Kids: “Bible Heroes” Series Resource

1. Daniel and the Lion’s Den
2.Jonah and the Whale
3.Joseph(1 of 2)
4.Joseph(2 of 2)
5.Moses
6.Samson
7.David and Goliath
8.Esther
9.Samuel

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 1)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that we can trust in God
no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in.

Bible Story: Daniel and the lions den.
Memory Verse:

Bottom Line: God will protect us if we trust in Him.

Tips: Show the children a picture of a lion. Discuss how the lion looks, how they may feel
about a lion(many children are very afraid of lions). They are strong. Fierce. What noise
does a lion make?

Rhyme: Walking through the jungle, what do you think we’ll see?
If we hear a noise like this:(teacher makes different noises)
What do you think it will be?

Tell the story of 2 little boys: one falls off his bicycle, hurts himself etc. Talk about what it
means to be brave.

Story: Tell the story of Daniel, emphasising his love for God, his bravery and courage,
and how God protected him and kept him safe. Ask the children how they would have felt
if they were Daniel and what they would have done if they were him. Ask them if they
have ever felt really scared and what they do when they feel scared. Land it by talking
about the fact that no matter what situation we find ourselves in, we can pray to God, and
He will keep us safe and protect us.

Prayer: Dear Father God. Thank you for always keeping us safe. Thank you for being
there when we feel scared. Thank you that we can always talk to you.

Activity: Lion Puppet

You will need:

  • Brown paper packets
  • Copies of Lions head
  • Pieces of yellow/beige wool
  • Glue and Crayons
  • You will need to cut out lions heads before lesson.

Children stick head on to flap of bag, colour in and decorate with strips of wool.

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 2)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children the importance of
obeying God.

Bible Story: Jonah and the whale
Memory Verse:

Bottom Line: We should obey God!

Tips: Show children pictures of whales and sea creatures. Ask them whether they have
been to the sea, seen a whale or dolphins etc.

Story: Tell the story! Ask the children questions about what it would feel like to be inside a
whale. Need to explain that whales don’t normally swallow people(otherwise might make
the next family holiday difficult for the parents). Ask them if they have ever not obeyed
their mom and dad when they have told them to do something. Talk about the importance
of obedience. Why we should listen to our moms, dads and especially to what God says.
They know what is best for us and they love us!!

Prayer: Dear Father God. Thank you that when we make mistakes You forgive us.
Please forgive us for the times when we have not obeyed you. Help us to do what
pleases you, and also to listen to our dads and moms too.

Activity: Jonah in the Whale
You will need:

  • Copies of Whale
  • Copies of Jonah(some children might like to draw their own).
  • Blue Card.
  • Glue and Crayons

Children stick Whale onto blue card. Stick Jonah on to Whale. Colour.

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 3)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children about Joseph, and God’s
plan even when things don’t go the way that we expect them to.
Bible Story: Joseph(Genisis 37)

Memory Verse:
Bottom Line: Even when things go wrong, God has a plan for us.

Tips:Use pictures(included) to tell the story of Joseph.
This is a two part story, told over two weeks.

Story: This is Jacob(show children picture) and he had 12 sons. One of his sons was
called Joseph. Jacob gave Joseph a very fancy coat to show him that he loved him.
Joseph’s brothers were cross because Jacob seemed to love Joseph more than them.
Joseph knew God had a special plan for his life. He told his brothers about the plans God
had for him. Joseph’s brothers were very unkind to Joseph. Ask the children if they are
ever unkind to their brothers and sisters, or if their brothers and sisters are ever unkind to
them? Joseph’s brothers were so unkind to him that they threw him into a deep hole.
They took away his fancy coat and they were going to leave him there to die. Then some
strange people came along and Joseph’s brothers decided to sell him to the strangers. So
Joseph had to go with these strange people to a strange place and become their slave.
How do you think Joseph felt? How would you feel if that happened to you? What do you
think is going to happen to Joseph? God still has a plan for Joseph!! Next week we will
find out about God’s plan!

Prayer: Thank you God, that even when things seem to be going wrong, and bad things
happen to us, you still have a plan for us.

Activity: Joseph and his fancy coat.
You will need:

  • Photostats of template(included)
  • Small pieces of fabric etc. cut up into squares
  • Glue and Scissors

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 4)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that God is working out
His plan for our lives even in difficult times.

Bible Story: Joseph(continued) Gen 37

Memory Verse:
Bottom Line: God has a plan for our lives. He is always working even when bad things
happen and times are tough.

