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 9
- 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. Puzzle it out
Get out a puzzle that is simple enough for your child to put together. As you put the puzzle together, point out to your child how each piece has a purpose. Explain that though a puzzle piece does not seem very important all by itself, once the whole puzzle is put together, each piece has an important purpose to make the big picture complete. Remind your child that just as God had a purpose for Samuel’s life, He has a purpose for each of our lives as well. We do not always know or understand what God’s purpose is. However, we can trust that He sees the big picture and He has a purpose for us in His plan, just like each piece of the puzzle.
2. Follow the Leader
It’s Follow the Leader time! You can play this game using words or actions. Have your child either do what you say, or follow your exact actions. After playing the game, talk about how Samuel obeyed everything God told him to say, just like they obeyed you during the game by using these questions:
- Do you think it was hard for Samuel to obey what God told him to do?
- Are there things that adults ask you to do that you don’t want to do sometimes?
- Even if we don’t want to, do we still need to obey God, even when it does not make sense to us? Is it hard to do that?
As you start your day, spend some time in prayer with your family each morning this week. Thank God for whatever may be on your schedule for that day. Ask God to use each of you for His purpose, no matter what that might look like. Ask God to help you listen and obey even when it is hard, or if you do not feel like doing what you know He says is best. Thank Him for loving you, seeing you, and letting you be a part of His big plan.