Daniel and the Lion's Den by Jennifer Tolbert
This is the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den.
1. Only worship God.
2. Prayer is important.
3. God is faithful.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Old Testament Books
Three Young Men Lived Very Long Ago
This Little Light of Mine
I'm in the Lord's Army
Above All Else
Stand Up and Shout It
You're the One
Begin Class with Songs, Games, Table Activity, or Sharing Time
Open Class in Prayer
Introducing the Story Ideas
1.Ask younger children what noises that various animals make. Finally ask them what sound a lion makes. Once they have given you some good roars then tell them that some lions sound like this: mmmm (hold your lips together and try to roar). That’s how the lions in today’s story sounded. (idea from Mission Bible Class)
2. Sleeping Lions-Everyone except two lion tamers lies down on the floor or with their head on the table. Once the game starts, the lions are not allowed to move. The lion tamer must walk around the room, trying to spot a moving lion. They can make jokes, funny noises, or actions to try to make a lion laugh. If a lion moves, they also become a lion tamer. The last lion sleeping wins!
3. Prayer Bucket-Better for older children. Put a bucket in the front of the room along with slips of paper. Let the children fill out prayer requests. At the end of class, pray over the requests in the bucket.
READ Daniel 5 or tell the story of The Fiery Furnace
Daniel and the Lion's Den by Saddleback Kids
Connect the story back to God and his character. Explain how this story fits into God's overall story of God.
Daniel and the Window Craft by Trueway