Tips: Use pictures to tell the story of Joseph. Read through last weeks lesson, as
this is a two part story, told over two weeks.

Story: Recap on last week. Joseph was a very good boy. Even though he was a slave he
worked very hard and did his best. How would you like to be a slave? Do you always
work hard and do your best? I think Joseph worked hard because he knew that God had
a plan for his life. Very soon, the king put Joseph in charge of lots of things, and gave him
a very important job. Joseph was in charge of all the food in the whole land. Joseph’s
brothers didn’t have any food and they were worried that they were going to starve to
death. They traveled all the way to where Joseph was to buy some food, but they didn’t
realise that Joseph was there, and that he was alive and in charge of all the food. They
did not recognise Joseph. Joseph was very kind to them. He gave them lots of food and
told them who he was. Joseph’s brothers said sorry to Joseph for being so unkind to him.
Joseph forgave them. Ask the children if they are kind to other children even when those
children have been unkind to them? We can learn from Joseph!
Prayer: Thank you God that you are so good. Thank you that you have a plan for our
lives even when things don’t seem to be going well. Please help us to forgive those that
hurts us and are unkind.

Activity: Picture of Joseph and his brothers.

You will need: Glue and crayons

  • Bird seeds
  • Photostat copies of template(included)! !
  • Colour in picture. Use seed as food. Glue onto picture of bag.

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 5)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that God will
protect us and keep us safe.

Bible Story: Moses in the bull rushes(Exodus 1-4)

Memory Verse:
Bottom Line: God will protect us and keep us safe. He has a plan for us.
Tips: Wrap a baby doll in a blanket and cradle it while talking to the children.
Who has a baby in their house? What is it like to have a baby in the house?
What do baby’s need? What do we need to do to look after a baby? What happens when a baby cries? Pretend the baby is crying. Ask the children to help in calming the baby.

Song: Hush a bye baby on the tree tops
When the wind blows the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks the cradle will fall
Down will come baby cradle and all.

Story: Tell the story about baby Moses. Use the children to act out the story. Talk about
how noisy babies can be. Discuss the basket that Moses’ mom made, covered in pitch to
make it waterproof. Also a good idea to talk about how much Miariam loved Moses and
how brave she was in doing what she did.

Prayer: Thank you God that you are always with us, and that you keep us safe and
protect us.

Activity: Moses in a basket.

You will need: Photostats of templates(included). They need to be cut and ready.

  • Photostats of Baby Moses. Cut out beforehand.
  • Boards covered with veggie stretch plastic.
  • Stapler and crayons

Children colour baskets in over covered boards(creates basket look). Teacher staples
basket ends together. Children colour in baby and place in basket.

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 6)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children the story of Samson, and
the importance of doing exactly what God says.

Bible Story: Samson(Judges 13-16)
Bottom Line: We should do exactly what God tell us to.

Song: My God is so big, so strong and so mighty.
There is nothing my God cannot do.
My God is so great, so strong and so mighty,
There is nothing my God cannot do.
The mountains are His, the rivers are His,
the stars are His handiwork too
My God is so big, so string and so mighty,
There is nothing my God cannot do, for you!
Use actions!
Ask the children if any of them are afraid of lions? Possibly use a lion’s mask.
Today’s story is about a man who was not afraid of lions!

Story: Tell the story of Samson. God told his mom and dad that he would hep protect the
Israelite army. God also said that Samson must never cut his hair.
Talk about how strong Samson was. (Something for fun: Ask one of the boys if they want
to see if the are as strong as Samson was. Wrap one strand of masking tape around
them from their shoulders to their feet and they have to see if they can break it.) Please
emphasise the importance of listening to God and doing exactly what He tells us to do.

Prayer: Thank you Father God, that you are so good. Thank you give us second chances.
Please forgive us when we haven’t listened to you. Please help us to do what you’ve told
us to do.

Activity: Samson

You will need:

  • Brown paper packets
  • Strips of wool(yellow/brown/red)
  • Photostats of templates(included). Cut out.
  • Crayons and Glue

Children colour in Samson’s face, stick it onto packet, and stick wool on as hair.

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 7)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children how God wants to use
each one of us, no matter our age, size and experience.

Bible Story: David and Goliath(1 Samuel 16-17)

Memory Verse:
Bottom Line: God wants to use us.

