Listening to the Word of God (PS)

Published March 14, 2017 by humanlign

Theme: Listening to the Word of God

Scripture Readings 

For this lesson, the scriptures will be read and discussed at the end of the lesson.

Puppet preparation

Four puppets: a male teacher (Teacher Alan), a young boy (Fred) and two young girls (Jane and Mary). Setting: a classroom.

Puppet Script

Teacher Alan

Good morning students. 

All students

Good morning Teacher Alan.

Teacher turns to Fred

So Fred, did you do your homework last night?


Yes Teacher Alan.

[The two girls are having a very quiet conversation between themselves and are not paying attention to Teacher Alan.]

Teacher Alan

So Fred, how come you didn’t turn your homework in to me this morning?


I forgot to put my homework in my school bag.

Teacher Alan

Don’t you remember when I told all of you to always put your homework in your school bag right after you finish it?


Ahhhh, I don’t remember you saying that.

Teacher Alan

Do you mean you weren’t paying attention to me when I said that?


Ahhhh, I guess so.

Teacher to Jane

Jane, do you remember me telling the class to always put your homework in your school bag right after you finish it?

[Jane is still talking to Mary and not paying attention to Teacher Alan.]

Teacher to Jane


[Jane turns around to face Teacher Alan.]

Yes Teacher Alan.

Teacher Alan

Jane did you hear the question that I just asked you?


What question?

Teacher Alan

OK, everyone will have double homework tonight for not paying attention in class.

Fred, Jane and Mary (disappointed)




What happen in the puppet classroom today?

Has that ever happened in this Sunday School classroom?

Why do you think some students don’t pay attention in school?

What things distract them?

Has anyone ever had a bad experience or been punished for not paying attention at school or at home?


  1. paying attention to what we are being told; and
  2. doing what we are told (if the directive or advice comes from a parent, or teacher or someone else that we trust has our best interest in mind).

Learning to listen is one of the most important skills you will ever develop.

  • Matthew 17: 5.  … a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
  • Psalm 119: 105. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path
  • Romans 10: 17. So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
  • Proverbs 19: 20. Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

If there is time …

Activity: “Simon Says” –  a fun listening game

To play “Simon Says” tell children that you will give directions for them to follow. If you say “Simon says” first, they should do it. If you do not say “Simon says” first, they should not do it. Tell children to listen carefully and follow directions.

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