Abraham and Sarah
Summary of Lesson Activities:
Uses certain songs about Abraham to learn about the story.
Genesis 18:1-15 and Genesis 21:1-7
To learn about the story of Abraham and Sarah through music.
- Read the scripture ahead of time.
- Gather the materials.
- Select CDs
- percussion instruments
- paper and pens.
Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction
Greet the children and introduce yourself.
Dig- Main Content and Reflection
1. Begin the class by singing 4-5 general songs from the song list. You can choose what songs you’ll like to sing. This “breaks the ice” and lets you start off with singing, setting the tone for the rest of the class. Make sure to use lyric sheets as necessary. This should take up 10-15 minutes of your class time.
2. Read Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7. Discuss the story. Who was involved in this story? What happened? Why did Sarah laugh? How old was she? How about Abraham? Who were the three men? Ask about Sarah's having a baby - is that possible for 100+ year old women? Then how did Sarah and Abraham have a child? (You are trying to focus on the fact that with God, all things are possible.)
3. Sing “Father Abraham” off the Wee Sing Bible Songs CD (track #23). Use the lyric sheet as needed. Run through the motions beforehand, and then play and sing the song. Can you think of any other motions to add? After singing it through once, talk about the lyrics. What “many sons” did Abraham have? Why does the song say, “I am one of them and so are you.” Refer to Genesis 15: 1-6, where God promises Abraham many descendants. Talk about what this meant for Abraham to receive this promise and for God to make him the beginning of God’s chosen people. Sing the song one more time, or twice if they like it.
4. For the little kids, try singing “Sarah Married Abraham” to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Sarah married Abraham, Abraham, Abraham,
Sarah married Abraham, they moved across the land
You can talk about the traveling that Abraham and Sarah did as God led them to their new home, where God would begin the nation.
5. If you have time left, have the kids (older ones) write a song about Sarah’s laughing. See if they can make a song to a familiar tune, like “Mary Had a Little Lamb” or “Twinkle twinkle Little Star.” as God led them to their new home, where God would begin the nation.
6. End with prayer.
A lesson written by St. Elmo's Choir Rotation Writers Group.
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