Looking for more preschool Bible activities? Look no further! Here are three ideas you can use in your children’s ministry this weekend.
3 Quick and Easy Preschool Bible Activities
1. Noah’s Noisy Ark
Use this fingerplay with preschoolers to explore the fun and noisy animals on Noah’s ark (Genesis 7:2-3).
The animals climbed aboard in pairs (walk pointer fingers forward)
In a row, up the stairs. (walk pointer fingers up)
On two legs, (two fingers walking on palm of other hand)
four legs, (four fingers walking on palm of other hand)
or they flew; (flap fingers on both hands)
The animals came two by two. (walk pointer fingers forward)
Cover your ears, big girls and boys. (cover your ears with your hands)
The animals made a lot of noise! (hands by mouth as if shouting above the noise)
With a cluck, (keep fingers together, move fingers and thumb for mouth)
baaa, (switch hand, same as above)
moo, moo, moo; (switch hand, same as above)
The animals trekked two by two. (walk pointer fingers forward)
Meow, (keep fingers together, move fingers and thumb for mouth)
chirp, (switch hand, same as above)
bark, bark, bark; (switch hand, same as above)
The animals loaded up the ark. (walk pointer fingers up)
2. Pop-Up Prayers
Help children practice thanking God anytime by playing Pop-Up Prayers.
Have a few kids sit in a circle while you stand in the center.
Say: We can thank God for his blessings anytime. I’m going to name something, and if you have it, you’ll pop up and say, “Thank you, God, for [whatever the item is].”
Play a few rounds, naming everyday things kids will and won’t have, like:
- a pet
- food to eat
- a playground
- games to play
- a car
- brothers and sisters
- people who love me
Keep playing until you know each child has popped up. Close by having everyone pop up as you thank God for his love.
3. Fingerprint Fireworks
This quick craft will help preschoolers understand that Independence Day allows us to celebrate our freedom to love God.
- one piece of white or light blue paper per child,
- colored ink pads, and
- wet wipes for kids to clean the ink off their fingers.
Start by giving each child a piece of paper, and place the ink pads where multiple kids can reach them. Have the preschoolers press their index fingers into the ink pads. Then have them place their fingers on their papers, and guide them to swipe their fingers to make the shape of a firework. Wipe off kids’ fingers with a wet wipe if they choose to use multiple colors for their fireworks.
As kids work on making their “sky” full of fireworks say: We get to celebrate our freedom with fireworks. When we see fireworks, we can remember to be grateful to God that we live where we can celebrate him every day!
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