Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 1: Session 3: Loving (12/15/13)

1s & 2s—Paint on Fish Shapes

Bible Story: Breakfast with Jesus John 21:1-19

Life Point: Jesus showed His love.

Life Verse: God sent Jesus to help people. Romans 8:3

Christ Focus: Jesus’ love never ends.

Bible Focus: Jesus cooked fish for breakfast.

Materials: paper cut into simple fish shapes, washable paint, paintbrushes, painting smocks, paper plates, Teaching Picture 3

  • Pour a small amount of paint into paper plates. Help a child to put on a smock before painting.
  • Tell the Bible story as preschoolers paint. Ask if they recognize the shape of their papers. Comment that Jesus helped his friends by cooking fish for breakfast.
  • Point to the Teaching Picture and continue talking about the Bible story.

 3–Pre-K—Paint with Fish Sponges

Bible Story: Peter Had Breakfast with Jesus John 21:1-19

Life Point: Jesus showed His love to people.

Life Verse: All things work together for good for those who love God. Romans 8:28

Christ Focus: Jesus’ love never ends.

Bible Focus: Jesus cooked fish for breakfast.

Materials: tempera paint, sponges cut into fish shapes, wooden or plastic spools, glue, aluminum pie pan, painting smocks, paper, paper towels

  • Glue a spool to the back of each sponge. Pour paint into the pie pans. Add a damp paper towel to create a stamping surface.
  • Help boys and girls put on smocks before painting. As the press the sponges on their papers, talk about the Bible story. Comment that Jesus helped the disciples catch fish and then He cooked fish and bread for breakfast.

Kindergarten—Pretend to Camp

Bible Story: Peter Had Breakfast with Jesus John 21:1-19

Life Point: Jesus showed His love to people.

Life Verse: All things work together for good for those who love God. Romans 8:28

Christ Focus: Jesus’ love never ends.

Bible Focus: Jesus cooked breakfast by the lake.

Materials: wooden blocks or large rocks; small sticks; red, yellow, and orange tissue paper; small frying pan; spatula; fishing pole and tackle box; optional: tent

  • Use the blocks, sticks, and tissue paper to build a pretend campfire. Place the pan and spatula next to the fire. Stand the fishing pole with the tackle box nearby.
  • Talk about the Bible story as children play. Ask about camping experiences the children may have had.
  • Thank God for Jesus and for His love.

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