Try these ideas when creating your lesson plan on the story of Manna from Heaven from Deuteronomy. Use the Sunday school music idea along with the cooking,art activity and discussion ideas to help your students understand how God provides for us.
Explain what manna is to the children.
Make your own manna.
Give each child a tortilla. Let them put honey or butter, cinnamon and sugar on their tortilla. Tell them that their treat is like the manna that they are going to talk about in their story.
Tell the story of the manna pouring down from heaven (Deuteronomy 8: 16). You can tell the story using a children’s bible or tell it in such a way that this age group can understand it.
Talk about how God provides what we need.
Give the children white play dough. Show them how to make small white wafers to look like manna in the story. Give them pans so that they can “cook” the manna.
Sing the song “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands!
He’s got the itty, bitty, baby in His hands
He’s got momma and papa in His hands,
He’s got you and me, sister, in His hands,
He’s got the whole world in His hands.