I had typed these on my computer, formatted to fit on business cards, but the information can
be hand written on index cards, scrap paper, or backs of used envelopes:
b. 1 -930
born when Adam was 130
the Appointed Substitute;
Genesis 5:6, 9-11
born when Seth was 105
Subject to Death
born when Enosh was 90
Genesis 5:12, 15-17
born when Cainan was 70
From the Presence of God
Genesis 5:15, 18-20
born when Mahalalel was 65
Genesis 5:18, 21-24
365 years on earth
born when Jared was 162
Dedicated to God;
Genesis 5:21, 25-27
born when Enoch was 65
Dying He Shall Send
Genesis 5:25, 28-31
born when Methuselah was 187
the Poor and Lowly
Genesis 5:28-29, 32
Comfort and Rest.
Hebrews 11 is the Heroes of Faith Hall of Fame. Two of the people from this list are in the Heroes Hall of
Fame. And Abel, who is Seth's brother, is also listed. Read Hebrews 11:4, 5 and 7. Give those
persons a gold star or other special mark of distinction. God gives these people special
recognition because of their faith.
Our time line is about 13 feet long and is displayed in hallway. It is used by the adults as a reference.
They have learned more about the Bible and its people from our lesson.
Music: Jesus Loves Me - (We are learning it in sign language. An
interpreter visited our church and she taught the signs for it. We sing
Jesus Loves Me every week to learn and memorize the signs. I love
the sign for Bible - 'Jesus Book". This is another culture thing - learning sign language to communicate,
awareness and sensitivity of others who cannot hear.)
Math: #1. The graph is an excellent math activity. Use it to calculate who was alive and would know who.
#2. For older kids, pass out the extra credit sheet. Acknowledge the first student to get the correct
answer in some way special, our resident math expert had the honor of
carrying Enoch's birthday cake out to the congregation. Extra credit problem: How old is Enoch? How many
candles should we put on his cake?
A. This is the Hebrew year 5761.
B. According to our graph, how many years after creation was Enoch born?
Use these numbers to calculate how old Enoch is today. A - B = answer
Answer - 365 = how long Enoch has been living in heaven
Stump the grown-ups. Ask them, "Who is the oldest person on record? (The Bible is a written record)
Answer Enoch. He is _______________ years old right now and still going strong.
Who is the second oldest person in recorded history? Elijah. He was born hundreds of years after Enoch,
but like Enoch, he didn't die but entered heaven without dying. God sent a chariot and horses of fire
to bring him to heaven.
The third oldest person on record? Methuselah. He was Enoch's son and lived 969 years.
How many people did you trick? We stumped 95% of the grownups we asked. They all said Methusehlah. A few
knew the correct answer.
Science: #1. Check garden and pull out weeds. Draw and record changes.
(We have a Bible garden, a 6 foot diameter circle, where we planted plants mentioned in
Scripture.) Deer and rabbits have ravaged it and Purslane has taken it over. We check it each week and
draw it. This week we had a potluck after service. We picked the
Purslane, washed it, tossed it with Italian dressing as our contribution to the potluck. Purslane is not native to the Americas. It was
brought over by European immigrants for food. It is a very nutritious green. We have long since stopped
cultivating it and eating it, treating it as a weed instead. This led into a discussion of culture and
change and adapting to cultures and personal tastes and prejudice, which is something for the future
missionaries in my class to think about. I am interested in wild edibles. The best resource is
"Edible Wild Plant- A North American Field Guide" by
Elias, Thomas S, and Peter A. Dykeman. ISBN 0-8069-7488-5.)
#2. The Bible says all the hairs on your head are numbered. Did you know your finger prints are unique?
No one has your finger prints. Even identical twins do not have identical fingerprints. To make finger
prints dab fingers on an ink pad. Press on a piece of paper. Look at the prints with a magnifying glass.
Book Corner: WWJD for Kids, Name the Baby books,
stories where children need to choose between right and wrong.
Art: #1. For each card with a name pass out a person shape. Also pass out Eve, Cain, and Abel. Let the
children decorate as the lesson is read. Tape on time line at birth year. Write notes about the person on
#2. Fold paper in half the long way. Along fold write the child's name in cursive with a #2 pencil. Fold so writing is on inside. Trace on wrong side to
make pencil carbon on right side. Go over with waterproof black marker. Color with crayons,
watercolor, markers, pencils.
#3. God Knows Me By Name! Prepare coloring sheets with this written across the top. Prepare for younger
children by writing their names in Balloon letters. Let the children color and decorate. Some choice: Sponges dipped in paint. Alphabet stamps and ink. Crayons, pencils, markers. Cutting pictures from magazines and pasting on letters. Cutting letters
from colored paper and pasting on coloring sheet. Gluing on alphabet macaroni or alphabet cereal. OR
write "God Knows Me By Name!" on a piece of 3 inch round card board with a hole punched in the top as a
necklace base. Can do the same cutting, gluing, coloring stuff. Run ribbon or yarn
through the hole, slip over head. It is so awesome! God knows us by name!
#4. Make letter beads out of clay, alphabet macaroni, and toothpicks.
#1 Genesis Book quiz questions. (Using a SSTN idea,
I have a video case covered in felt and labeled Genesis, I create question and answer cards for the
lesson. I also include appropriate cards from Bible Quiz
pack as some of our home-schooled students are on a quiz team. I also have a "Where Did the Bible Come From?" book with question and answer cards about
apologetics of the Bible lesson which kicked off our new curriculum. I will have a video case book for each
book of the Bible. A local video stores gives us the cases.)
#2. Continue garden journal with words and sketches.
#3. Play with magnet letters or magnetic poetry words on magnet wall.
#4. Write the meanings of each student's name on a 4x6 cards. Arrange them in different ways to try to
make sentences. Sentences can be silly, and they can be creative and meaningful.
God Knows My Name GORP: Mix alphabet cereal, raisins, peanuts, and/or any other ingredient like
dried fruit bits, candy covered chocolate bits or peanut butter bits, other nuts or small candies.
Make a birthday cake and decorate it for Enoch. We did this as our second contribution to the church
potluck. Don't forget candles, maybe one for every 100 years! And don't forget to sing 'Happy Birthday'!
The kids loved the lesson. It was chaos, some kids worked on various art activities while others really
got into the stamping of the timeline. They loved decorating the cake. They had fun stumping adults by
asking 'Who is the oldest living human being on record?" They are proud of the fact their timeline is
used by the adults as a Bible study aid. The congregation is lavish with their praise and
It is work, but teaching is fun! I am actually energized by this work.
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