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: Easter mobile (from previous weeks), construction paper, popsicle sticks, or sticks from outside; scissors, string, rubber band
Continue adding to your Easter mobile or create a new one with your child using a coat hanger, pieces of yarn and various items. If you are just starting your mobile, write “Easter” on a piece of paper and let your child to decorate it with crayons. Tape this paper across the middle part of the hanger.
This week, help your child make a cross to hang from the mobile. You can make the cross out of several different things depending on what you have on hand. You could cut one out of brown construction paper, glue popsicle sticks together, or find two sticks from outside and use a rubber band to wrap around the intersecting point. After you have your cross created, help your child hang it from your mobile using string or yarn. Let your cross remind you that Jesus died to pay for our sins.
SUPPLIES: Piece of paper and marker, something to play music (CD player or phone)
Before you start, grab a sheet of paper. Draw a smiley face on it and write, “Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for me!” Then have everyone sit in a circle. Talk about how thankful you are that Jesus loved us so much that He died on the cross for each of us. Have someone choose their favorite worship song and play it so you can all sing along. Start passing the paper around while music is playing. Have someone pause the song. Whenever the music stops, the person holding the paper will jump up and say, “Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for me!” Restart the song and continue to play the game.
SUPPLIES: Magazine, scissors, paper, glue
Grab magazines or books with lots of children’s faces in them. Talk to your child about how Jesus died for your sin, your child’s sin, and everyone else’s sin, too. Take a sheet of paper and write on the top “Jesus died to pay for our sins.” Let your child draw lots of different types of people on the paper to represent all the different people Jesus died for.