First Look

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First Look
2-year-olds, June, Week 4
First LookTM
Curriculum for Preschoolers
We want preschoolers to take a first look at who God is and understand...
God made me.
God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
June 23/24, 2012
Basic Truth: God made me.
Key Question: Who made everything?
Bottom Line: God made everything.
Memory Verse: “You made the world and everything in it.” Psalm 89:11,
NCV
Bible Story: Creation, Day 4.
Sun, Moon, and Stars • Genesis 1:14-19
Here’s an overview of what you’ll be teaching in 2s this week.
Make It Fun
• Up Above
• Star Search
Make It True – Led by Preschool Storyteller
• Worship
• Bible Story
Make It Stick
• Worldly Jump
• Day 4 (Bible story review)
• Day 4 Musical
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June 23/24, 2012
Basic Truth: God made me.
Key Question: Who made everything?
Bottom Line: God made everything.
Memory Verse: “You made the world and everything in it.” Psalm 89:11,
NCV
Bible Story: Creation, Day 4.
Sun, Moon, and Stars • Genesis 1:14-19
Make It Fun
Prepare to offer one or more of the following activities as your 2-year-olds arrive.
Let one or two teachers lead small groups of children in activities throughout the
room while another teacher greets parents and kids at the door. At this age not
all children will participate, but most will want to be part of the fun.
1. Up Above
What You Need: “Up Above” (pictures of the sun, moon, and stars) tape.
What You Do: Hold up one of the pictures and have the children stand on or
beside that picture. Ask them to tell you what the picture is you are holding.
What You Say: “We are going to play a matching game today, but you have to
find my match and stand on it. Ready? What am I holding up? (Hold up the sun.)
The sun! Go find a sun to stand on. Wow! Super-duper! What is this picture of?
(Hold up the moon.) The moon! Fantastic! Everybody go find a moon to stand on.
What about this one? (Hold up the stars.) Stars! Go find some stars to stand on.
Super! Show me how stars twinkle! (Repeatedly make a fist and then spread out
your fingers.) Those are the best stars! Okay, let’s play again! (Repeat the same
order or mix it up.) Who do you think made the sun, moon, and stars? (Pause.) I
can’t wait to hear the story!”
2. Star Search
What You Need: “Star”
What You Do: Hide the star in the room and encourage the children to find it.
Encourage children to cover their eyes while you hide the star, but anticipate that
they will peek. Begin with very obvious hiding places. Slightly increase the
difficulty depending on the skill level and interest of the children.
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What You Say: “Look at this big star. I’m going to hide it in the room, and I want
you to find it, okay? Can you cover your eyes while I hide it? No peeking! (Hide
the star picture.) The star is hidden now. Can you find it? (Let kids do so.) Good
job! You found the star! (Continue as interest allows. If playing with several
children, the children may like to take turns hiding the star with your help.) We’re
going to talk about stars in our Bible story today. Do you know who made the
stars? God made the stars. God made everything.”
Make It True
After children have participated in Make It Fun, encourage the kids to have fun
singing and listening to the Bible story.
When sharing the Bible story, guide kids to gather around on the floor. Some kids
(especially the younger ones) may wander. That’s okay. They’re still listening and
learning!
Make It Stick
Choose two or more of the following activities to help make the Bottom Line stick.
Lead the activities with small groups of children. Encourage children to play on
their own if they do not wish to take part in an activity.
1. Worldy Jump
What You Need: Images from the Creation Train for Day 1 through Day 4,
yellow construction paper to represent the light, black construction paper to
represent the dark, and tape.
What You Do:
Before the activity: Copy and laminate the images used for each week’s Creation
Train. Spread them out on the floor and tape them down.
During the activity: Recite the memory verse as the kids jump from picture to
picture of all the things God created.
What You Say: “Look at all the pictures on the floor. What do you see? (Pause.)
(Go through each thing God made.) That’s right! And who made all these things?
(Pause.) God did! You got it! God made everything!
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“I want you to jump from one picture to the next as we say our memory verse
together. Ready? ‘You (jump) made (jump) the world (jump) and everything
(jump) in it (jump),’ Psalm 89:11 (jump).
“Good job! Let’s do it again! ‘You (jump) made (jump) the world (jump) and
everything (jump) in it (jump),’ Psalm 89:11 (jump).
“Great job! One more time! ‘You (jump) made (jump) the world (jump) and
everything (jump) in it (jump),’ Psalm 89:11 (jump).
“Yay! Super job! Who made all these things? God did! Who made everything?
God made everything.”
2. Day 4
What You Need: Creation Train Car 4 (from the Bible story); a Bible; and sun,
moon, and star stickers.
What You Do: Retell the Bible story using the Creation Train Car 4. Give each
child a Train Car # 4. Give each child one of each of the sun, moon, and star
stickers as you tell the story. Let the children match the stickers to the
appropriate shapes on their train car.
What You Say: “Everybody come sit with me. We’re going to talk about the
awesome Bible story we just heard, but I need your help! Here is Car 4. What do
you see on it? (Pause.) Whoa! I see a lot! I see some bright lights! And that over
there looks like the colors of the sky! What does this tell us about what God
made?
(Hold up your Bible.) “Oh, I know! The Bible says that on the fourth day of
Creation, God made the lights in the sky! God made everything!
“So this train car is showing us how on Day 4 God made the lights in the sky!
That means that God made this light in the sky (pointing to the picture of the
sun). God made the sun! The sun is big and bright and shines during the day! It
keeps us warm and helps the plants to grow! Can you put your sun sticker on
your car's sun?
(Pointing to the picture of the moon) “God made this light in the sky, too! God
made the moon! The moon shows up at night, when the sky is dark. It is so
beautiful! Can you put your moon sticker on your car's moon?
“God made more lights in the sky! (Point to the stars.) What are these? Stars!
God made the stars, too! We see them at night. Are there lots of stars in the sky?
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Yes! There are so many that we can’t count them all! (Give each child several
star stickers.) Let's stick some stars on our car.
“God put the sun and moon and stars up in the sky so we would see them and
remember how big and amazing and awesome He is. He loves when we look up
and enjoy them! God made the lights in the sky. God made everything.
“On Day 4, God made the lights in the sky. God made the sun and moon and
stars! God made everything. Who made everything? God made everything.”
3. Day 4 Musical
What You Need: “Creation Musical,” Day 4 from the One Big Gulp CD; a music
player; “Motions” (from the Activity Pages on the Web site); and white paper.
What You Do: Play the music and do the motions for Day 4 from “Creation
Musical.”
What You Say: “It has been fun learning about all the things God made. God
made everything! Today we learned that on Day 4 of Creation, God made the
sun, moon, and stars!
“Let’s listen to this fun song all about Day 4 of Creation! Can you do the motions
with me? (Lead kids in doing so.) Great job! God made the sun, moon, and stars
on Day 4. God made everything. Who made everything? God made
everything.”
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