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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: Paint, paper plate; optional: straw, ribbons, hole punch
The Holy Spirit came like wind to the disciples. Just like the wind, we cannot always see the Holy Spirit, but we can see His work in and through us. Help your child see the effects of wind using paper plates and paint. If it is windy, you could do this activity outside. Put drops of paint on a paper plate and have your child wave it back and forth so the wind will blow the paint around on the plate. If you are inside, you can do the same thing by letting your child create wind himself by blowing at the paint through a straw. You could turn your plate into a mobile by threading string through a hole at the top, adding streamers to the bottom, and hanging it outside so the wind can blow it around.
On a windy day, take you child outside for a walk. Look around for things that the wind is moving such as flag blowing, tree branches swaying. We cannot see the wind, but we know it is here by what it does to the flag, leaves, and branches. Talk about how the Holy Spirt is always with us even if we cannot see Him. Review this week’s story about the Holy Spirit with your child using these questions:
When the Holy Spirit came, it was the start of the Church. That means it was kind of like a birthday for the Church! To celebrate the Church’s birthday, make cupcakes with your child. Grab a white cake mix, frosting, sprinkles, and food coloring. Let your child help you make the cake batter. Once you get all the ingredients mixed together, let your child add several drops of one color of food coloring and help him mix it in. Talk to your child about how the Holy Spirit changes the heart of someone who loves Jesus, just like food coloring changes the color of the batter. After baking the cupcakes, decorate them with icing and sprinkles. Before you eat your cupcakes, pray and thank God for sending the Holy Spirit who is our Helper.