Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 2: Who Is God? (1/26/14)

1s & 2s—Play in Sand

 Bible Story: God Cared for the People Exodus 12:31-40; 13:3,14; 14:10,13-15,21-22

Life Point: God loved people and took care of them.

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

 Christ Focus: Jesus is our guide and protector.

Bible Focus: The people walked across the desert.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 8, plastic container of sand, dropcloth, variety of plastic cups and scoops, gallon-size ziplock bag

  • Put the Teaching Picture in the ziplock bag. Place the sand in the middle of the dropcloth on the floor. Arrange the cups and scoops near the container.
  • Invite boys and girls to scoop and pour the sand. Talk about the people who walked across the dry, sandy land.
  • Point to the Teaching Picture. Comment that God took care of the people as the traveled.

3–Pre-K—Make Play Dough

Bible Story: God Told Moses to Lead the People Exodus 12:31-40; 13:3,14; 14:10,13-16,21-22

 Life Point: God loves people.

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

 Christ Focus: Jesus guides us and protects us.

Bible Focus: The people took their bread with them.

 Materials: ingredients for play dough (1 cup flour, 1 cup water, ½ cup salt, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1 tablespoon cooking oil, food color), large bowl, spoon, electric skillet, spatula, sandwich-size ziplock bags

  • Place the electric skillet out of the reach of the children. Invite boys and girls to help make the play dough by pouring the ingredients into the bowl and stirring.
  • Talk about the Bible story as you work together and take turns stirring. Comment that the people had to leave so quickly, they took their bread in a bowl with them.
  • Cook the play dough in the skillet until it forms a ball. Let it cool on the counter for a few minutes. Knead until it is cool enough for the children to handle.
  • Put a small lump of play dough in a ziplock bag for each child to take home.

Kindergarten—Make Sand Pictures

 Bible Story: God Told Moses to Lead the People Exodus 12:31-40; 13:3,14; 14:10,13-16,21-22

 Life Point: God loves people.

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

 Christ Focus: Jesus guides us and protects us.

 Bible Focus: The people walked across the sandy desert.

 Materials: poster board or cardboard pieces, white glue, sand, dry tempera paint, pencils, bowls, spoons, shallow box lid

  • Put a small amount of sand into several bowls. Add some dry tempera paint to each bowl of sand and stir to combine.
  • Guide boys and girls to draw a design on the piece of poster board. They can then cover the drawn lines with white glue and sprinkle some sand over the glue. Instruct them to shake the excess sand into the box lid.
  • Talk about the Bible story as children work on their pictures. Say the Life Verse and comment that God loves people and takes care of them.

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