Bible Theme: The Great Commission, the gospel
around the world
Children will learn that God calls us to shrea the good
news of salvation in Christ, with people from all over
Preschool Theme: Things from Around the World,
Things Close to Home
Children will explore unique animals from around the
world, with specific focus on rainforest animals.
Printable Lesson Plan
A printable version of our Go Into the
World Bible Lesson. Required
printables are underlined.
-Morning Circle Time
-Letter of the Week
-Music & Movement
-Center Time Activities
Music & Movement:
Sing and act out The Kapok Tree Song, (lyrics by Lynn Felts,) with the
children, to the tune of "Kookaburra Song" (by Marion Sinclair)
Take some time to review the things you've been studying this month: other countries,
people from around the world, folks working in our communities and animals from around
the world. Tell the children that today, we are going to be learning about things from
faraway places,and about some things you might find right in your own house.
Tell the children how our homes have lots of
things that have the "k" sound. Let your little
cooks play in the kitchen with kettles, ketchup,
kebabs, skillets, forks, sinks, napkins, picnic
Lock and Key Fine Motor Skills Center
Explain how the "K" sound appears in the words
"lock" and "key." Provide a table with color-coded
padlocks and their corresponding keys. If you can't
find colored locks with matching keys, use colored
stickers. Encourage the children to close the locks
and then find the correct key to open it.
Kaleidoscope Coloring Pages
Print up a few Kaleidoscope coloring
pages for children. This is a great time to
Letter K Handwriting: King
This is another optional handwriting
worksheet for children featuring the
lowercase letter. K is for King.
Kaleidoscope by Salina Yoon
Blissful moments, wishing hoping,
Swiftly turning, Kaleidoscoping!
Turn the spinning 2-inch kaleidoscope lens and watch each magical page
transform before your eyes! Award-winning artist Salina Yoon invites
readers on an unforgettable poetic journey filled with colorful surprises.
Deceptively simple and thoughtfully layered, Kaleidoscope will
encourage readers to see the world through a different lens.
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
One day, a man exhausts himself trying to chop down a giant kapok tree.
While he sleeps, the forest’s residents, including a child from the Yanomamo
tribe, whisper in his ear about the importance of trees and how “all living
things depend on one another” . . . and it works. Cherry’s lovingly rendered
colored pencil and watercolor drawings of all the “wondrous and rare
animals” evoke the lush rain forests, and the stunning endpapers feature
world maps bordered by tree porcupines, emerald tree boas, and dozens more
Search Our Site:
Prepare in advance to discuss the items and animals that will
be shown today. You will need a large world map,
illustrations or photos of the "k" objects or animals you are
using, small cards with the "k" words printed on them, and
some sticky tape. Introduce the letter "K." Show the children
the illustration, discuss the object or animal, and say the word
together, emphasizing the letter "k." Then let the children
take turns taping the name of the object or animal to the
location where it is found.
Read: The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
Enjoy this story that stars one of our "K" words and talk about
the importance of the rainforest habitats and where they can be
found. At the end of the story, take a few moments to look at
the maps in the book. See if the children can find one of the
other "K" animals you discussed earlier (the kinkajou.) The
Amazonian Katydid is also pictured, yet another "K" animal!
Have a kiwi snack! Kiwi fruit is very interesting, and the kids will
have a fun time exploring its texture, color, and taste. Show the
children some intact fruits, then the slices. Talk about how the
patterns resemble a kaleidoscope. Answer the kids' questions
about kaleidoscopes and show them some examples while they're
enjoying their snack time. Tell them you will read a book about a
kaleidoscope later and do some kaleidoscope exploration.
Read: Kaleidoscope by Salina Yoon
Show the children an actual kaleidoscope, pass it around the circle
and let the children look through it. Talk about it for a little while
and wonder together. Then read the story. Remind the children about
all the different kinds of people and places and things you've been
studying together during this unit, and think about how our world is
a lot like a kaleidoscope, with all kinds of things, animals, cultures,
and people blending together to make this amazing planet that God
created and we are all a part of. Explain how Jesus is King over all,
and how much he wants us to live with kindness toward each other
and all living things.
K is for King
This is a Bible Coloring Page of a
King (or Wise Men) pointing to the
star God set in the sky.
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Use colorful bits of colored cellophane and paste them onto
clear plastic sheets (such as report covers that have been cut
into rectangles or even circles.) Hang them in a sunny window
for a stained glass effect.
If you are really interested in kaleidoscopes and would like to
make one with your child, here is an excellent tutorial. It is
rather complex, but older children might find the challenge fun.