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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: Paper or plastic cups, markers, construction paper, glue
Grab four paper cups to use as puppets. Review the main characters in the story as you create the puppets. For each character, have your child draw eyes, nose and mouth on the cup (maybe use googly eyes if you have them). If you want, draw clothes, such as a shirt and pants or a simple dress for Rebekah. You can use colored construction paper or old fabric; then have your child glue the clothes to the cups. Since Esau was very hairy, glue or tape red yarn all over the cup. Jacob’s skin was smooth, so leave this cup plain. Rebekah and Isaac were older, so bend their cups and then straighten again. Once you have created the puppets, you and your child can act out the story. Discuss these questions together:
SUPPLIES: Pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows
For snack time, make a ladder by using stick pretzels and marshmallows. Grab a marshmallow, have your child stick one pretzel into each end of the marshmallow. Then in the center of the marshmallow stick another pretzel. On the ends of the pretzels attach another marshmallow, continue attaching pretzels and marshmallows until your child has created a ladder. Then let your child eat his ladder while you talk about how Jacob’s dream and the choices that Jacob made and how God always keeps His promises.
SUPPLIES: Construction paper, markers, craft supplies
Take time this week with your child to create cards you can give to others that will remind and encourage them of the truth that God always loves them. Take some construction paper and fold a few pieces in half. Write “God always loves…” on the front. On the inside, write the names of the people you will give the cards to in big letters. Have your child decorate the card with markers, stickers, glitter, and whatever craft supplies you have on hand. Deliver the cards and have your child remind each person that God always loves them.