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: Graham crackers, goldfish, icing or peanut butter
At snack time grab a large unbroken graham cracker, a couple of handfuls of Goldfish, and some icing. Give your child the unbroken graham cracker. Talk with him about how Jesus took a few things and performed a miracle to make them into many. Have your child take the cracker and break it into sections. Using a spoon or a butter knife, let your child spread the icing or peanut butter on the crackers. Now give your child the Goldfish to place on top of the crackers. While your child eats his snack, ask him these questions.
SUPPLIES: Non-perishables of your choice
While at the grocery store, let your child buy a few non-perishable food items suitable for donation to a food pantry. You could also ask a group of friends to join you in collecting food items. Tell your child that just as the little boy gave his food to help others, you want to give food to help others, too. God has the power to provide and do miracles, but He invites us to be a part of taking care of others. We can work with God to help meet the needs of the people around us!
SUPPLIES: Wire hanger, construction paper, crayons, scissors, string or yarn, hole pumch
Use an old wire hanger to make a mobile to remind your child about the story of Jesus feeding the multitude. Draw two simple fish and let your child decorate them. He could use pieces of aluminum foil to create the scales or just color the fish. Cut out five ovals from brown construction paper to be the loaves. Punch holes in the tops of the fives loaves and two fish and tie them to the hanger using yarn. From the fives loaves and two fish, Jesus performed a miracle and multiplied this food so it was enough to feed more than 5,000 people. To represent the multiplying draw several more fish and ovals, cut them out, and attach them to the fish and loaves already on the hanger using the hole punch and yarn. Continue hanging more loaves and fish until the mobile is full.