Elijah and the Ravens
Over the next few weeks we’re going to be learning about one of my favorite people in the the Bible: Elijah. This week I introduced Elijah and the evil King Ahab with the story of Elijah proclaiming there would be no rain until he said and then following God’s leading to a place with a brook that provided water and ravens who brought him food every morning and evening.
The story is found in 1 Kings 16:29-17:7, and I read the passage from my Bible as I used our flannel board set. Then we got out our Bible story books and read from The Beginner’s Bible by Karyn Henley (very simple but clear retelling) and The Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes.
I was feeling pretty wiped out this week so we didn’t do many “extras,” which was too bad. I had found lots of good ideas (songs, worksheets, crafts, etc.) in this free sample lesson on “Elijah and the Birds” at daniellesplace.com. (So far I’ve only used her free material, but I’m considering becoming a member to have full access to all her wonderful content!) We did watch the video “Elijah” from the Nest’s Animated Stories from the Bible series.
For Ian’s Bible notebook we made a “collage” of Elijah and the ravens using these color pictures. (They’re also available in black and white.) Ian painted the scenery with his watercolors (and generously invited our own Elijah to help).
For memory work, we reviewed the verse from the ABC Jesus Loves Me week 8 lesson (on the parting of the Red Sea): “My God will supply all your needs.” Philippians 4:19, sung to the tune of “London Bridge.”
“My God will supply all your needs, supply all your needs, supply all your needs. My God will supply all your needs. Philippians 4:19.”
Our iPod playlist this week was pretty simple:
- “Sticks and Stones” song from the ESV Audio Drama Children’s Bible from Faith Comes By Hearing
- “1 Kings 17 Elijah – Fed by Ravens” from the ESV Audio Drama Children’s Bible from Faith Comes By Hearing
- “Elijah” from The Singing Bible
- Karen & Kids podcast: “Elijah Part 1” (I’ve downloaded all the available episodes to use as they apply to our lessons.)
Looking forward to more wonderful stories about Elijah in the weeks to come!