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Monkey See, Monkey Do Bible Lesson Series

 

 

"Monkey See, Monkey Do, Jesus Wept and So Should You" Sunday School Lessons

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These crafts and activity ideas come from the Sunday School Lesson Series "Monkey See, Monkey Do" and are available to members on The Resource Room.

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Through this lesson children learn that it can be fun to copy others especially when they are doing something fun or exciting, but we have to be careful who we copy because not everything people do is appropriate. When it comes to copying what we see, Jesus gives us the best example. Children learn that Jesus wept for people who were sad, and that they should also feel empathy for others.

Scripture References: Ephesians 5:1, Luke 19:41, and John 11:33-35

 

 

Rejoice and Weep/Mourn Monkey Puppet

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Use the weeping and rejoicing stick monkeys to review the Bible verse. Have your children repeat the Bible verse several times while holding their Monkey Stick Puppets. When they say "rejoice" or "weep" they should turn their stick puppets to the appropriate side. See how fast they can say the verse. See if they can come up with a tune to sing the verse. (Patterns available to members.)

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Monkey See, Monkey Do! Color Sheet

Children color a picture showing monkeys rejoicing together and weeping together. (Printable pattern available to members only.)

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Bible Verse Review Game

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Ask your children the following questions and then have them come up with their own questions using the phrase "Monkey see, monkey do". Or have them reply to your answer using the phrase and then the answer. For example, a child would reply to the first question, "Monkey see, monkey do, you shouldn't hit when someone hits you."

1. Monkey see, monkey do, should you hit because someone hit you? No

2. Monkey see, monkey do, should you bully because someone bullies you? No

3. Monkey see, monkey do, should you laugh when someone’s laughing too? Depends what their laughing about.

4. Monkey see, monkey do, should you cry when someone’s crying because they are blue? Yes

5. Monkey see, monkey do, should you be talking when the teaching is talking to you? No.

6. Monkey see, monkey do, should you shout when someone’s shouting at you? No

7. Monkey see, monkey do, should you hug when someone’s hugging you? Yes

8. Monkey see, monkey do, should you . . .

 

 

Color a Bible Verse Color Sheet for Younger Children

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Children color the monkeys and then practice reading the Bible verse. A happy monkey is in the place of the word "rejoice" and a sad monkey is in the place of "weep" or "mourn". (Printable pattern available to members.)

Member's Monkey pattern

 

 

Monkey Around Concentration Game

Play a concentration game to see who is the best little monkey. Tell your children that they should watch you and then do what you did. Start with two movements and then have your children do the same thing. Add more and more movements and see who can copy the sequence without making a mistake. You can use some of the following movements: Salute, jump, shake your head from side to side, wave, touch your toes, swim, jump from side to side, chicken dance, jumping jacks, tiptoe, say “Jesus wept”, march, run in place, pat your head, cup your ears like you are trying to hear better, sing a tune, say “Excuse me.”

 

 

Play “Monkey See, Monkey Do!”

Have your children sit in a circle and pick one child to be the guesser. Send the guesser outside or have him close his or her eyes while you pick another child in the circle to be the lead “monkey”. Decide which player will be the guesser. That player leaves the room. The lead monkey than does things and the other monkeys follow along. The lead monkey must do them when the monkey in the middle is not looking so that the monkey in the middle cannot tell who is the lead monkey. Tell the other children to try not to look directly at the lead monkey because they want to fool the monkey in the middle as long as possible. If the lead monkey gets caught, he then becomes the monkey in the middle.

A complete lesson is available to members of Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities on The Resource Room.

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Monkey See, Monkey Do Jesus Knew the Scripture and So Should You (Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness)

The following crafts and activities come from the Sunday School Lesson "Monkey See, Monkey Do, Jesus Knew the Scripture and So Should You" and is available to members on The Resource Room. This lesson teaches that it can be fun to copy others especially when they are doing something fun or exciting, but we have to be careful who we copy because not everything people do is appropriate. When it comes to copying what we see, Jesus gives us the best example. In this lesson Jesus gives us an example of how he used the scriptures to fight against the devil's temptations. In this lesson children learn it is important to memorize scriptures because they will help them fight against temptation.

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Scripture References: Matthew 4:1-11

Included in this Lesson:

 

Monkey in a Cup Craft

Children write one word of the verse on each banana and place them in the cup. They can take the cup home and memorize the verse by placing the bananas in order to spell out the verse.

 

 

Bible Verse Review Game

 

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To play this game hide the bananas around the room before class or while the children are out of the class. Instruct your children to each find one banana and then go back to their seats. There are 16 bananas in all so if you have more children than bananas, make extra. Read the verse and write it on the board. Point to each word one at a time and ask your children to look at their bananas to see if they have that word. If a child has the word he or she gets to "feed the monkey" by placing it in the monkey's mouth. Keep playing until all the children have had a chance to "feed the monkey".(A Pattern for this Game is available to members.)

