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<ul><li><p>SUGGESTED DATE:week of September 11</p><p>LEADER BIBLE STUDY Nature is better to watch than most television programs! A quick glance through the </p><p>window or from a back porch can be a study of deer, squirrels, birds, dogs, cows, or </p><p>chickens. At the beach a person can enjoy watching seagulls and pelicans flying along </p><p>the coastline and crabs and turtles crawling on the sand. It would not be uncommon </p><p>to see a pod of porpoises swim by.</p><p>It is astounding how many different kinds of living creatures inhabit this planet. </p><p>Both on land and in the sea, the diversity of life and balance of nature testify to a </p><p>Master Designer. In the first session, we looked at the first four days of Gods creative </p><p>work. On the fifth day, God continued His handiwork by filling the earth with all sorts </p><p>of living species. He created fish and other aquatic life to swarm the seas. He made </p><p>winged birds to fly through the skies. The word created (Genesis 1: 21) is the Hebrew </p><p>word bara, the same word for a special creation as used in Genesis 1:1.</p><p>The sixth day of creation began with God making higher forms of land animals: </p><p>livestock, crawling creatures, and wildlife. </p><p>Go look out a window. How many different living creatures can you see? List </p><p>them here: _______________________________________________________</p><p>How does the balance of nature testify to the existence of God? (See </p><p>Romans 1:18-20.) ___________________________________________________</p><p>________________________________________________________________</p><p>In your opinion, should people respect animals, either wild or domesticated? </p><p>How and why? ____________________________________________________</p><p>________________________________________________________________</p><p> NOTE: Downloadable versions of items identified as CD are available in the Music and Print Extras Bundle.</p><p>Additional training for Bible Studies For Life: Kids available at ministrygrid.com/web/biblestudiesforlife</p><p>GOD MADE ANIMALS</p><p>LIFE POINT: God made every animal.</p><p>LEVEL OF BIBLICAL LEARNINGGod made day, night, plants, sky, sun, moon, stars, animals, water, birds, and fish.</p><p>BIBLE PASSAGEGenesis 1:20-25,30</p><p>WEEKLY VERSEGod made the animals. Genesis 1:25</p><p>UNIT VERSEIn the beginning God made the world. Genesis 1:1</p><p>CR</p><p>EATION</p><p>12 U n i t 1, S e S S i o n 2</p></li><li><p> Choose a brief time for older 2s to gather together for a song or two and the Bible story. </p><p> Pack Item 14: Bible Markers Teaching Picture 2 CD</p><p>BIBLE STORY GOD MADE ANIMALSBased on Genesis 1:20 -25,30</p><p>BIBLE STORY FOR 1s</p><p> God said, Let there be animals.</p><p> God made big animals, and He made little animals. He made birds, and He made </p><p>fish.</p><p> God made animals to walk on the ground, to swim in the water, or to fly.</p><p> God liked the animals He made.</p><p>BIBLE STORY FOR 2s</p><p>One day God said, Let there be animals. God made little animals, and He made </p><p>big animals.</p><p> God made birds that fly, and He filled the waters with all kinds of fish and other </p><p>animals. God made farm animals (livestock) such as cows, goats, chickens, and </p><p>horses. He made wild animals (wildlife) such as lions, elephants, bears, and deer. </p><p>God made animals that crawl on the ground such as snakes and lizards.</p><p> God was happy with the animals He made.</p><p>GATHER TIME FOR OLDER 2s</p><p>Gather and sing. Play The Animal Song (track 4). Invite children to sit by you on the floor and pretend to be monkeys as they listen to the music. </p><p>Tell the Bible story. Display the Teaching Picture. Open your Bible to Genesis and briefly tell the Bible story. Invite children to say the Life Point, God made every </p><p>animal, two times. </p><p>Say the Weekly Verse. Display and read aloud todays Bible Marker.Wrap it up. Pray, thanking God for making animals. End gather time by singing </p><p>I Can See Gods World (track 3).