Christmas: It’s a W. R. A. P. Lesson 2 Elementary



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Christmas: It’s a W.R.A.P.

Lesson 2

Elementary

Jesus Is Born”


The Point of the Lesson:
Each child will learn the importance of why Jesus came to earth. They will remember He came to provide a way to heaven for everyone.

The Power of God’s Word:

I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. John 10:10b CEV

The Prayer of Each Child:
Dear God, Thank You for coming to this earth to give us a way to heaven. Help me to remember that it is Your birthday, and also why You came to earth at Christmas time. I want to share that with at least one other person this Christmas season. Amen.

The Lesson in a Word:

Remember


Prepare: (Before service)



Object Lesson: A 12-Month Calendar
Game Materials: None – powerpoint slides
Student Handouts: Ready for in the classroom

  • Family Enteraction Guide for the week

  • Student Handout for the week

  • Activity Sheets (2) for the week

Pencils (enough for all the students)

Classroom before Big Room

During Check-In Time:



  • Welcome Children

  • Children can review last week with the teacher.

  • Work on Activity Sheets for the week – NOT the student handout.

Big Room


Welcome from Emcee:

Hey everyone, welcome to CBC. We are so glad you are here with us today. We are going to have fun together worshipping God and getting to know Him better. Today we are continuing with our second lesson of “Christmas: It’s a W.R.A.P.” We are going to hear a great story, play a few games and, more importantly, try and “Remember” our word for today. Hey, does anyone want to guess what our word is for today? Anyone “REMEMBER” what our word is? Yes, it’s “REMEMBER.”

Kid Connect Question: (Power Point slide provided on CD)


Would you rather remember answers to a spelling test or your friend’s birthday?

Worship & Praise:

Christmas Songs
Announcements:

It’s A Wrap

Birthday

Visitors


Prayer

Send Kindergarten Back to classroom

Review Word from Last Week

Review Verse from Last Week

Get sheets if anyone brought them back.

Object Lesson:


A 12-Month Calendar
Hold up the Calendar so everyone can see it. Say, “Does anyone know what this is? Yep, it’s a calendar. Do you know that every year in December we celebrate someone’s birthday? Their birthday is actually on the calendar. How cool would that be if every year, when a new calendar came out, your birthday was printed on the calendar? That would be awesome! Anyway, every year there is one birthday that is always on the calendar. It’s Jesus’ birthday. Every year on December 25, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It’s really hard to forget; the whole world celebrates or knows about it. The easy part is remembering the birthday. The difficult part is remembering why Jesus was born. Today we are going to take a look at why Jesus was born.

Play: (5 minutes)


Here is a quick game to play with your students to get them moving and help launch the lesson.


Game: Remember in December!

This game is played by pairing off in groups of two. Each person in the group of two will take turns asking and answering the five questions listed below. After asking and answering the following five questions, they need to do the best they can to “remember” what the other person’s answers were. (See slide in multimedia presentation on Resource CD for the questions)

The 5 Questions

1. What is your name?

2. What is your favorite color?

3. What is your favorite place to visit?

4. What is your favorite food to eat?

5. What do you want for Christmas?

After all students have answered the questions in their group, the emcee will get everyone’s attention and say, “OK, that was fun. Does everyone remember the answers your partner gave to the questions you asked them? It looks like a lot of you can remember. Would someone like to try and ‘REMEMBER’ the answers and tell them to everyone?”
At this point, try to get a few students to see if they can remember the answers their partner gave.


Transition for Emcee:
“Our word for today is ‘REMEMBER.’ Sometimes it’s easy to remember things; other times it can be really hard. Today we want to try and remember one thing. That one thing is why Jesus came to this earth, why Jesus was born.”


Video Lesson

This segment consists of four elements all designed to reinforce the lesson.


Total Recall: Game with Questions on PowerPoint
Live It: Video of a student testimony relating to the lesson learned today
Memory Madness: Game designed to help children recall the verse for the day
G3: Stands for Get It, Got It, Good. A video asking questions to people “on the street” about the lesson taught. Children vote to see if they think the people get the answer right or wrong.

This time includes the 10-15 minute teaching video, practice point and memory verse (provided on DVD). On the DVD menu screen, choose Lesson 1 and then select “Lesson” on the sub menu.


Lesson in a Word:

Remember


What Should I See?

The Emperor of Rome at the time Jesus was going to be born told all the people they needed to go to their own town to register and be counted. This was called a census. Joseph had to go to the city of Bethlehem for this census so he took Mary along with him. They both left Nazareth to travel to Bethlehem, which was about 80 miles away. Mary was pregnant with Jesus as they traveled. Once they were in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus in a barn. They put him in a trough or manger used to feed the animals because there was no place else for Him to sleep. (Story found in Luke 2:1-7 NLT)



Memory Verse:

I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. John 10:10b CEV

What’s The Key?

That was a pretty long walk for Joseph and Mary. It was more than 80 miles to get to Bethlehem. I wonder what Mary was thinking as she walked along the dirt road, pregnant with Jesus. Jesus wasn’t born in the best hospital—not even a home, not even a bed. He was born in a barn. He was born so we could have a way to heaven. The key to this lesson is not just remembering Jesus’ birthday, but remembering why He was born.



What’s That To Me?

