Welcome! This post is part of our Teaching Kids the Catechism in a Protestant Church series. If you’re new here, you might want to check out the other posts in the series:
- Who Made You? What Else Did God Make?
- Why Did God Make You? How Do You Glorify God?
- Why Should You Glorify God?
- Review and Recitation Week (Party Time!!)
- Is there more than one true God?
- How many persons of God are there?
- Who are the three persons of God?
- What is God?
- Can You See God & Does God Know All Things?
This week, we’re embarking on Question #13: Can God Do All Things?
Yes. God can do all his holy will.
You probably remember posing a question something along these lines as a child. It went something like “If God can do anything, can He make a rock so big that He can’t lift it?” It’s interesting how we are so eager to diminish God’s power or subdue Him into human strength. In reality, the limits of God’s abilities and power are so astounding, we could never begin to understand it.
This week’s Bible story is about Daniel and the Lion’s Den, a classic church story. You can find the whole story in Daniel 6 and you can review the story with this super silly video I made a few years back.
If you’re looking for some supplemental activities for this lesson, you’ve come to the right place! Of course, there is a plethora of activities online for this story. I’ve picked out a few of my favorites below!
Small Group Activities
This game is played like rock, paper, scissors but with a Daniel theme. Find all the instructions from Rem Gem.
Who’s the Lion? In this game, Daniel tries to guess which “lion” is roaring. Find the full instructions at Children’s Ministry Magazine
This activity/game comes from one of my favorite blogs, Oh Amanda. Check out all the details in the original post!
Daniel in the Lion’s Den
You can find the template and instructions for this fun mask at Crafting the Word of God.
Here’s a fun lion paper plate from Wee Waughs. No instructions, but it’s got some more activities and snack ideas as well. Worth a look!
Love this one, but the cuteness factor does detract a bit from the seriousness of the story! Find the instructions at Parents.com
This picture comes from Flickr. No instructions, but looks like a fun project to do with cups or empty yogurt containers.
Paper Activities and Puzzles
More Stuff to Check Out
Full Lesson from Resource Well including song ideas, games, discussion questions and even suggestions for encouraging kids who live in a home that is not receptive to faith.
Whole Pinterest Board dedicated to Daniel and the Lions Den: Great stuff here!