Entries in 0–5 lesson plan (66)

Monday
Jul292019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God’s Garden, Part 2

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on God’s love and care for His children and the benefits of the guidance and instruction one receives in life.

Read More Magnificent than Trees.”

Talk with your children about the gifts and qualities that they are blessed with, and take a moment to thank God for those gifts or qualities.

ReadPruning for Growth.”

Think of one area or skill that needs additional work and how discipline and training would be important when working on something that is challenging. Discuss why it is important to work on something that might be difficult (e.g., it teaches perseverance, helps improve a needed albeit difficult skill, etc.). Also discuss how it’s important to receive guidance and instruction for recognizing and overcoming weak points that one might have when developing a new skill.

ReadA Sapling’s Support.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper food and a good environment to grow well, just like a child needs a good home environment, nourishment, and care to thrive.)

ReadTend the Garden of Your Heart.”

Select one or more of the following coloring pages for the children to color:

Listen to Building on a Rock” and “Me and You” while your children color.

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Monday
Jul082019

0–5 Lesson Plan: In God's Garden, Part 1

“In God’s Garden, Part 1” is a 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan featuring several “In the Garden” articles that focus on God’s love and care and how He helps His children to grow in faith, joy, and contentment.

ReadJust the Right Kind of Care.”

Talk about things that happen in your child’s day that may cause him or her to compare with others; for example, things that a friend or sibling has/received that your child didn’t. Then discuss why things can still be “fair” even when everyone doesn’t have or get exactly the same thing. (Possible answers: (1) Everyone has different needs. (2) Not everyone needs or appreciates the same thing, so rewards and blessings are meted out differently. (3) Sometimes something is more important to someone at a given time—something they have worked hard for and receive as a reward, a replacement for something lost or broken, etc.)

Watch The Garden.”

Discuss the importance of being content with who you are and how you are made. God created each person, and there is something special about each person, and we should praise Him for that uniqueness.

Read A Happy, Healthy Garden.”

Ask the children to think of themselves as plants in God’s garden. Discuss some of the things that would be needed to keep a plant growing healthy and strong, and then talk about how that could apply to everyday life. (For example, a plant needs proper soil and the right environment to grow well, just like people need a good environment and proper food and care to develop properly.)

ReadThe Sun Will Shine Again.”

Talk about something that each child might be struggling with, then brainstorm something that each one can do to persevere through the struggle, and then list what steps can be taken to get there.

ReadCling like a Vine.” 

Tell of a difficulty you struggled with and how your relationship with Jesus grew through it.

Select one or more coloring pages from these options: “Coloring Page: A Happy, Healthy Garden” or “Coloring Pages: Cling like a Vine.”

Listen toMe and You” while coloring.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International
 

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Monday
Mar252019

0–5 Lesson Plan: God’s Gifts of Salvation and Forgiveness

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan on the gift of salvation and the forgiveness that Jesus gives those who ask Him for it.

Read God’s Great Love for Us.”

Talk about things that can be done every day to be a good reflection of Jesus. Ask the children whether it is always easy to do what is right or good, and why one might choose to do something that is wrong, unkind, or hurtful. Explain how Jesus wants to help His children choose to do what is right, and that help is available through prayer.

Read Salvation Is Forever.”

Explain how even though someone may do wrong at times, if he or she comes to Jesus with a sorry heart and asks Jesus for His forgiveness, He is eager to help. Ask the children if there are any things that they could use Jesus’ forgiveness for, then take a few minutes to pray and ask Jesus for His forgiveness and His help to do better next time.

ReadSalvation Is Free.”

ReadBright Pebbles: That Simple,” then complete the “action” on the last page.

Memorize John 3:16.

ReadTwice Mine.”

Listen toMy Little Thoughts on God: Salvation Is a Gift” and color one of the coloring pages.

End by praising Jesus for His love and gift of salvation.

Additional material:

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: God's Gifts of Salvation and Forgiveness (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: God's Gifts of Salvation and Forgiveness (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan282019

0–5 Lesson Plan: What Can My Prayers Do? 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on the power of one’s prayers and how to use them to help others, draw closer to Jesus, make a difference, express gratitude, and more.

