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Bible Theme: God is With Me!
This is a lesson all about the simple truth that even
though we can't see God, we know he is always there.
Just like we can't see the air, but we can see the effects
of the air (the wind blowing the tress ect...) we can see
the effects of God in our lives and in the lives of others!
Preschool Theme: Air
This page is full of Air printables! There are air
coloring pages, bible verse bracelets, printable word
wall cards, handwriting worksheets and more! We
have everything you need for a fun, fantastic train
|Bible Verse Bracelets:
"Where can I go from your
Spirit? Where can I flee
from your presence? If I go
up to the heavens, you are
there; if I make my bed in
you are there."
Explain that Jesus is always
with us, no matter where we
go in this world.
||Creatures of Air, Land, and Sea Stencils
By Essential Learning Products
This set of 6 colorful stencils sparks creativity and develops small motor skills. Children of all ages will love using these stencils for greeting cards, signs, picture books, posters, wrapping paper, and a whole lot more. Includes two different stencils with birds, and one each with dogs, cats, fish and butterflies.
For reinforcement, hold another single object and ask the children to count it. Say, "Yes,
there is ONE ______ in my hand." Then ask how many real schoolbusses are parked in the
circle area. Say, "Zero! Right!" Show the number 0 again and repeat with the children
"ZERO." Show the number 1 again and repeat "ONE" together. Ask the children to clap 1
time while you all say "ONE" together. Then ask everyone to clap 0 times while you say
"ZERO." This is sure to catch some out and cause lots of giggles!
Next, explain to the children that in today's lesson we will learn about things that are there,
but that we can not see. Ask if anyone has seen air. You might get responses such as, "I saw
the air when a tree blew in the wind." Explain that seeing the tree move was only the result
of the air, or fast-moving air called "wind," blowing against it. Say that we can put our
hands through it, throw a ball through it, make it move faster by blowing it or waving
something around, but we can't actually see air, only what air does. Take a feather and place
it on your hand and blow it off with a puff of air. Ask the children, "Did you see the air, or
did you see the feather move because of the movement of air?"
Show video: "Seeing the Unseen" from the Paws & Tales series by Chuck Swindoll.
Fluffy, Airy Snack Time!
Have a fluffy, airy snack to demonstrate how having air incorporated into a mixture makes
it "lighter." Try marshmallow fluff topped over angel food cake. Make up some
strawberry flavored gelatin (Jell-o) and pour it over the angel food cake. Chill for several
hours, then let the children spoon the marshmallow fluff over their serving when ready.
Discuss what makes the marshmallow fluff "fluffier" than regular marshmallows (the
whipping of air into the mixture.) In Australia or some other countries cake, try using
whipping cream over lamingtons or sponge cake.
Morning Circle Time
Introduce the numbers 0 and 1 (B&W). Show the children the
number 0. Ask them if any of the kids can explain what having
zero of something means. Hold a single item in your hand (like a
necklace, a flower, a pencil, a toy dinosaur, etc.) Ask the children
whether they can count how many objects are in your hand. When
someone says "one," let her know she is correct. Then ask the
question, "How many live elephants are in the room with us?"
When the correct answer of "None" is stated, confirm that there
are indeed NO or ZERO live elephants in the room.
Music & Movement
Give a colorful scarf to each child and play a
swirling, windy, blustery song of your choice.
Encourage them to wave their scarves in
various ways while dancing to the song.
If you have a parachute, (or even a large sheet,)
station the children at equal points around its
perimeter and tell them to grasp on tightly.
Teach them to lift gently and observe how the
air moves under it as they slowly lower the
parachute. Try various methods of moving the
parachute, including causing it to wave (or
undulate) and bouncing lightweight balls or
balloons on top.
Watch: "Paws and Tales: Seeing the Unseen" by Cliff McDowell
A camping trip on Wild Mountain becomes a life changing adventure
for the Club (a group of four young forest animal characters led by a
wise bear named Paw Paw Chuck) and their new friend, Wally.
Surrounded by the beauty of the mountainside, C.J. is surprised when
Wally admits that he doesn’t believe in anything he can't see – including
God. With the help of Paw Paw Chuck and the others, C.J. tries to
figure out how we can "see the unseen".
Let children try to keep balloons aloft by tapping them
into the air. When they are confidently keeping their
balloons up, let them take turns batting them to each
Cotton ball Race
Let pairs of children "race" each other by using a
drinking straw to blow a cotton ball down the length
of a long table. Keep a close eye on the children to
make sure they do not blow so hard they get
Lay out several lightweight items on a table for the
children to experiment with including feathers,
paperclips, pieces of torn tissue paper, cotton fluff,
etc. Which objects fall fastest? Slowest?
Handwriting Practice: 0 and 1
This is an optional handwriting worksheet for
children who are ready to practice tracing numbers.
There is a zero worksheet and a one worksheet
with pictures for the children to color in.
|Make Beautiful Paper Fans
Give each child a colorful sheet of construction paper. Demonstrate how to
fold the paper to resemble a hand-held fan. Help each child until everyone
has a fan. Let the children decorate their fans with sequins, beads, bits of
lace, colors, stickers, bits of colored tissue, etc. Let them use their fans to
move air and see how the moving air affects different objects.
Bible Craft: Creation Pinwheel
This is a craft available on our sister site
www.LittleBlots.com Children make a
usable pinwheel, to represent the separation
of the waters on the second day of creation.
This would be a great optional bible craft
for this lesson as children can move the
pinwheel by blowing on it.
If you live near a wind farm or windmill,
take the children to see it, and discuss how
wind power is harnessed to provide
electricity. Alternately, watch a video that
explains this on a level children can
Windmill Activity Worksheet
This is a windmill that is missing something
very important! Give children some popsicle
sticks and some glue to let them fix it!
"How Big is God?" by Lisa Tawn Bergran
When a young boy asks his mother where God lives, she tells
him "in your heart." This inspires a slew of curious
questions: Is he invisible? Is he like a superhero? Can he fly?
How can he be everywhere all at once? In this heartwarming
conversation between mother and son, all the ways in which
God exists are discussed and the possibilities are endless.
Through bright, dreamy illustrations, How Big Is God
captures the immensity and wonder of looking at God—and
the world—through a young child's eyes.
"Paws and Tales: Seeing the Unseen" by Cliff McDowell
A camping trip on Wild Mountain becomes a life changing
adventure for the Club (a group of four young forest animal
characters led by a wise bear named Paw Paw Chuck) and
their new friend, Wally. Surrounded by the beauty of the
mountainside, C.J. is surprised when Wally admits that he
doesn’t believe in anything he can't see – including God. With
the help of Paw Paw Chuck and the others, C.J. tries to figure
out how we can "see the unseen".