Amazing Airplanes
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Autumn is for Apples
book       lesson

Barney Says Play Safely
book       lesson

Can You Hear It?
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Dream Snow
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Grimm's Fairy Tales
book       lesson

I Got Two Dogs
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Papa, Please get the
Moon for me.
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My Shadow
book       lesson

Spring is Here
book       lesson

St. Patrick's Day
in the Morning
book       lesson

Teddy Bear Picnic
book       lesson

Ten Apples up on Top
book       lesson

The Boat Book
book       lesson

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
book       lesson

The Little Red Hen
book       lesson

The Mixed Up Chameleon
book       lesson

The Three R's
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The Tiny Seed
book       lesson

The Very Hungry
book       lesson

There's No Place
like Space
book       lesson

Three Little Kittens
book       lesson

Two Little Trains
book       lesson

Queen of Hearts
book       lesson

We Three Kings
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Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
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Sunday School Sites
Preschool Crafts
The preschool crafts on our website are
meant to coordinate with our weekly
thematic units.  However, they are
wonderful stand alone activities that hit
important skills children will take with
them to Kindergarten and beyond.  Most
of our ideas are simple and easy to clean
up, making them fantastic go-to crafts.
Making Tracks
Set up the easels and break out the paint shirts and let your little railroad tycoons
"build" tracks to their homes.  Let the children try dipping train cars or other toys
with wheels into paint, then run them over their papers to make tracks. Encourage
the children to think about the things they go past on their way home, and paint
"tracks" past those landmarks.  Make sure they include an "X" at the end to
indicate their home.   For example, the children might paint flowers beside one
part of their track and a lake by another, or may just end up with a spiral of tracks
ending in an "X."   Let them decide how to create their maps, and have fun!
Recycled Art
Store up a collection of broken bits, chipped clay pots, strings of beads, plastic
cutlery, old milk cartons, aluminum foil, buttons, scraps of fabric, colored paper
destined for the recycle box, tin cans, plastic lids, and just about any odds and ends
you might ordinarily throw away.  Provide plenty of adhesives, crayons, and fun
decorations, and allow the children to come up with ideas for how to use these
items to create a work of art.  The artwork can be collaborative, using all the
materials with everyone helping, or each child can come up with their own creation.
 Guide the children, but let the artwork be theirs.  Display it proudly!
Paper Plate Sunflowers
Make sunflowers from paper plates and sunflower seeds.  Let the children glue
lots of the seeds (the type with the shell intact) in the center of their plates.  Then
provide bits of crumpled-up yellow tissue paper for the petals, and let the
children glue these around the outside of the glued-on seeds.  Hang from the
ceiling for a very cheery atmosphere!
Birthday Presents for Jesus
Birthday Craft Page 1
Birthday Craft Page 2
Provide a variety of small  printables for the children to color in.  You might have
a picture of a heart, a musical note or treble clef, praying hands, a picture of a
child doing a chore, a friend helping another friend, and a picture of a Bible.  See
if the children can name how each picture shows a gift we can give Jesus.  After
the children have colored their little "gifts," let them paste them onto colorful
construction paper.  Provide bows and ribbons, and show the children how to
paste these onto their "presents" to look like a gift-wrapped box.
Swirly, Snowy, Starry Night Pictures
In front of each child place a small jar or bowl filled with about a 50/50 ratio of
sugar and lukewarm water.  Let the children stir the water to observe the sugar
dissolving.  This may prompt a discussion about "is it there if you can't see it?"  -
which can be an excellent time to discuss Jesus!  Provide colored chalk and a sheet
of heavy dark blue or black construction paper for each child.  Let the children
dip the chalk into the bowls or jars of sugar water (stirring it a little each time)
and then apply the wet chalk to the paper in swirls and whirls.  Then let the
children paste small cotton balls or wisps and foil stars onto their creations.  The
sugar crystals will sparkle once the piece it dry.  Van Gogh, look out!
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