Preschool: It’s Not Always Easy To … : Session 3: Trust

1s & 2s—Play a Clapping Game

Bible Story: Paul and Barnabas Acts 13:1-3; 14:1-3,21-28   

Life Point: God takes care of me.

Life Verse: God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Christ Focus: Jesus drew on the strength of God through the trials He faced.

Bible Focus: Paul and Barnabas told people about Jesus.

Materials: Bible, Bible Story Picture: “Paul and Barnabas”

  • Sit on the floor with the Bible and Bible Story Picture.
  • Invite one or two preschoolers to sit with you and play a clapping game. Begin clapping your hands and chant: “Jesus, Jesus, who loves Jesus?”
  • Encourage the children to clap with you. Name people who love Jesus, including the children’s names.
  • Continue the game by clapping and chant: “Jesus, Jesus, who tells about Jesus?” Name the people who teach the children about Jesus.
  • Show the Bible Story Picture. Open the Bible and talk about the Bible story.

3–Pre-K—Paint with Shoes

Bible Story: Paul and Barnabas Told About Jesus Acts 14

 Life Point: Trust God.

Life Verse: God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 Christ Focus: Trust in Jesus.

Bible Focus: Paul and Barnabas traveled many places.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 9, tempera paint, aluminum pans, paper towels, painting smocks, paper, marker, small shoes

  • Pour paint into the aluminum pans over paper towels. Display the Teaching Picture with the other materials.
  • Direct the children to put on smocks before painting. Show them how to press a shoe into the paint and then onto their papers. Offer to print the Life Verse onto their papers.
  • Talk about the Bible story as the children paint. Show the Teaching Picture.

Kindergarten—Make a Mobile

 Bible Story: Paul and Barnabas Told About Jesus Acts 14

 Life Point: Trust God.

Life Verse: God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 Christ Focus: Trust in Jesus.

 Bible Focus: Paul and Barnabas helped people.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 9, small embroidery hoops, yarn, index cards, markers, hole punch

  • Before the session, make a list of missionary prayer requests. (Visit kompray.imb.org for a list of prayer requests from missionary kids.)
  • Display the Teaching Picture with the other materials.
  • As kids join you, show the Teaching Picture and talk about the Bible story. Comment that Paul and Barnabas had people praying for them on their missionary journeys.
  • Show the list of prayer requests. Tell the kids they can make a mobile as a reminder to pray for missionaries.
  • Help each child select several requests. He can print words or draw pictures on cards to represent the requests. Punch holes in the cards and tie lengths of yarn through the holes. Then tie the other end of the yarn to the hoop.
  • Tell the kids to hang their mobiles in their rooms.

 

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