Preschool: It’s Not Always Easy To … : Session 6: Grow

1s & 2s—Decorate a Bible Verse “Scroll”

Bible Story: Paul Wrote to Timothy Acts 16:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:1-5; 3:14-17

 

Life Point: God wants me to learn more about Jesus.

 

Life Verse: Always follow God. 1 Peter 4:19

Christ Focus: Jesus sought to do God’s will.

Bible Focus: Paul wrote on a scroll.

Materials: Bible Story Picture: “Paul Wrote to Timothy,” lightweight paper, wide craft sticks, tape, crayons, marker

  • Cut the paper into strips. Print the Bible phrase on each paper.
  • Display the Bible Story Picture with the paper and crayons.
  • Invite a preschooler to use crayons to decorate a verse. Tape a craft stick to each end of the paper and roll it up like a scroll.
  • Talk about the scroll and the Bible story.

3–Pre-K—Pack School Supplies

Bible Story: Paul Wrote a Letter to Timothy Acts 16:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:1-5; 3:14-17

 Life Point: Grow in what you know about Jesus.

Life Verse: God will give you strength. 1 Peter 5:10

 Christ Focus: Learn more about Jesus.

Bible Focus: Timothy learned about God and Jesus.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 12, school-type backpacks, various school supplies, hole punch

  • Highlight 1 Peter 5:10 with a colored pencil and mark the page with a sticky note. Gather school supplies and backpacks. (Avoid items with pictures of cartoon and fantasy figures.) Punch holes in drawing paper and insert it in pocket folders. Place drawing items in pencil boxes or zipper bags.
  • Invite preschoolers to choose items to pack in backpacks, Some boys and girls might enjoy packing and unpacking the bags many times, while others might play out going to school.
  • Be intentional about relating the activity to the Bible story. Comment that children learn at school and at home. Timothy learned about God and Jesus from his mother and grandmother.

Kindergarten—Write with Bamboo Pens

 Bible Story: Paul Wrote a Letter to Timothy Acts 16:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:1-5; 3:14-17

 Life Point: Grow in what you know about Jesus.

Life Verse: God will give you strength. 1 Peter 5:10

 Christ Focus: Learn more about Jesus.

 Bible Focus: Paul wrote a letter on a scroll.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 12, bamboo pens (available at craft or hobby stores), black paint, small bowls, paper, marker

  • Pour a small amount of paint into the bowls. Display the Teaching Picture. Print the Life Verse onto paper and display with the materials.
  • Invite a child to print the Life Verse onto a paper using the bamboo pen. Talk about the Bible story and show the Teaching Picture.
  • Comment that Paul wrote a letter with a pen much like the one they are using.

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