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.
Additional Resources for August 16
- Discussion Guide Continue the conversation with your preschool kids using these simple questions
- Activity Guide Hands-on activities for preschoolers to help reinforce this week’s Teaching Truth
- Memory Verse Song Help kids learn the memory verse through song
- Unit Song Listen to this song together to reinforce the lesson's teaching truth
- Preschool Spotify Playlist A playlist of some of our favorite songs
- Special Needs Kit We know some of our amazing kids have special needs or other learning challenges. Here are tools to help you share the Bible story in a simple way with your child.
More ways to have a great week of worship...
Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.
1. Place Mats
SUPPLIES: poster board, construction paper, crayons, contact paper, scissors
You will need one piece of poster board, construction paper, crayons and contact paper. Cut the poster board in fourths. Help your child decorate one place mat for each day of creation.
- Day 1: have your child start with a white place mat and cover half of it with black construction paper. Once he is finished, label the mat Day 1.
- Day 2: flip over the mat from Day 1 and let him cover the bottom one third with dark blue paper (the waters) and cover the top two thirds (the sky) with light blue paper. Help your child cut and glue clouds in the sky. Again, label the mat.
- Day 3: cover an entire new mat with green paper, then draw flowers and trees on the mat, or gather leaves from outside and glue them to the mat. Be sure to label the mat Day 3. Flip over Day 3 to create the fourth day.
- Day 4: have your child replicate their Day 1 mat, but draw a yellow sun for the day and a white moon for the dark. Lastly, label this side of the mat Day 4.
- Day 5: start a new mat and replicate their Day 2 mat but add bird stickers to the sky, fish stickers to the waters and label Day 5.
- Day 6: flip over the Day 5 mat. Help your child cut out magazine pictures of animals as well as a man and a woman and glue them to this side of the mat which is labeled Day 6.
- Day 7: help your child draw a picture of a smiley face since God was pleased. Flip over this mat and write the memory verse from Genesis 1:1.
Lastly, cover each side of each mat with contact paper, trim the edges and use as placemats.
- What is your favorite thing God made?
- Can you guess what part of creation was most special to God?
- Can you think of something you’ve made that is special to you?
- How did you make it?
- How did God make the world?
2. God is Smart...He Created
Play this game and sing this song with your child during snack time. Sing this song to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”.
God loves us with all His heart
He created every part of my body and it is true
God loves me and God loves you
God loves us with all His heart
He created every part
Talk with your child – God is smart. He created our thumbs. Have you ever tried to pick up a cup without a thumb? Let’s try. Continue singing this song and asking the question using different parts of the body such as drinking without an elbow or eating without arms.
3. Hit the Road
This would be a great opportunity to visit the zoo, the aquarium, or a nature center to appreciate God’s creation up close. For a less expensive alternative, visit the library and help your child pick out a few books on wild animals, sea creatures, plants, or another part of creation that excites him.