We often forget why we celebrate Christmas. We get so “Wrapped” up in what we are getting, we forget to remember what God gave us: His son, Jesus. Jesus came to provide a way to heaven.

(Practice Point) It’s a Christmas W.R.A.P.

The words to the W.R.A.P. appear on the screen during the teaching segment. The words are included at the end of this Leader’s Guide. The W.R.A.P. is the same for each of the four lessons.

How Should I Be?

I need to remember why Jesus was born, not just that He was born. If I remember why Jesus was born, then I have a responsibility to make a choice. I can make the choice to accept Him as the boss of my life or the choice to just celebrate His birthday.

On the Resource CD, select Power Point Game and then select Lesson 2 to show the first slide. Press the arrow key to advance to the next slide.


Review in Big Room

This segment consists of four elements all designed to reinforce the lesson.


Total Recall: Game with Questions on PowerPoint
Live It: Video of a student testimony relating to the lesson learned today
Memory Madness: Game designed to help children recall the verse for the day
G3: Stands for Get It, Got It, Good. A video asking questions to people “on the street” about the lesson taught. Children vote to see if they think the people get the answer right or wrong.


Review Practice Point, Memory Verse, Lesson in a Word – ProPresentor Slides



Live It Video

This segment consists of four elements all designed to reinforce the lesson.


Total Recall: Game with Questions on PowerPoint
Live It: Video of a student testimony relating to the lesson learned today
Memory Madness: Game designed to help children recall the verse for the day
G3: Stands for Get It, Got It, Good. A video asking questions to people “on the street” about the lesson taught. Children vote to see if they think the people get the answer right or wrong.


This segment will show Alyssa talking about how she lives out this lesson on “REMEMBERING” why Jesus was born. On the DVD menu screen, choose Lesson 2 and then select Live It on the sub-menu screen.


Question:

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Wrap Up

This segment consists of four elements all designed to reinforce the lesson.


Total Recall: Game with Questions on PowerPoint
Live It: Video of a student testimony relating to the lesson learned today
Memory Madness: Game designed to help children recall the verse for the day

G3: Stands for Get It, Got It, Good. A video asking questions to people “on the street” about the lesson taught. Children vote to see if they think the people get the answer right or wrong.W


an you remember the first time you really understood why Jesus came into this world? How did you respond?

Christmas Song, Drawing, Trophy, Send back to class


1
Small Classroom

This segment consists of four elements all designed to reinforce the lesson.


Total Recall: Game with Questions on PowerPoint
Live It: Video of a student testimony relating to the lesson learned today
Memory Madness: Game designed to help children recall the verse for the day
G3: Stands for Get It, Got It, Good. A video asking questions to people “on the street” about the lesson taught. Children vote to see if they think the people get the answer right or wrong.

. Total Recall

Question 1: What is the word for today? (Remember)


Question 2: What city did Joseph need to go to register? (Bethlehem)
Question 3: Joseph was going to Bethlehem to register for what? (The census)
Question 4: About how far did Mary and Joseph need to travel? (About 80 miles)
Question 5: True or False: Jesus was born in a barn. (True)
Question 6: According to our verse today, why did Jesus come to earth? (To give us life)
Question 7: W.R.A.P.: What do the “W” and “R” stand for? (Willing and Remember)
Question 8: Where is our memory verse found? (John 10:10b)

2. Memory Madness Challenge


Practice the Memory Verse from this week and last week.
I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest. John 10:10b CEV
Last Week:

I am willing to accept whatever He (God) wants. Luke 1:38b NLT

Also can practice the WRAP – next sheet.

3. Student Worksheet


If time, work on the student worksheet that is going home.

Make sure that the student worksheet and the Family Enteraction Guide is going home.




It’s A WRAP - RAP

Words By Craig Jutila


Remember what Christmas is all about.

It’s not about gettin’ but givin’ out.
We wake up excited ‘bout gifts we receive.

But forget about the poor even though we believe.

 

The purpose for today and this WRAP for you,



Is to practice what we preach, that much is true.

 

W – R – A and P



It’s caring ‘bout others, don’t you see?
So now it’s time to listen, practice, and act.

It’s a WRAP just for you and that’s the fact.


Are you Willing to do what God asks today?

Are you going to listen and then obey?

 

He might be asking you to serve someone



And He won’t let you rest until the job’s done.

 

So raise up your hand and say “Here pick me.”



You should serve others, even if it’s for free.

“R” is Remember, so remember today.

Jesus came to earth so we could have a way.

 

A way to heaven this Christmas time



Will you seek Him? Is it your time?

 

Ask Him to be your boss right now.



If you don’t understand, then ask someone how.

 

 



 

Now the letter “A” for Act you see.

You show your faith by actions, don’t you agree?

 

The shepherds acted on what they saw



They went to worship Jesus as He lay in the straw.

 

They took a long walk it was worth the time.


They did what was right they followed the sign.

 

Now Go and help your neighbor across the street.


When that’s all done the “A” is complete.

 

“P” is for Practice habits to grow.



So you can live Godly in this world we know.

 

By making right choices, like reading His Word.



We can put into action what we have heard.

 

Practice what you preach someone once said.



We better do this or our faith is dead.

So be Willing, Remember and Act today

And don’t forget to Practice living His way.

 

And now this WRAP has come to an end.



Put your faith in action and trust in Him.

 

W – R – A – P



Something to remember for you and me.







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