Winter: 2013-14: Special Focus: Jesus Was Born (12/22/13)

Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Card Sort Gather a large variety of Christmas cards (all kinds); cut the fronts from all the cards. Divide the group of cards in half and place each half in a large gift bag. Talk with the kids about Christmas. List things that are depicted on Christmas […]

Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 6: Why Is There Sin? (2/23/14)

Scripture: Genesis 3 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Take 1, 2, 3 Gather 21 similar items such as coins, craft sticks, straws, paper clips, clothespins, or paper squares. Make one of the items distinct or different in some way (such as mark a dot or an X on one). Lay items on the floor or […]

Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 5: How Did God Create the World? (2/16/14)

Scripture: Genesis 1:1–2:3 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Structure Creation Place bundles of straws and rolls of tape in several areas of the room. As children enter, guide them to one of the groups of supplies. Guide the groups to work together to create free-standing structures with the tape and straws. Encourage them to build […]

Grades 1-6: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 4: Who Wrote the Bible (2/9/14)

Scripture: Jeremiah 36 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Ring Toss Use three chenille stems to make a ring. Make several rings. On plastic cups or drink bottles, print the Life Verse; print one or two words per cup or bottle. Arrange the cups so words can be read. Tape a toss line a few feet […]

Grades 1-6: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 3: Why Should I Tell About Jesus (2/2/14)

Scripture: Luke 1:1-25,57-80; 3:1-22; John 1:19-37; Matthew 3:13-17 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Plate Walk Print these words on the backs of paper plates, one per plate: name; school; friend’s name; favorite candy; favorite superhero; favorite game; teacher’s name; favorite sport; someone you would like to meet; favorite food; something you like to do; favorite […]

Grades 1-6: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 2: Who Is God? (1/26/14)

Scripture: Exodus 3:1–4:7 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Round Up Gather cotton balls and chenille stems. Use tape to mark two or three small areas on sides or ends of a table. Scatter cotton balls on the tabletop. Create two or three teams; each team will claim one of the taped off areas as its […]

Grades 1-6: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 1: Does God Love People? (1/19/14)

Scripture: Matthew 9:18-31 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Bandage Relay Gather adhesive bandages and put them in a large bowl. Place the bowl of bandages at one end of the game area. Create a tape start line at the other end of the game area. Create two teams and ask teams to line up facing […]

Winter 2013-14 Preschool Unit Overviews

Click on the links below to see the Unit Overviews for Preschool during Winter 2013-14: Unit 1 Overview Unit 2 Overview

Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 6: What Is Sin? (2/23/14)

1s & 2s—Arrange Flowers Bible Story: People in God’s World Genesis 1:26-29; 2:7,13,18,21-24 Life Point: God made people to love Him.   Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34 Christ Focus: Jesus existed before the creation of the world. Bible Focus: God made people and placed them in a garden.  Materials: Teaching […]

Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 5: Who Made the World (2/16/13)

1s & 2s—Wash Vegetables  Bible Story: God’s Wonderful World Genesis 1  Life Point: God made the world. Life Verse: There is no other God. Isaiah 45:22  Christ Focus: Before the world was created, Jesus existed.  Bible Focus: God made plants for food.  Materials: Teaching Picture 11; plastic dishpan with water; dropcloth; two towels; nylon scrubber; […]