Scripture: Daniel 1
- Students will learn because we live in a fallen world, bad things can happen to godly people.
- Students will learn godly people act in godly ways even when times are tough.
- Students will learn their are often positive earthly consequences for living a godly life.
- Students will learn the words associated with different fruits and vegetables.
Guiding Question: What are English words for the various fruits and vegetables?
Materials: Fresh fruits and vegetables of your choice.
Procedure: Review the story of introducing Daniel and his friends. Point out that Daniel and his friends were of royal blood. They had been brought to Babylon the Bible says, because they were also good looking and intelligent. They were already well educated because of their royal birth. The Babylonians wanted them to have three more years of education in their languages, customs, etc. Remind students of the good and bad choices made throughout the story. Explain that it is important to live in a godly way even when life is difficult because that will help us to make good choices and God will reward us for choosing to follow Him. God loves to bless those who remain faithful to Him. Bad things still happen to Christians because we live in a fallen and sinful world but God is there to make things good.
Introduce the activity. Explain that Daniel and his friends were on a special diet. Bring in various fruits and vegetables and have students practice using the words that identify these fruits and vegetables. Then create a pretend Farmers Market and have the students practice ordering different fruits and vegetables using the words they learned.
Additional Questions: How can students apply knowledge of fruits and vegetables?
Supplemental Activity: Have students create their own Farmers market menu with the names of vegetables and fruits with the costs beside them.