Preschool: Jesus Is: Session 5 – Love the Unlovable

Younger Preschool—Look at and Match Leaves

Bible Story: Jesus and Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

Life Verse: Love others as I have loved you. John 15:12

Life Point: Jesus helped people learn to do right.

Christ Focus: Jesus set the example for how to treat others.

Bible Focus: Zacchaeus climbed a tree to see Jesus.

Materials: Bible, 3 or 4 pairs of matching leaves, clear contact plastic, Teaching Picture

  • Before the session find pairs of leaves that are the same size and type. Dry the leaves by placing them between paper towels in the pages of a book. Laminate the leaves or cover them with clear contact plastic. (If you cannot find real leaves, print some leaves from the internet and mount them on index cards.)
  • Place the leaves on the floor or a low table with the teaching picture. Invite a child to find the leaves that match. Point to the leaves and the tree in the teaching picture.
  • Talk about the Bible story. Open the Bible and read the Life Verse.

 

3s–Pre-K—Make a Banner 

Life Point: We should love others as we love ourselves.

Bible Story: Jesus and Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

Life Verse: Love others as I have loved you. John 15:12

Christ Focus: Jesus set the example for how we should treat others.

Bible Focus: Jesus told Zacchaeus about God’s love.

Materials: Bible, Teaching Picture (Pack), white cotton fabric (cut into 9-by-11-inch pieces), fabric crayons, masking tape, self-adhesive labels

  • Make Bible phrase stickers by printing the Life Verse onto the self-adhesive labels. Secure each piece of fabric to the table by taping the corners.
  • Guide a child to place a Bible verse sticker in the center of his banner and draw around it with the crayons. Talk about the Bible story as he works. Point to Zacchaeus in the picture.

 

Kindergarten—Make Cards

Life Point: We should love others as we love ourselves.

Bible Story: Jesus and Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10

Life Verse: Love others as I have loved you. John 15:12

Christ Focus: Jesus set the example for how we should treat others.

Bible Focus: Jesus taught about God’s love.

Materials: Bible, heavy-weight paper, rubber stamps, washable ink pads, stickers, markers, pencils

  • Print the phrase God loves you on a sheet of paper. Fold some of the paper in half to make cards. Arrange the materials on a table.
  • Invite a child to make a card for a friend. Encourage her to print the phrase on the card. Open the Bible and read the Life Verse. Help each child think of a friend to whom she could give the card.

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