Today’s lesson plan was all about Lions, Tigers, Daniel in the Lions Den & Courage! The boys were asking to learn about lions so I put together a fun day full of learning and activities.
When everyone arrived at the kitchen table for our home school class on lions I started by letting them color.
After they were finished coloring I read some books I had picked up from the thrift store about lions and tigers. The kids always love it when I read to them.
Next they watched these movies on YouTube while I was busy getting everything else ready.
YouTube Movies About Lions & Tigers
- Kids All About Lion Movie: 6 minutes
- Understanding Lives of Lions: 4 minutes
- Lions vs. Tigers Battle of the Cats: 6 minutes
After the kids had watched some YouTube movies and we discussed it together and it was the perfect introduction to faith, prayer and courage as we also discussed the story of Daniel in the Lions den.
Story of Daniel & Lions Den
The prophet Daniel was living under a King who didn’t respect God. Although the King liked Daniel, his advisor tricked the King into making a law made it so nobody could pray to their own God, but everyone had to only pray to the King.
Daniel was a righteous man who loved God very much. Although he respected the King, he didn’t follow the law to never pray. Daniel continued to pray each day as he had always done.
The punishment for disobeying the law was terrible.
Daniel was seen praying to God and so he was thrown into a den of live, hungry lions overnight.
The LORD saved Daniel and protected him from harm all night long.
The king was horrified that his friend was being thrown into the den, and he ran to the cave first thing in the morning the next day.
The next day everyone was amazed by the power of God.
Lesson about Courage & Faith
Just like Daniel, we can trust that Jesus will save those who follow him. No matter how bad the trouble, God has the power to save.
Daniel was COURAGEOUS when he went into the den of lions and he had a lot of FAITH!
What are some things we can do to have courage and faith like daniel?
No lesson is complete without a good activity. So the boys and I made Lion masks and then had a lion fight, which the kids thought was pretty amazing!
I love teaching these eager, enthusiastic learners everyday 💗
After we did the lion masks, I printed out this paper bag and the kids loved their lion puppets.
I’m so glad that the boys wanted to learn about lions 🦁 today for school! It was the perfect introduction to faith, prayer and courage as we also discussed the story of Daniel in the Lions den. 💕
Today’s lesson plan was all about Lions, Tigers, & Courage.
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