Free Mother’s Day Lesson

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I needed to create a special lesson for our AWANA Puggles Wednesday night since Mother’s Day is Sunday and we were making a special craft.

I thought you might need a quick lesson too.  It would work for preschool Sunday School this Sunday on Mother’s Day.

Lesson – Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Card – plastic fork tulips 2 per page (use a fork to make tulips; draw on the stems with a green marker)

I got some inspiration for this lesson from:

Mother’s Day Sunday School Lesson

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Showered with Favors: Baby Herbs

FREE Father’s Day Sunday School Lesson

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A few years back, I posted a FREE Father’s Day Lesson for Sunday School.  I’ve updated it just a bit and wanted to post it again today in case you are looking for something for SS this week on Father’s Day.

This lesson points to the characteristics of our Heavenly Father.

Click here to see the post and for all the FREE printables!

 

 

Mother’s Day Sunday School lesson for preschoolers

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I created a simple lesson for this Sunday (Mother’s Day) and thought someone else might need it too.

Lesson:

Mother’s Day lesson

Blessings,

Kathy

Preschool Sunday School Lesson
Mother’s Day – Mary (Jesus’ Mother)
Luke 1:46, John 19:25-27, Acts 1:14
Memory Verse: …The Lord bless you and keep you… Number 16:24

Bible Story:

Today is Mother’s Day. Our lesson today is about a very special mother.

Show the story picture.

Tell the children to point to the baby in the picture. Tell them His name is Jesus, and invite them to say “Jesus.”

Tell the children to point to the mommy in the picture. This is Jesus’ mother. Her name was Mary.

Have the children pretend to cradle a baby in their arms.

The Bible teaches us some things about Mary:

• Mary praised God – When Mary found out that God had chosen her to be the mother of His one and only Son, she was so happy! She sang a song of praise! Read Luke 1:46, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

• Mary loved Jesus and Jesus loved her – Mary was there at the cross when Jesus was crucified. She loved Jesus and He loved her. Read John 19:25-27, “but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother…When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, ‘Woman, behold, your son!’ Then he said to the disciple, ‘Behold, your mother!’ And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.”

• Mary prayed – After Jesus died on the cross and rose, Mary continued to pray. Acts 1:14, “All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”

Games:
Play “Mother Says” instead of “Simon Says.”

Role Play: Practice Being a Good Mother – Bring in baby dolls, clothes, towels, wash cloths, soap, diapers, etc. Show the children how to take care of a baby.

Craft: Mother’s Day Card-paint tulips using plastic forks on a card that reads, “Thanks for helping me grow!”

John Baptized Jesus crafts

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I had a minute and wanted to share with you a couple of Sunday School crafts we did with our preschoolers the other week.  The lesson was entitled, John Baptized Jesus.

We used the craft above for our Four Year Olds.

Here’s how …

  • Cut waves into the top of a plain envelope.
  • Color the envelope with a blue crayon.
  • Glue to a piece of light blue construction paper.
  • Draw a white dove using chalk.
  • Decorate two jumbo craft stick men and put them in the “water.”  We used regular markers for the sticks.

For our Toddlers, Two’s and Three’s, we made a simple white dove.

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Here’s how…

  • Fold a paper plate in half.  (I let the Three’s fold their own with a little help.)
  • Glue on an orange triangle beak.
  • Add a googly eye (we found the sticker eyes and they are wonderful for this age group!)
  • Add a white feather.

John the Baptist was Born File Folder Game

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As most of my readers already know, I am the Preschool Ministry Coordinator for my church. I prepare all of the Sunday School lesson materials ahead of time and leave them “ready to go” on the teachers’ counters each week. That way, a teacher can study the lesson at home and then come in on Sunday with all the supplies she needs at her fingertips. This is especially helpful when we have substitutes serving in the Preschool Department.

I created this craft to go along with the story, John the Baptist was Born. Provide each student with a file folder. Print copies of the cover and the two picture sheets. Provide each preschooler with a pair of safety scissors. (I will cut the cover pieces in advance and glue them to the folders.) Let the kids cut the picture sheets and glue one of each the matching sets to the inside of the folder. Store the other half of the match in a sandwich baggie. I usually staple mine to the folder so the kids don’t lose the baggie.

