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Paul & Silas in Jail

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Character Trait:  Joyful
Definition:  A deep feeling of happiness no matter what happens
Opposite:  Pouting, sad
Big Thoughts for Little People:  Letter J

Bible Story:  Paul & Silas in Jail
Objective:  In bad situation, I can have joy because Jesus loves me.
Scripture:  Acts 16:22-34
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes:  pg 380
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 500
Through the Bible in Felt:  pg 251


Proverbs 17:22 - A joyful heart is good medicine.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #16


- I've Got the Joy in My Heart (Traditional)
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart!
Down in my heart!
I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay

And I'm so happy
So very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart
Down in my heart
And I'm so happy
So very happy
I've got the love of Jesus in my heart.

Additional Verses:
I've got the love of Jesus, love of Jesus...
I've got the peace that passes understanding...

And if the Devil doesn't like it
He can sit on a tack!
Sit on a tack!

ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:

- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets:Online Ideas:  Paul and Silas in Jail   

- Make tambourine – Use two paper plates.  Place a few dried beans on top of the one plate.  Place the other plate upside down on top of the first plate.  Staple the plates together.  Decorate and write the memory verse on one side.

- Handcuffs  Jail Handcuffs and Ball and Chain Craft - Make a paper chain and add a balloon on the end.  Place the chain around the child's ankles.  Create another paper chain and use as handcuffs.  Discuss how it must have felt to be in jail.

Online Ideas:

- Mazes - scroll down for two mazes

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