Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 1: Session 5: Helping (1/5/13)

1s & 2s—Draw on Coat Shapes

Bible Story: Peter and Dorcas Acts 9:36-43

Life Point: People who love Jesus help others.

Life Verse: Help one another in love. Galatians 5:13

Christ Focus: Jesus enables us to serve Him.

Bible Focus: Dorcas helped people by making clothes for them.

Materials: paper, crayons, scissors (teacher’s use), Teaching Picture 5

  • Cut the paper into simple coat shapes. Fold the paper in half lengthwise. Cut a v-shape at the fold and cut a 1-by-9-inch rectangle from each side.
  • Offer each preschooler a coat and crayons. Talk about Dorcas sewing clothes for people as they decorate their coats.
  • Continue talking about the Bible story. Point to Peter and Dorcas in the Teaching Picture.

3–Pre-K—Make a Helper Quilt

Bible Story: Peter and Dorcas Acts 9:36-43

Life Point: People who love Jesus help others.

Life Verse: Do what is good. Romans 2:10

Christ Focus: Jesus helps us so we can serve Him.

Bible Focus: Dorcas helped people by sewing clothes.

Materials: light-colored construction paper, tape, markers or crayons

  • Cut the paper in half to make 6-by-9-inch pieces. Give each child a piece of paper. Encourage him to draw a way to help on his paper. Ask about his drawing when he is finished. Invite him to make another drawing of a different way to help.
  • Talk about the Bible story as children draw. Comment that Dorcas helped people by sewing clothes for them.
  • As children finish their drawings, tape them together to make a large quilt. Display the quilt in the room for children to see.

Kindergarten—Make Helper Coupons

Bible Story: Peter and Dorcas Acts 9:36-43

Life Point: People who love Jesus help others.

Life Verse: Do what is good. Romans 2:10

Christ Focus: Jesus helps us so we can serve Him.

Bible Focus: Dorcas helped people and Peter helped Dorcas.

Materials: white construction paper, markers, stapler

  • Cut the paper into 12 pieces, 2-by-4½-inches.  Give each child a few strips of paper. Explain that they will be making helper coupons to give to parents or other family members. Talk about some ways they could help at home. Print these on a sheet of paper for children to copy.
  • Talk about how Dorcas helped her friends and how Peter helped Dorcas. Comment that when we help others, we show that we love Jesus.
  • When a child has finished making his coupons, staple them together on the end.

Comments

  1. We agree with Pam. We are repeating Bible lessons. coloring sheets are too detailed for preschoolers. Why only one Sunday in December designated for Jesus birth. I had to find SS bible stories on internet for the month of December: 1st Sunday – Mary, 2nd Sunday Joseph, 3rd Sunday birth of Jesus, 4th Sunday Wise men & Shepherds
    I too am looking at other SS material
    Preschool Director

  2. Jeff Land says:

    Hi Dale,

    Thanks for hanging in with us. Traditionally, the Bible Teaching for Kids curriculum that Bible Studies For Life: Kids replaced never taught the stories you mentioned. However, you will be happy to know that those stories are coming up in the future of Bible Studies for Life Kids. Next year, all of the Christmas stories will be printed.

  3. Dale Bell says:

    Thanks for your quick reply. I liked your answers Jeff Land. I will be watching for those beloved Bible stories. Ps. We all dated our teacher guides this week and a paper clip helps me keep my place. Problem solved!

Speak Your Mind

*


six × 3 =