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Sunday School Lesson for Preschoolers: Jesus and Me

Use this Sunday School Lesson for Preschoolers: Jesus and Me with little ones in your church. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith.

1. What Is a Friend?

Give the children markers and paper. Have them each draw a picture of their best friend. Then have children each show their picture to one another and tell why this person is their best friend.

2. Bible Friends

Form groups of six. Lay a beach towel on the floor. Have groups take turns doing the following: Have one of the children in the group lie on the towel. Have the other group members try to pick up that child. Don’t allow children to lift the child more than six inches off the floor. Allow each group to take its turn.

Then ask:

  • Was it hard to lift the children off the floor? Why or why not?
  • What would you think if I asked you to carry this person downtown to the doctor?

Say: In the Bible, there are some friends who carried their sick friend to Jesus. Let’s read about it.

Read aloud Luke 5:17-26. Then ask:

  • How did this man’s friends show they loved him? How did Jesus show this man that he loved him?

Say: Jesus was a friend to this man because he helped him get well.


  • How has Jesus been a friend to you? How has he helped you?

3. Caring Hearts

Give children red construction paper, medium-size heart patterns, markers, and scissors. Have children each trace and cut out three to five hearts and write their name on each heart.

Spread a beach towel on the floor, and have the children place their hearts on the towel. Have the children hold the edges of the towel. Then have the children move the towel up and down to make the hearts bounce. Encourage children not to let any of the hearts fall to the ground.

Afterward, say: We are careful with these hearts; we don’t want any of them to fall. In the same way, Jesus is careful with our hearts. He loves us, and he takes care of us.

4. Ring of Hearts

Staple a 2-inch-wide strip of red construction paper around each child’s head. Have kids find their hearts from the caring hearts activity. Then have them write on their hearts sayings such as “Jesus loves me” or “Jesus is my friend.” Help the children staple their hearts to their paper rings to make crowns. Allow the children to wear their crowns.

5. Loving Hearts

Serve heart-shaped sugar cookies. Provide red icing and plastic knives for the children to decorate their cookies. Then as children eat their cookies, review how Jesus is their true friend who really cares for them.

Lead children in singing “Jesus Loves Me” and close in prayer.

Janel Kauffman is a teacher in a Christian school in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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4 thoughts on “Sunday School Lesson for Preschoolers: Jesus and Me


    Hi there!
    Im from the Philippines a member of the Church of Crist in Zamboanga city. can you please help on some materials that i can use for the kids in our church at varing age? I would be ver delighted if you could help our Sunday school teachers share the word of God to our children in our community.
    Thank you.
    May Giod richly bless.
    I remain,
    Ruth Miriam D.S. Racho


      Hi Ruth! There’s a lot of content on our website, and you can even find a free digital subscription to our Children’s Ministry Magazine!

  2. Dedra Carter

    Thank you for sharing your preschool lessons.

    • Sierra Archuleta

      Happy to hear Dedra! We love creating lessons for our friends in ministry like you!

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