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.
For your special snack today you will need apple or pear slices, a carrot stick, a blueberry or blackberry, M&Ms, and 2 pretzel sticks. Take your child on a walk down your street or to the park and try to find a butterfly. Talk with your child about how a caterpillar changes into a beautiful butterfly. Tell your child that in our story this week God changed Saul from a mean man into a kind, beautiful person who loved Jesus and others. When you get home, help your child create a butterfly for a snack! Lay the apple slices out to be the wings, place the carrot stick between the slices for the body and place the blueberry/blackberry at the top for the head. Use the pretzels as the antennas and let your child decorate the wings with M&Ms. Eat and enjoy, thanking God for having the power to change lives.
You will need yellow construction paper, brown clay or play-doh, two clothespins, marker, and scissors. Help your child create props to act out this week’s story. Make a sun out of the yellow construction paper to represent the bright light. Next, have your child flatten the clay into a long rectangle to represent the road to Damascus. Then, help your child draw a face on the clothespins, one to represent Saul and the other to represent Ananias. Review with your child what each prop represents. Read the story from Acts 9:3-19 and let your child act it out using the props. Afterwards use these questions to review the story.
For this activity, grab a blindfold or bandana and different items for your child to touch. Clear an area in a room of all toys and chairs so that your child is able to walk around without hurting himself. Blindfold your child with a bandana and talk about how Saul was blinded by the bright light and couldn’t see. While blindfolded, have him feel a soft stuffed animal, smooth rock, rough bark of a tree, or squishy play-do. Talk about how Saul had to walk to Damascus when he was blind. Thankfully, after three days, God used Ananias to heal him!