Read the first page of “Prayer Can….” Then, starting on pages two and three, after each point covered in the article, talk about what prayers can do and how prayers can make a difference. For example, ask, “How can prayer draw you closer to Jesus?” Some possible answers could be: Because when you pray, you are talking to Jesus; or when you pray, you can also listen to Jesus and hear what He has to say, etc.

ReadHow Far Can Prayers Go?

Have the children list three people who could use your prayers, either because they would benefit from help with doing something, are sick, or are in need of something. Then take a few minutes to pray for those people, asking God to be with them and help them in their situations.

ReadMy Little Talks with Jesus: I’m never too busy to hear your prayers” and “Make a Difference.”

Have each child draw a picture of something that they would like Jesus’ help with, either personally or for someone else. In a corner of their picture, write the verse: “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16 NIV). Encourage them to put the picture by their beds so they are reminded to pray for that situation when they lie down for sleep each night.

Close by praising Jesus for the power of prayer. Thank Him for His help to use prayer throughout the day not only to ask Him for help or for things, but also to praise Him for His loving care.

Additional material:

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2019 by The Family International

Monday
Nov052018

0–5 Lesson Plan: A Heart Filled with Joy

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on the importance of gratitude and ways to demonstrate thankfulness to God and others.

ReadDunkin.”

Think of one thing that happened to you recently that might not have been what you hoped for, but that turned out all right in the end. Discuss how looking for the good in a situation can make it easier to be happy when things don’t go as you wished or planned. 

Read My Little Talks with Jesus: Look on the Bright Side.”

Memorize this little rhyme:

“I’ll look on the bright side when things make me sad.

Soon I’ll find plenty of reasons to be glad!”1

The next time you’re feeling down because something isn’t going your way, remember this little rhyme, and take a few minutes to find something to be joyful about.

ReadThrough Ups and Downs.

Take a moment to pray, and ask Jesus to help you be positive and grateful throughout your day, especially when things don’t go as you planned.

Watch Sing a Song of Joy.”

Talk about how one way to find joy is by looking for ways to make others happy. Then brainstorm little acts of kindness to make others happy.

UseHave Fun with Gratitude” to think of three things you are grateful for and draw them in the little boxes. Post the picture by your bed so you can be reminded of these things at the start and end of each day.

Optional activity:

Footnote:

1 Katiuscia Giusti, “My Little Talks with Jesus: Look on the Bright Side.”

 Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: A Heart Filled with Joy (Spanish)
DOC: 0–5 Lesson Plan: A Heart Filled with Joy (Portuguese)

Monday
Sep102018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Better Done in Teamwork

The following is a 30-minute lesson plan covering the benefits of teamwork and unity and why many things are better when done in harmony with others.

ReadGetting Things Done Together.”

Brainstorm other games or sports that work better when done in teamwork. Discuss how the game or sport might not be as fun or successful if you try to play alone.

ReadBuilding as a Team.”

List other work or events that require people working together to make it successful. (For example, an orchestra, a dance/performance troupe, a sports team, etc.)

WatchAs a Team.”

Read Character ABC: U Is for Unity.”

Look up1 Corinthians 12:20–24,” and then talk about how odd it would be if different parts of the body didn’t work well together. Imagine with your child how difficult it would be for the body to do some of the things one easily does if the different parts of the body didn’t work well together.

Color Coloring Page: Character ABC: U Is for Unity.”

Additional material:

Contributed by My Wonder Studio Staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Monday
Jul162018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Faith for Miracles 

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on how faith in God’s power makes miracles possible.

Read Faith for Miracles.”

Discuss what it must have been like for the people who witnessed some of the miracles talked about in the article “Faith for Miracles.” Ask the children what they think they would have done if they had seen or experienced one of these miracles.

Read “Grow Your Faith.”

Memorize the Bible verse, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17 NKJV).

ReadBright Pebbles: Faith Makes Miracles Possible” and have the children do the “action” at the end of the article.

Listen to My Little Thoughts on God: God of Miracles.”

Additional material:

The following animated Bible stories cover a few of Jesus’ miracles:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Monday
May072018

0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30- to 40-minute 0–5 lesson plan on everyday blessings (e.g., God’s love, friendship, family) that fill up one’s day, and how to appreciate and be grateful for those gifts.

Read Everyday Gifts.”

Write a list of some of the everyday gifts, like those listed in the article, which you might experience. Discuss how even though those gifts might seem ordinary, they can bring joy to your day. Put this list up somewhere you can see it to remind you of some of the gifts that you are blessed with.

