Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 1: Does God Love People? (1/19/14)

1s & 2s—Play with a Doctor’s Kit

 Bible Story: Jesus and Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52

 Life Point: God sent Jesus to help people.

Life Verse: There is no other God. Isaiah 45:22

 Christ Focus: We can turn to Jesus for help.

Bible Focus: Jesus helped Bartimaeus to see.

Materials: toy doctor’s kit, Teaching Picture 7

  • Place the doctor’s kit with the Teaching Picture.
  • When preschoolers show interest in the doctor’s kit, explain how each part is used. Talk about times when they have visited a doctor.
  • Point to the Teaching Picture and comment that Jesus helped Bartimaeus be able to see.

3–Pre-K—Pretend Doctor’s Office

Bible Story: Jesus and Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52

 Life Point: God sent Jesus to help people.

Life Verse: There is no other God. Isaiah 45:22

 Christ Focus: We can turn to Jesus for help.

Bible Focus: Jesus helped Bartimaeus see.

 Materials: toy doctor’s kit, small scrub tops or jackets, clipboards and paper, pencils, doll

  • Arrange the dramatic play area with a table a few chairs. Place the doctor’s kit, clipboards, and pencils on the table. Lay the scrub tops on a chair.
  • Invite the children to play in the center. Suggest one child could be the doctor, one could be a nurse, and others could be patients. Encourage taking turns being doctor and nurse. Comment that they can doctor the doll, too.
  • Briefly talk about the Bible story as they play. Remark that God sent Jesus to help people and Jesus helped Bartimaeus.

Kindergarten—Look at Braille

Bible Story: Jesus and Bartimaeus Mark 10:46-52

 Life Point: God sent Jesus to help people.

Life Verse: There is no other God. Isaiah 45:22

 Christ Focus: We can turn to Jesus for help.

Bible Focus: Jesus helped Bartimaeus who was blind.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 7, sturdy cardboard  pieces, white glue, marker, paper, pencils or crayons, Braille card (optional)

  • Use the white glue to make raised dots on the cardboard. Use a Braille alphabet as a guide. (You can find a Braille alphabet card on google.com.) Spell the words Jesus and help. Print the letters below the raised dots. Let the dots dry overnight.
  • Place the cards with the Teaching Picture and other materials. Point out Bartimaeus in the picture. Explain that he was blind, which means he could not see.
  • Show the cards you made and read each word printed on the card. Comment that blind people can read using Braille, which is an alphabet of raised dots. Encourage him to rub his fingers over the dots.
  • Some boys and girls to make a rubbing of the dots onto a piece of paper. Some children might enjoy spelling their own words with Braille dots by following a Braille card.
  • Talk about the Bible story as children work. Thank God for sending Jesus to help us.

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