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: Stuffed animals
Have your child grab several stuffed animals, dolls, or toys and place them in a group. Have your child close his eyes. While he has his eyes closed, remove one stuffed animal. Have him open his eyes and try to guess which stuffed animal is missing. Play several times letting your child guess the missing animal. You can even take a turn to try and guess after your child removes an animal.
SUPPLIES: Cotton balls, straw
Let your child pretend to be a shepherd trying to get his sheep into the sheep pen. Mark off a section of the room to be the sheep pen. Grab several large cotton balls and scatter them around the room. Have your child use the straw to blow the “sheep” into the pen. You can make it a race and see how fast you can get the sheep into the pen.
SUPPLIES: Paper, crayons, popcorn, glue
For snack time, pop some popcorn and let your child create a popcorn sheep picture before his snack. Grab a white sheet of paper and a green crayon. Help your child draw a mountain on the left side of the paper that falls into a flat field on the right side and color in the mountain and field. Help them glue nine pieces of popcorn in the field and draw legs on the sheep with a black crayon. Glue one piece of popcorn by itself on the mountain. Retell the story of the lost sheep using the picture your child created. Afterwards, talk with your child about the parable using these questions.
1. What is a parable? (A story that teaches a lesson)
2. What did the shepherd do when he lost one sheep? (He went to look for it.)
3. Did he find the sheep? (Yes!)
4. What did he do when he found the lost sheep? (He threw a party!)
5. Jesus is the shepherd and we are His sheep. What does He do when He finds a sheep that is lost? (He is so happy and celebrates.)