Scripture: Daniel 3
- Students will learn God expects us to follow Him even if others threaten to hurt or kill us if we do.
- Students will learn God wants us to have faith in Him.
- Students will learn even if God does not stop evil people from hurting us when we obey Him, He will make sure His people spend eternity with Him in Heaven.
- Students will learn fire safety rules.
Guiding Question: Why should we follow God even when it seems scary?
Materials: Access to the following website: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/children.html
Procedure: Review the story of Shadrach and the fire. Explain that Shadrach and the others had to have a very strong faith in God during that situation and trust that God would take care of them no matter how scary the situation became. God used the situation with the fire to prove who He is and what He is able to do. When we are put in tough situations that may seem scary or uncomfortable, we have to hold on to our faith and trust that God will take care of us and/or use us to further His Kingdom and fulfill His plan for our life. Have the students share some situations that they may encounter where they may be scared or it would be hard to trust God and what they could do during that time to stay obedient.
Introduce the activity. Explain that students are going to learn about fire safety rules that are important to follow wherever they are. Show the website from the “Materials” section and go through the fire safety rules with the students. Explore digital media in the content library from the website to reinforce rules. Have students share how they could follow these rules in different locations: home, school, grocery store, mall, etc.
Additional Questions: How can students learn about and be encouraged to follow proper fire safety?
Supplemental Activity: Take students on a field trip to a local fire station where the firefighters would be willing to go over their job with the children, explain proper fire safety, and share stories of when following fire safety rules has helped people save their lives.