Mealtime Conversations

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God wants us to make Him our first priority in life.
  • Students will learn God wants us to avoid being distracted by worldly things.
  • Students will learn God wants us to listen to His words.
  • Students will learn how to use vocabulary in meal time conversations.

Guiding Question: How can students enhance their vocabulary at meal time?

Materials: Resource for topics linked in procedure in the word “topics”

Procedure: Review the story of Mary and Martha. Remind students that Martha was easily distracted and busy preparing things for dinner. Ask students to share why they thought Martha was distracted by her chores. Explain that while it is fine for Martha to want to prepare a nice meal and have a clean house, she made those things a priority when listening and learning from Jesus should have been her first priority. Have students share what they think can serve as distractions for them today and how can they plan to minimize those distractions so they can focus more on Jesus. 

Introduce the activity. First, serve the students a meal. Help the students have meal time conversations in English. You can periodically change topics to encourage students to practice more vocabulary. 

Additional Questions: How can students apply vocabulary into a real world conversation?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a script that includes 2-3 characters. The script is about a specific meal time conversation. Make sure students include vocabulary you have reviewed with them.

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