Keeping It Clean

Scripture: 2 Kings 11-12, 2 Chronicles 23-24

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn godly leaders can point people who had rejected God back to worshipping and obeying God.
  • Students will learn it is important to heed the advice of godly people.
  • Students will learn it is important to worship and obey God for our entire lives.
  • Students will learn vocabulary associated with cleaning supplies.

Guiding Question: How can students learn what nouns and verbs are related to cleaning?

Materials: Various cleaning supplies such as a mop, sponge, wipes, spray, etc.

Procedure: Review the story of Joash from the scriptures above. Remind students that Joash was godly as long as Jehoiada was alive. He didn’t make his faith his own though so when Jehoiada died, Joash gradually moved farther and farther from God. Explain to the students that it is important to have their own faith so that they can learn from God, worship God, and experience a personal relationship with God.

Introduce the activity. Bring in cleaning supplies and teach students the vocabulary related to cleaning. Explain that there are nouns and verbs used in cleaning. Have the students take turns pretending to use the various supplies. Others must guess the correct words for the supplies they are using and the cleaning actions they are showing.

Additional Questions: How can students share their knowledge of cleaning vocabulary?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a video in which they are cleaning different areas of the classroom. In the video, have the students use the vocabulary that have learned and explain the use of the cleaning supplies.

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