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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: Paper plate, plastic spoon, markers, glue, hole punch, ribbon or string
Lay out a paper plate on a flat surface. Have your child place their hands on the plate, palms down, with their two thumbs touching, keeping the rest of their fingers together. Trace their hands on the paper plate to make two angel wings. Allow your child to decorate the handprints however they choose. Draw a simple face on a plastic spoon and glue it between the handprints to be the angel’s body. At the bottom of the plate, write the teaching truth: “Jesus is God’s plan to rescue the world from sin.” Punch a hole in the top of the plate and tie a ribbon or piece of string through it so you can hang it. Help your child finds a spot to hang the angel and remind him of the angel’s message for Mary: She was going to have a baby, Jesus, and that He is God’s plan to rescue the world from sin.
SUPPLIES: Stuffed animals or dolls
Help your child act out the story of when the angel visited Mary. You could use a couple of stuffed animals and baby dolls or you could let your child play the angel. Grab some items like a robe, scarf, or dress that can be used as costumes for Mary and the angel. Read the story from Luke 1:26-38 or from your favorite children’s Bible and have your child act it out while you read. Afterwards ask the following questions to help review the story.
What message did the angel have for Mary? (Mary was going to have a baby named Jesus.) What was Jesus going to do? (Jesus is God’s plan to rescue the world from sin.) Mary’s baby was a miracle. What is a miracle? (Something wonderful only God can do) Mary sang a song thanking God. What can you thank God for?
SUPPLIES: Frozen waffle, pancake, syrup, berries or raisins
Surprise your child with an angel for breakfast. Toast the waffle and pancake. Cut a large triangle out of the waffle. On a plate arrange the triangle as the body, the mini pancake as the head and the leftover sides of the waffle as the wings. Add a couple of raisins or berries for the eyes and drizzle the whole angel with syrup and powdered sugar.