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.
Optional Supplies: Blanket and a snack
Instead of just reading the story together on the couch or around the kitchen table, take your little one outside or to a park where he can climb a tree just like Zacchaeus. You could also just sit under the tree together. Review the story with him or even act it out with you being Jesus. Call out to “Zacchaeus” to come down from the tree because you need to stay at his house. When finished acting out or retelling the story, spread a blanket on the ground and have a snack while discussing the story using these questions:
Supplies: Paper plate, scissors, crayons or markers or paint, craft stick, glue
Grab a white or green paper plate and cut it in half. Help your child decorate one half of the plate to make it look like the top of a tree by using crayons, markers, or paint. You could also have your child dab their fingers in paint or on a green ink pad so their fingerprints become the leaves. For the trunk of the tree, color a wide craft stick brown and tape or glue it to the paper plate. Use a plastic spoon and draw a face in the center to be Zacchaeus. Your child can act out the story with by placing Zacchaeus in the tree and having him come down when Jesus calls him.
Supplies: Grapes, pretzel sticks, teddy grahams
During snack time this week, let your children create a tree out of grapes and pretzel sticks. Cut several green grapes in half and get some thin pretzel sticks or even a long pretzel rod. On a plate, let your child make a tree using the grapes and pretzels. You can retell the story by adding a teddy graham to the tree to be Zacchaeus and one on the ground to be Jesus.