Lesson 5: The Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3:1 - 30)
Create a Furnace Diorama - Materials Needed:
- large empty cereal box for each child
- copies of the drawings of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego for each child
- grey/red/orange/yellow construction paper
- cotton balls
- scissors, glue, black markers and markers or crayons
Cut out a large arched entrance from the front of the box. It should be large enough to allow the picture of the men to be added inside. Cover the outside of the box with grey construction paper and glue it into place. Cut tongues of fire out of the red/orange/yellow construction paper and glue them to the back of the box so they can be seen through the opening. Add some tongues of fire to the foreground by folding and gluing a tab on the bottom of the flame allowing it to stand upright. Color the pictures of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Cut out the drawings leaving about one inch under their feet. Fold over the extra paper under their feet and glue that onto the floor of the box so that they are standing inside the furnace. Pull the cotton balls gently so they flatten somewhat, color the tops lightly with black marker and glue to the floor around of the furnace. Decorate the furnace adding lines for stones on the grey construction paper.
Activity - Sound Effect Drama:
Read the drama provided for this lesson adding as many appropriate sound effects as the kids can think of, i.e. crumple up paper for the sound of the flames when the furnace door opens. Be creative and resourceful!