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Supplemental Ideas for Jumper Lesson Plans - Modified 9/6/2005

Bear Hug # / Teaching Bible Story Theme Coming in Book time Play Time Snack Time Other
VIP Night Welcome activity. Get acquainted. “Our Funny faces…embroidery hoops with 2 toy telephones, call child, give message to another Wordless bracelet/worm.
class fingerprints” put up on bulletin rectangle of skin colored felt inside, child in group to jump 3x, hop on one foot, etc. Child “A” & “C” on paper on
board along with Cubbies names. assorted face pieces with velcro to does movement and is given phone to make next call, floor…run to them
mix n’ match continue to all had opportunity
Bear Hug Brochure Lacing cards of “A” and “C”…make out of Drawing to color of examples of child Bad News…sad, walk slow repeating “A” verse BUT Good “A” & “C” shaped cookies,
plastic canvas or cardstock, shoelaces sinning News…glad, skip repeating “C” verse colored jelly beans that
or plastic lacing tell gospel
#1 Lord, you are very David sings about Getting-to- Play doh and heart cookie cutters. Letter sheet. Using letter stamps, “Guess who I am” remove 3-4 cubbies from room, cover 1 Shepherd dress up. Hide
great. God, the creator… God’s love (1 John Know-You- Small milk carton; make David’s harp. stamp out their name on paper with sheet, come back in room asking whoo am I? Take sheep stuffed animals,
4:8) Night Sheep picture with cotton balls turns to all have chance to play option… all close eyes, find sheep/animal
Loves me
1 cubbie is tapped and says whoo am I, others try to
guess voice
#2 Lord, you are very God creates the Light Night Glue a set of pictures inside of file Piece of poster board divided in ½ Act out day and night activities Blind Cubbie, partner 10 Teddy grahams, 10 Cookie- Start creation Book.
great. God, the creator… heaven and the earth folder…matching set in attached pocket, left side with pictures, right side leads around room, blindfold off, shout God made light. crisp cereal, 10 miniature Song…”In the Beginning”
(Genesis 1:1) cubbie sorts and matches the pictures, with matching pictures in random Do action and cubbie guesses when it is done…day or marshmallows, inside a zip- Donut Man
Is everlasting
activities from day and night. Make order, insert a brad next to the night. Items hidden in bag; have sun/moon to hold up lock bag, one per cubbie.
paper plate with torn dark blue/yellow inside edge of each pattern, tie yarn when item chosen from bag. Hide animals & let children Cubbie bear, ball for day
pieces lengths around brads on left, match find them with flashlights. Shadow play…projector/wall and pillow for night.
pictures by wrapping year around
correct brad…use photos, stickers,
#3 Lord, you are very God creates the air, Sprout Night Gather seeds of various sizes…sort by Trace stencil or pattern of day #…fill Write cubbies names on paper flower/plant and hide in Watermelon snack Make potatoe prints of
great. God, the creator… plants, and trees size. How a seed grows…sequence in the shape with seeds, beans, etc. sand/dirt…dig and find a name. Go on nature hike…duct flowers and plants, use
(Ecclesiastes 3:11) pictures on cards, put in order Make a watermelon slice on paper tape sticky side out. “Seeds and Sprouts”…cubbies to create picture
Knows everything
plate, add paper seeds crouch down or grow up. Pg. 71 Lets Play book…The
nature game. Relay race to get plant items
#4 Lord, you are very God creates the sun, Bright Night Place black finger paint in zip-lock White tempera paint on black paper… Large sun, moon, and stars laminated…call out shape and Sugar cookies in shapes of Add glitter to play doh,
great. God, the creator… moon, and stars bag that has star glitter inside. Tap sprinkle with glitter or salt, let cubbie runs to it. Glow in the dark items or objects… sun, moon, and stars. Lucky use star shaped cookie
(Psalm 136:3, 7-9) shut with strong tape. Draw picture dry. Star, moon, sun sponges. Shape attach to wall, etc. Turn off lights and run to glowing charm cereal cutters to make stars
Is the source of all
with fingers by placing bag on table activity… sun=circle, moon= half object named.
light and pressing. Can you find the stars? circle, stars= star. Black paper &
Black paint & chalk. Color on foil chalk.
with fluorescent colored crayons.
#5 Lord, you are very God creates the Jump to the Empty animal cracker box…add small Use cardstock paper for book time. Which animal am I? Picture taped on back of cubbie, try Hide animals in room-search Behind bars…shoe box, cut
great. God, the creator… birds, fish, and Corral Night plastic zoo animals, photos, pictures, Animal pictures on index cards…cut to guess by asking questions about move, look like, & find. Stuffed animals opening in bottom for
animals (John 1:3). cubbie takes one out and acts out card in ½, mix up cards, cubbie tries live, eat, sound, etc. -Who am I? Leader or cubbie puppets-put on show cage, tape Popsicle
Has all power
action or noise made. Live animals to put animal together again. Animal describes animal and others guess. -“See what God has sticks to opening for
brought in. Inexpensive hand towel… pictures on index cards…two of each, made” follow the leader variation…act out animal and cage bars, make play doh
paint, set with blow dryer. play matching game. Play animals in others mimic. Obstacle course…walk thru like animal animals
sock…feel & guess.
