Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Ark of the Covenant Relay Pool noodles, dishpans or boxes Demonstrate carrying the “ark of the covenant.” Two kids should stand one in front of the other and hold the ends of the pool noodles. Balance the dishpan or box on the pool noodles. Tell the two kids to walk
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Letter Scramble Paper squares or index cards, marker Print these letters on squares or cards: d, a, v, i, d, j, o, n, a, t, h, a, n. Make multiple sets if needed so each child will have a card. Mix the cards and hand a letter to each child.
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Draw with Your Feet Large paper, colored pencils (or regular pencils) Lay large paper on the floor. Place chairs next to each piece of paper. Invite kids to sit in the chairs and take off one shoe each. They can hold pencils with their toes and try to draw or
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Job Charades Cards or paper strips with names of jobs and occupations Ask a volunteer to choose a card and silently read it. Lead the child to act out actions (with no talking) that relate to the occupation. The group can guess what job or occupation the child is doing.
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Crown Toss Plastic crowns or crowns made from heavyweight paper (one crown for every two kids) Group the kids into partners. Tell partners to face one another. One partner can gently toss the crown and try to get it on the other partner’s head; the partner can move her head
1s & 2s—Wear a Robe and Crown Bible Story: King David 2 Samuel 5–8 Life Point: People can do what God wants them to do. Weekly Verse: We show love to God by obeying Him. 1 John 5:3 Materials: Teaching Picture 9, small child’s robe, paper crown, paper tube scepter, large nonbreakable mirror, digital camera
1s & 2s—Decorate a Coat Shape Bible Story: David and Jonathan 1 Samuel 18:1-4; 20 Life Point: Friends can show God’s love to people. Weekly Verse: A friend loves at all times. Proverbs 17:17 Materials: Teaching Picture 8, white paper, scissors, marker, dot painters, painting smocks Cut paper into simple coat shapes. Print the Weekly
1s & 2s—Play a Listening Game Bible Story: David Wrote a Song Psalm 138 Life Point: People can sing about God. Weekly Verse: God is good to us. 1 Chronicles 16:9 Materials: Teaching Picture 7, variety of simple rhythm instruments, CD Display the Teaching Picture near the instruments. Show preschoolers each instrument and play it
1s & 2s—Play with a Parachute Bible Story: God’s Plan for David 1 Samuel 16 Life Point: God made people special. Weekly Verse: God wants us to help people. Deuteronomy 15:11 Materials: Teaching Picture 6, parachute or round tablecloth, CD Invite the preschoolers to hold on to the parachute and gently lower and raise it.
1s & 2s—Draw on Cardboard Bible Story: Isaac Was Kind Genesis 26:12-33 Life Point: God made people to show kindness to others. Weekly Verse: Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32 Materials: Teaching Picture 5, crayons, pieces of cardboard Display the Teaching Picture with the art materials. Invite preschoolers to draw with crayons on the