Preschool: Unit 1: Session 2: Hard Work (March 9)

1s & 2s—Play with Tools

 Bible Story: A Job for Noah Genesis 6:9­–8:19

 Life Point: God shows people what to do.

Bible Phrase: Work together. Ephesians 6:7

Christ Focus: Jesus followed through with God’s plan.

Bible Focus: Noah built the ark.

Materials: Teaching Picture 2, plastic toy tools, cardboard blocks

  • Display the Teaching Picture with the tools and blocks.
  • Invite the preschoolers to use the tools with the blocks and pretend to build something.
  • Talk about the Bible story as preschoolers play. Comment that God showed Noah what to do and he worked hard to build the ark. Look at the Teaching Picture together.

3–Pre-K—Build a Zoo

Bible Story: Noah Worked Hard Genesis 6:9–8:19

 Life Point: God shows people what to do.

Life Verse: Work together with a good attitude. Ephesians 6:7

 Christ Focus: Jesus followed through with God’s plan.

Bible Focus: Noah built the ark to help care for the animals.

Materials: Teaching Picture 2, blocks, vinyl animal figures, index card, marker, tape

  • Print the word Zoo onto the card with the marker. Tape the card to a block and stand it near the other blocks and animal figures. Display the Teaching Picture.
  • Invite the boys and girls to build a zoo with the blocks. Talk about different kinds of enclosures for each kind of animal. Talk about what kind of work the zookeepers do to care for the animals.
  • Show the Teaching Picture. Comment that God showed Noah what to do and he worked hard to build the ark.

Kindergarten—Float Boats

Bible Story: Noah Worked Hard Genesis 6:9–8:19

Life Point: God shows people what to do.

Life Verse: Work together with a good attitude. Ephesians 6:7

 Christ Focus: Jesus followed through with God’s plan.

 Bible Focus: The ark floated on the water.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 2, large container of water, dropcloth, towels, toy boats, gallon-size ziplock bag (optional)

  • Put a few inches of water into the container. Place the container on the floor in the center of the dropcloth. Or place the dropcloth and boat on a low table. If your container is clear, put the Teaching Picture under it. The children can see the picture through the water. If it is not clear, place the picture in a gallon-size ziplock bag near the water.
  • Invite a few children at a time to float the boats on the water. Point to the Teaching Picture and comment that the ark floated on the water for almost a year.
  • Remark that God showed Noah what to do and he worked hard to build the ark. Say the Life Verse.

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