Preschool Sunday School Abraham & Sarah “Abraham believed the Lord.” Genesis 15:6 September 13, 2009 9:00 A.M. Elephants, Zebras & Kindergarten (4’s & 5’s) Abraham and Lot Divide the Land Genesis 13:5-18 OBJECTIVE: To Know: Abraham peacefully shared his land with Lot. Life Application: Share and be kind to their family members. Color Sheet: 9:00 – “Abraham and Lot Divide the Land” from page 58 of Rt 52 Discover God’s Word PRAISE & WORSHIP: Songs: Wee Sing Bible Songs Father Abraham (Track 23) Praise Him, Praise Him (Track 31) My God is so Great (Track 45) The B-I-B-L-E (Track 20) MEMORY VERSE REVIEW ACTIVITY: Select an activity from Memory Activity bin. Before beginning game, look up and read the verse in your NirV Bible and read it to the class. Remind children that the Bible is God’s Word – everything it says is true. Memory Verse: “Abraham believed the Lord.” Genesis 15:6 (4’s & 5”s) 9:00 AM Page 1 of 1 September 13, 2009, Revised 8/24/2009 BIBLE STORY: Lesson adapted from Genesis 13:5-18; “Abraham and Lot Divide the Land” picture taken from The Beginner’s Bible (green cover pages 42-43). Notes about reading the story: Have a Bible on your lap opened to Genesis 13. Introduction: In your house, do you sometimes fight with your borther or sister over something that both of you want to play with at the same time? Some things are easy to share. Other things require that you take turns. Today’s story is about some people who were arguing and fighting over something that was very hard to share. In Genesis chapter 13, God uses Abraham to help solve the problem so that everyone is happy again. As you read: Show big picture while reading the lesson below. Point to Abraham, Lot, and the servants fighting in the picture as you read about them in the lesson. Bible Lesson: Our Bible tells us about a man named Abraham and a man named Lot. Lot was Abraham’s nephew. That means Lot was the son of Abraham’s brother and a member of his Uncle Abraham’s family. Abraham and Lot lived with their families in tent-homes. Abraham and Lot had many camels, donkeys, sheep and goats. Every day Abraham's servants and Lot's servants took the animals where there was green grass to eat and cool water to drink. But after awhile, there was not enough grass and water for all those animals. The servants began to argue. Sometimes Lot's servants wanted the same grassy land for their animals as Abraham's servants did. "This is OUR place!" Lot's servants said. "We were here first!" "Oh, no you WEREN'T!" Abraham's servants shouted. "This is OUR place!" Abraham was sorry when he heard that his servants were arguing with Lot's servants. "We must move away from each other," Abraham said. So Lot and Abraham climbed to the top of a hill. They could see far away. [Place hands above eyes to look far away] Abraham said, "You may choose first, Lot. You may choose the land you want." Lot pointed to the land where there was plenty of water and grass. "I'll move to that land," Lot said. Lot took his family, servants, and animals to live in the good land. Abraham took his family, servants, and animals to live in another place. Abraham was glad he had been kind to Lot. Review questions: (4’s & 5”s) 9:00 AM Page 2 of 2 September 13, 2009, Revised 8/24/2009 Abraham and Lot had many animals. What kinds of animals did they have? (donkeys, sheep, camels, goats) What became a problem for them? (Not enough grass to eat and water for all their animals to drink) Why were Abraham’s helpers arguing with Lot’s helpers? (They wanted the same land and were fighting over who was there first.) What did Abraham decided? (that they would move away from each other) How was Abraham kind to Lot? (Abraham let Lot choose first.) What kind of land did Lot choose? (grassy land where there was plenty of water and grass) Abraham was willing to share and be kind to his nephew, Lot. Is it a good think to share with your family members? (yes) Are you willing to share and be kind to the other members of your family? (hopefully, yes) In what ways are you kind to the other members of your family? (Let the children share) TAKE HOME APPLICATION: Talk about sharing with family members at home and being kind to them. PRAYER FOCUS: Help me, God, to be willing to share and be kind to my family. HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: Materials: Two-part mountain scene copied on card stock and cut out Image of Abraham and Lot – one of each per child Image of Sheep – two per child Cotton balls Green tissue paper squares Brown tissue paper squares Glue sticks Crayons Procedure: (4’s & 5”s) 9:00 AM Page 3 of 3 September 13, 2009, Revised 8/24/2009 Discuss: Abraham let Lot choose which part of the land he wanted. Lot chose the part with lots of good land for his animals. Glue the two sides of the scene together Glue “Lot” on one side of the paper and “Abraham” on the other. Add sheep on each side Allow children to color as desired. Stretch and separate cotton balls and allow children to glue to sheep. Glue brown tissue paper to the side with Abraham. Glue green tissue paper to the side with Lot. Make sure child’s name is on craft. BIBLE STORY REVIEW ACTIVITY: What Land Will I Choose? Materials: Masking tape Desert scene copied on tan card stock – 1 per class Desert scene copied on tan card stock, reduced 50% – 10 per class Mountain scene copied on green card stock – 1 per class Mountain scene copied on green card stock, reduced 50% – 10 per class Bag to put cards in. Procedure: Place a line down center of room using tape. Discuss: Abraham and Lot divided the land so they would each have their own place to live. Abraham let Lot choose which land he wanted. Lot chose the best land, leaving the dry rocky land for Abraham. Today, we’re going to see if you would have been part of Lot’s family or Abraham’s family. I will be Lot and the other teacher will be Abraham. “Abraham” and “Lot” stand on opposite sides of line, holding the appropriate picture. Say: Close you eyes and pick a card out of this bag. Look at the card and decide if you would go with Lot on the best land, or with Abraham to the desert land. Allow each child to pick a card and choose which side they should go to. When everyone is settled, put all the cards back in the bag and let the children play again. Play as long as children are interested. (4’s & 5”s) 9:00 AM Page 4 of 4 September 13, 2009, Revised 8/24/2009 Abraham and Lot Divide the Land | Genesis 13:15-18 Memory verse: “Abraham believed the Lord.” Genesis 15:6 Lesson Focus: Abraham peacefully shared his land with Lot. We can share also. Prayer Focus: Help me, God, to be willing to share and be kind to my family. Amen.