Let the kids work on finding all the matches. You may choose to explain that the bee images represent the wild honey John ate when he grew up. The grasshopper image represents the locusts that John ate when he grew up. Yuck! The other baby-related images remind us that John was a baby boy who was born to prepare the way for Jesus.

John the Baptist was Born File Folder Game on TpT for only $1.00!

Be sure to follow my blog for other ideas that I use in our church Preschool Department.

For His glory,
Kathy:)

 

Easter Preschool Sunday School lesson – free

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I have put together an Easter lesson plan for our preschoolers.  I thought it may help some of you as well.

Please feel free to download.

Preschool Sunday School Easter

For the crafts, our toddlers will simply glue cotton balls to a lamb.

Our Two’s will make the simple cross craft you see in the photo above.  They can color the sticks with a brown marker or crayon.

Our Three’s/Four’s will make homemade Resurrection Eggs.  I had blogged about that earlier, but you can find those free printables here.

Happy Easter!!

 

 

 

Ten Commandments Poster free

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My most popular post continues to be the free Ten Commandments poster.  You can find the original post here.

I had a few minutes today, so I created another version with a different background.

Please share with anyone you know who would like it!

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Kathy:)

Credit:  I got the super cute border from My Cute Graphics.

 

Memory Verse Bracelets – The Beatitudes

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http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Memory-Verse-Bracelets-The-Beautitudes-1135162

I LOVE these bracelets! Our church is memorizing the Beatitudes together and I created these to help children learn them. I will be adding lots of other memory verse bracelets in the near future-so keep an eye out!

This set includes 9 memory bracelets!! (Matthew 5:3-11)

There are THREE VERSIONS: Preschool, Children, and Tween

The Preschool version is made a little smaller. The Preschool and Children’s version have cute pictures on either side of the verse to color. The Tween version has no pictures.

The text on all three versions have been created using a dotted font so that children can trace the letters using a pencil. This will help with retention of the verse and reference.

Note:  Let me know if you need a different version (these are ESV).

Don’t forget to also check out my Alphabet Bracelets:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Phonics-Bracelets-908724

 

Preschool Sunday School – The Northern Kingdom was Scattered

Our church uses Lifeway’s Gospel Project curriculum in our Preschool and Children’s Department.  It is awesome!  I’d love to answer any questions you may have if you are considering it.

The lesson this week was about The Northern Kingdom was Destroyed.  (the Israelites were scattered).

Immediately, I’m thinking bubbles.  Bubbles scatter all over the place and this will be a great way to teach this concept to preschoolers.

I usually modify the lesson Lifeway provides somewhat for our very little ones – toddlers and two’s.  I create a one page lesson plan for those rooms.   You can download that here.

Preschool Toddlers through 2’s – The Northern Kingdom was Destroyed

For the craft, we are doing a very simple “Obey God” poster where our toddlers and twos glue Cheerios to the poster.  Our preschoolers will use a pool noodle ring (I will cut into small rounds)  to stamp a large O on the poster.  They will then write -bey.  I will print these on card stock and they can add yarn to make this poster into a sign.  I will let them use round sequins to decorate their signs as well.

Toddler Craft:

obey God poster craft (glue cheerios)

Preschool Craft:

obey God poster (use pool noodle O)

If you are using Lifeway’s Gospel Project and come to a lesson that I haven’t posted toddler versions for, just let me know.  Some weeks are busier than others.

Hope this helps!

Kathy:)

Preschool Sunday School – Elijah and King Ahab

Our church uses Lifeway’s Gospel Project curriculum in our Preschool and Children’s Department.  It is awesome!  I’d love to answer any questions you may have if you are considering it.

The lesson this week was about Elijah and King Ahab (the altar contest) in which God showed His power in a mighty way.

I usually modify it somewhat for our very little ones – toddlers and two’s.  I create a one page lesson plan for those rooms.   You can download that here.

Preschool Toddlers through 2’s – Elijah Confronted King Ahab

Here is the altar sheet in case you want to use it for the art project.  I got it from this site, but modified it somewhat so our toddlers wouldn’t have to do any cutting.  They will just glue on pieces of red, orange, yellow tissue paper squares.  I will probably just go ahead and put the glue on it for them with a glue stick and then let them just lay the tissue squares on top.  Our older preschoolers can glue for themselves.  Also, I will let our older preschoolers use blue water color paint to paint water in the jars.

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Hope this helps!

Kathy:)