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.
Additional Resources for July 12
- 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
- Unit Song Listen to this song together to reinforce the lesson's teaching truth
- 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. Water Balloons vs. Goliath
SUPPLIES: Paper, markers, scissors, tape, water balloons
Help your child draw a picture of Goliath’s face on a piece of paper. Talk with your child about things that can be hard or scary for them. Let them draw pictures of these things or write them down for them on pieces of paper. Cut each thing out and tape them around Goliath’s face. Find a place outside to attach the paper that is approximately 9 feet off the ground (e.g., tree, fence, wall of house). Make some water balloons that can represent “stones” and let your child throw them at “Goliath.” Afterwards, remind your child that we can trust God no matter what happens. We might have to face things that are hard or scary, but God is bigger and He will always be with us.
2. Act it Out
SUPPLIES: Two paper lunch bags, markers or crayons, marshmallows or small balls
Grab a couple of paper bags to decorate as puppets. Use a small lunch bag size for David and a large grocery size for Goliath. Show your child how the bag can go on top of his hand, with the flap of the folded bottom becoming the mouth. Let your child decorate each bag by drawing eyes and a nose on the flap and clothes on the bottom part. Act out the story of David and Goliath using your puppets. You could set up Goliath in the center of the room and toss marshmallows or small balls at him to try and knock him over. After your child has acted out the story, ask him these questions:
- How do you think David may have felt when he saw how big Goliath was?
- Where did David’s courage come from?
- Did David defeat Goliath by man’s power (Saul’s sword and armor) or by God’s power?
- Is anything too big for God to handle?
- What are some things that might be hard us? Can we trust God to help us in those times?
3. Make a Sling
SUPPLIES: Y-shaped stick, rubber band, marshmallows or cotton balls
While you are outside with your child, find a stick in the shape of a Y (or glue some craft sticks together). Attach a rubber band to the top part of each side of the Y. Show your child how to position a marshmallow or cotton ball in the middle of the “sling.” Pull the rubber band back and have fun aiming at pillows around the house or trees outside.