Class: Primary 1
Term: 1st Term
Week: 7
Age: 6 years
Duration: 45 minutes
Subject: Christian Religion Studies
Topic: The Birth of Jesus – The Angelic Visit to Mary
Content: The angelic visit to Mary

Specific Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to:

  • Understand the angelic visit to Mary and the announcement of Jesus’ birth
  • Draw/colour pictures of Mary and the Angel
  • Recite the memory verse.

Instructional Materials:

  • Bible
  • Visual aids (pictures of Mary and an angel)
  • Flashcards with key points
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Notebooks and pens

Rationale for the Lesson:
Understanding the angelic visit to Mary is important as it marks the beginning of the miraculous birth of Jesus.

Prerequisite/Previous Knowledge:
Pupils have a basic understanding of key Bible figures like Mary, angels, and the story of Jesus’ birth.


Content Development: The Angelic Visit to Mary

Content (Steps)TimeTeaching MethodTeacher’s Points/ActivitiesPupils’ Activities
Introduction5 minsStorytelling– Share a brief introduction about Mary, the mother of Jesus.
– Explain that the lesson is about the angelic visit to Mary.
– Listen attentively.
– Express interest and curiosity.
Bible Reading7 minsBible Reading– Read Luke 1:26-38 together as a class.
– Discuss the story’s key points and characters (Mary and the angel Gabriel).
– Listen to the Bible reading.
– Engage in discussions about the story.
Discussion & Activity8 minsGroup Discussion & Drawing– Discuss the significance of the angel’s visit and the message he delivered.
– Guide pupils to draw/colour a picture of Mary and the angelic visit.
– Participate in discussions.
– Draw pictures based on the story.
Scriptural Reference6 minsBible Activity– Guide the pupils to give other scriptural references about important events involving angels (e.g., angels visiting shepherds in Luke 2:8-14).– Share scriptural references they know.
– Participate in identifying events.
Memory Verse8 minsMemory Verse/ Planned repetition– Teach a memory verse related to the lesson (e.g., Luke 1:37).
– Explain its meaning.
– Repeat the memory verse together.
– Understand the meaning of the verse.
Note Taking6 minsNote Taking– Provide pupils with a note summarizing the lesson on the angelic visit to Mary.
– Pupils copy the note into their notebooks.
– Copy the note into their notebooks.
Evaluation5 minsQuestion & Answer– Ask questions to assess pupils’ understanding of the lesson.
– Encourage pupils to share the importance of the angelic visit in Jesus’ birth story.
– Participate in answering questions.
– Share insights about the lesson.

Memory Verse:
“For nothing is impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37

Note to Pupils:
Today, we learned about the angel’s special visit to Mary, sharing the wonderful news of Jesus’ birth. Remember, with God, anything is possible!


  1. Who visited Mary with a special message?
  2. What is the memory verse for today?

Teaching Aids:

  • Bible
  • Visual aids (pictures, diagrams)
  • Flashcards with key points
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Notebooks and pens

Note to Teachers:
Customize the lesson content, teaching methods, and pupil activities to suit your teaching style, curriculum, and available resources.

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Last Update: August 30, 2023