Friday, October 16, 2015

Preschool Alphabet: H is for King Hezekiah

These preschool Bible lessons are created and used at home, so there are some basic preschool learning skills printables added to each post. The Bible lesson and Bible printables are suitable for home or Bible class use. This week we discussed H is for King Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became 13th King of Judah when he was 25 years old. He was a king for 29 years. (2 Kings 18:2) Hezekiah was a very good king. He repaired the temple where the people worshipped God. King Hezekiah removed the idols. God had said "Do not make or worship idols." He also asked the people to return for the yearly Passover Feast. God had told His people to remember each year that He saved the Israelites with the 10 Plagues. He followed God and His commandments. (2 Kings 18:1-7)
King Hezekiah became very sick and almost died. Isaiah the prophet went to visit him and told Hezekiah to put everything in order before he died. Hezekiah prayed and said that he had been faithful to God. Then Hezekiah cried because he was so sad. But, before Isaiah had even left, God told Isaiah to go back to Hezekiah. God said that He heard Hezekiah's prayer and would heal him! God said Hezekiah would live another 15 years! God hears our prayers. He doesn't always answer them with what we ask, but with what He thinks we need.  (2 Kings 20:1-11)
Hezekiah was faithful to God. He did what was 'good and right and true'. All the work he did was according to the law and commandments of God. Hezekiah put his whole heart into his works and he prospered (did well). (2 Chronicles 31:20)
As I talked about Hezekiah, the kids acted out the lesson. It was short for preschoolers, but I mostly wanted them to understand that when we pray, we are praying to God. He always hears our prayers. He answered Hezekiah's prayers by helping him get better. But, God doesn't always give us what we pray for.  Print the Hezekiah picture to color here.  
H is for heart, hand and hammer. I purchased heart sticker foamies for the heart page, but you could use stickers, hand cut them or use a diecut machine to cut them. We painted their hands to make the prints for the handprints page. The hammers are included in the download for the student to cut and glue. Print these here.
The kids love these long-legged 'anythings'! So, adding the H is for Heart shape this week, they made these also! I will be adding all the shapes to the letters as we make them.  Click here for the template.
H is for House. You can download the house freebie here. The H for Hippo was purchased here.
You can download the free alphabet crowns (they wore for King Hezekiah) here.
They love puppets so I found this free horse paper bag puppet printable here. Also, the H is for horse was purchased here.
I found a lot of the alphabet letter ideas and projects on Pinterest.

6 comments:

  1. so glad to see you on various linky parties as you are my FAV Bible School blogger!!!

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  2. I was reading that just today in Isaiah. I've read it many times over many years re: Hezekiah, and it's a real challenge. Hope to see him in heaven. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you for sharing the description for adults who may be teaching this and not know this story in detail. It looks like a wonderful and fun lesson! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  4. That's so fun that you do a variety of H activities when learning the letter. I love the hearts that you created and the hippo is so cute. Thank you for sharing at the #Made4Kids Link Party!

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  5. You're so creative, and have approached this Old Testament story so thoughtfully. Thank you for sharing this with us at Grace & Truth!

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  6. "He doesn't always answer them with what we ask, but with what He thinks we need." Such great lessons here for children and adults! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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