In the Fiery Furnace

We enjoyed another great story last week as we learned about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego being thrown into a blazing funace for refusing to worship an idol!  Once again, as I planned I checked out what ABC Jesus Loves Me had to offer, and found some great ideas in the 4-Year Old Curriculum week 2 lesson plan.  Ian has had an affinity for the book of Daniel since shortly after he turned two, and while that mostly focuses on our next story (Daniel in the lion’s den), this story is also a favorite for him.  He couldn’t seem to get enough of it this week.

I told the story from Daniel 3 over and over using our flannel board set, as well as reading it several times in The Beginner’s Bible (by Karyn Henley) and once in Classic Bible Stories: A Family Treasury.  He also requested it for his bedtime Bible story, which I read in the NIV.  (I would prefer to read it in the ESV, but he won’t have his own copy of it until Christmas, so I just use the NIV that we keep in his room.)

For our Bible notebook page, we used a craft from dltk-bible.com.  We used the sponge painting option for the fire since Ian had never done that.  Also, the craft only had the three men and I wanted to add the fourth, so I printed out both the color characters and a black and white copy to make the “one like a son of the gods”.

  

The only video we watched to go along with the story was Veggie Tales: Rack, Shack, and Benny (available streaming on Netflix), which was certainly fun, though there were so many elements that were different, I’m not sure how much connection Ian made with the Bible story.

We continued learning Proverbs 3:5-6 as our memory verse for this lesson, so much of our iPod playlist was the same as last week:

The new songs, however, were a big hit!  From the first day, Ian started singing along with the songs about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and I know this is one story that will stay with him forever.

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Posted on October 11, 2011, in ABCJesusLovesMe, Bible lessons, Preschool and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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