Preschool, May 1: Creation (Days 1 & 2)

Welcome. Below you will find details on what our preschoolers learned at church for this date. In case you are not able to bring your child to one of our campus locations, this is written for you to do church at home with your kids. This can also be used for those that are able to attend in person to recap what your kids learned or to just listen to their favorite songs that they hear at church. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

Here is a snapshot of what we will show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: On days one and two, God made the light and dark and sky and water. (Light & Dark, Sky & Water • Genesis 1:3-8)
Memory Verse: “God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.” Genesis 1:31, NIrV
Key Question: Who made everything?
Bottom Line: God made everything.

Bible Story and Worship
Watch the Bible Story Video with your kids so you can recap and discuss it with them in the “Bring Jesus To Their Level” section. Then join your kids in worship as we sing and dance for God.

Bible Story Video – Creation Days 1 & 2 (link)
Worship – Things I See (link)
Worship – The Creation Song (link)

Next, use the Memory Verse video to practice our monthly verse. We will practice this verse all month. Be sure to use the hand motions as it helps the kids to remember. Also, think of a fun reward you can give them at the end of the month when they are able to say it all by themselves. The activity sheet and coloring page are fun resources to help reinforce story and/or big idea.

Memory Verse with Hand Motions (link)
Bible Story Activity (link)
Coloring Page (link)

Bring Jesus To Their Level
Follow the following script to recap the story, practice the memory verse and demonstrate to your young children how to pray. (You’ll make a list with your family to pray over so have a pen a paper ready.)

Say: “In our Bible story, today, we learned that God made light and dark on day one (hold up one finger), then God made the sky and water on day two. (Hold up two fingers.) Every time we look at the great big sky or it gets dark and time to sleep, we can remember that [Bottom Line] God made everything. Who made everything? (Together.) [Bottom Line] God made everything!

“He sure did! And the Bible verse we’re going to learn says that everything God made is very good. (Give two thumbs-up.) Listen to this! “‘God (point up) saw everything he had made, (binocular hands, look around) and it was very good,’ (thumbs-up) Genesis 1:31.” (Open hands like a book.) (Practice this verse several times with your kids.)

“Great job! Our verse tells us that the light, dark, sky, and water are all very good.

“Today, we’ll make a list of things we might see in the sky. It can be a bird or a plane, a hot air balloon or a kite, the sun or a cloud. It can be so many things! Then, when we pray, we can thank God for making the great big sky. (Make a list of what each family member says. Don’t forget yourself.)

Wow! There are a lot of things we can see in the sky. Let’s use our list when we pray. Would anyone like to pray before I pray?” (Give each family member who wants to pray the opportunity to do so.)

Prayer: “Dear God, You are amazing and SO powerful! You made EVERYTHING! Today, we want to thank You for making light so we can see and the dark to help us sleep. Thank You for making water for us to drink and the great, big, beautiful sky. You made the sky SO big that we can see things like (read the list your family made) floating and flying in it! You are the best, God, and we love You a lot. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

As we wrap up, I would like to leave you with one of the kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator

Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in the discipleship of your kid(s). My prayers are with you.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.”

Psalm 139:14