Joy Explosion Team 3 – Even Years (Old Testament)

JANUARY

Lesson 1Made by God
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

  • Oh Who Can Make a Flower?
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Day 1, Day 1 (Creation Song)
  • He’s Still Working on Me
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Blue Skies and Rainbows

Memory Verse: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1

Boy Puppets:Harold, Grandpa
Girl Puppets:
Other:
Transparencies:None
Sound Effects:None
Props:Baby Food Jar with living bugs, Rubber Stamp
Craft/Supplies:Coloring page
Lesson 2Adam & Eve
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Day 1, Day 1 Creation song
  • He’s Still Working on Me
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Blue Skies & Rainbows
  • If I were a Butterfly

Memory Verse: “So God created Man in His own image, in the image of God He created Him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27

Boy Puppets:Adam
Girl Puppets:Eve, Rose
Other:
Transparencies:None
Sound Effects:Reverb for God’s voice
Props:None
Craft/Supplies:
Lesson 3Fall of Man
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • Day 1, Day 1 Creation Song
  • He’s Still Working One Me
  • Let the Sunshine In

Memory Verse: “Oh Lord, You have searched me and You know me.” Psalm 139:1

Boy Puppets:Adam
Girl Puppets:Eve
Other:Serpent
Transparencies:None
Sound Effects:Reverb for God’s voice
Props:None
Craft/Supplies:Cut out pictures of Adam & Eve and the Garden of Eden
Lesson 4Cain & Abel
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse:

Boy Puppets:Seth
Girl Puppets:Rose
Other:
Transparencies:Beginner Bible Story
Sound Effects:Reverb for God’s voice
Props:Memory verse cards,
Craft/Supplies:Coloring sheet – Families are important to God
Children’s Bible Activity Sheets

APRIL

Lesson 1Isaac the Peacemaker
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

  • Sharing Song

Memory Verse: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God” Matthew 5:9

Boy Puppets:Hank, Grandpa
Girl Puppets:Rose
Other:
Transparencies:None
Sound Effects:None
Props:Picture of well to use with review questions
Craft/Supplies:Coloring pages
Lesson 2Jacob Gets Isaac’s Blessing
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

  • Sharing Song

Memory Verses:

  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9
  • But seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness… Matthew 6:33
  • Children, obey your parents in everything… Colossians 3:20
  • If you love me, you will obey what I command. John 14:15
Boy Puppets:Bubba, Grandpa
Girl Puppets:Rose
Other:
Transparencies:None
Sound Effects:None
Props:Small Bible
Craft/Supplies:Cutout seed packet sheet

Flower seeds to put in paper seed packets

Lesson 3Jacob’s Dream
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

  • Sharing Song

Memory Verse: “.. all peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring.” Genesis 28:14

Boy Puppets:Leroy, Lester, Professor
Girl Puppets:Lucy
Other:
Transparencies:Bible Story pictures
Sound Effects:None
Props:Small Bible
Craft/Supplies:Coloring pages
Lesson 4Jacob Meets Esau
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse:

Boy Puppets:Professor
Girl Puppets:Rose
Other:Stage Hand
Transparencies:Beginner Bible picture story
Sound Effects:None
Props:Small Bible
Craft/Supplies:

JULY

Lesson 1God Takes Care of the Israelites
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse: “Trust in the Lord, and do good.” Psalm 37:3

Boy Puppets:Leroy
Girl Puppets:Rose, Mrs, Matthews
Other:
Transparencies:Beginner Bible story pictures
Sound Effects:None
Props:
Craft/Supplies:Coloring page, Rice Krispies, Quail stickers
Lesson 2The Law
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse: The law of the Lord is perfect. It gives us new strength.” Psalm 19:7

Boy Puppets:Thief, Speeder, Flyer, Moses
Girl Puppets:
Other:
Transparencies:None
Sound Effects:Honking, Speeding, Wind, Crashing sounds
Props:10 Commandment Numbers, Whistle, Toy car steering wheel
Craft/Supplies:Coloring/Activity page
Lesson 3Moses Sends 12 Spies
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse: “The Lord watches over all who love him.” Psalm 145:20

Boy Puppets:Leroy, Hank
Girl Puppets:Rose
Other:
Transparencies:Beginner Bible story pictures
Sound Effects:None
Props:T/F Answer Cards for review questions, Grapes with Questions
Craft/Supplies:Color page, Cutout grapes
Lesson 4Joshua Becomes New Leader
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse: “One generation will commend your works to another: they will tell of your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4

Boy Puppets:
Girl Puppets:
Other:4 live actors for Israelites behind shadow screen
Transparencies:River background

Joshua’s Tips on How to be a Good Leader

Sound Effects:None
Props:Ark of the Covenant, Rocks, Costumes for actors
Craft/Supplies:Color/Activity page

OCTOBER

Lesson 1Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse

Boy Puppets:Jose, Elijah
Girl Puppets:Gabby
Other:Stage Hand
Transparencies:Beginner Bible picture story
Sound Effects:None
Props:Memory Verse Cards
Craft/Supplies:
Lesson 2Elijah’s Run
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse:

Boy Puppets:Billy
Girl Puppets:Roxie
Other:
Transparencies:“Help” letter series
Sound Effects:None
Props:None
Craft/Supplies:
Lesson 3Elijah Taken to Heaven – Elisha Takes Over
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse:

Boy Puppets:Leroy, Professor
Girl Puppets:Rose
Other:
Transparencies:Beginner Bible picture story
Sound Effects:None
Props:Small Bible
Craft/Supplies:
Lesson 4Elisha and Naaman the Leper
Teacher/Songs:Songs:

Memory Verse:

Boy Puppets:Hugh, Leroy
Girl Puppets:Rose, Veronica
Other:Stage Hand
Transparencies:Beginner Bible picture story
Sound Effects:None
Props:None
Craft/Supplies: