Welcome to the Watermark Plano Kids Kit Preschool edition! Our heart is to share God’s truth with you and your kids in a simple and engaging format. We miss seeing each of our sweet preschoolers each Sunday, but hopefully our Plano version will bring some familiar faces to you in your home. Find a time this week that works for your family to WATCH, READ, DISCUSS and DO together!
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. We teach the major stories of the Bible in mostly chronological order, and each week there is a Teaching Truth we want kids to hear and learn about God and His Story.
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This Week's Teaching Truths:
Current Unit: The Early Church
Current Memory Verse: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1
You can read to your children the NLT passage below or from the Beginner’s Bible, “Earthquake in Prison” (p. 500-503).
16 One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl who had a spirit that enabled her to tell the future. She earned a lot of money for her masters by telling fortunes. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved.”
18 This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.
19 Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now shattered, so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities at the marketplace. 20 “The whole city is in an uproar because of these Jews!” they shouted to the city officials. 21 “They are teaching customs that are illegal for us Romans to practice.”
22 A mob quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and beaten with wooden rods. 23 They were severely beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make sure they didn’t escape. 24 So the jailer put them into the inner dungeon and clamped their feet in the stocks.
25 Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. 26 Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off! 27 The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide open. He assumed the prisoners had escaped, so he drew his sword to kill himself. 28 But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! Don’t kill yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” 32 And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household.
Trust Walk: Set up a simple obstacle course with chairs, pillows, etc. around the house or yard. Pair up your family members. One person will close their eyes while another guides them to the end of the obstacle course. When everyone has had a chance to be guided, sit down together, pray and sing your favorite worship song to Jesus. When finished, remind everyone that we can trust God no matter what happens, and it’s not always easy to follow Jesus.