Winter Postcards Unit 1: Live and Love – One Conversation Placemat Session 1: Isaiah Told About Jesus (December 6) – Weekly Overview Session 2: Mary Visited Elizabeth (December 13) – Weekly Overview Session 3: Jesus Was Born (December 20) – Weekly Overview Session 4: Wise Men Visited Jesus (December 27) – Weekly Overview Session 5: Paul Taught About Jesus
1s & 2s—Work Food Puzzles Bible Story: The Church Sent Help Acts 11:19-30 Life Point: People help one another because they love Jesus. Bible Verse: We are helpers. 2 Corinthians 1:24 Materials: Teaching Picture 6, wooden puzzle Bible Times Food, other wooden puzzles of food Arrange the puzzles near the Teaching Picture. Invite preschoolers to
1s & 2s—Follow Footprints Bible Story: Paul Taught About Jesus Acts 17:1-4,10-12 Life Point: The Bible tells about Jesus. Bible Verse: People at church read the Bible. Acts 17:11 Materials: Bible, strip of paper, paper footprints, tape Tape a path of paper footprints on the floor in a low traffic area of your room. Mark
1s & 2s—Fill and Dump Gift Bags Bible Story: Wise Men Visited Jesus Matthew 2:1-12 Life Point: People can love Jesus. Bible Verse: Men brought gifts to Jesus. Matthew 2:11 Materials: Teaching Picture 4, gift bags, small toys such as pop beads and plastic blocks Put the pop beads and blocks into separate gift bags.
1s & 2s—Make Shoe Prints Bible Story: Jesus Was Born Luke 2:1-20 Life Point: God showed people how much He loved them by sending Jesus. Bible Verse: Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Luke 2:11 Materials: Paint in shallow containers, paper, painting smocks, baby shoes Fold a damp paper towel into the bottom of the container
1s & 2s—Play Bells Bible Story: Mary Visited Elizabeth Luke 1:39-56 Life Point: Jesus is God’s Son. Bible Verse: His name will be Jesus. Luke 1:31 Materials: Teaching Picture 2, chenille stems, large jingle bells, CD, CD player Thread a large bell onto a chenille stem. Twist together the ends of the chenille stem, making
1s & 2s—Lace Christmas Cards Bible Story: Mary Heard About Jesus Luke 1:26-38 Life Point: Jesus was part of God’s plan. Bible Verse: Mary was Jesus’ mother. Matthew 1:16 Materials: Religious Christmas Cards, hole punch, shoe strings Cut off the fronts of several Christmas cards. Punch holes around the outside edges of each card. Tie
Grades 1-3 Introductory Activity – Sheep Herding Materials: foam balls, canes or yardsticks, tape, plastic hoops Set hoops around the sides of the play area. Scatter the balls around the middle of the play area. Provide canes for kids to use to “herd” the balls (sheep) around the play area and into the hoops (pens).
Winter Postcards Unit 1: Living to Love – One Conversation Placemat Session 1: God’s Promise Through the Prophets (December 6) – Weekly Overview Session 2: Mary Visited Elizabeth (December 13) – Weekly Overview Session 3: Jesus Was Born (December 20) – Weekly Overview Session 4: Wise Men Visited Jesus (December 27) – Weekly Overview Session 5: Stephen Preached (January 3) – Weekly Overview Session 6: