Preschool: Winter 2013-14: Unit 2: Session 3: Why Should I Tell About Jesus? (2/2/14)

1s & 2s—Scoop and Pour Water

 Bible Story: John’s Important News Luke 3:2-3; Mark 1:1-8; John 1:29

 Life Point: People who knew Jesus told others about Him.

Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34

 Christ Focus: Jesus commanded us to tell others about Him.

Bible Focus: John taught the people near a river.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 9, large clear container of water, dropcloth, two towels, variety of bowls and cups

  • Put a few inches of water in the container. Place a towel on the dropcloth and the container on the towel. Put the Teaching Picture between the towel and container where preschoolers can see it as they play. Lay the second towel nearby to use for drying hands.
  • Talk about the Bible story as the preschoolers scoop and pour the water. Call attention to the teaching picture under the container. Comment that John told important news about Jesus.

3–Pre-K—Record Voices

Bible Story: John Told About Jesus Luke 3:2-3,15-17; Mark 1:1-8; John 1:29

 Life Point: Jesus is the Son of God.

Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34

 Christ Focus: Jesus commanded us to tell about Him.

Bible Focus: John told about Jesus.

 Materials: digital recorder or cell phone

  • Invite a few children to sit with you as you briefly tell the Bible story.
  • Record each child saying the Life Verse or “Jesus is the Son of God.”
  • Continue until all children who are interested have recorded their voices.
  • Play the recordings for the group and ask the boys and girls to guess whose voice they hear.

Kindergarten—Make Postcards

Bible Story: John Told About Jesus Luke 3:2-3,15-17; Mark 1:1-8; John 1:29

 Life Point: Jesus is the Son of God.

Life Verse: I will do what God says. Psalm 119:34

 Christ Focus: Jesus commanded us to tell about Him.

 Bible Focus: John told about Jesus.

 Materials: Teaching Picture 9, cardstock, markers or gel pens, colorful circle stickers, paper

  • Cut the cardstock into fourths to make postcards. Print on the paper several statements that the boys and girls can copy. You could print something like Jesus loves you, Jesus is the Son of God, and the Life Verse.
  • When children come to the center, point to the Teaching Picture and tell the Bible story.
  • Comment that one way to tell about Jesus is to send a card to someone. Guide them to decorate one side of a card with the markers, pens, and stickers.
  • Ask the boys and girls to each pick a person to whom they would like to send the card. Offer to mail the cards during the next week.

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