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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.
Play the game “Red Light Green Light” out in the yard with your family. You will stand on one end of the yard, and the rest of your family will stand on the other end of the yard. When you say, “Green light,” it means they can run toward you. When they say, “Yellow light,” it means they can walk toward you. When you say, “Red light,” it means they have to freeze where they are. Whoever reaches your end of the yard first is the winner. To encourage the listening aspect of the game, when you say, “Red Light,” yell it very loudly. When you say, “Yellow light,” say it in a normal-level voice. And when you say, “Green light,” whisper it softly. This way, your family must listen carefully to your voice so that they know when to move and what to do.
SUPPLIES: Small paper or Styrofoam cup, markers, string, scissors
Give your child two cups and allow him to decorate them with markers. Then, poke a small hole in the bottom center of each cup. Cut a piece of string, two or three feet long, and poke one end of the string through the first cup. Tie a knot on the inside of the cup so that the string is secure. Do the same with the other end of the string in the other cup, so that the two cups are connected by the string. Then, have your child put one of the cups to his ear, while you speak into the other cup. Play with your paper cup telephone and encourage your child to practice not only talking, but also listening, just as Mary listened to Jesus.
Take your child out into the yard. Encourage her to be quiet and listen to the sounds around you, making note of what you hear, such as birds, airplanes, cars, or people talking or playing nearby. Talk with your child about how it is good to practice listening, just as Mary stopped and listened to Jesus in the story.