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Wowo okan ti o dun mi - Eko #4

By the end of this lesson the child should be able to:

• Sympathise with Joseph’s father who grieved the death of his son. Genesis 37: 31 – 35
• Relate to Joseph's fear, anxiety, betrayal and bewilderment.
• Realize that connecting with others helps them to overcome fear and loneliness
• Realize that God never abandons us even if everyone else does
• Know it is ok to feel bad
• Realize God has a plan for their lives.
• Understand that children need to be protected but this does not always happen

DOWNLOAD Ikun omi Yoruba Eko # 4

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON (10 minutes) ACTIVITY
(Hand sanitization for each child, please ensure masks are worn, and the children have individual crayons for arts and crafts)

Get a child to colour the Bible Verse Visual Aid before class begins.

HAPPY FEEL ‘GOOD WORDS’ !
Get the children to sit in a circle talking about things that make you “feel happy or feel good”

Start off with what makes you happy ---and then take turns calling out things such as: Sunny days make me happy; Warm Okpa make me happy; the smell of corn roasting, Guguru, Zobo on a hot day, Boli and Epa, Moi- Moi etc.

When done in a light-hearted manner, the children will join in and share!

Supplies needed:

 
 


• Beans.
• FEAR written on a rock.
• Chalk, Crayons. Small pieces of paper, pencils.
• Balloons and marking pen.
• Print the review colouring page.
• Print out musical lyrics..
• Print 'Bible Verse Visual Aid' and get a child to colour it prior to the class.
• A multi-couloured piece of cloth torn up and dipped in red paint for dramatized Bible Verse.
• Print the road map.
• Print English 'A favorite son becomes a slave' colouring pages
• Print the English 'Activity Book'
• Print the 'Take Home Bible Memory Verse'
• Print Chapter #4 'And Puppy' one for each child.
• Print English ‘Emotional Response’ Adult Educational Handout
• Create a ‘Heaven Corner’ with a gold cloth on a chair with Jesus’ crown, a wooden cross, covered with a red cloth representing His blood.


1. GAMES: (10 minutes)

FEAR HOPSCOTCH: Draw two hopscotch games on the floor or parking lot. FEAR can be written on a rock and then tossed to a square on the hopscotch for children to play the game. Children are not allowed to hop on the square where the FEAR ROCK had landed. If the number of children is too many for one game, another hopscotch drawing could be made, side by side.

(Ensure social distancing)

2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Divide the children into two groups, boys and girls. Blow up balloons and write various emotions on each balloon, Fear, Anxiety, Bewildered, Grieving, Betrayal etc the children pass the balloons from one to the other until they find a balloon that best describes how they may have felt or are feeling the first team to identify the various emotions is the winner.

(Ensure the children stand 6 foot apart to comply with social distancing)

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)
Optional: Download English 'Bye bye bye fear' video

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)
Iyan: Download 'Evergreen Yoruba Songs Of Praise' video

.5. TEACHING:
a. Review
(5 minutes)
Remember Joseph had a terrible experience at the hands of his brothers he probable felt all these emotions.

  • When was Joseph happy? (When his father gave him a coat of many colours.)
  • When was Joseph sad (When his brothers threw him in the pit)
  • When was Joseph scared (When he was sold into slavery)
  • When was Joseph mad (When he realized he was no longer free)
  • When was Joseph proud (When he had the dreams of his family bowing down to him)

Iyan: Download

 

Optional: Download English 'A favorite son becomes a slave' Lesson #4 PowerPoint

Adapted from Bible for Children

 

Iyan: Download 'Omo àyànfe jùlo di erú'
Eko #4 Iwe Itan Iwe Ito Bibeli Yoruba PowerPoint

Gbara lati Bibeli fun Awon omode

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)
Gbogbo àwno omo re` lo´kùnrin, lóbìnrin wá láti tù ú nínú, sùgbo´n kò gbà. Ó wí pé, “Rárá, nínú `ofo yìí ni èmi yóò lo sí isà òkú lo´do` omo mi.” Baba Josefu sì sokún fún un. Genesisi 37: 35

Iyan: Download Ese Bibeli Yoruba Iranlowo Wiwo

Dramatize this Bible Verse with the children playing the sons and daughters, someone being Israel (Joseph’s dad) and an old coat dipped in red paint.

 

Iyan: Download 'Omo àyànfe jùlo di erú'
Eko #4 Iwe Itan Iwe Ito Bibeli Yoruba

Gbara lati Bibeli fun Awon omode

 

c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)

Optional: Download English ‘Joseph the beloved son’

Bible Teaching: Genesis 37: 31 - 35

Many men in the Bible showed their emotions and wept. Mighty Kings in the Old Testament wept.

  • So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.
    (1 Samuel 30:4)
  • Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. (2 Kings 13:14)
  • And Hezekiah wept bitterly. (2 Kings 20:3)
  • Jesus wept. As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it (Luke 19:41)

Iyan: Download Colouring page

People are going to fail you, disappoint you, leave you hanging out to dry. Let that drive you to God.

Notice that through all of Joseph's troubles, God remained with him.

Paul said in Romans 8:28 that all things, even the bad things we face, will be made to work for the good of God's children. Joseph's loyalty to God was tested by his troubles and Joseph passed the test. Even though everything appeared to go wrong for thirteen years, Joseph managed to hold on to his faith. However, also notice that Joseph was being trained during this time to run a nation by first running a household and then a prison.

This is not the end of the story of Joseph and his brothers. There is a happy ending when Joseph is reunited with his father and brothers. But for today, we learn the lesson of the terrible things that happen because of the sin of jealousy and hatred.

ENGLISH CHILDREN'S CHORUSES

Optional: Download 'Bye bye bye fear' video

Optional: Download 'Cast all your burdens on Jesus'

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ENGLISH STORY TIME:

The Story Teller and 'Scruffy' the sock puppet read "And Puppy' Chapter 4 The Hospital

Download Chapter 4 of ‘And Puppy

Optional:Download 'And Puppy' Bible Verses

YARUBA CORONA CRISIS INFORMATION:

Iyan: DownloadYoruba Corona Virus (Covid 19) Awareness Video' fidio

Iyan:Download ‘Fo awon owo re’ iwe paneli oju iwe

Iyan:Download ‘Wo kan boju-boju' iwe paneli oju iwe

ENGLISH CORONA CRISIS INFORMATION:

Optional: DownloadWhat is Coronavirus?’ and ‘How your Immune system works’ and ‘Explaining Social Distances’

6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Have the children write down times when they have felt afraid, sad and grieving. Create a ‘Heaven Corner’ with a gold cloth on a chair with Jesus’ crown and a wooden cross covered with a red cross to represent His blood. Get them to come and place it the papers at the foot of the cross.

CLOSING PRAYER:
Lord I place my life in your hands. I want to serve you and do what you want me to do. Lead me in the right path and remind me you are always there. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:

Optional:Download English ‘Activity Book

DownloadYoruba gba ile iranti Bibeli inu ile

Optional: Download English 'How to Help Your Grieving Children' Adult Educational handouts

NEXT WEEK:

Joseph arrives in Egypt, he trusted that God had a plan for his life.

 

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