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: Styrofoam or paper cup, markers, scissors, toothpick, play dough, popsicle sticks
Grab a large Styrofoam or paper cup and cut it in half widthwise so it looks like a boat. Cut a small triangle out of paper, punch two holes along one side of the triangle and weave a toothpick through the holes to make a sail. Help your child tape the sail to the inside of the cup. Let your child roll a lump of play dough into a thick snake and slightly push the dough into the bottom of the cup. Encourage your child to decorate 12 popsicle sticks to represent the disciples and 1 stick to resemble Jesus. Finally, let him place the popsicle stick people into the play dough.
SUPPLIES: Homemade boat from previous activity, blue towel or sheet
Act out the story using your Styrofoam cup boat and popsicle people. Grab a large sheet of blue poster board, a blue towel, or blue sheet to be the water. You can make thunder by clapping empty metal cans together or by quickly slapping your hands on your knees or the floor. After acting out the story, use the following questions to talk with your child about it.
SUPPLIES: Cookie sheet, shaving cream, blue food coloring or glitter, plastic spoons
Grab a cookie sheet that has edges all around it. Squirt some shaving cream on the cookie sheet and sprinkle it with blue glitter or some blue food coloring so that it looks like water. Help your child decorate plastic spoons with faces to represent Jesus and the disciples. Let your child play with the shaving cream and act out the story using the plastic spoons and a toy boat.