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 December 20
- 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
- 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. Jesus in a Manger Ornament
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.
2. Jesus' Birthday Bag
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.
3. Baby in a Manger
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.
- Why is Jesus God’s greatest gift to us? (Only Jesus can rescue the world from sin.)
- What do you do when someone gives you a gift? (You need to take it or receive it.)
- What does it mean to receive Jesus, God’s greatest gift? (You trust that He died to pay for your sins.)
- Tell them a simple version of your testimony and how you received Jesus.