Sunday 18 August 2013


Nursery Plan Lesson Plan 44: People in Church Help in Different Ways - 18th August 2013

Date: 18th August 2013
Time: 1 – 2.15pm
Concept Area: Church
Theme: The People in Church Help in Different Ways
Bible Verses: Galatians 5:13 “Help One Another.”
Bible Story: Through the Roof - Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man (Matthew 9: 1-8)
Teachers: Elaine, Juliana and Ashley

1 – 1.15pm: Singing

Use hand motions and sing the following songs:

• Jesus Loves Me
• Who Made the Big Round Sun?
• Clapping Hands
• These are Helping Hands (Demonstrate the Rhyme first)

Clapping Hands (Sing to the tune of “Jingle Bells”)
Clapping Hands, pounding hands,
Joining hands to help.
Others need to follow us
In helping out our friends

These Are Helping Hands (Say the rhyme)
These are my helping hands; they’re as helpful as can be. (Open hands stretched out front.)
These are my working hands (pounding); they’re happy as you see. (Wiggle fingers.)
God wants me to use my hands to help each other out. (Swing your arms.)
I can use my helping hands to help and clean and shout! (Have the children raise their hands in the air as they shout.)

1.15-1.30pm: Early Arrival Activity Time

Activity Station: Make a Pair of Helping Hands

Fold a piece of paper and trace the child’s hand onto it. Cut it out and open it. On each of the 10 fingers, write a job your child can do to help other children at church and at home. Example, bake buns, sweep the floor, clean up and pick up toys, peel carrots, set the table or feed the pet animal. Write the child’s name on the hands for him/her to bring it home.

1.30 – 1.45pm: Snack Time

• Ask the children to queue up.
• Ask the older children to help by giving out the cups, plates and rice snack.
• Sing the “Say Grace Song”
• Ask each child to recite: “Help One Another.” Galatians 5:13
• As the children to help to clean up before moving to game time.

1.45 – 2pm: Bible Lesson & Story Time

As the children sit around the table for snack, tell the Bible story.

Bible Story: Through the Roof – Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man (Matthew 9: 1-8)

Today, we are going to read a story from the Bible from the book of Matthew chapter 9.

Pray: Thank you, God, for taking care of me. Amen.

Bible Lesson

Do you know what this is? (Hold up a Bible)
This is the Bible.
The Bible is the Word of God. (Point to your lips)
Do you like to listen to bedtime story?
God has told His story in his word.
The Bible tells the story of God’s love for His people, about Jesus dying on the cross to forgive our bad behaviour and give us new lives.
The Bible tells us who God is.
We see God’s goodness and His character revealed in the Bible.
How do we get to know God? We get to know God by reading the Bible and by praying.
God teaches us what is true through the Bible.
The Bible helps us know the right things to do.

2 – 2.10pm: Game Time

Game: Helping Hands Telematch

The children take turns to toss beanbags aiming at the helping hands taped on the floor. Once they hit the helping hand, a helper read out the message on the helping hand. Then the child twist his/her waist with the holahoop. Then run to the ball station and throw the ball into the basket and run back to the next in line.

Contingency Game: What’s the Time Mr. Wolf?

2.10 – 2.15pm: Clean up Time

• Clean up together and sing the song “Time to Clean Up”

2.15pm: Parents pick up kids

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