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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: Construction paper, scissors, markers
Grab several sheets of construction paper and cut it into strips. Talk with your child about how John the Baptist told his friends and everyone about Jesus. Take a strip of paper and make it into a loop and staple or tape it together. Since John told many people about Jesus make several other loops and attach them all together to make a chain. Tell your child who told you about Jesus and add a loop. Ask your child who told him about Jesus, then make another loop and attach it to the chain to represent that person. Lastly, ask your child who he can tell about Jesus. You can help him think about ways he could tell that person about Jesus. If your child gets a chance to talk to others about Jesus, add another loop for each person he talks to this week.
SUPPLIES: Construction paper, markers, envelopes, craft supplies
On three separate sheets of construction paper, help your child create 3 pictures: a cross, a heart, and a face. You can make the pictures as simple or elaborate as you like using crayons, paint, or whatever craft supplies you have on hand. On each one of the pictures, help your child write “Jesus Loves You!” Help your child decide who they want to tell about Jesus and give the cards to them. You could deliver pictures to people in your neighborhood by leaving it on their doorstep or mail them to friends or relatives who lives far away.
SUPPLIES: Marshmallows, pretzel sticks
At snack time, grab some marshmallows and thin pretzel sticks. John the Baptist lived in the desert and ate bugs and honey. Have your child make some bugs by sticking the pretzel sticks into the marshmallows to have for his snack. While he eats his snack, talk with him about John the Baptist by using these questions.