5 Months of lesson plans focusing on families and relationships within the family

Class Objective

The lessons will be based upon the Four Realms of Love, exccepting the spouses love, to give the children a better appreciation of the love they receive (from their parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents, True Parents, God, etc..) and how they can give love back.

Each Sunday, the class will be ordered into a game, song, book (or other literature), before ending with a craft. Also, each week will be running a theme of Absolute Faith, Absolute Love, and Absolute Obedience, in that order, with the last week being a summary of the month’s lessons. Lesson format can/will change in order to create the best possible clas environment for the children to learn. For example, the class could have songs be added, changed, or cancel songs altogether in favor of something else.

Overview:

  • September: My Mom
  • October: My Dad
  • November: My Brothers & Sisters
  • December: My True Parents
  • January: My Heavenly Parent
  • February: Myself
  • March: My Home
  • April: My Days
  • May: My Talents
  • June: My Dreams

September – My Mom

Week #1, 9/08:

10:00 AM – Icebreaker game. Remember everyone’s names and favorite food/game.

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family”/modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman. Discuss the absolute faith that children have for their Mother/Mother figures. Ask what the children would do for their mother.

10:40 AM – Draw a picture of your mother and answer fill-in questions about her

 

Week #2, 9/15:

10:00 AM – Play “Mother May I?”, similar to “Simon Says”

10:15 AM – Sing “If You Want to Show Your Love” to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

10:18 AM – Read “Love You Forever” by Robert N. Munsch. Discuss how the children’s mother will always love them unconditionally, and what the children will do for their mother.

10:40 AM – Create a Jug of Love

 

Week #3, 9/22:

10:00 AM – Play “I Obey”

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family”/modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “The Little Red Hen”. Discuss how often the children help their mother’s with Chores, and what they could do more.

10:40 AM – Craft Chore Book of things to do for their mothers

 

Week #4, 9/29:

10:00 AM – Play Pictionary of everything mother

10:15 AM – Sing “You Are My Sunshine”

10:18 AM – Read “My Mother?” by Ye Jin Moon. Discuss what it means to have a mother.

10:30 AM = Q&A about the month’s lessons

10:40 AM – Make paper flowers

 

October – My Dad

Week #1, 10/06:

10:00 AM – The Printing Press

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family”/modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “The Big Honey Hunt” by Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain. Discuss the absolute faith that children have for their Father/Father figures.

10:40 AM – Draw a picture of your father and answer fill-in the blank questions about him.

 

Week #2, 10/13:

10:00 AM – Play “Father May I?, similar to “Simon Says”

10:15 AM – Sing “If You Want to Show Your Love” to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

10:18 AM – Read “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney. Discuss how the children’s father will always love them, unconditionally. Also ask that the children would do for their father.

10:40 AM – Create a Jug of Love

 

Week #3, 10/20:

10:00 AM – Play “I Obey”

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family” /modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “Just Me and My Dad” by Mercer Mayer. Discuss with children how often they help their father with chores, and what they can do more.

10:40 AM – Craft Chore Book of things they will do for their father

 

Week #4, 10/27:

10:00 AM – Play Pictionary of everything father

10:15 AM – Sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

10:18 AM – Read “Every Friday” by Dan Yaccarino. Ask what it means to have a father.

10:30 AM – Q&A about the month’s lesson

10:40 AM – Create Fish Kite for their children’s day/ Halloween hats

 

November – My Brothers and Sisters

Week #1, 11/03:

10:00 AM – Play “Seven Up”

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family” modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “Me Too!” by Mercer Mayer. Discuss how the children have absolute faith in their siblings’ ability to love and take care of them. Also discuss how this love can be extended to their friends.

10:30 AM – Draw a picture of your family/considered family and answer fill-in the blank questions about them. Finish fish kite if needed

 

Week #2, 11/10:

10:00 AM – Play “Where am I”

10:15 AM – Sing “If You Want to Show Your Love” to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

10:18 AM – Read “I Love You the Purplest” by Barbara M. Joosse. Discuss how people don’t have a limit to their love, but only love everyone differently and that the family will always love each other.

10:35 AM – Draw a picture of your family/considered family and answer fill-in the blank questions about them. Finish fish kite if needed

 

Week #3, 11/17:

10:00 AM – Play “Brother/Sister May I” similar to “Simon Says”

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family” modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “Adele & Simon” by Barbara McClintock. Ask the children if they thought about Simon was obeying Adele to his best ability and what they would have done in his position.

10:30 AM – Craft pinecone turkey/animals

 

Week #4, 11/24:

10:00 AM – Play “Pictionary” of everything siblings

10:15 AM – Sing Thanksgiving song Sung to: “Twinkle, Twinkle little star”

10:18 AM – Read “Brother Sun, Sister Moon” by Katherine Paterson. Talk about how everyone should be thankful for everyone in their family and for others, even those they don’t like

10:30 AM – Create a Thankful Tree

 

December – My True Parents

Week #1, 12/01:

10:00 AM – Play “True/False” or “Truth and Dare”

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family” modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by Aesop. Discuss what it means to be true (ex: faithful) or to be false (ex: lying). Also discuss the meaning of parents and then put together the meaning of “true” and “parent” to make the meaning of true parents.

10:40 AM – Origami/Eye of God/or other Christmas decoration

 

Week #2, 12/08:

10:00 AM – Play “True Parent’s Says” same as “Simon Says”

10:15 AM – Sing “If You Want to Show Your Love” to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

10:18 AM – Read “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. Discuss how God loves us through True Parents and how that love lasts forever (show by drawing a simplified four position foundation).

10:40 AM – Make Christmas Tree ornament craft or continue with the “Eye of God”

 

Week #3, 12/15:

10:00 AM – Play Musical Chairs with Christmas songs

10:15 AM – Sing “Where’s my Family” modified “Where’s Thumbkin”

10:18 AM – Read “The Nativity” by Geraldine McCaughrean. Discuss what it means to be a Messiah, how True Father was same position as Jesus and how TF was able to make a family with God’s love.

10:40 AM – Craft Christmas Ornament/Origami

 

Week #4, 12/22:

10:00 AM – Play “Animal Pantomime”

10:15 AM – Sing “Silent Night”

10:18 AM – Read “Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale” by Martin Waddell. Discuss what kind of a world the children would like to live in, and what they can do to make that happen (change themselves).

10:40 AM – Make peace dove and write the type of world the child wants on it’s wings

 

Week #5, 12/29:

10:00 AM – Sing Korean Song/Arrirong

10:05 AM – Read “You Are Special” by Max Lucado. Discuss what makes people special and what was special about each child. Further discuss what special goals each child had for 2014 and if it would make their family/God happy

10:30 AM – Q&A – Test on what they learned this month

10:40 AM – Write their special goals on a New Year Resolution Poster, with each child writing the steps they will take to accomplish them.

firstManish Saluja