Detailed Lesson Plans
Bible Story: Daniel and the Lion’s Den – Daniel 6:2-4,6-7,10-13,16-17,19-22
Learning Objectives: After this lesson, the children will demonstrate an understanding of the story by telling the story to a neighbor with a puppet.
Target Age: 2 year olds – 5 year olds
Bible, Daniel 6:2-4,6-7,10-13,16-17,19-22
“Daniel and the Lion’s Den” Story Booklet (download)
1 lion’s head printout per child (download) and crayons
1 lunch paper bag per child, scissors, glue, construction paper strips (1/2” wide), pencils
Optional Daniel coloring pages and Daniel praying
Optional visuals – you can print images of lions from Google
Teaching Plan: Daniel and the Lion’s Den
Welcome Activity: Welcome activities are things to have out for the children to do as they are arriving for class. These activities will get them engaged as soon as they arrive and will help the transition from their parents.
Have the children color the lion’s head. This will be used later in the lesson.
Worship Time: Use any preschool church songs your children enjoy
Bible Lesson Introduction: Who likes lions? What do lions sound like? What do lions do? What do lions eat? In our Bible Story today, we will be reading a story about a man and some lions.
Bible Lesson: Read Daniel 6:2-4,6-7,10-13,16-17,19-22 (NIRV) aloud to the children. There is also a book that you can print out that has the story along with simple pictures to help the children understand what is being read. Read the verses (story) to the children. If you are using the print out story, point to the pictures as you read the story so that the children can better understand what you are saying.
Responsive Listening: Read the story again for review, but this time have