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Our goal for preschool curriculum is to build a foundation of biblical knowledge so preschoolers will know the major stories of the Bible and how they fit together into God’s big story. Our curriculum is organized into 12 units and we teach the major stories of the Bible in mostly chronological order. Each week there is a Teaching Truth which is the most important thing we want kids to hear and learn about God and His Story that week.
Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.
SUPPLIES: Construction paper, scissors, cotton balls, yarn
For the last week of the Easter mobile, help your child cut out clouds from white construction paper and glue some cotton balls on them. Use yarn to attach the clouds to the mobile. Tell your child that this will help us remember that Jesus went back home to Heaven. This will be the last addition to your Easter mobile. If you created other pieces for your mobile, review what each of them stands for. Remind your child that Jesus is the only way to God. Because He died on the cross for our sin and came back to life, we can be with God forever!
SUPPLIES: White paper or white balloons
Make clouds to hang from the ceiling in your child’s room. You can cut cloud shapes from white paper or tie several blown-up white balloons together. At bedtime, use it as an opportunity to talk about how Jesus went back to heaven and is preparing a place for everyone who loves Him and trusts Him. Talk about how wonderful heaven is and that in heaven there is no sickness, no pain, no sadness. Most importantly, it is where God is!
SUPPLIES: Jelly beans, paper bag, cardstock, craft supplies.
Using Easter jelly beans, help your child create a bag full of jelly beans to give to a neighbor, make sure there is at least one of each of these colors in the bag. Walk through the poem below with your child and explain how he can use the colors to share the good news about Jesus. Make a card by writing the poem on a piece of cardstock and let your child decorate it. Attach the card to your bag of jelly beans and give it to a friend or neighbor this week.
RED is for the blood He gave. GREEN is for the grass He made. YELLOW is for the sun flowers so bright. BLACK is for the dark of night. WHITE is for the grace He gave. ORANGE is for the sun He made. PURPLE is for the hours of sorrow. PINK is for our new tomorrow.
“A bag full of jelly beans, colorful and sweet. It's a prayer, a promise, and a child's treat. May the risen Lord bless you this Easter and always.”