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: Fruit, gauze or toilet paper
At snack time grab a piece of fruit to represent Lazarus and gauze or toilet paper. As you read the story of Lazarus, have your child wrap his Lazarus fruit with the gauze or toilet paper. When you read the part of the story when Jesus calls Lazarus out of the tomb, have your child unwrap Lazarus. Once the story is over let your child enjoy his snack while you talk with him about the story using these questions:
SUPPLIES: Markers or paint, scissors, construction paper, stuffed animal or doll, toilet paper
Let your child paint or decorate an extra shoe box to be a tomb. Place the box upside down and cut a small doorway into one side of the box, creating an opening into the tomb. Have your child crumple a piece or two of brown construction paper forming rocks to cover the opening of the tomb. Next, let your child choose a small stuffed animal or doll that can be Lazarus and use some toilet paper to wrap Lazarus. Act out the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Wrap up the stuffed animal Lazarus in the toilet paper when he dies. Place him in the shoe box tomb and cover the entrance with the construction paper rocks. When Jesus calls Lazarus out of the tomb, take the stuffed animal Lazarus out and unwrap him to show that Lazarus is alive again.
Sing this song with your child to the tune of “Jingle Bells.” Lazarus, Lazarus He was Jesus’ friend He got sick and died one day Jesus raised him up again!