</p><p>B I B L E S T U D I E S F O R L I F E 1s &amp; 2 s 13</p></li><li><p>BIBLE-LEARNING ACTIVITIES </p><p>CLIMB PILLOW MOUNTAINSPlace the pillows flat on the floor. </p><p> Invite children to climb over the pillows.</p><p> Stack pillows in sets of two. Mention that God made goats that climb on tall </p><p>mountains.</p><p> Challenge children to climb like goats over the two pillow mountains.</p><p> Comment that God made every kind of animal and He was happy with the animals.</p><p>FORM BIRD NESTSCut out the birds and eggs. Cover the pictures with clear contact plastic.</p><p> Show the pictures of the birds and bird eggs.</p><p> Give each interested child a small plastic bowl. Invite the children to form nests by </p><p>layering and wrapping yarn and fabric scraps inside the bowls.</p><p> Talk about the Bible story as children work. Mention that one time Jesus told the </p><p>people that God cares for the birds and for them.</p><p> Help children to take turns placing the pictures of birds and eggs into the nests.</p><p>MAKE BIRD FEEDERSPost an Allergy Alert. Loop and twist closed one end of a chenille stem for each child.</p><p> Give each child a chenille stem, instructing him to hold it with the loop end at the </p><p>bottom. Mention that they are making bird feeders to hang in their yards.</p><p> Help children string the cereal onto the chenille stems.</p><p> Allow the children to eat some of the cereal.</p><p> Bend the other end of each chenille stem through the hoop and twist closed.</p><p> Add a loop of yarn to each feeder. Explain how to hang the bird feeders in trees.</p><p> Mention that God made all the animals, including birds.</p><p>CRAWL THROUGH A TUNNELSet up an age-appropriate play tunnel or drape a sheet over a table.</p><p> Invite children to crawl through the tunnel.</p><p> Ask each child as she exits the tunnel to name an animal.</p><p> Mention that some animals live underground or crawl through tunnels.</p><p> Talk about animals like snakes, rabbits, and chipmunks.</p><p> Mention that God made all kinds of animals including the ones who live </p><p>underground.</p><p> Several clean soft pillows</p><p> Pack Item 21: Birds Several small plastic bowls, yarn and fabric scraps, scissors, clear contact plastic</p><p> Pack Item 17: Alerts Chenille stems, yarn, O-shaped cereal, scissors</p><p> Age-appropriate play tunnel or sheet and table</p><p>14 U n i t 1, S e S S i o n 2</p></li><li><p>TALK WITH AN OWL PUPPETCut out the owl parts and glue them to a paper sack.</p><p> Put the puppet on your hand and make a few hooting sounds to get children </p><p>interested.</p><p> Use the owl to talk to the children. </p><p> Mention that God made all animals, even ones who sleep during the day and are </p><p>awake at night like the owl. </p><p> Allow preschoolers to try using the puppet.</p><p> Encourage children to say the Life Point, God made every animal.</p><p>HELP FISH SWIMCut simple fish shapes from thin kitchen sponges. Use a knife to cut a small hole in each head end of the fish. Thread yarn through the holes and knot, leaving a loop of yarn. Fill a deep clear plastic tub with a few inches of water.</p><p> Invite children to use the yarn to pull the fish around on the floor or in the water. </p><p>Monitor so wet fish stay in the tub.</p><p> Talk about the Bible story as the children play.</p><p>BONUS ACTIVITIES </p><p>PLAY WITH TOY ANIMALSPlay with the animals and mention that God made big animals and small animals. </p><p>Help children sort the big and small animals. Talk about the Bible story as they sort. </p><p>State that the missionary Kimberly Cain tells the children in her church in West Africa </p><p>about the animals God made. Mention that she uses a storytelling cloth (display </p><p>picture) that has pictures of the animals that God made. Pray for Kimberly Cain.</p><p>REST WITH ANIMALSInvite children to hold the animals and rest on a blanket as you use the Teaching </p><p>Picture to tell the Bible story.</p><p>CLEAN UPPlay the tune London Bridge (track 17) as you clean and sing: It is time to clean the </p><p>room, clean the room, clean the room. It is time to clean the room. Everyone helps.