Song: There was a boy who would be king and David was his name O!
D-A-V-I-D,D-A-V-I-D, D-A-V-I-D and David was his nameO!
There was a shepherd with his sheep and David was…….
There was a boy who killed a giant and David was……..
There was a king who wore a crown and David was……

Story: Tell the story of David and Goliath. Good idea to get one of the biggest men at
church to come and be Goliath. The children will love to act out this story. Talk about how
brave David was, and why he was so brave. Ask the children if there are sometimes
things that make them scared and help them to understand that they too, can be brave
like David if they trust in God.

Prayer: Dear Father God. Thank you that we can trust you and ask you for help when we
are afraid. Please help us to be brave like David, and to trust in you. Help us to do what
you have told us to do, even when it’s scary.

Activity:’Knock Goliath over’ game

You will need:

  • Empty toilet rolls.
  • Photostats of Goliath(included). Cut out beforehand.
  • Crayons and glue.
  • Stones or marbles
  • Children make Goliath and then roll stones along the ground to see if they can knock him
  • over.

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 8)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that God wants to use us
to do incredible things.

Bible Story: The book of Esther
Memory Verse:

Bottom Line: Esther was an incredibly brave lady. God used her to save a whole nation
of people. God wants to use us to do incredible things too.

Tips: You will need to have read the book of Esther and have some understanding of
what the book is all about. This lesson is a simple summary of the story.
Story: The story of Esther is about a beautiful lady. Her name was Esther and she had no
mom and dad so her uncle looked after her. One day, the king in the land decided that he
wanted Esther to be his queen. She became the queen and the king loved her. There was
a very unkind man called Haman, who wanted to kill God’s people. Esther found out
about his plan and decided to do something about it. She needed to be very brave
because she had to do some dangerous things in order to tell the king what Haman
wanted to do. The king did not know that Haman was planning to kill God’s people. He
trusted Haman. When Queen Esther told the king about what Haman was planning the
king was very cross. He put Haman to death, and all God’s people were saved. Talk
about how brave Esther was. Esther stood up and did what she knew was right. We
should also live like Esther did. Ask the children if they have ever thought someone was
being unkind to someone else. We can also stand up for those who are being treated
unfairly and make a difference.

Prayer: Dear Father God. Please help us to be brave like Esther was. Please show us
what you want us to do in every situation. Help us to look out for others and be kind to
them. Thank you that you want to use us to do amazing things.

Activity: Queen Esther’s Crown
You will need:

  • Cardboard strips(cut out v’s on one side)
  • Stapler
  • Decorations(Buttons, Tin foil, sequens etc.)
  • Glue and Crayons
  • Glue and colour first, before stapling!

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Bible Heroes(Lesson 9)

Objective: The objective of this lesson is to teach the children that God wants to speak
to us, we just need to listen.

Bible Story: God speaks to Samuel(1 Samuel 3)
Memory Verse:

Bottom Line: God wants to speak to us, no matter who we are or how old we are.

Tips: This is a very simplified version of this story. Do not feel the need to give the
children all the details as they won’t be able to understand everything. What we really
want them to understand is that God really did speak to Samuel. Samuel was just a small
boy. And God wants to speak to us too.
Might be an idea to try playing broken down telephones as an intro to this story.

Story: Samuel lived at the temple of God with Eli. Eli looked after him. Samuel loved God
and wanted to serve Him. One night when Samuel was sleeping he heard a voice calling
him, ‘Samuel, Samuel’. He thought it was Eli calling him, so he got up and went to him. Eli
said he had not been calling him, and so Samuel went back to sleep. Again he heard a
voice calling him, ‘Samuel, Samuel.’ He went back to Eli and asked Eli if he had been
calling him. Eli said he had not been calling him, but thought that maybe God was
speaking to him. He told Samuel to go back and lie down, and that if he heard a voice
again he should say, ‘Speak Lord for your servant is listening’. Samuel did what Eli told
him to do, and God spoke to Samuel and told him all that he had planned to do. Samuel
walked closely with God from then on, and God used Samuel to do many things.
Prayer: Dear Father God. Thank you that you want to speak to us. Thank you that we
can talk to you and that you are always listening. Help us to listen to you when you speak
to us.

Activity: A cardboard megaphone

You will need:

  • A4 Cardboard sheets(must be able to bend easily)
  • Stapler
  • Decorations(any items that can be stuck on)
  • Glue and Crayons
  • Glue and colour first, then roll cardbord into a cone shape. Staple ends together!
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