Friday, October 27, 2017

3.8. Ezekiel & The Valley of Bones

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There are several different applications for Ezekiel. Because this was for preschool level, I decided to discuss God making their body and how great their bodies are. It was easier for me since the teacher I am with is a nurse. So, she brought in her stethoscope and some other nurse tools and made it fun to learn.
Ezekiel was a prophet of God in the Old Testament. One day, God talked to him in a vision (like a dream).

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God showed Ezekiel a valley that was full of dry bones (skeletons).

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Suddenly, there was a great noise! There was a rattling sound and all at once the bones started to come together!  First bone to bone, and the bones knew which bones to attach themselves to!
Once the skeleton was together, then the sinews formed, then muscle, and finally skin to cover all the bones. These looked like living bodies!
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What was the one thing that was missing? They were not breathing.

God told Ezekiel to tell them to breathe. Ezekiel did as God commanded and the bones became alive and stood up on their feet! A very large army! An army to serve!
The people of Israel felt like they were as 'The army of bones, all dried up and unable to fight', but God said He would bring His people back together as a nation. God told Ezekiel that the people would know it was because of Him. God was watching over His people.
Lesson found in Ezekiel 37:1-14
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I laid felt (green or brown) on the floor and put these skeletons on it random. They love coming into class and seeing what is set up!
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The kids love these and they can be found in October at Kroger, Wal Mart, etc. You have to purchase them when you see them, because they sell out fast. I pre-bagged the bones into sets. We talked about the body parts while they matched them on the paper. They were allowed to eat those and I gave them another bag to take home. You can use the color layout of the skeleton on the front of the bag also. Click here for the worksheet.
 
The above idea came from Sharing Kindergarten. The free download did not have what I needed to use for this Bible class, so I created the worksheet you see above. So, for more printables using the Cheetos, click here.
 
I also printed these free body books to use, although we only used a couple of pages. With the hands on medical equipment and the Cheetos, they had fun and learned that God made them.

Oh Be Careful Little Eyes is a good song for this lesson. You can find it here.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpRmVOcVRad1lsUTg/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpUnVHVGJyNVZqeTg/view?usp=sharing  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpZjFjSGhocENoZUU/view?usp=sharing     
 
Click here to print the Pictures to Color.
http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2015/05/cathys-corner-ezekiel-and-valley-of-dry.html http://www.biblefunforkids.com/2015/12/preschool-alphabet-e-is-for-ezekiel.html
 Click here to see the lesson and more for early elementary ages.
Click here to see some of the original Ezekiel ideas and printables for Ezekiel for preschool.
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