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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: Sticks, brown construction paper, tape, markers
Go on a walk with your child and help him find two straight sticks about the length of a sheet of paper. When you get home, grab some brown construction paper and tape. Tape a stick to each end of the brown paper and write the memory verse (Matthew 19:14) on the paper. Explain to your child that there were no books when Jesus was on the earth. When Jesus studied God’s Word it was on scrolls, sort of like this one. Continue to talk with your child about God’s Word using these questions:
SUPPLIES: Shoe box, scissors, craft supplies, small dolls or action figures
Use a shoe box turned upside down to create a temple. Cut out a door and some windows and let your child decorate it. Using small dolls or action figures, act out the story of Jesus staying in the temple while His parents were looking for Him. After you have reviewed the story, hide the temple and Jesus somewhere in the room and have your child pretend to be Mary or Joseph looking for Jesus.
Sing and act out this song to the tune of “Here We go Around the Mulberry Bush”
This is the way that Jesus grew (squat and slowly rise), Jesus grew, Jesus grew This is the way that Jesus grew, And I am growing, too. This is the way that Jesus walked (walk around the room) … And I am walking, too. This is the way that Jesus prayed (fold hands and bow head) … And I am praying, too. Jesus is God’s only Son (point up with one finger), only Son, only Son Jesus is God’s only Son, and I will follow Him.