New to the Kit or looking for helpful hints on how to use it? Check out the Kids Kit Tips and Tricks - Preschool Edition where we share detailed instructions about the resources below.
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: Oreos or blackberries, strawberries or cherries, cauliflower or angel food cake, broccoli or green grapes, banana or pineapple
During snack time, provide foods that are five different colors: black, red, white, green, and yellow. Talk with your child as to why you chose these colors. Black stands for our sin. Red represents Jesus’ blood that was shed on the cross. White stands for forgiveness. Green stands for growing in God by reading the Bible and praying. Finally, yellow represents heaven. As your child is eating his snack, read the resurrection story from your favorite children’s Bible and talk with him using these questions:
SUPPLIES: Easter mobile (from previous weeks), construction paper, string, tape
Continue with your Easter mobile or join in now by creating one with your child using a coat hanger, pieces of yarn, and various items that represent the Easter story. If you are just starting your mobile, write “Easter” on a piece of paper and let your child to decorate it with crayons. For this week, have your child create a stone out of crumpled brown or grey paper. Attach it to the hanger with string to represent the stone that was rolled away from the tomb.
SUPPLIES: Clothespin, marker, fabric scrap, toilet paper roll, rock, tissue paper
Help your child make several props he can use to retell the story of Jesus and Easter. Using a round clothespin for Jesus, have your child draw a face on it. Add clothes by wrapping the clothespin with fabric scraps and tying it with yarn. To make the cross, have your child glue two craft sticks together and decorate it with markers. Grab a toilet paper roll, tissue paper, and a rock to make the tomb. Let your child cover the toilet paper roll with tissue paper so that it looks like a cave and seal the tomb with a rock the size of the end of the toilet paper roll. Now your child can act out the story using the props.