For Such a Time as This (Classroom Activity for Grades 2-5)
This lesson is part of God's Story of Work for Kids, a 12-week curriculum that teaches children to see work through God's perspective.
- blank sheet of paper for each child
- A copy of the Life Mapping Guidelines for each child
- pens or pencils
- colored pencils or markers
Opening Activity: Time Travel (10 minutes)
Place a stack of the Time Travel Cards in the middle of the group upside down so that the words are not seen. A student turns over the top card. He or she describes what it took to do the listed activity a hundred years ago, and what it takes today. Each student takes a turn mentally traveling back in time.
Review: How we live and how things are done today is quite different from a hundred years ago. God created you to be alive today in this particular time.
Worksheet: Life Mapping (20 minutes)
In this exercise students draw a map of their particular time and place in history. Give each child a copy of the Life Mapping Guidelines, a blank sheet of paper, and pens or pencils to work with. When completed, have each student share one or two things from their map that they are grateful God has given them.
Review: What is something you are able to do for God in your unique setting because you are alive today?
Share & Pray (5 minutes)
Remind the children that God designed the unique time and place of their birth. Ask children if they want to thank God for anything particular about their current moment. Ask children if they have an personal prayer requests. You can go around the circle in popcorn prayer style, with each child thanking God for what he or she wants to having the next student pray for that child.