ReadThe Blessing of Family and Friends.”

Ask each child to name something special about a person in their family, and how that special something makes you or others happy. For example, “My sister Alice is fun to play with. She makes our games exciting,” or “Grandma is caring and thoughtful. She makes me feel loved.”

Read Building Friendships” and “One Kind Deed at a Time: Build a Better Friendship.”

Discuss how friendship is another everyday gift that can be given and received. Talk about some of the things that make a friendship special, and how to give the gift of friendship to someone.

ReadJesus Is with You!” and “Jesus, Friend of Little Children.”

Talk about how the best gift you can have is Jesus. Jesus will always be there to guide, love, help, and be your friend, no matter what.

Color one or more of the following coloring pages, and listen to the audio “Me and You.”

Additional material:

If you have suggestions of supplemental material or additional activities for teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Compiled by MWS staff.
Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

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DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: Everyday Gifts (Portuguese)

Monday
Mar262018

0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love So Great

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 30-minute 0–5 lesson plan on Easter and God’s great love for us, and how we can demonstrate some of the qualities witnessed in Jesus’ life on earth in our everyday actions.

Read Pray a Way: Easter.”

Watch He’s Alive.”

Explain how Jesus lived a life that was filled with love, honesty, courage, and kindness. Even though Jesus left earth, He promised to always be near His children and would help them to teach other people about God.

Memorize the Bible verse, “And be sure of this: I am with you always.”1

Read “Jesus’ Love for Us.”

Talk about ways to follow Jesus’ example every day, and in so doing, make the world a better place. For example, building your faith in God and drawing closer to Him, being kind to others, being brave even when facing a difficult situation, being truthful, etc.

Read Bright Pebbles: So Much Love.”

Stand up and get ready to hop. Hop once, then thank God for His love for you. Hop again and tell someone in your family how much you love him or her. Then hop and tell God about your love for Him. Hop again, and say something loving to one of your family. Do this until you have said something loving to each person in your family.2

Additional material:

Footnotes:

1 Matthew 28:20 NLT
2
Katiuscia Giusti. Bright Pebbles: Love Is All Around

Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2018 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Spanish)
DOC: Notice: 0-5 Lesson Plan: A Love so Great (Portuguese)

Monday
Jan222018

0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like?

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute 0–5 lesson plan on what God is like, and how we can feel and know He is all around us.

ReadBright Pebbles: Wherever We Are, God Is.”

Close your eyes and take a deep breath and think of God’s love for you. Then each person takes a turn to give thanks to God for one thing He has done or created that makes him or her glad.

Listen toAudio: God Is Love.”

ReadWhat Is God Like?

Ask the children to describe one thing that makes them think of God. 

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 © 2018 by The Family International

Downloads

DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Spanish)
DOC: 0-5 Lesson Plan: What Is God Like? (Portuguese)

Monday
Nov132017

0-5 Lesson Plan: I Can Hear from Jesus

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on taking time to listen to Jesus and follow His still small voice.

Watch the song Here I Am, Lord.”

Talk about how God spoke to many people in the Bible, and because they listened and obeyed, God was able to do amazing things. Explain that we can ask for God’s help to make the right choices, and hear God’s voice throughout the day.

Read Making the Right Choice with Jesus’ Help.”

Ask your child about a time when Jesus spoke to him or her and how it made it easier to make the right choice. How did God’s voice sound—was it loud and obvious, or was it a quiet voice in your child’s mind or heart?

ReadBright Pebbles: When We Don’t Know What to Do.”

Read Which Socks?

Additional materials:

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 © 2017 by The Family International

Monday
Sep112017

0-5 Lesson Plan: Discipline Helps Me Grow

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan on the importance of rules and instruction, and how they help one to grow upright when they are followed.

Read Discipline Helps Me Grow.”

Talk about some of the rules in your home that help you to build good habits, and why it’s important to follow through.

WatchDo It ’Cause Daddy Said So.”

Read A Sapling’s Support.”

Think of one or two things that you would like to do better in; for example, if you are having a difficult time cleaning up after yourself, make it a focus for the next week or two until it gets easier to remember to tidy up.

Color Coloring Page: Discipline Helps Me Grow or “Coloring Pages: A Sapling’s Support.”

Additional reading:

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 © 2017 by The Family International