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: Popsicle sticks, cardboard or cardstock, markers, grass, glue, old fabric
Help your child remember the story of Christmas by making an ornament of Jesus in a manger. Cut a rectangle from a piece of cardstock or cardboard. Glue two popsicle sticks in the shape of an X onto the bottom half of the cardstock. Go outside and let your child pick up a handful of dry grass. Water down some glue and help your child paint the glue on the top opening of the X. Push the grass on the glue so it sticks. Cut a small rectangle from an old t-shirt or sock and glue this slightly above the grass. Lastly, cut a circle from manila colored paper, draw a simple face on the paper and glue it beside the small rectangle. Finally, punch a hole in the top and loop string through so your child can hang it on the tree.
SUPPLIES: Ingredients to bake a cake, party decorations
Create a birthday party in a bag to help celebrate Jesus’ birthday. While at the store let your child pick out a cake mix, icing, candles, and some party decorations. You could also help your child create some signs that say, “Happy birthday, Jesus!” Place everything in a gift bag and deliver it to a friend with a note from you telling them how they can use the goodies to celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
SUPPLIES: Bread, peanut butter or honey, pretzel sticks, graham cracker, marshmallows
For snack time, let your child create baby Jesus in the manger. Spread the peanut butter or honey over the slice of bread. Let your child create a stable frame on the bread using two pretzels for the sides and two for the roof. Place the graham cracker on the bread for the manger. Use the large marshmallow for Jesus’ body and the small marshmallow for the head and place these above the graham cracker. While your child eats his snack, read to him the story of Jesus’ birth. Then use these questions to talk about what they just heard.