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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.
While on a walk with your child, find a branch with many leaves or just some large leaves by themselves. Wave the branches or leaves up and down and shout “Hosanna, Hosanna in the Highest!” just as people did when Jesus passed by them. As you walk, talk with your child by using these questions:
SUPPLIES: Wire coat hanger, yarn or string, tape, paper, scissors, various craft supplies
Create an Easter mobile with your child using a coat hanger, pieces of yarn, and various items you and your child will create over the next few weeks. Start your Easter mobile by writing “Easter” on a piece of paper and allow your child to decorate it with crayons. Tape this paper across the middle part of the hanger. Write out the memory verse, Romans 5:8, on a strip of paper and let your child decorate it. Then punch a hole in it and use yarn to attach it to the coat hanger. Be sure to practice the verse together when you hang it on your mobile. Finally, make a palm branch with your child and attach it to the mobile. You can simply draw and cut one out of green construction paper or use a branch from outside. Keep the mobile and add to it each week as you approach Easter Sunday.
Say this chant with your child using these hand motions.
Jesus Christ from Bethlehem (point to heaven) Rode into Jerusalem (put hands in front of you and bounce up and down like you are riding a horse) Rode a donkey as the crowd (point fingers and put on each side of head like ears pointing up) Gave Him praise with shouts so loud (jazz hands) Jesus Christ from Bethlehem (point to heaven) Rode into Jerusalem (put hands in front of you and bounce up and down like you are riding a horse)