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: Construction paper, markers, scissors, stapler
Help your child trace and cut out two identical large hearts from construction paper. On one heart, help your child brainstorm words that describe what they look like on the outside such as facial features or types of clothing. On the second heart, write down adjectives that describe character traits that people can’t see such as kindness, patience, etc. Take the first heart and place it over the second heart and staple it together on one side like a book. Fold back the side of the heart to see the words written on the second heart. Talk with your child about how people may only notice the things on the first heart, but God notices the traits on the second heart.
SUPPLIES: Small toy, aluminum foil, water, flour
Before doing this activity, find a small toy or item the size of a ring and wrap the item in aluminum foil without your child seeing it. Let your child help you make a mixture of Plaster of Paris. Combine one cup of warm water for every two cups of flour. Mix the flour and water until there are no lumps and mixture is smooth. Dip the entire aluminum foil ball into the plaster and let it dry. After the plaster has dried, let your child crack open the ball to see the surprise. Emphasize to your child through this activity that the outside of the object may not look nice, but the inside held a treasure. Remind him that God cares most about beauty on the inside. He wants us to have hearts like His – full of love.
Sing the following song with your child to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.” Don’t forget to do the hand motions!
God looks at our heart (point straight up and then point to heart) God looks at our heart (point straight up and then point to heart) Thank you God for loving us (wrap arms around yourself like you are giving yourself a hug) God looks at our heart (point straight up and then point to heart)