During this time when we can’t meet together in our physical spaces, we hope that these following weekly resources will provide an online option for you and your family to stay consistent. These resources are what your preschoolers experience on a weekly basis, so we are excited for you as parents to take part with your child!
We love you and are praying that God brings comfort and peace during this time. Below you will find this week’s resources. You can also find this content on our Heights App – found in the Apple App or Google Play stores.
SEPTEMBER 13 PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM
“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord.” –Jeremiah 29:11, NLT
Bottom Line: God has a plan for me.
This week:Joseph chooses to do good after he is sent to jail for something he didn't do. Genesis 39-40
Core Insight: IMAGE
- 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 Song – Your preschooler will learn this month’s memory verse along with hand signals
- Home Connection
- NEED: Activity Page, crayons or markers, cotton balls, red pompoms & glue
- DO: Together, read the words on the scoops and sundae dish. Encourage children to stretch out the cotton balls a little bit and glue to the top of the ice cream for whipped cream, then glue a red pom pom to the top of the cotton for a cherry.
- SAY: “Come sit with me. We heard another story about Joseph today and how God had a plan for him. God has a plan for you and me, too!” Look at your paper, what do you see? (Pause.) That’s right! It’s an ice cream sundae! Can you read the words with me? (Point to the words on the first scoop.) God has . . . (point to the words on the second scoop) a plan . . . (point to the words on the third scoop) for me. Under the ice cream dish, it tells you where to find our story about Joseph in the Bible. Let’s color in our ice cream. (Pause.) Wait! Ice cream sundaes usually have whipped cream on top of the ice cream. Do you see anything you can use for whipped cream? (Pause.) The cotton balls are white like whipped cream. Watch, when you pull them apart a little . . . (demonstrate) ta-dah! Do that, then glue it to the top of your ice cream scoops. (Pause.) Great! What about a cherry on top? Do you see anything you could use as a cherry? (Pause.) These red pom poms will work great! Glue a cherry to the top of the whipped cream. (Pause.) Super job!” In our story, Joseph trusted God’s plan. Joseph worked for a man named Potiphar and did whatever Potiphar told him to do. One day, somebody said Joseph did something very wrong! Joseph didn’t do it, but he was put in jail! Joseph knew God loved him. And Joseph knew God was always with him. So, even though things were hard, Joseph trusted God’s plan. We can trust God even when things are hard because God loves us, God’s with us, and God’s got a plan for us! Who has a plan for you? [Bottom Line] God has a plan for me.”
- Drive Time
- As you drive or take a walk, say to your child, "Do you remember how Joseph was a helper in the Bible story? Let's take turns saying different things we can do to help others."
- Weekly Activities
- Parent Cue Blog: "Reframing Why Kids Should Do Chores" by Sarah Bragg
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