Build and Measure!

Scripture: Joshua 5-6

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn that God expects us to obey Him, even if we don’t understand why he is asking us to do something.
  • Students will learn God can make the impossible happen if it is in His will.
  • Students will learn God keeps His promises.
  • Students will learn how to find the area and perimeter of a shape.

Guiding Question: Why does God want us to trust His Word?

Materials: Device to play video, building blocks, paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of Jericho focusing on how the Israelites had to trust God even though they did not understand why they had to march around the wall. This happens with us today. God’s Word might instruct you to do things that you do not want to do and you do not understand why you have to do it, but we must trust that God knows best. In the end it will be good.

Introduce students to area and perimeter. Great Video Introduction: Draw several examples on the board and have the class solve with you to find the area and perimeter. Then have students build walls of various sizes and find the area and perimeter. Students can work independently or with partners.

Additional Questions: How can area and perimeter be applied in real life?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students participate in an area and perimeter scavenger hunt. Give the students a ruler and have them find 8 different objects in the classroom, then measure the area and perimeter of each object.

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