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“nice.” Someone acting in an unloving manner is being “mean” or “nasty.”Ask children to look at the illustrations and discuss each one. In considering each situation, ask, Who is being loving? How can you tell? Who is being unloving? How can you tell? Before moving on to the next illustration, ask children to draw a red circle around the illustration if it shows a loving action. If the illustration shows an unloving action, they should draw a blue X through it. Explain that Jesus wants us always to do loving actions.The Golden Rule—page 15Objective: Children will be able to recognize that being fair involves treating everyone as they themselves want to be treated.Because children of three and four are developing a sense of who they are, they are focused on themselves andtheir own needs. Although you can do little to changethe self-centeredness that is part of this stage in their development, you can remind them of the needs of others. You can also emphasize how pleasant home, daycare, and preschool are when children wait their turns and share. Children will understand that it isn’t fair for one child to monopolize a toy or game, eat all the treats, or grab all the attention.Materials: PencilsLesson Plan: Help students turn to page 15 in their books. Ask them what they see in each set of pictures. You may want to use questions as prompts.• How many swings are there on this swing set? How many children are there? How many children do you think want to swing? How will each child get a chance to swing? ( e children will need to take turns using the swings.)Read the direction under the pictures and allow time for children to follow the direction.• How many apples do you see? How many children do you see? How many children do you think will want to eat an apple? Is there an apple for each child?Read the direction under the pictures and allow time for children to follow the direction.• How many children do you see? How many children do you think will want a hug?Read the direction under the pictures and allow time for children to follow the direction.We Have Things to Share—page 16Objective: Children will recognize that Jesus teaches us to share God’s gifts.Preschool children  nd it di cult to share.At the same time, however, children can learnabout sharing from watching the adults around them. We can show children that sharing what we have with others is an important and loving thing to do.Materials: PencilsLesson Plan: Distribute the children’s books and help children  nd page 16. Read the sentence at the top of the page. Ask, “Do you know what Jesus said about sharing?” Paraphrase what Jesus says in Luke 3:11: “If you have two coats, give one to someone who doesn’t have a coat. If you have food, share it with someone who has no food.”Ask, “What do you have that you can share? What do your parents and teachers tell you to share?” Repeat each item that is mentioned.Spend a few minutes talking about each scene that is illustrated on the page. Encourage children to describe what they see in each picture.  en ask the children to draw a circle around the pictures that show children sharing.God Loves You!—page 17Objective: Children will begin to see themselves as part of a worldwide community, each member of which is loved by God.Because the world of three-and four-year-olds consists mostly of the people they see on a regular basis, children this age do not have an idea of the size and diversity of the human family. But the adults in their lives can make them aware that the human family consists of great numbers of people of di erent cultural backgrounds.Materials: CrayonsLesson Plan: Help children  nd page 17 in their handbooks. Ask them what they see there. How are the dancing children dressed? ( ey are wearing di erent clothes according to where they live.) Are they all the same race? (No, some are black, some are brown, some are white, some are Asian.) Do they all look alike? (No, some have curly hair, some have straight hair.)Explain that God makes many di erent kinds of people and loves them all. God wants all people to be happy and to have a share of the good things in the world. Invite each child to color the child at the top of the page to look like himself or herself, with the same color hair and the same color clothing.What Is Prayer?—page 18Objective: Children will be able to describe prayer as talking to God.Be careful in discussing prayer with three- and four-year- olds. Remember, they are very literal. Explain that God answers prayers but not with words we can hear. If we feel bad about something that has happened and we tell God10

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