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 June 27
- 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
- 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. Prodigal Son Maze
SUPPLIES: Pillows, blankets
Help your child create a maze throughout the house using furniture, pillows, and blankets. Have the starting and the ending point be the same place since the son left and then came back to his father’s house. Once your child makes it through the maze, talk with him about the parable of the Prodigal Son by using these questions:
- Who was the story about?
- One son stayed home with his father, where did the other son go?
- What did the father do when the lost son returned?
- How does Jesus feel when we do wrong things?
- What does Jesus do when we tell him we are sorry for the wrong things we have done?
2. Create Puppets
SUPPLIES: Dolls, stuffed animals
Have your child act out the parable of the prodigal son using dolls or stuffed animals. Choose three stuffed animals and assign them parts of the story: the father and the two sons. Select a part of the room for the father’s house, one for the city, and one for the pig sty. Act out the story using the stuffed animals. You can read the story from a kids’ story Bible or paraphrase it yourself.
SUPPLIES: Paper, crayons, coin
Grab a white sheet of paper and have your child color the paper completely using different colors. While your child colors the paper, talk about what each color could represent, like red for love or green for growth, etc. Once your child has completely colored the entire paper, have him color over the paper with black crayon. Then use a coin to scratch the word forgiveness into the black crayon on the paper. This will reveal the color underneath. Talk with your child about how asking for forgiveness lifts the sin (the black) in his life to reveal a brighter life.