Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » New Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preschool Sunday School Lesson: Why God Created Families Children ages 3 to 5 are starting to understand the concept of family. Use this Preschool Sunday School Lesson: Why God Created Families with young children. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith. Bible Activity: Strong Houses On separate sheets of newsprint, draw a house with chalk and a house with crayons. Hang the houses side-by-side on the wall. Place a plastic tarp on the floor. Give children water bottles and let them squirt the pictures. Paraphrase Matthew 7:24-27. Then ask: What’s happening to our pictures? Which kind of house would you want to live in? How does God want us to treat our families? Say: Nothing can hurt our families if we love each other. Craft: Upon This Rock Have children each cut out a rock shape from black construction paper. Have kids cut out magazine pictures to represent their family members and glue the pictures to their rocks. Say: God is our solid rock. He wants to keep our families safe and together. God takes care of our families as we stick with him. Snack You’ll need: fortune cookies slips of paper pencils sandwich bags Have kids write each family member’s name and an encouraging note on a slip of paper. For example, kids may write, “Mom, thanks for making such good meals for me.” Help younger children write their notes. Insert each of the slips into a different fortune cookie-one to give to each family member. Then have kids put their cookies in a sandwich bag to take home. Let kids eat leftover cookies. For All Ages Get families together for a Family Appreciation Dessert. Children can make and serve a simple dessert such as brownie sundaes or decorated cakes. Kids can present handmade awards and tell why they love each family member. Contributors: Nancy Paulson, Cindy Newell, Heather Ward, Walter Norvell Looking for more preschool ideas? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!