Welcome Here is our lesson. We are so blessed to be together today! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. The Bottom Line: I can tell others about Jesus Our Memory verse for April: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19, NIV
Social: Bounce Back, Disappearing Act, Breaking News! Connecting: Tomb, Megaphone Giving Thanks: Jesus is Alive!
Social Fun April 1st, 2018 Bounce Back Made to Move: An activity that uses a preschooler’s natural desire to move to help them learn What You Need: A soft ball What You Do: During the Activity: Have the circle up the children on the floor or sitting around a table and encourage them to roll the ball back and forth across the circle/table to one another. Have the children say come back before they roll the ball to one another. Repeat as time and interest allow.
Connecting Place April 1st, 2018 Tomb Live for God | Application Activity Made to Think: An advanced activity specifically designed for older preschoolers What You Need: DUPLO® blocks and 1 Little People® male figure What You Do: Before the Activity: Lay the blocks out in the activity area. During the Activity: Invite the children to build a tomb. Help the children shape the blocks into a cave-like formation. Allow the children to act out the Bible story with the tomb and the Little People figure. Megaphone Live for God | Application Activity Made to Create: An activity that allows preschoolers to review the Bible story, Bottom Line, or memory verse by creating a craft
What You Need: “Megaphone” Activity Page, yellow cardstock, scissors, stickers, and clear tape What You Do: Before the Activity: Copy the Activity Page onto the cardstock and cut on the dotted lines. During the Activity: Give each child an Activity Page. Help the children roll the Activity Page into a megaphone shape. Secure with the tape.
After the Activity: Encourage the children to hold their megaphone up to their mouth and tell others about Jesus.
Reflection and Prayer Circle: Since Jesus wants us to go and tell everyone the BIG NEWS, have the children think about who they could share the Big News with. Remind them of Grandparents, cousins, and friends.
Prayer “Dear God, Thank You that Jesus is alive! Please help us tell the big news to as many people as we can. Help us grow in our faith so everyone can see the Big news that Jesus is alive. We are so thankful that Jesus is alive because that’s what makes Easter so special. We love You, God! In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Easter Crafts Jelly Bean Prayer What you Need: template of Jelly Bean Prayer, Crayons, This is a simple coloring craft for the children to remember all that Jesus and God has done for us. As you read the prayer have the children color the matching jelly bean. (https://2.bp.blogspot.com/he2za8sfzzQ/T2pDw2JTmDI/AAAAAAAAEjc/ZRYkvtyjc4A/s16 00/Jelly+Bean+Prayer+Coloring+Page.jpg) Stained Glass Cross What you Need: Painters tape, white construction paper, crayons, markers or colored pencils.
What you Do: Before students arrive make a cross using painters tape on white construction paper for each child. When the children are seated have them completely color the page with any color they choose. When they are finished gently peel off the tape to reveal a white cross. Having a sample ahead of time will allow the children to
see the cross made under the tape. With the younger classes use half a sheet of construction paper and a smaller cross for the children to color. Below is a sample using chalk paint. http://www.housingaforest.com/easy-cross-craft-for-kids/