canaan/).  You can print off large copies, or put the photos in a PowerPoint presentation.   (We did a post on ideas for using the free Bible images website.)

 

Props for Storytelling:

Travel Suitcase Girl Trip Vacation JourneySheets – make a tent to sit inside and tell the story from, or for them to “act” out Abram and Sarah living in tents after leaving Haran.

Suitcases – discuss how Abram had to pack up and leave everything behind.

Compass – discuss how Abram didn’t know where he was going, but was guided by God.

Puppets – print and use the young Abraham and Sarah puppet for telling the story (template is in the post intro).

Sensory or Movement:

Chalk (or duct/painter’s tape) maze.  Make a maze on the ground and discuss Abram leaving Ur not knowing where he was going.  Extend the activity by bringing a ball and have Abram guide his “caravan” through the maze.

Song:

Abraham Come With Me  (https://cssu.org.uk/t/mp3/IS004.mp3) :

Abraham, Abraham, come with me/Abraham, Abraham, you will see
A land far away/A land I’ll give you
And Abraham did just what God told him to
What God told him to, what God told him to
Abraham did just what God told him to.

Abraham, Abraham, come with me/Abraham, Abraham, look and see
The hills all around you/The valley and streams
In plenty and beauty a land of your dreams
A land of your own, a land of your own
God said I’ll give you a land of your own.

Abraham, Abraham, come with me/Abraham, Abraham, you will see
Laughter and joy come into your home
Oh God said I’ll give you a child of your own
A child of your own, a child of your own
God said I’ll give you a child of your own.

Craft:

Glue a camel silhouette on torn paper background.  You can print a camel to cut a silhouette from (https://patternuniverse.com/category/animal/page/3/).  The background is made up of glued pieces of torn paper.  The camel would need to be precut, but tearing the background paper is a fun activity for the little ones.  The verse can be glued on at the end (verse template is in the post intro).

Additional Craft:

Puppet coloring!  Using crayons or markers color precut Abraham and Sarah puppets before gluing them onto popsicle sticks (template is in the post intro).

Snack:

Tent treats.  Tents made of graham crackers, and campfires made of crackers topped with spreadable cheese, pretzels and red licorice.

 

 

 

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