Preschool Essentials

In the Preschool years, parents should focus on...

 

1. Building trust with their child.

When a child learns to trust their caregivers whom they can see, it becomes a natural thing for them to transfer that trust to a God they cannot see.

 2. Establishing good spiritual habits

  - attend church regularly

  - establish bedtime routine of blessing and Bible story

  - establish a regular family devotion time (start with 1 time a week)

 3. Reading basic foundational Bible stories
 4. Capturing  God moments

These are informal moments where God is working in the life of your child. Use these moments to point them to Christ.

 

Here at Carmel...

Each week, preschoolers (2 and older) take home numerous crafts and activities that they have worked on during the Sunday School hours. Preschoolers learn by doing.  When they are part of the process, they can better remember the concepts taught.  The work they bring home is also intended to initiate conversation between parent and child.  It allows you to ask questions about the things they have learned.  Even at these early ages, our intent is not just to provide information.  You will often find we have talked about life application skills and virtues (obedience, helpfulness, thankfulness, sharing).  As parents, you can help them find ways to live these concepts out in their little lives.

 

2014 Sunday Morning Preschool Bible Stories and Lessons...

Click HERE for a list of our Sunday Morning Preschool Worship Songs.

Jesus:  His Teachings

February

2     How to Pray - The Lord's Prayer

9     Do Not Worry - The birds of the air

16    How to Treat Others - The Golden Rule

 

Jesus:  His Healings

February

23    Ten Lepers - one man says 'thank you'

March

2     A Man Born Blind - healed with mud at the Pool of Siloam

9     Two Miracles in One Day - Jairus's daughter and a sick woman

 

Jesus:  His Miracles

March

16    Walking on Water - Peter's step of faith

23    Feeding the 5,000 - One little boy shares his lunch

30    The Coin in the Fish's Mouth - Jesus pays the temple tax

 

Jesus:  His Journey to the Cross

April

6     Expensive Perfume - Mary anoints Jesus

13    Palm Branches - Palm Sunday

20    The Cross and the Tomb - Jesus is alive again!

27    Up Through the Clouds - Jesus goes to Heaven

 

Parables:  Jesus's Special Stories

May

4     Parable of the Lost Sheep

11    Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders

18    Parable of the Sower

25    Parable of the Lost Coin