Scripture: Daniel 7-12
- Students will learn God exists outside of time and knows what will happen in the future.
- Students will learn God’s prophecies always come true.
- Students will learn there have always been false prophets. Some or all of their prophecies do not come to pass.
- Students will learn how to implement good sleep habits.
Guiding Question: How can good sleep habits be implemented at home?
Materials: Chart paper or poster for graphing, blank journals, markers/pens/pencils
Procedure: Review the stories of Daniel’s dreams and visions found in chapters 7-12. Perhaps the most interesting are those found in Daniel chapter 11. Explain to students God sent prophecies for his prophets like Daniel to share with the people. Sometimes, the prophecies were just things God wanted the people to remember from things they had already been taught. At times though, these prophecies foretold the future. Because God knows everything, He knows what will happen in the future. People today who claim to tell the future are often wrong, or just make lucky guesses. Usually what they say is so general people can believe the prophecy came true no matter what actually happens.
Introduce the activity. Have students share about what their sleep habits are right now. For example: when they go to bed, when they get up, what they do before they go to bed. After sharing, teach students about good sleep habits. Have the students keep a sleep journal for a month. Make a graph representing the amount of sleep class has been getting (may want to set a goal of 10 hours a night to improve student health, behavior, etc.) and then revisit the graph after the month has passed to show progress.
Additional Questions: What steps can be taken to implement good sleep habits?
Supplemental Activity: Have students pick two-three good sleep habits and set goals/action plans for implementing the sleep habits.