It is back to school, and let’s talk about our souls.
Immortality of the Soul. What happens when you “die”?
After this lesson, children will know our souls do not die, our bodies do.
Play trainwreck and share what you did during summer. Or something about you if it is a new group
Did you hear the news about Queen Elizabeth II? *This was a recent event that happened before this lesson. Pick another example or just ask about loved ones that passed away. Other alternative is to play the movie clip of “SOUL” listed at the end of this lesson plan.
What do you think happens when we die? Do we keep our titles? Our social status?
Do you think she will continue to be a queen and have all her jewelry, luxury, and crown with her?
We do keep all knowledge and moral values we learned during our lives. Looking at the respect and reverence all people of the world are paying her, it seems she kept her promise of giving the people her heart! Don’t you think?
STORY: A SPECIAL GUEST AT LIVIA’s PARTY
Read the story and role-play the story
Suggestion: print posters and change the “background” of the story as kids role play it
- Do our spirits die? Do our bodies die?
- Where do we go when we die?
- How did Livia find out her grandpa was at the party?
- Can we talk to “free” spirits?
- Do you believe we can meet spirits in a dream?
Remember what Jesus taught us, and we celebrate every Easter:
Death of the body is not an end. It is just the beginning of a new chapter
Next week we will learn about: The Spiritual World
If there is still time:
Play this song that talks about grief but with hope.
With Hope by Steven Curtis Chapman
A child can pray by heart or have a prayer card for him or her to read
Play movie clip of the MOVIE SOUL