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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.
Take your child to a park or building with an inscribed stone monument or statue or find a picture online. Explain that this looks a little bit like the stone on which Moses wrote the Ten Commandments. Point out that the monument/statue has been outside in the sun and rain for many years. When things are written in stone, they last a long time. Talk about God’s commandments using these questions.
Head outside and use chalk to draw a hopscotch on the ground with numbers 1-10. Help your child find a small rock to use while playing hopscotch. Have him gently toss the rock on a number and then hop to that number. Once he is at the number, have him say one of the Ten Commandments or shout, “God’s way is the best way!” Let him play for a while, reminding Him that God gave us the commandments because He loves us and His way is the best way.
SUPPLIES: Index cards, a pen
Before starting this activity, write out ten activities, one per index card. The first activity your child will do once, the second he will do twice, and so on. An example set of cards could read: hop 1 time, pat head 2 times, click tongue 3 times, shake head 4 times, turn around 5 times, jump 6 times, blink 7 times, clap 8 times, nod 9 times, stomp 10 times. Place all of the index cards inside a bag. Let your child choose one card from the bag and do what the card says. Help your child understand the concept of the number 10 to better understand how many rules God gave us in the Ten Commandments.