Preschool: Unit 2: Session 1

1s-2s-Draw with Crayons

Bible Story: Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42

Life Verse: Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32

Life Point: We can learn to make choices.

Christ Focus: Jesus loves people and wants to be their friend.

Bible Focus: Mary and Martha were friends of Jesus.

Materials: Bible, paper, crayons

  • Arrange the materials on a table. Open the Bible to Luke 10.
  • Give a child a piece of paper and urge him to choose a crayon. As he draws, hold the Bible and talk about the Bible story.
  • Comment that Mary made a choice to listen to Jesus.

3–Pre-K—Play a Friends Game

 Life Point: God comes first

Bible Story: Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42

Life Verse: Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32

Christ Focus: Jesus loves people and wants to be their friend.

Bible Focus: Mary and Martha were friends of Jesus.

Materials: Bible, Teaching Picture, poster board, colored heavyweight paper, scissors, markers, tray

  • Make a gameboard by tracing several handprints on the poster board. All should be the same size, but oriented differently. Cut out handprints of the same size from the colored paper. Make enough for each child, plus some extra. Print each child’s name on a colored handprint and leave some blank.
  • Invite children to match the colored handprints to the gameboard. Help children find their own and friends’ names.
  • Talk about the Bible story as children play. Point to the teaching picture as you tell the story.

Kindergarten—Create Friend Portraits

Life Point: God comes first

Bible Story: Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42

Life Verse: Be kind to one another. Ephesians 4:32

Christ Focus: Jesus loves people and wants to be their friend.

Bible Focus: Jesus visited His friends Mary and Martha.

Materials: Bible, paper, markers, fabric scraps, yarn, glue sticks, scissors, non-breakable mirrors

  • Draw a simple person outline on a sheet of paper. Make enough copies so each child can have at least two outlines.
  • Invite a child to look in the mirror and draw his self-portrait. He can add hair and clothes using the yarn and fabric scraps. Encourage them to use the other outline to create a portrait of a friend.
  • Guide them to write the names on each portrait. Talk about the Bible story as children work. Open the Bible and read the Live Verse.

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