Creating preschool religious lesson plans can be difficult because of all the information there is to teach. There is an abundant amount of lessons in the bible, which can confuse children if not taught properly. In order to teach children in a way that they understand you must have a well-structured lesson plan. This article will help teachers plan effective and fun lesson plans that preschool children will enjoy.
Four main things should be included in a good bible lesson plan. If you incorporate these four things into your lesson plan, you will have positive results every time.
The first thing that you will need for your lesson is an age appropriate story. It is best to read to preschool children from a children’s bible. There are many words in an adult bible that young children will not understand; many adults have a hard time understanding them. You can choose your story randomly or base your choice on upcoming holidays or seasons. At the end of this article, you will find suggestions for bible stories that are frequently used.
The second aspect of a good lesson plan is an exciting activity. This could be in the form of a game or a craft project. If you are working with young children choose something simple and not to time consuming. Preschoolers have very short attention spans; keep this in mind when deciding on your activity. Choose an activity that coincides with the story that you are reading that day.
The third thing you will need to factor in is snack time. Providing kids with snack will give them something to look forward too. You should always be mindful of allergies when choosing a snack. Children that young sometimes do not know what they are allergic to so it is a good idea to consult with parents first. You can continue your stories theme with the snack you choose as well. If you are reading about Noah’s ark, have animal crackers!
Last but not least, the fourth thing you should consider is a good prayer or memory verse. You will be reinforcing the lesson you just taught the children and giving them something to work on until next time. If any of your children want to say a prayer aloud, allow them to do so. It is enlightening to listen to children pray.
There are several stories you can incorporate into your lesson plans. Here are a few suggestions for stories that you can read with your preschool class. Feeding the Five Thousand is a great story that will show children how Jesus rewarded the hungry people for their faith and belief in him. The story of David and Goliath will interest children because of the characters and will teach them that just because you are small you can still face and defeat large challenges in life. Jonah and the Whale is a fantastic depiction of what happens when you do not do what you have been asked to do. This story provides many valuable lessons to children of preschool age.