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: Golf ball or ping pong ball, Dixie cup, large ball
Play a game with your child where he pretends to be the angel in the lions’ den that closes the lions’ mouths. Draw a simple face on a ping pong ball or a golf ball to represent Daniel. Use a Dixie cup to represent the lions’ den. Go outside on the patio or driveway and have your child place the cup on the ground upside down and place “Daniel” on top of the cup. Use a large ball to be the lion and roll the ball towards “Daniel.” Have your child protect Daniel by making sure the ball does not hit his “Daniel.”
SUPPLIES: Cardstock or construction paper, markers, stickers, crackers, cheese, raisins
Grab a sheet of cardstock or construction paper to use as a placemat. In the center of the mat write, “By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me - a prayer to the God of my life. Psalm 42:8.” Let your child decorate the mat with stickers and crayons. Use the mat during snack time and let your child make a lion snack. Grab a round cracker, strips of cheese, and raisins. Have your child arrange the cheese around the cracker to make the lion’s mane and add the raisins as the eyes. As your child eats his snack, talk about this week’s story by asking these questions.
SUPPLIES: Stuffed animal or doll
Have your child choose a stuffed animal or doll to be Daniel. Show your child how to be a lion by crawling on the floor, using his hands as claws and making a loud roar. Play a “freeze” game with your child. Have him move around the room pretending to roar at Daniel. You can play the angel and signal him to freeze. He must stop and stay still until he gets the signal that he can move again. Talk with your child about how God kept the mouths of the lions closed to keep Daniel safe.