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 May 16
- 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. Earthquake Snack
SUPPLIES: Cupcake, gummy bears or animal crackers, Fruit Roll-Up
During snack time let your child have a frosted cupcake. Grab some gummy bears or animal crackers and one Fruit Roll-Up cut into thin strips. Let your child press the gummy bears into the frosting and use the Fruit Roll-Up strips to create prison bars over them. Tell the story of Paul and Silas, and when the earthquake comes let your child break the “prison bars”. When the story is over, let your child eat his special treat and ask him these questions about the story.
- What did Paul and Silas do in jail? (They sang songs praising God.)
- How did the chains fall off of the prisoners? (God sent an earthquake.)
- Did Paul and Silas trust Jesus? (Yes! They knew God would help them through hard things.)
- What did they do after they were free? (They told the jailer about Jesus.)
2. Act it Out
SUPPLIES: Construction paper, tape, scissors, laundry basket
Help your child act out the story of Paul and Silas. Grab a couple sheets of construction paper and cut them into strips. Help your child make paper chains out of the strips and tape them together. Have your child put the paper chains on their hands and feet. Next, use a laundry basket turned upside down as the jail and have your child crawl inside. Talk with your child about how Paul and Silas were in a hard time, but that they chose to praise God anyway. Sing a praise song with your child. Then reenact the earthquake and turn the laundry basket over. Talk about how Paul and Silas decided to not run away. Instead, they told the jailer about Jesus. He believed and was saved.
3. Praise Time
SUPPLIES: Small plastic container, dry beans, tape
Paul and Silas continued to praise God and sing even during their trials. They trusted that God helps us through hard things. Help your child make a homemade instrument. Put a handful of dry beans in a small plastic container. Tape around the top so the lid will not come off while he uses it. Sing praise songs with your child and let him shake his new instrument.