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About Joshua

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In this short article, we've included two Sunday school activities created from our bulletins about Joshua. These are just two examples to show you how easy it is to use Children's Worship Bulletins.

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Sunday school activity about Joshua for ages 3-6: Joshua set up a large stone as a witness ...

Activity preparation:

  • Print Children's Worship Bulletins, one for each child
  • Gather tempera paint and the necessary materials for children to paint or gather markers
  • Gather flat, smooth rocks (about 3" in diameter), one for each child
  • Print "The Lord our God we will serve, and Him we will obey (Joshua 24:24)." onto index-sized cards, one for each child

Activity directions:

  1. Give each child a bulletin, a rock and markers or paint.
  2. Explain the activity, "In our story today, Joshua set up a large stone to help everyone remember the promise God made to Israel. While I read our story, please color/paint your rock so that you can remember God's promise."
  3. Read Joshua 24:1-3, 14-31 aloud while the children decorate their rocks.
  4. When the children have finished decorating their rocks, give each an index card to keep with their rocks.
Sunday school activity about Joshua for ages 3-6

Sunday school activity about Joshua for ages 7-12: Joshua said the people must make a choice ...

Activity preparation:

  • Print Children's Worship Bulletins, one for each child
  • Gather pencils
  • Have a whiteboard and dry erase marker or a blackboard, some chalk and an eraser

Activity directions:

  1. Give each child a bulletin and a pencil.
  2. Explain the activity, "In today's story, we will learn about Joshua and what he did to remind his people about God's promises. Please solve the puzzle 'Joshua said the people must make a choice ...' in your bulletin. Then, we'll memorize this very important verse."
  3. While the children solve the puzzle, write onto the white/blackboard the verse and reference, "But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).
  4. When the children have finished their work, explain how you will memorize the verse, "First, together we'll recite the verse and reference a couple of times. Then, I will erase one word, and we'll replace it with a clap of our hands when we recite the verse and reference again. Next, I'll erase another word to replace with a clap, and so on, until we've replaced all of the words in the verse and reference with claps. Finally, we'll recite our verse and reference one last time to make sure we've memorized it."
  5. Together, recite the entire verse and reference twice.
  6. Erase, for example, the word "household."
  7. Recite together the entire verse and reference, replacing the missing "household" with a hand clap: "But as for me and my 'clap', we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15)."
  8. Erase another word, for example "as".
  9. Recite the verse and reference again, replacing both missing words with hand claps: "But 'clap' for me and my 'clap', we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15)."
  10. Continue until you have replaced every word in the verse and reference with claps.
  11. Finally, recite the verse and reference without claps.
  12. Read aloud Joshua 24:1-3, 14-31 to reinforce the lesson.
Sunday school activity about Joshua for ages 7-12

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