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: Construction paper, scissors, glue, old magazines, newspapers, photos
Cut out a large heart from construction paper. Let your child help you find and cut out pictures of people from old magazines, newspapers, old photos, this year’s Christmas cards, etc. Try to find as many different kinds of people as you can. Help your child glue them to the heart making a collage. Then, once the collage is finished, point out some differences among the people. (Examples: Where they are from, different hairstyles, clothing, etc.) Remind your child that Jesus loves everyone, no matter what they look like or where they live, and He wants them all to come to Him.
Sing this song with your child to the tune London Bridge:
“Who’s the child that Jesus loves Jesus loves, Jesus loves? Who’s the child that Jesus loves? He loves (insert your child’s name here).”
Have two people form the bridge and let your child walk under the bridge while singing the song. Close the bridge when the song says, “He loves…”
SUPPLIES: Paper towel tubes, scissors, crayons or markers
Grab several paper towel tubes and cut them in half so you have about six tubes. Then, cut 2-3 of those tubes in half again, so you will have about 3-4 large tubes and 4-6 smaller tubes. Help your child draw faces and clothes on all of the tubes. Choose one of the large tubes to be Jesus, make the other large tubes the disciples and the smaller tubes children. Read the story about Jesus and the children from the Bible (Matthew 19:13-14) or your favorite children’s story Bible and have your child act out the story using the tubes as the characters.