Friday, January 23, 2009

lesson plan, 3rd verse, "I Lived In Heaven"{4}

This is my lesson plan for this Sunday.

Show the children the “Remember Hats” in the suitcase. One of your teachers is going to get to wear one of these hats.

We’ve learned the 1st and 2nd verses to “I Lived In Heaven”. We are going to sing that right now and see how well you remember it. The class that seems to have remembered it the best will get to choose a hat from the suitcase for their teacher to wear. So if you want your teacher to wear one of these funny hats, sing really great.

Sing 1st and 2nd verse.



Show the first picture for the first verse: the first verse talks about where we lived before we came to earth.

Show the first picture of the second verse: The second verse tells the plan that Heavenly Father presented.

Show the first picture of the third verse: The third verse tells about Jesus coming to the earth and that one day we will live a wonderful life with Heavenly Father again.


Assign each class a verse to discuss during their class time(just a few minutes of their leftover time). Have a representative from each class come up and tell what their assigned verse talks about. Go in order…1st, 2nd, 3rd verses.

Post the words to the 3rd verse on a poster with some words missing. Do the Volcanoes activity(at the bottom of this post) to find the words then figure out where they go in the song. Choose reverent children (using the snowball) to come up and put the vinegar in the cups. Get the word from the volcano and have the child write it in on the poster where it goes. They can choose another child to come up and help them if they need help finding where the word belongs.



Use the volcanoes to find the question for each line. Again, use the snowball to choose reverent children to come up and pour the vinegar in the cup. Put numbers on the questions and the cups so that the questions will go in order of the song. Sing each line after finding the question and answering it.

Sing the first line of the third verse. What does Messiah mean? another word of Jesus.

Sing the second line. What is another word for glorious? wonderful, good…Jesus is wonderful for come to the earth for us.

Sing the third line. This life is wonderful but in that line it says that one day we will have a more wonderful life with someone. When will we live an even better life? after we die(leave this life)

Sing the fourth line. Who is waiting for us in Heaven? Father.

Sing the entire 3rd verse together.



This song is very reverent and simple. So lets use our streamers to feel how the song has a nice smooth rhythm.

Post the streamer cards on the chalkboard.


If more time allows, use the water fountain(I'll take a picture and explain this later...I left it at church last week) to meter the song or time the song. OR use the church mouse for the hot and cold game.

If you have more time to sing other songs: (Do the hot and cold game with the little church mouse)

Children All Over The World(16)

The Chapel Doors (156)


Place 2-3 tbsp of baking soda in a cup. Pour about a cup of vinegar in the cup to create the explosion. Either put the food coloring in the vinegar or with the baking soda. I have found though that the food coloring clumps up in the baking soda and you end up not seeing that much color come out of the volcano. Cut up a Styrofoam plate and write the words{or questions} on the Styrofoam with a permanent marker. The Styrofoam is light enough that it will “explode” out of the cup easily.

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