God Made the Night

God Made the Night – Toddler lesson
Series: Creation
Theme: Day 1- God made light appear
Lesson Number: 3 of 4
Lesson Title: God Made the Night

Lesson Plan: 3a lesson plan-God made the night  To download and print this entire lesson, click on links below.
Memory Verse: Genesis 1:5 God called the light “day” and the darkness He called “night.”
1 Samuel 3 The Bible tells a story about a little boy named Samuel who lived in the temple.
One night Samuel was sleeping in his bed when he heard a voice calling him.
Samuel ran to Eli, Here I am he said. Eli said “I did not call you, go back to bed.”
The voice called Samuel three times until finally Eli knew this was not a dream, it was God calling Samuel. Eli told Samuel, “Go back to bed and when the voice calls again, say “Here I am, I am listening!” So Samuel went back to sleep and then the voice called him again. “Samuel, Samuel” Again Samuel woke up and this time he did not run to Eli. This time he said, “Here I am, I am listening.” Then God gave Samuel a message for Eli and in the morning, Samuel told Eli what God had said. When Samuel grew up, God gave him many messages for His people. Samuel became a prophet of God.
Sometimes children are afraid of the dark and afraid to go to sleep at night. Sometimes they have scary dreams. But God is watching over us all the time. He loves us. We do not need to be afraid of the dark and we do not need to be afraid to go to sleep at night. Just as God was watching over Samuel at night, God watches over each of us.
Use this verse as a prayer.
Psalm 4:8; I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, o Lord, make me dwell in safety.

lesson plan: 3a lesson plan-God made the night  lesson write-up: 3b lesson-God made the night

activity: 3c pic-owl  recipe: 3d sugar cookies  songs: this is the day

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