Use this lesson to teach preschoolers about God and Abraham.
Say: Today, we’re going to learn that God gives us what we need. Let’s pretend it’s very cold. (Take time to pretend.) All around this room are hidden things that God has given us to get warm. But you have to look for the things.
Lead kids in hunting for hidden coats, sweaters, gloves and other winter wear. After kids find all the clothing, have them put the clothes on. Then paraphrase the story from Genesis 22:1-19. Focus on how God gave Abraham what he needed.
Little Lambs Craft
Give children each one 2-inch section of a toilet paper roll and cotton balls. You’ll also need glue sticks.
Help children each apply glue to their roll. Then have them stick on cotton balls to make a lamb. As the children work, reinforce the idea, “God gives us what we need.”
You’ll need: Ricotta cheese (or goat cheese), crackers, dried fruit and blunt knives.
Directions: Tell children they’re going to enjoy a snack that Abraham and Isaac may’ve eaten on their journey. Pretend that the ricotta cheese is goat’s cheese. Have kids gather around the food and serve one another goat’s cheese on crackers and dried fruit.
Contributors: Nancy Paulson, Cindy Newell, Heather Ward, Walter Norvell