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You can substitute potato sticksand raisins. Slice the cheese into slices, then again into strips. The children can use the strips to place around the cracker to make it look like a lion. Use raisins for the eyes and nose. Angel wings and halo Prep: You may already have a king's crown from Week 35 Crafts.
If not, make one. Make a halo by "wiring" some aluminum foil in a circle shape, then connecting it with more aluminum foil to a plastic hair band.
Ask the class who wants to be Daniel, and who wants to be King Darius. Have an adult or two who are strong enough to pick up "Daniel" play the part of the bad men. The rest of the class are lions. Designate a specific area of the classroom to be the lions' den, and set up some pillows there optional.
Retell the story in a simplified way, starting when the bad men throw Daniel into your den of "roaring lions". After the angel comes, they cannot make any more noise. The lions can lift their paws, but they cannot touch Daniel.
King Darius is crying in another area of the room.
Re-emphasize that God kept Daniel safe from the lions all night long. Daniel can sit down and fall asleep on the pillows. Tell the class it is now morning, and King Darius runs over to see how Daniel is doing.
Retell the rest of the story in your own words. Clap for your actors at the end. This is a rhyme with hand motions. Daniel loved God, and he did what was right.
Cross your arms over your chest, point up. He lived by faith; and not by sight. Three times a day he got down and prayed. Place hands together as if praying. Close to the Lord he wanted to stay. Then Daniel got thrown into the lions' den! Make claws with hands.
Move hands around like paws each time you say R-r-r-r! The lions' mouths were shut! Daniel was fine - he had no cuts! Hold arm out in front of you. Next morning the king ran to Daniel real fast. Ran to the lions' den and then he asked: Was God able to save you from the lions' den?
Place cupped hands on sides of mouth. God shut the mouths of the lions! Daniel was lifted out of the lions' den Make claws with hands. The king was so happy.Reading the works of other writers, ranging from classic books to local newspaper columns, can inspire an array of story ideas your child may not otherwise be able to come up with on their own.
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Christmas is coming soon, now is the time to plan that special activity, craft, or Bible lesson. This page lists some of the most popular resources on our website related to Christmas.