Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Toddler

Jesus in the temple

Class: Pre-K

Term: 2nd Term

Week: 1

Age: 3 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious Knowledge

Topic: Jesus in the temple

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

  1. Discuss how Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the temple 40 days after he was born to be dedicated to the Lord
  2. Discuss how Jesus became a frequent attendant to the temple of God even from a tender aged

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

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: toys, picture books showing Jesus in the temple both as an infant and as a child who loved the temple, pictures of Jesus sitting among doctors and teachers of the law asking and answering difficult questions, bible, story book







The teacher uses J-E-S-U-S song to introduce the topic.

She explains what a temple is- it is what a church is called in the olden days

Pupils pay attention



She then further explains that Jesus’ parents Joseph and Mary, were the ones who introduced Jesus to going to the temple when they brought him to be dedicated to God at just a 40 day old baby

And every year, they made it a tradition to always bring Jesus to the temple

Pupils pay attention and participates



Using the bible story books and the pictures there in she tells the story of Jesus in the temple

-      How Jesus loved going to worship and listen to the word of God in the temple

-      How Jesus was bold and asked people who were doctors and teachers of the bible many questions in the temple

-      How because of Him learning more about the Bible became wiser and more favoured before God and other people.

Pupils pay attention and participate


EVALUATION:    1. Who introduced Jesus into going to the temple? (His friends, His parents)

  1. Jesus grew wiser because he asked and answered questions about the bible in the temple. Yes/No
  2. Is it good to attend church regularly? Yes/No


CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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