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 October 11
- 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.
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Use these activities to keep talking about and applying what you learned this weekend throughout the week.
1. Silly Snack
SUPPLIES: Assortment of snack items
Help your child come up with fun and silly snack based on some of the plagues. Here are some examples:
- Water into Blood: Color water with food coloring, red Kool-Aid, or Crystal Light
- Gnats, Flies, or Locusts: Grab any type of cracker and spread peanut butter on it. Add pretzels for the legs and raisins for the eyes.
- Hail: Add crushed up ice cubes to a special drink.
- Darkness: Use a graham cracker, apple slice, or celery stick and spread Nutella or chocolate frosting on it to represent the land turning dark
While your child eats his snack, ask these questions to review the story.
- What did Moses say to Pharaoh? (Let my people go!)
- What did Pharaoh say to Moses? (NO!)
- Why did God send the plagues? (Pharaoh’s heart was hard, and he would not let God’s people go. The plagues showed everyone that God has power over everything.)
2. God Has Power Over Everything
SUPPLIES: Brown paper lunch sacks, various craft supplies
Grab 10 lunch sacks so your child can create a puppet for each plague. Decorate each sack with as much detail as you want. After the sacks are decorated, call out a plague, help your child choose the correct puppet and say, “God has power over everything.”
- The Nile changes to blood – color the sack red
- Frogs – color the sack green, add eyes and a tongue
- Gnats – draw several small black circles with tiny legs all over the sack
- Flies – color the sack black, add large eyes and white wings
- Livestock – color the sack white, add large black spots and eyes
- Boils – color red dots all over the sack and then place a few Band-Aids over the dots.
- Hail – glue white cotton balls over the sack
- Locust – color the sack green, add paper wings and pipe cleaner antennae
- Darkness – color the sack black
- Death of first born – draw a sad face on the sack.
3. God is powerful
God sent Moses to ask Pharaoh to free His people, and 10 times Pharaoh said “No” before he let them go. Help your child practice counting to 10 in several different ways and then shout, “God has power over everything!” Below are examples of activities you can do with your child.
- Count to 10
- Clap 10 times
- Take 10 side steps
- Jump 10 times
- Stomp 10 times
- Turn in a circle 10 times
- Take 10 huge steps
- Touch his toes 10 times
- Wave arms above his head 10 times
- Take 10 tiny steps