This thread is for posting workshop rotation lessons and ideas for teaching Deut 6 "Hear O Israel".
Please post the workshop name in BOLD at the top of your post.
The thread kicks off with several 'complete' lessons posted by member Staci Woodruff.
Deut 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (NIV)
This lesson set used 4 rotations, but only 2 are posted:
- Art - Children will make Scripture Jewelry (like Tefillin-Shrinky Dinks) to illustrate Deut. 6:8
- Bible Skills - Children learn the Inductive Bible Study method.
- Bible Games - Children play a buzzer game to review different commands from this Deut. 5 (10 commandments) and Deut. 6. (not included)
- Drama - "Bring your Parents to Kingdom Adventures" - Parents and children will act out modern adaptations of Deut. 6:6-7 (not included)
Our story begins in the wilderness. God had saved his people from slavery in Egypt. The Egyptians did not know God and did not do what God said to do. God did not want his people to be like the Egyptians or the other people who lived around their new land because they worshiped other gods. God wanted his people to love, honor and obey ONLY him. So God spoke to them and gave them the Ten Commandments. But there were many more rules for them to follow. Hearing from God himself was a pretty intense event, so God told Moses all the rules and laws the people were to follow. Then Moses summoned all the people of Israel to share with them what God had said.
Moses spoke to the people and said, “These are the commands, decrees and laws God directed me to teach you to obey. Hear, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you just as God promised you.
“The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Make sure you teach them to your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
“Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
“When things are going well for you, be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who saved you.
“Serve God only. Do not follow other gods. Be sure to keep the commands of the LORD your God and the rules he has given you. Do what is right and good in the LORD’s sight.
“In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the rules, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded us?” tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Before our eyes the LORD sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household. But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised our ancestors. The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees, so that we could be blessed. And if we are careful to obey all this law before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”