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The story of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream – God knows everything

The Bible teaches that God is all knowing. He never needs to learn anything, we cannot teach him anything. He never needs to change.

Psalm 147:5 ‘Great is our Lord, and abundant in power, his understanding is beyond measure.’

The story from Daniel 2 illustrates this truth.

To tell the story you will need a story bag and some puppets on sticks made from pictures that have been coloured and cut out. You need the main characters – Nebuchadnezzar, some wise men and Daniel. If telling the story to older children add more characters from the story such as Daniel’s friends. Pre schoolers benefit from less detail and a focus on the main points of the story.

The story

It was a dark night. The stars were in the sky. King nebuchadnezzar was fast asleep in his bed. Maybe he was snoring! Then he had a dream. King Nebuchadnezzar didn’t like the dream. It woke him up and he was unhappy.

The next morning he called all his wise men. ‘I had a dream he said. I want to know what it meant.’

The wise men said, ‘Tell us what happened in your dream and we”ll tell you what it means’

‘No!’ said the king. ‘Tell me the dream and what it means or I will get rid of all of you and knock down your houses!’.

The wise men looked at each other. They were worried . How could they know what the dream was if the king didn’t tell them!’

But there was one wise man who could help. His name was Daniel. He talked to God and asked God to help.

He came to see the king.

‘Can you tell me the dream and what it means?’ asked the king

‘No wise man can do that Daniel said,’but God knows everything and he knows about the dream and what it means and God has shown me your dream and what it means.’

God knows everything about us. He knows everthing about evereything. God is very great.

During the story you can also add actions to keep the children’s attention. If you do this have somewhere to stand the puppets or have another adult hold them for you.

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Most of the pictures were taken from ‘Instant Art for Pre-school colouring by Arthur Baker published by Keven Mayhew. I have searched their website but I think it is now out of print 😦 They do however have lots of other lovely stuff,

 

 

Lion craft – Daniel talked to God (Bible alphabet – D is for Daniel)

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In the Bible alphabet we are up to Dd – Daniel. The story is written for three’s and under. If you use it then you can add counting to three on your fingers and of course use a made up lion paper plate at the right time in the story.

Craft – a paper plate lion head

You will need –

1. Paper plates – turned over and resting on the rim

2. Yellow and orange tissue paper/ crepe paper squares

3. Yellow wool cut into 5cm lengths ( or thereabouts!)

4. Glue sticks

5. Black  paper triangles

6. Black crayons (for the children to draw on the lion’s mouth and whiskers – or you may want to do this in advance)

7. Googly eyes – if working with under fives an adult MUST supervise the use of these. Don’t leave them on the table for children to use as they are a chocking hazard. Of course you don’t have to use them at all!

Story

Bible reference Daniel 6

Daniel lived a long time ago. Every day he would talk to God, On Sunday he talked to God and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and  Saturday. Every day he went into his room and knelt down and talked to God. He talked to God in the morning, and at lunchtime and at night time. One , two , three times a day he talked to God. God loved to listen to Daniel talk to him. He heard everything that Daniel said.

But some people made trouble for Daniel. They went to the king and they got him to make a new rule that no one should pray to God.

Well, Daniel loved God and so that day he went home and he did what he always did – he knelt down to talk to God.

He was in BIG trouble. He was taken away from his house and put in a big pit in the ground and a stone was put over the top. It was dark. Daniel wasn’t on his own. Inside the pit there were lions! but God had sent an angel to keep the mouths of the lions shut. They could see Daniel and they could smell Daniel but they couldn’t hurt him.

God is very powerful. He is in charge. He kept Daniel safe.