1s & 2s—Build a Church Bible Story: Peter Told About Jesus Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 2:1-2,6-11,14,22,37-41 Life Point: Jesus wants people to love Him. Life Verse: Tell others about Jesus. Mark 16:15 Materials: cardboard blocks Talk about the Bible story as preschoolers stack the blocks. Suggest that preschoolers could use the blocks to build a church.
1s & 2s—Find Pictures of Jesus Bible Story: A Special Supper Matthew 26:17-30 Life Point: Jesus wants people to remember Him. Life Verse: This is Jesus. Matthew 21:11 Materials: Read to Me Bible for Kids, Teaching Picture 5, sticky notes Before the session, look in the Bible and find pictures of Jesus. Put a sticky
1s & 2s—Play Bells and Sing Bible Story: People Welcomed Jesus Mark 11:1-11 Life Point: Love Jesus. Life Verse: This is Jesus. Matthew 21:11 Materials: large jingle bells, chenille stems, CD, CD player Thread a bell onto a chenille stem. Twist together the ends of the chenille stem to make a handle. Make enough for
1s & 2s—Toss a Beanbag Bible Story: Jesus Taught About God Mark 10:17-23,27 Life Point: Jesus taught about God. Life Verse: Tell others about Jesus. Mark 16:15 Materials: Pictures of Jesus (Pack Item 25), beanbags Arrange the pictures on the floor in two groups. Give a preschooler a beanbag and urge him to toss it
1s & 2s—Paint on Coffee Filters Bible Story: Jesus Calmed a Storm Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25 Life Point: Jesus did things people could not do. Life Verse: Tell others about Jesus. Mark 16:15 Materials: basket-type coffee filters, cups of water, blue food color, paintbrushes, painting smocks, permanent marker Put a few drops of food color
1s & 2s—Decorate a Name Bible Story: Name Him Jesus Luke 1:26-56; 2:1-20; Matthew 1:18-24 Life Point: Jesus was a real person. Life Verse: This is Jesus. Matthew 21:11 Materials: white construction paper, marker, colorful stickers Print each child’s name on a half sheet of construction paper. Print the name in large capital letters. Give
1s & 2s—Clean the Room Bible Story: Jesus Showed Love John 13:1-17 Life Point: Love Jesus. Life Verse: Love one another. 1 John 4:7 Materials: toy broom, cloths, spray bottles Invite preschoolers to use the items to pretend to clean the room. Comment that they are being kind and loving others by helping. Say Jesus
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1:26-56; Luke 2:1-20 Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Name Clap No materials needed Guide kids to stand in a circle. Ask each kid to say his name, clapping the syllables as he says it. (For example, “My name is Joseph” with two claps.) After all kids have clapped their names, say: