Rhymes and Poetry

Scripture: Matthew 1 and Luke 1:25-56

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God had a plan for the Messiah to come to earth from the very beginning.
  • Students will learn Jesus fulfilled many prophecies in the Old Testament including his genealogy.
  • Students will learn God wants us to be excited Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins.
  • Students will learn what rhyming words are and how to use them in a poem.

Guiding Question: How can students use rhyming words in poetry?

Materials: Paper, pencils

Procedure: Review the story of Jesus coming from the scriptures above. Explain that God had a plan for Jesus to come and save us from our sins and that prophecies were made by people called prophets well before Jesus came to earth. These prophets talked about a savior coming to save us from our sins and foretold much of Jesus’ life. Jesus fulfilled many prophecies about His life and His genealogy (explain genealogy depending on age/background experience of students).

Explain that Mary’s song is a type of poem. Often poems involve rhyming the last words of lines. Teach rhyming words to the students and have them write short rhyming poems about a topic of their choice.

Additional Questions: How can students use rhyme schemes in poetry?

Supplemental Activity: For an added challenge, have the students create a poem that follows a certain rhyme scheme such as:





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