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Feb 22, 2012

Health K: Lesson 1

 Our first lesson from the Horizons Health for Kindergartners consists of five+ parts. Circle time, an activity, poem reading, Bible reading, music time and closing/review.


  • Students will recognize that God creates each person as a unique individual.
  • Students will celebrate and thank God for their uniqueness.
  • Students will identify some of their unique features.
 Begin with a gentle prayer!

Circle Time: Sit on the floor with you kids and show them something with the word UNIQUE written on it (we used a dry erase board). Depending on their age you might get a view responses when you ask what's the meaning of this word-my little engineer said "someone who's really useful." Haha. Then ask them to point out a few features on mommy's face that's unique. (hair and eye color, dimples, freckles, etc). Do this with each child, they might get a little silly but that's the fun part.

Poem reading: After you're done learning about the word unique read the poem Just Me by Margaret Hillert. Frequently pause to go over the meaning of each line or sentence segment to explain to them what it means or, for older children, ask what it means. Then read the whole thing again straight through. My older child paused to remind me that there's another child at church with same name. But it was great because then it just made it easier to explain how their mommy and daddy gave them the same name but God made them as two very different people!

Just Me
Nobody see what I can see,
For back of my eyes there is only me.
And nobody knows how my thoughts begin, 
For there's only myself inside my skin.
Isn't it strange how everyone owns 
Just enough skin to cover his bones?
My father's would be too big to fit--
I'd be all wrinkled inside of it.
And baby brother's is much too small--
It just wouldn't cover me up at all.
But I feel just right in the skin I wear, 
And there's nobody like me anywhere.

Bible reading: First stress that God created each of us in his image and loves each of us. Paraphrase Psalm 139: 13-15 God gave us life and knew us before we were born. Then talk about the verse! I used our children's Wonderkids Bible.

Student Activity: Take a white sheet of drawing paper and an ink pad. Help them make fingerprints around the outside edge of the page. Have you kids look carefully at their finger prints to see how each one is different from all the others. Wow that's just how far God designed us a unique. Then use a picture of each kid and mirror to let them study themselves and draw a picture of themselves. They actually did really well with this-plus it was fun!
Little Engineers pic with fingerprints

Jr. wore a long sleeve shirt that day.

We also made handprints but they turned out a little messy, well actually it was just a finger painting session but still fun.
Music Time: I suggest reading this through a couple of times and practice so your kids can follow you. The nice thing about kids is that they don't judge on your piano skills or singing skills. And because we don't have a piano (yet) I just kinda made up the tune with the words. 
 Closing/Review: "Today we learned that God knew each of us even before we were born, and that God made each of us special, unique. And each of us found out things that make us unique." 
Again pray only this time ask your children to talk to God and thank Him for their special uniqueness ;)

 This was a great little lesson and a nice break from verse memorization and Bible story reading and nice little addition to the subject of Bible study. Balance is the key!

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