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: Stuffed animals, snack (like popcorn or goldfish)
Have your child choose eleven stuffed animals, dolls, or action figures to be Joseph’s eleven brothers. Cover a tall cylinder, such as an oatmeal container or a Pringle’s can, so that it looks like a grain silo. Have your child help you fill the silo with a fun snack, like popcorn or goldfish, just like Joseph stored the grain in Egypt. Then have your child pretend to share the snack with his stuffed animals, just like Joseph shared with his brothers.
Talk with your child about different things that make him scared, sad, or mad. As you talk about different situations, have your child make an expression that goes with the scenario such as a frown, thumbs down, or an angry face. Talk about how he can be brave during those situations because God is in control. Create an expression to represent being brave, such as a superman pose, standing tall with fists on your hips. After you talk about a certain hard situation and make a facial expression, remind your child that God is in control of everything and make the brave expression together.
SUPPLIES: Basket or bucket
Head outside for a walk with your child. While on your walk, pick up big leaves of all colors and shapes and place them in a basket or bucket. Once back home, scatter the leaves all over the yard or driveway. Let your child pretend to gather grain by picking up the leaves placing them back in the basket. Talk with your child how God was in control and helped Joseph collect grain to feed the people.