Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Nursery 2

Daniel in the lion's den

Class: Nursery 2

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 6

Age: 5 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious Knowledge

Topic: Daniel in the Lion’s den

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

  1. Give a simple meaning of a den
  2. Discuss the events of Daniel in the Lion’s den

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, playway method, questions and answers, demonstration, story-telling

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: toys, picture books showing Daniel in the Lion’s den, bible, story book







The teacher uses the Dare to be Daniel song to introduce the topic.

She explains what a den is – A den is where lions are kept


Pupils pay attention



She then further explains that lions are very wild animals which is why they live in the bush. Human beings ought not to go near lions else they would eat us up

Pupils pay attention and participates



Using the bible story books and the pictures there in she tells the story of Daniel in the Lion’s den

-      How Daniel was faithful to God even though he was in a strange land

-      How he prayed night and day to God

-      How many people became jealous of Daniel because the king liked him and put him above every one of them

-      How they deceived the king to make a law for nobody to pray to God

-      How the same people reported Daniel to the king that he did not stop praying

-      How the king found out and had no choice but to throw Daniel in a lion’s den

-      How God sent an angel the shut the mouth of the lions not to eat Daniel

-      How the king released Daniel and threw those who accused Daniel into the den

-      How the haters of Daniel were eaten up by the lions

-      How the king declared it was now compulsory for everyone to worship the God of Daniel who is the only one that can save

Pupils pay attention and participate



The teacher writes a short note on the board

The pupils copy the notes in their books



Daniel was a man that feared God and prayed. Some people who envied him reported to the king and told him to make a decree against people praying to God. Daniel loved God and continued to pray and because of this he was thrown into the lion’s den. God sent an angel to shut the mouth of the lions so that they will not eat Daniel.

EVALUATION:    1. __________ is where lions are kept. (cage, den)

  1. Who was thrown in the Lion’s den? (Judas, Daniel)
  2. ­An angel shut the mouth of the Lion. Yes/No


CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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