If you’re looking for some fun and creative ideas for your preschoolers’ Sunday school lessons, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some fun and creative ways to teach the importance of gratitude to your child. Try a Thankfulness Matching Game, Fruit of the Spirit Blow Wind Memory Game, Pin the Rock on Goliath, or Find the Animals. You can also play Guess Who. You can also use this activity as a class bonding activity.
Thankfulness Matching Game
A Thankfulness Matching Game is a fun way to introduce the Thanksgiving holiday to your child. This game is a great introduction to the alphabet and pre-math skills. Children learn to count, sort, and take pride in their achievements by matching objects with similar names. This game is suitable for children of all ages and can be played with a variety of materials, including plastic baskets and inflated balloons.
The game can be played with different categories, including the alphabet and the books of the Bible. You can also include the Beatitudes, spiritual gifts, and even the kings and queens of the Bible. Once the children have played the game, they can try matching items they are thankful for. There are also several versions of this game available online, so there’s a surefire way to find one that your preschooler will enjoy.
Fruit of the Spirit Blow Wind Blow Memory Game
When selecting a game, be sure to consider your students’ learning style. Some students are visual while others prefer kinesthetic learning. Games can benefit both types of learners. Make sure your helper knows the rules of the game before you begin. Performing a dry run before the actual lesson is a good idea to make sure everyone is on the same page. Also, be sure to use a variety of activities during the lesson, and use different types of games to engage students in various learning styles and sensory needs.
To make the Fruit of the Spirit Blow Wind Blow memory game more exciting, you can have younger children write attributes of each fruit on masking tape and then place them on their chairs. These activities are a great way to reinforce the concepts of scripture translation, language, and communication. The game is simple to play and can last for several minutes, depending on the amount of children participating.
Pin the Rock on Goliath
Play this fun game based on the Bible story of David and Goliath with your preschoolers. You can use large safety pins as shields or substitute candy, a grocery bag, or a roll of aluminum foil. If you can’t find any rocks, you can substitute with a large rock marked with a G. The object of the game is to knock over the larger rock, which is the one marked with the letter G.
To play the game, gather the children and have them line up, facing each other. They need to be on tiptoes as they talk about the giant and the importance of God. When you are discussing the size of Goliath, you can tell the children that he was 290 cm or nine feet, six inches tall, and have them measure themselves against the giant. Then, ask them whether they would be scared of fighting someone of this size. You can also talk about God being bigger than our problems.
Find the Animals
The easiest Find the Animals Sunday school game for preschool children is a board game with animal pictures on one side of the card and the animal’s name on the underside. This game can be played in the same way as the classic “Please Pass the Animals” game, except each child turns over two cards at a time, re-turning the ones they don’t match. This helps develop the process of elimination and helps young children who may have an unusual interpretation of an animal’s sound.
A similar game is the “Who Am I?” game. Children sit with their partner and whisper the animal’s name to them. They then answer yes or no questions to figure out their partner’s identity. After all the clues are given, the child must find the animal’s partner and return it to their partner. This game can be played indoors or outdoors. For preschoolers, a simple paper cutout lamb can be used as the animal. Alternatively, a stuffed animal lamb can be purchased from a toy store.
Temptor and Temptor
Using this game in the classroom encourages teamwork and a visual lesson about temptation. Each player takes turns being a Protector or Tempted. The Tempted cannot touch the Protectors. This game pairs perfectly with a lesson about temptation and avoiding it. The students have to decide in about two minutes. Then, they have to explain the consequences of doing so.