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Bible Adventure: Abraham Grades 3 to 4

Bible Activity: Trust Me - Form pairs. Lead pairs in the following activities. Have partners trade places for each event.

1. Cotton Ball Chase - One partner blindfolds the other and guides the blindfolded partner in scooping up cotton balls with a spoon and placing them in a bowl.

2. Blind Fall - One partner stands behind the other and catches the standing partner as he or she falls back.

Ask: How did it feel to trust someone? How did it feel to be trusted? not trusted?

Read aloud Genesis 22:1-19.

Ask: Why did Abraham trust God? How did God reward Abraham? Is it easy or difficult for you to trust God? Explain. What does this scripture passage reveal about God that'll help you trust him?

Craft: Star Power - Have each child mix together the following ingredients: 2 shredded slices of crustless bread, 2 tablespoons of white glue, and 2 drops of food coloring. Have kids knead their bread clay-mixture. Then have them roll out their dough and use star cookie cutters to make stars. Kids can paint their stars with Tempera paint. Encourage kids to reward someone who is trusting God this week by giving them a star.

Snack: You'll need: Ricotta cheese (or goat cheese), crackers, dried fruit and blunt knives. 

Directions: Tell children they're going to enjoy a snack that Abraham and Isaac may've eaten on their journey. Pretend that the ricotta cheese is goat's cheese. Have kids gather around the food and serve one another goat's cheese on crackers and dried fruit.

This lesson was created for GRADES 3 and 4.

Contributors: Nancy Paulson, Cindy Newell, Heather Ward, Walter Norvell

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