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JANUARY 14TH PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM
“The people were amazed at his teaching.”
Matthew 7:28, NCV
Bottom Line: Jesus teaches me important things.
This week: Jesus talks about birds and flowers to teach us that God knows what we need and He cares for us.
- Parent Guide – Use this parent guide to help you walk through discipling your preschooler this week
- Story Video – Each week there will be a new Story Video to watch (from Orange Media)
- Memory Verse Video – Your preschooler will learn this month’s memory verse along with hand signals
- Home Connection
- NEED: Optional: Watering can
- Before the Activity: Gather with the child in an open area.
- During the Activity: Encourage the child to use their body to pretend to grow like a flower: starting as a seed, growing into a stem, then growing leaves, until growing into a fully grown flower. You will walk around and pretend to water them and to be the sun to help them grow.
- After the Activity: Introduce the Bible story by talking about how God loves and cares for the flowers.
- Before the Activity: “Friend, I think it would be so fun to pretend to be a flower today. Let’s spread out and listen carefully.”
- During the Activity: ““Let’s scrunch down and get really small. Curl your body up like a ball. (Pause.) Look! You are a seed. That’s how a flower starts—small and in the dirt. A flower needs things like water and sun to grow, but a flower isn’t worried. A flower needs sun. I am going to stand right here in the middle of all these sweet and tiny flower seeds and pretend to be the sun and shine on you. (Put your arms over your head in a big circle and rotate your body so you face all the children.) Now I am going to walk around and pretend to water you. (Pretend to water the child—with the watering can if you’ve chosen to use one.) Sweet little flower seed, slowly start standing up. Now you are the flower stem—that is the flower’s body. But we have more growing to do! Feel the sunshine! (Put your arms over your head in a big circle and rotate your body so you face the child.) Here comes the water to help you grow. (Pretend to water the child.) Stretch out your arms. (Pause.) Wow, look at your long, beautiful leaves. What are our flowers missing? (Pause.) That’s right! The beautiful, colorful bloom with the petals! Here comes the sun. (Put your arms over your head in a big circle and rotate your body so you face the child.) And the water. (Pretend to water the child.) Hold your head up high and put on a big smile. (Pause.) Look at those beautiful blooms! You are the most beautiful flower I have ever seen!”
- After the Activity: “We had fun becoming flowers and growing. Today, we are going to hear a story about flowers and birds and how God takes care of them.”
- Cuddle Time
- Cuddle with your child and pray: "God, thank You for sending Jesus to teach us that You will take care of us. Help us to trust You and be thankful for what we have."
- Weekly Activities
- Parent Cue Blog: “Helping Kids Cultivate the Skill of Noticing” by Leah Jennings
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