</p><p> CD: Owl Puppet Scissors, tape or glue, small paper sack Option: Allow older 2s to make their own puppets.</p><p> Small thin kitchen sponges, knife, yarn, deep clear plastic tub, water</p><p> CD: Missions Pictures Toy animals</p><p> Teaching Picture 2 Toy animals, blanket</p><p>God made every animal.LIFE POINT</p><p>B I B L E S T U D I E S F O R L I F E 1s &amp; 2 s 15</p></li><li><p>LBIBLE STORY</p><p>SNACKPlace snack on tables. </p><p>Pray before eating.</p><p>Talk about the Bible story as children snack.</p><p>Lead children to clean their place and throw away the trash.</p><p>TALK ABOUT THE BIBLE STORYBased on Genesis 1:20-25,30</p><p>BIBLE STORY FOR 1s</p><p> God said, Let there be animals.</p><p> God made big animals, and He made little animals. He made birds, and He made </p><p>fish.</p><p> God made animals to walk on the ground, to swim in the water, or to fly.</p><p> God liked the animals He made.</p><p>BIBLE STORY FOR 2s</p><p>One day God said, Let there be animals. God made little animals, and He made </p><p>big animals.</p><p> God made birds that fly, and He filled the waters with all kinds of fish and other </p><p>animals. God made farm animals (livestock) such as cows, goats, chickens, and </p><p>horses. He made wild animals (wildlife) such as lions, elephants, bears, and deer. </p><p>God made animals that crawl on the ground such as snakes and lizards.</p><p> God was happy with the animals He made.</p><p>LIFE POINTGod made every animal.</p><p>UNIT VERSE</p><p>In the beginning God made the world. Genesis 1:1</p><p>WEEKLY VERSE</p><p>God made the animals. Genesis 1:25</p><p>GOD MADE ANIMALS</p><p>UNIT 1 SESSION 2BONUS TEACHING HOUR for 1s &amp; 2s</p><p>ROOM</p><p>YOUR TEACHING PARTNER(S)</p><p>DATE OF USE</p><p>B I B L E S T U D I E S F O R L I F E 1s &amp; 2 s B T H - 5</p></li><li><p>Thank you for serving!</p><p>BIBLE-LEARNING ACTIVITIESSONGSing to the tune Wheels on the Bus:</p><p>God made every animal, every kind,</p><p>Every kind, every kind.</p><p>God made the animals, every kind,</p><p>All around the world.</p><p>LOOK FOR ANIMALSPlace toy animals around the room.</p><p> Invite children to help you find all the animals.</p><p> Say each animals name (type) each time you </p><p>find one. Thank God for making the animal.</p><p> Bring all the animals to the center of the room, </p><p>and lead children to sing the song on this page.</p><p>MAKE ANIMAL FOOTPRINTSProvide hard plastic animal figures, a bowl of water, and dark construction paper.</p><p> Show children how to dip the feet of an animal </p><p>figure in the water and make footprints on the </p><p>paper.</p><p> As children play, talk about the Bible story.</p><p> Mention that God made many different types of </p><p>animals and He liked them all.</p><p>TAKE CARE OF SICK ANIMALSProvide several toy animals, strips of fabric, and an age-appropriate doctor kit.</p><p> Invite children to pretend to care for sick </p><p>animals.</p><p> Show how to use the strips of fabric as </p><p>bandages.</p><p> Comment that God made the animals. Say that </p><p>He likes us to take care of the animals.</p><p>READ ALOUD ANIMAL BOOKSSpread several books about animals on the floor.</p><p> Invite an interested child to choose a book.</p><p> As you read the book with the child, touch each </p><p>animal picture and help the child to name it.</p><p> Thank God for making the animals.</p><p>SORT FISHCut a simple fish shape out of construction paper. Make 3 pairs of fish in matching colors.</p><p> Mix the pairs and place them in front of you.</p><p> Invite children to sort the fish.</p><p> Explain that God made all the fish.</p><p>CLEAN UPLead children to help put toys in the correct places.</p><p>DISMISSPlace all the childrens personal items inside their </p><p>diaper bags. Remind parents to do the activities </p><p>and review the Bible stories this week on the Kids </p><p>Activity Page.</p><p> 2016 LifeWay. 