This dynamic Beatitude lesson plan for 4th or 5th grade contains Scripture, a meaningful worksheet, interactive activities and a fun game.
Key Points of Beatitude Lesson Plan
Jesus gave us the Beatitudes in his Sermon on the Mount. They are a set of directions that help live a happy life. We build up the Kingdom of God here on earth when we live by them.
- Sermon on the Mount
- Beatitude Poster
- Copies of the Worksheets Beatitudes are “BE”attitudes and Beatitude Match
- Beatitude Word Unscramble supplies in Ziploc bags
- Bowling for Beatitudes Game supplies
Show the poster of the Beatitudes and explain that class will be focused on learning these teachings of Jesus.
What is an attitude?…… [your feelings or emotions about something]
When someone has an attitude how do they act?…… [sometimes uppity, uncooperative, etc.]
What do our attitudes say about what is going on inside of us?…… [they let others know whether we are happy or unhappy]
What are the Beatitudes?…… [Directions on how to live a happy Christian life; A Beatitude is a “Be Like Jesus” attitude]
Why can they be thought of as BE-attitudes?……[We should live or “BE” using them as our internal attitudes ]
What words do they start with? ……[Blessed are the…]
What form do they take?…… [Action…..Reward][Jesus promises us that if we have attitudes like Him, we’ll have the reward of being HAPPY]
Scripture: Matthew 5: 6:9
Explain that the Beatitudes are found in the Bible in the Sermon on the Mount. During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave us the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer, and other important instructions on how to live.
Instruct everyone to find Matthew 5: 6-9 in their Bibles. Read the Beatitudes outloud together.
Scripture Discussion Questions
Why do many people like having them start with the word “Happy” better than the word “Blessed”?
[because if you live them in your heart they make you happy]
Are they easier to follow than the 10 Commandments?
[we may be willing to do the right thing but hard to do the right thing with a happy heart]
Worksheet: Beatitudes Are “BE”attitudes
Worksheet: Beatitude Match
Activity: Beatitude Word Unscramble
Game: Bowling for Beatitudes
Write the prompts below on the whiteboard so all can read them. Ask each student, to finish one of them for their closing prayer.
- Today I will show mercy or comfort to…
- Today I will be humble about…
- Today I will make peace with…
- Today when someone calls me a name or treats me badly I will…
- Today I will follow and obey God better by…
After the last person has finished saying his/her prayer statement, conclude with: For all these prayers, we say tonight, may the Lord hear us. AMEN.