Preschool: Unit 1: Session 3: Give ( March 16)

1s & 2s—Make a Gift

Bible Story: A Woman Gave Her Money Luke 21:1-4   

Life Point: We show love to God when we give.

Bible Phrase: Be happy when you give. 2 Corinthians 9:7

 Christ Focus: Jesus gave His all–His life–for us.

Bible Focus: The woman gave her money.

Materials: Teaching Picture 3, foam frames, stickers, photos of the children in your class, tape, adhesive magnets

  • Plan to take pictures of the children and print them before the session. Display the Teaching Picture with the art materials.
  • Give each preschooler a frame and encourage him to decorate it with the stickers. Explain that he is making a gift for his parents. Tape his photo to the frame. Assist in attaching the magnets to the back of the frame.
  • Point to the Teaching Picture. Comment that the woman gave her money and giving to others shows love to God.

3–Pre-K—Press Coins in Play Dough

Bible Story: The Widow’s Offering Luke 21:1-4

Life Point: We show love to Jesus when we give.

Life Verse: Be happy when you give. 2 Corinthians 9:7

Christ Focus: Jesus gave everything for us.

Bible Focus: The woman gave two small coins for her offering.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 3, play dough, assortment of coins, rolling pins

  • Display the Teaching Picture with the play dough and coins.
  • Give each child a lump of play dough. Encourage her to roll her play dough flat and to make prints by pressing coins into it.
  • Talk about each kind of coin and how much it is worth. Point to the Teaching Picture and comment that the woman gave two small coins for her offering. Remark that she showed love for God because she gave all the money she had. Say the Life Verse.

Kindergarten—Play Out the Bible Story

 Bible Story: The Widow’s Offering Luke 21:1-4

 Life Point: We show love to Jesus when we give.

Life Verse: Be happy when you give. 2 Corinthians 9:7

Christ Focus: Jesus gave everything for us.

 Bible Focus: The woman gave her money in the temple.

Materials: Teaching Picture 3, Bible times dress-up clothes, container of coins

  • Provide a container of coins that other coins can be dropped into. Display the Teaching Picture with the Bible times clothes.
  • Invite a group of kindergartners to play out the Bible story. Briefly tell the story and show the Teaching Picture. Decide who will play the woman and Jesus. The other children can be the disciples and others in the temple. Give the child portraying the woman two pennies to drop in with the other coins.
  • Narrate the story as the children play it out. Continue by allowing the children to change roles. Encourage a child to narrate when he is ready.
  • Remind the boys and girls that Jesus said the woman gave the most because she gave everything she had. Say the Life Verse.

 

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