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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.
SUPPLIES: Paper plate, paper cup, crayons or markers
Talk to your child about how the bread Jesus broke during the Last Supper might have been sitting on a plate and how the wine would have been in a cup. When we look at a plate and cup, we can remember Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Grab a large white paper plate that does not have any designs on it and a paper cup. Around the edge of the plate let your child decorate it with pictures of things she is thankful for using crayons, markers or stickers. Let your child do the same to the outside of the paper cup. Pray together and thank God for the things she drew.
Draw a pair or feet, cut them out, and attach them to your mobile this week to remember when Jesus washed his friends’ feet.
SUPPLIES: Scissors, carboard, tinfoil, permanent marker, stapler, string
Cut a sheriff star or police badge out of cardboard. Have your child help you cover it with aluminum foil to make it shiny. On the front, use a permanent marker to draw a heart. Using a stapler, attach the badge to a piece of string long enough so your child can wear the badge around his neck. If you have additional craft supplies, you can help your child add embellishments to the badge or string. Brainstorm ways to serve the family while wearing the badge. Talk about how Jesus served others by asking these questions:
SUPPLIES: Empty egg carton, scissors, construction paper, popsicle sticks, markers
Cut the top off an egg carton. Then cut the bottom of the egg carton so that each cup is separate. Have your child tape brown paper to the top half of the egg carton it so it is like a table. Cut wide popsicle sticks in half so you have twelve of them. Have your child decorate them with faces and clothes to represent the disciples. Stick the popsicle sticks thru the cups from the bottom of the egg carton so they all stand up on their own. Let your child arrange the disciples around the table. You can decorate one additional popsicle stick to represent Jesus. Let your child act out the story while you read it from a children’s Bible.