Member's Monkey pattern

 

 

Play “Monkey See, Monkey Do!”

Have your children sit in a circle and pick one child to be the guesser. Send the guesser outside or have him close his or her eyes while you pick another child in the circle to be the lead “monkey”.
Decide which player will be the guesser. That player leaves the room. The lead monkey then does things and the other monkeys follow along. The lead monkey must do them when the monkey in the middle is not looking so that the monkey in the middle cannot tell who is the lead monkey. Tell the other children to try not to look directly at the lead monkey because they want to fool the monkey in the middle as long as possible. If the lead monkey gets caught, he then becomes the monkey in the middle.

 

 

Monkey Around

Play a concentration game. Tell your children that they should watch you and then do what you did. Start with two movements and then have your children do the same thing. Add more and more movements and see who can copy the sequence without making a mistake. You can use some of the following movements: Salute, jump, shake your head from side to side, wave, touch your toes, swim, jump from side to side, chicken dance, jumping jacks, tiptoe, say “Jesus wept”, march, run in place, pat your head, cup your ears like you are trying to hear better, sing a tune, say “Excuse me.”

A complete lesson is available to members of Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities on The Resource Room.

Member's Lesson

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I recently joined the resource room, but have already found it to be a blessing for me and all my children, (the reason I say "all" my children because I homeschool as well as teach 5/6 grade Sunday school). I especially enjoy the ideas for bulletin boards I spent hours searching for ideas for my class and that is how I came to find you all the other wonderful things that I have learned since then has only been added benefits. Tomorrow will be my first lesson used but I'm confident the kids will enjoy it as much as I have. Angie Sharp

 

 

Monkey See, Monkey Do, Jesus Prayed and So Should You

The following crafts and activities come from the Sunday School Lesson Monkey See, Monkey Do, Jesus Prayed and So Should You and is available to members on The Resource Room. This lesson teaches that while it can be fun to copy others especially when they are doing something fun or exciting, we have to be careful who we copy because not everything people do is appropriate. When it comes to copying what we see, Jesus gives us the best example. When it comes to copying what we see, Jesus gives us the best example. In this lesson children learn Jesus prayed and they should pray too.

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"I Can Pray" Printable Book

I Can pray prinatable book
I Can Pray Printable Book 2

"I Can Pray"

Monkey see, monkey do,
Jesus prayed and I can too.

I can pray when I'm sad,
Or when I'm really mad.

I can pray on a train,
Or in a great, big plane.

I can pray in a box,
or with a little fox.

I can pray in a house,
or with a tiny mouse.

I can pray in a boat
or with a Billy goat.

I can pray in a tree,
or with a bumble bee.

I can pray here or there
because God is everywhere!

I can! I will!
It doesn't take much skill!

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This printable books goes along with the lesson Monkey See, Monkey do, Jesus Prayed and so Should You!

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ABC, Where Can I Pray Game

(Older Children) Write the ABC's on your board and have your children help you think of places where they can pray. Each place should start with a different letter of the alphabet. Examples - A - attic, B - baseball field, C - car, D - downstairs, E - entry way or estuary, etc.

 

 

ABC, Where Can I Pray Game

(Older Children) Write the ABC's on your board and have your children help you think of places where they can pray. Each place should start with a different letter of the alphabet. Examples - A - attic, B - baseball field, C - car, D - downstairs, E - entry way or estuary, etc.

 

 

What is the Monkey Doing?

Before class write down things that Jesus would want us to do such as: pray, feed the poor, heal the sick, talk to someone, tell someone about Jesus, etc. In class pick two children to act out each scenario and have the other children in the class try to guess what they are acting out.

 

 

Play “Monkey See, Monkey Do!”

Have your children sit in a circle and pick one child to be the guesser. Send the guesser outside or have him close his or her eyes while you pick another child in the circle to be the lead “monkey”.
Decide which player will be the guesser. That player leaves the room. The lead monkey then does things and the other monkeys follow along. The lead monkey must do them when the monkey in the middle is not looking so that the monkey in the middle cannot tell who is the lead monkey. Tell the other children to try not to look directly at the lead monkey because they want to fool the monkey in the middle as long as possible. If the lead monkey gets caught, he then becomes the monkey in the middle.

 

 

Make a Child Praying Picture

 

Monkey Around Concentration Game

Play a concentration game to see who is the best little monkey – Tell your children that they should watch you and then do what you did. Start with two movements and then have your children do the same thing. Add more and more movements and see who can copy the sequence without making a mistake. You can use some of the following movements: Salute, jump, shake your head from side to side, wave, touch your toes, swim, jump from side to side, chicken dance, jumping jacks, tiptoe, say “Jesus wept”, march, run in place, pat your head, cup your ears like you are trying to hear better, sing a tune, say “Excuse me.”

A complete lesson is available to members of Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities on The Resource Room.

Member's Lesson

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