Busy Bee - Myself

I Am Special - Part I
Supplies needed
  • Bibles
·         People who cares PPP
·         Copies of People who cares booklet
·         Pictures (from old magazines)
·         Tape
·         Cardboard
·         Markers
Main Class
Ice Breaker - Who am I?
Go through old magazines or calendars and cut out pictures of people who care (Jesus, dad, mom, pastor, fire fighter, policeman, etc.) or print them from a clip art file. Keeping the pictures hidden, tape one picture on each child's back. Make sure that child doesn't know what is in the picture.
Have each child ask another child questions to help him figure out what is on the picture.  The questions must be answered with a yes or a no. Two children can take turns asking their own questions, or move on and ask questions of another child. The children will have to move around a lot and turn their backs to show the picture before asking a question. When a child figures out the picture, tape another picture on his or her back.
Requirement: People who care for you (1 Thessalonians 2:7 NIV)
Ask each child to read the bible verse.
“So we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well”.
Cut out a number of cardboard discs - about 20 cm. in diameter is ideal. Write your memory verse on the discs - one or two words per circle.
Without prior warning, get out your discs, and quickly "skim' them towards the children. State "This is our memory verse. Everyone who has caught a disc, come out to the front and arrange the verse in the right order as quickly as you can. I will time you to see how long it takes you to get it in the right order."
After you have explained the verse, and got the children to repeat it, you can get the children holding the discs to turn them over - one or two at a time - while the class keep reciting the verse until they can do it with no words visible.
Activity: Use you PPP
Explain or bring different people who care for children as Jesus would (Police officer, fire fighter, pastor, teacher, doctor, nurse, etc.)
It would be special for the child if some of the caring people wrote notes in the booklet telling the child why they care for him or her. Classroom/club friends could dictate or write notes to put in one another's booklets.
Also you can do this following activity for the enjoyment of your class:
Caring people follow-up activity
  • Ask the class jobs to apply for different jobs they had been learning about.
  • The police officer should be the line leader (he/she directs traffic)
  • Pastor in charge of the bibles and reading
  • Teacher (distribute all supplies to children)
  • Electrician (in charge of lights)
  • Mayor (welcomed visitors to the classroom), etc.
Make a bulletin board of the different caring people, and students should attach their faces to the body of the worker.
Evaluation: The children will complete the booklet.

I Can Make Wise Decisions - Part II
  • Bibles
  • 2 White sheets of paper
  • Balloons
  • Feelings flashcards
  • Photocopy “My Strength worksheet”
  • Pencils
Main Class:
Ice Breaker: If you are Happy - song
If you’re Happy and you know it, clap your Hands
If you’re Happy and you know it, clap your Hands
If you’re Happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it
If you’re Happy and you know it, clap your Hands
Angry: Stomp your Feet
Sad: say boo hoo
Tired: go to sleep
Requirement – Different Kinds of Feelings (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)
Ask each child to read the bible verse.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Take two pieces of paper, and write out your verse on each one. Cut each paper into small pieces, with two or three words on each. Put each set of papers into two un-inflated balloons. Choose two teams. One member of each team has to race to the other end of the room, blow up their balloon, tie it, burst it, retrieve the pieces of paper, and get the other members of the team to help to arrange the verse in the correct way. For larger classes you could, of course, have more teams.
Play the Imitating and guessing feelings game
Shuffle the flashcards and put them face down. The first player picks a card, keeps it to herself, and then mimics the facial expression on the card. The other player(s) have to guess the correct emotion. When they do, ask the following questions:
  • How does the character feel?
  • How do you know how the character feels? For example, are they smiling, frowning, etc.?
  • When have you felt this way?
  • What do you do when you feel this way?
  • What would you do if a friend felt this way?
Or you might like to play with your children this other feelings game:
This activity helps children explore and voice their feelings and fears in a safe environment. It also introduces the children to improvisation. You need a big piece of paper, about the same size as the children, a chair and a marker pen. Get the children to sit in a circle. Tell them you are going to draw a little girl/boy ask different children what he/she is wearing, looks like and then give the child a name. Sit the 'child' on the chair by rolling the paper backwards. Tell the children that we are going to pretend that this is your child and that they are all your friends. Tell them that he/she will not eat her dinner; ask your 'friends' what should do? Ask the drawn child the questions that the children ask and give his/her responses to the children. Hopefully the children will grasp that the child is upset. The children can suggest might be wrong and often inadvertently tell you what upsets them. The children then suggest what the mother and the child can do to get over the problem.
Activity: Do the strength worksheet, one for each child.
Evaluation: The children will name four feelings and participate in role playing and discussion about handling those feelings.

I Can Care for My Body – Pat III
  • Bibles
  • PPP
  • Copy of Food Pyramid
  • Old magazines
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Go fish cards
Ice Breaker: “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
Requirement: Earn the Health Specialist Adventurer Award.

  1. Cut out pictures and make a poster to show the five basic food groups. Arrange the pictures to show three healthy meals you could eat.
  2. Explain why your body needs exercise.
  3. For one week, record the hours you sleep. Tell why you need rest.
  4. Explain why you need fresh air and sunlight.
  5. Explain why water is important for your body. Tell the number of glasses of water you should drink each day.
  6. Describe and practice good dental hygiene.
  7. Name three things that might destroy your health.

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