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: Apple or pear slices, a carrot stick, a blueberry or blackberry, M&Ms, 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 and place the carrot stick between the slices for the body. Use the blueberry or blackberry at the top for the head and the pretzels as the antennas. Finally, let your child decorate the wings with M&Ms. Before you enjoy your snack, pray and thank God for having the power to change lives.
SUPPLIES: Yellow construction paper, brown clay or play-doh, two clothespins, marker, scissors
Help your child create props to act out this week’s story. Make a sun by cutting a circle 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.
SUPPLIES: Blindfold or bandana, different items to touch
Clear an area in a room of all toys and chairs so 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 could not 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 Saul’s eyes so he could see again!