Daniel and the Writing on the Wall by Jennifer Tolbert
This is the story of Daniel and the Writing on the Wall.
1. Only worship God.
2. God's words are always true.
"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. Bring some item to class that appears to be very “precious”. Usually glitzy or sparkly things seem very expensive to young children. You may even wish to bring an item that truly is special to you (use careful judgement). Tell the children that this item is a very special item for class today. You want them to treat it in a very special way. Show them how you are holding it carefully and let them touch and hold it and pass it around. “In today’s story we are going to learn about some cups that were very special cups. They were special because they had been used in the temple of the Lord. They were made from pure gold and silver. God wanted the cups to always be handled very carefully.”
READ Daniel 5 or tell the story of The Fiery Furnace
Connect the story back to God and his character. Explain how this story fits into God's overall story of God.
Use this template and write a secret message in white crayon. Then, allow the kids to use watercolor paint to uncover the message. Use the template below.