Teaching a preschool and kindergarten Bible lesson is both challenging and rewarding. The instructions below will ease you into the Grapevine method of teaching a lesson.
At Grapevine, we believe everyone can learn the Bible at their level, including preschool and kindergarten children. Using the following step-by-step instructions you can successfully disciple these children the Lord has entrusted into your care.
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Nothing can replace the time a teacher spends in prayer with our Master Teacher, the Lord Jesus. We need the Lord to first teach us and then we will be ready and excited to teach our students or children. Prayer for our students should be something we sprinkle into our week.
3. Lesson Preparation for PreK-Kindergarten:
Read verses from the Bible of your choice. I also recommend that if you have time to read the passages out of at least two different translations. This gives you two views of each passage.
Read teacher notes in the Teacher book and then notes then things you would like to cover in each section of the lesson.
Look up words in the Bible dictionary that are recommended in the Teacher book and any words you are unfamiliar with the meaning.
Read the Lesson Review questions and answers. Add any additional questions you would like to ask your students.
Determine the Application for this lesson. How do you want to apply these verses and this lesson to the hearts of your students? Note any ways this application can be sprinkled each section of the lesson.
Review the Memory Verse for this lesson.
We recommend that you keep all the lessons in a notebook and not send lessons home with students each week. This accomplishes two goals:
1. Students see what they are learning about the Bible is not to be thrown away. Plus, it makes parents happy to not have more paper to deal with each week when leaving church or class.
2. Many churches and groups have found it very meaningful to give the notebooks to parents at the end of class. This is a keepsake that parents value and appreciate. In addition, we find that the kids like to go back and look at their drawings and can often recall much of the lesson simply by looking at the drawings.
If you are teaching in a classroom encourage parents to ask their children about the lesson. If you are teaching at home, dinner time can be a great time to review with dad what mom and the kids studied that day. This gives dad a chance to be part of the lesson.
Teaching Preschool and Kindergarten students the Bible can be a joy. What is one thing you like about teaching preschool to kindergartners?