6 - B T H U N I T 1 S E S S I O N 2</p></li><li><p>BABIES:</p><p>UNIT 1. SESSION 2 God Made Animals</p><p>God Made the World</p><p>Find Animals</p><p>Place this page in the bottom of a bag and add several age-</p><p>appropriate toy animals to the bag. Allow your child to </p><p>investigate what is in the bag. As your child pulls out an animal, tell him the name of the animal and thank God for making that animal. When he finds this page, show him the Bible story picture (reverse side) </p><p>and tell the Bible story. </p><p>UNIT VERSEIn the beginning </p><p>God made the world. G E N E S I S 1 : 1</p><p> Make a Zoo</p><p> Help your child to make a zoo. Provide age-appropriate animal toys and a few cardboard boxes or blocks. Play with your child. Care for the animals. Show your child the Bible story picture (reverse side) and talk about the Bible story. Lead your child to thank God for making the animals.</p><p>Watch a Sunset</p><p>Take a blanket and a simple snack outside to watch a sunset together. Hold your baby in your lap and point to the changing colors in the sky. Hum or sing a soothing lullaby.</p><p>Say that God made daytime and nighttime. Pray, Thank You, God, for making a beautiful world.</p><p>B A B I E S | 1s &amp; 2 s K I D S A C T I V I T Y PA G E S 5B A B I E S | 1s &amp; 2 s K I D S A C T I V I T Y PA G E S 5</p></li><li><p>TM</p><p>1s &amp; 2s</p><p>BABIES</p><p>THE BIBLE MEETS LIFE: Babies learned about the world again. Ones and twos learned that in two days God created every kind of animal on earth. What is your childs favorite animal?</p><p>LEVEL OF BIBLICAL LEARNING </p><p>God made day, night, plants, sky, sun, moon, stars, </p><p>animals, water, birds, and fish.</p><p>GOD MADE THE WORLD</p><p>based on Genesis 1:1-19</p><p>Bible VerseIn the beginning God created the world. </p><p>Genesis 1:1</p><p>Bible Story for BabiesGod made the world.</p><p>God made day and night. He made plants, </p><p>trees, and grass to grow on the land.</p><p>God made lights in the sky: the sun, moon, </p><p>and stars.</p><p>Key Words GOD</p><p>WORLD</p><p>LIGHTS</p><p>Sentence Suggestions God: God loves you.</p><p>World: God made the world.</p><p>Lights: God made the lights to shine.</p><p>GOD MADE ANIMALS</p><p>based on Genesis 1:20-25,30</p><p>Bible Story for 1s God said, Let there be animals.</p><p> God made big animals, and He made little </p><p>animals. He made birds, and He made fish.</p><p> God made animals to walk on the ground, to </p><p>swim in the water, or to fly.</p><p> God liked the animals He made.</p><p>Bible Story for 2s One day God said, Let there be animals. Go</p><p>d </p><p>made little animals, and He made big animals.</p><p>God made birds that fly, and He filled the </p><p>waters with all kinds of fish and other animals. </p><p>God made farm animals (livestock) such as </p><p>cows, goats, chickens, and horses. He made </p><p>wild animals (wildlife) such as lions, elephants, </p><p>bears, and deer. God made animals that crawl </p><p>on the ground such as snakes and lizards.</p><p>God was happy with the animals He made.</p><p>TAKE IT FURTHER </p><p> Check out the God Made Animals section of the Bible Studies For Life: </p><p>Kids Family App.</p><p>CREATION</p><p>6</p></li><li><p>GOD MADE ANIMALSGENESIS 1:20-25,30 TEACHING PICTURE 2</p></li><li><p>14 BIBLE MARKERS Units 1, 2, 3 Leader Pack, Fall 2016</p><p>Instructions: Separate the Bible Markers and use as directed in the Leader Guide.</p><p>God made the animals.Genesis 1:25</p><p>Show love to family members.Romans 12:10</p><p>God loves us.Psalm 117:2</p><p>Try to get along with everyone.Romans 12:18</p><p>Love one another.1 John 4:7</p><p>God will help you today.Exodus 14:13</p><p>In the beginning God made the world.Genesis 1:1</p><p>Love your father and mother.Deuteronomy 5:16</p><p>Do what God says.Deuteronomy 8:6</p><p>God has plans to care for you.Jeremiah 29:11</p><p>Show love to one another.Romans 12:10</p><p>God loves me.Psalm 86:13</p><p>We will do what God says.Exodus 19:8</p><p>Perforation 114 8.25" by 21.75" This is half-sized.</p></li><li><p>ALERTSUnits 1, 2, 3</p><p> Leader Pack, Fall 2016</p><p>Instructions: Laminate or cover signs (both sides) with clear contact plastic. Use a dry erase marker to list items or to state where the class can be fo...</p></li></ul>