Introductory Activity – Life Point Hunt
Materials: poster board, markers, scissors
Write the Life Point on poster board, and cut out each individual word; hide each word around your classroom. Write the Life Point on the whiteboard, but leave eight of the words as blanks. In class, tell your children they will work together as a team to put together today’s Life Point. Direct them to find all the words you’ve hidden around the room and then put them together in the correct order. If they get stuck figuring out the sentence, you can slowly fill in the blanks on the whiteboard to help them. Afterward, have everyone say the Life Point together.
Live It Out
Game – Guess that Picture
Materials: whiteboard, dry erase markers, cards, pen
Before class, write down various objects or events from today’s Bible lesson on cards. Place all of the cards in a bag. In class, ask for volunteers to pull a card out of the bag and draw the item or event on the board to see who can guess it correctly first.
CAMEL, WATER, JEWELRY, PRAYING, WALKING
Craft – Cup Well
Materials: paper cups, markers, tape, chenille craft stems, stapler
Give every child a paper cup, markers, tape, and one pipe cleaner. Tell your children they will make their own small wells, like a well that Rebekah drew the water out of to give to the camels. Direct them to decorate the outside of their cups by drawing stones and/or bricks. Next, instruct them to connect the chenille stem to two sides of the cup using either tape or a stapler. Remind the kids that the servant knew at the well the Rebekah was the one God chose to marry Isaac. Encourage your children to keep something precious to them in the well, like the Rebekah was precious to Isaac.
Introductory Activity – Guess the Object
Materials: paper bag, various objects
Before class, gather items that represent today’s Bible story and place them in a paper bag. In class, ask for volunteers to stick their hands in the bag and see if they can name the item without looking at it. Afterward, briefly explain to the children the significance of the item in today’s story. Say the Life Point together.
Possible objects to put in the bag:
Live It Out
Game –Jumbled Words
Materials: cards, pen, 4 paper bags
Write the Weekly Verse and Life Point on cards, one word per card. Make two sets of each. Put each set in a paper bag. In class, form two teams with your children, and tell them you will hand them a paper bag. Direct them to pull the words out of the bag and put them in order. The team to put it together first is the winner! Do this with both the Weekly Verse and the Life Point. After each group has finished, say the verse or statement together.
Craft – Camels at the Well
Materials: white paper, brown construction paper, tape, markers or colored pencils
Give each child a piece of white paper, a piece of brown construction paper, markers, and tape. Instruct them to draw and cut out several camels from the brown construction paper. Direct them to tape their camels to the white piece of paper. Tell them to draw the scene of Rebekah getting water for the camels. Direct them to write the Weekly Verse at the top of the paper. Remind the kids that God chose Rebekah for Isaac; they had a relationship with each other and with God.