Preschool Kit for January 17

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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.

This Week's Teaching Video

Additional Resources for January 17

  • 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. Find the Fish

SUPPLIES: Construction paper, scissors, crayons, additional craft supplies like glue, sequins, and stickers

Cut out a large fish from construction paper. Let your child decorate it however he wants. Have him close his eyes so you can hide the fish somewhere in the room where he can’t see it. Give your child directions to find the fish. You can be as complex in your directions as your child is able. Once he has found the fish, talk about how he followed your directions just as Simon and Andrew followed Jesus’ directions.

2. Fishing for a Snack

SUPPLIES: Muffin tin, pretzels, peanut butter or honey, sprinkles, raisins, teddy grahams, M&Ms, or other small snack items

At snack time, grab a muffin tin and these goodies: stick pretzels, peanut butter or honey, sprinkles, raisins, mini teddy grahams, M&Ms, or anything else that is small that you can eat. Place the small snack items in six of the muffin cups. At snack time have your child use a pretzel and dip the end of the pretzel in the peanut butter. Using the sticky end of the pretzel, let your child fish for something to eat and stick it on the end of the pretzel. During this time talk to your child about how Jesus was a fisher of men.

You can use these questions to start a discussion.

  • What did Jesus ask Simon and Andrew to do? (Follow Him so they could be fishers of men.)
  • Did Simon and Andrew follow Jesus? (Yes, they did.)
  • Does Jesus want us to follow Him, too? (Yes. He loves us and wants us to follow Him.)
  • What does it mean to follow Jesus? (We can believe Jesus died for our sins, talk to Him in prayer, read the Bible, etc.)
  • How can we be fishers of men? (We can tell others about Jesus so they want to follow Him, too.)

3. Fish Mobile

SUPPLIES: Pipe cleaners, construction paper, scissors, hole punch, string (optional: beads)

Grab some pipe cleaners and help your child twist each into the shape of a fish. You could help your child add beads to this pipe cleaners before twisting them if you would like to make them more decorative. Cut a large crown out of yellow construction paper and let your child decorate it. On it write, “Jesus, Fisher of Men!” Along the bottom of the crown hole punch the same number of holes as fish your child created. Thread a piece of string through the hole and attach the fish to the crown like a mobile. Continue until each fish is attached and then hang up the mobile some place to remind your child of this week’s story.