#6 Lord, you are very God creates Adam and Who Am I Take photos of cubbies from previous Make a special book…fold paper in Who am I guessing game…describe cubbie and others try to Sugar cookie people decorate Who am I? Find out ahead
great. God, the creator… Eve (Psalm 139:14). Night weeks, enlarge and copy, laminate, cut half, cover with shiny paper, write So guess who. Use a mirror…mirror, mirror, who do you see? of time about each
into puzzles, place in separate zip special! on outside, inside put piece I see ____ looking at me. “I See You” (tune Frere cubbie’s families…share
Created me
bags, put puzzles together. “I am of foil. -Fold paper in half, Jacques) I see brown eyes, I see green eyes, Blue eyes similarities as well as
special” booklet illustrate paper to look like a Bible too! I see you! Quiet all the talk now, Show me that you differences. Who is
with words “God loves me” or “God made know how, Gosh-oh-wow, Gosh-oh-wow! oldest, baby, special
me” on cover, glue circular “hand” treats, traditions, etc.
cutouts to the paper and self portrait
of head to middle…look like reading
the Bible. -Boy/girl shape…add
material, yarn, wiggle eyes. -Make
paper bag costumes
#7 Lord, your words are Introducing the Bible Peanut Butter Cubbie grand prix night---follow God’s Visual discrimination games…shapes, Games having to do with following instructions like Swat Hokey-pokey…have large
very great. The Bible … (2 Timothy 3:16) Night track. Racetrack drawn on poster board colors, patterns-match identical ones the spot! 6 pictures, colors, shapes on each gameboard, shapes or colors, hear
or white plastic tablecloth…small cars fly swatters for cubbies, call out item, take turns their shape and do the
Is God’s Special Book
and follow the road having swatter to swat the correct item. Old Testament action…You put the ____
area & New Testament area---run to correct area when in, you take the ____
story named, any story about Jesus=New out, etc.

#8 Lord, your words are Noah builds the Ark Rainbow Colored balloons cut from paper, two of Lid patterning…colors in rainbow color Play any game with two at a time. Pin the vest on Cubbie Pin the animal on the ark. Shine flashlight through
very great. The Bible… (Psalm 119:160). Birthday each, glue one balloon of each color order on paper, match colored lids or tail on Luv E. or colors on rainbow. Sing to tune Pin the nose on Cubbie Bear. a prism onto a sheet of
Night onto a piece of poster board…laminate from bottles/jugs. Rubber band holding “The Mulberry Bush” Here we go round the birthday cake, 2 identical plastic animals paper…color spectrum will
Teaches me that God’s
and match with remaining balloon. several thin crayons together to draw the birthday cake, the birthday cake. Here we go round 1 hidden, cubbie must try appear
promises are true. “Hole” lot of fun…give colored paper rainbow. Inexpensive weaving looms the birthday cake. Today is Cubbie’s birthday. Make a to find the match to make a
and hole punch, make own confetti for with colored loops to make rainbow. wish and blow us out, blow us out, blow us out, Make a pair. Hopscotch party &
party later. Make ark with animals in Make table cloth, streamers, balloons, wish and blow us out, Today is Cubbie’s birthday. other games.
it…eggcarton craft book pg. 10 etc.
#9 Lord, your words are Moses leads the Red Sea Night Two long pieces of rope or yarn…2 groups, Egyptians and Cotton cloud Pillar of fire
very great. The Bible… people to freedom Israelites, ropes are walls of water. “Run, run, as Play ‘Follow the Leader’ 2
(Proverbs 3:5) fast as you can. You can’t catch us. We’re part of blue sheets-hold up, walk
Teaches me to trust God
God’s plan.” Ropes on ground close together, open wide thru, drop on army
and hold up, when Israelites run through, drop when
Egyptians come
#10 Lord, your words are Josiah’s men find King Night Dress up night to look like king and Paper with Bible drawn on it, Cleaning the Temple…act out actions to clean temple…This Bookwiches…shape heart cut
very great. The Bible… God’s Word (Psalm queen. add velvet felt on king’s robe. handprints of Cubbie on paper to look is the way we sweep the floor, etc. Find the Bible…Hide out of cheese, put one piece
33:4). -make sock puppet to help dust/clean. like holding Bible -Make a Bible N” Seek. Touch the Bible…run, touch Bible, and run back, of bread, heart cheese,
Teaches me that I should
-Build with blocks, hiding Bible bookmark. -Make a Bible wall hanging relay another slice. Hide wrapped
learn about God -Jewelry box with crown and jewels -shaving cream small pile-sticker snack for children to find,
-Large, fancy buttons to sort and match hidden under it , paper towel to clean attach to a scroll
up & reveal it
#11 Lord, your words are Daniel survives in Lion Night Make a prayer spinner using a small Game…tape Daniel figures to large Wild animal game…act out wild animals. Go on a lion Lion Pizzas…English muffins, Prayer time. Anywhere,
very great. The Bible… the lions’ den (Psalm paper plate, pictures of things to pray plastic cups (pins); ½ cubbies are hunt…variation of bear hunt. Prayer bridge (tune London tomato sauce, cheese for Anything, Any time, God
55:17). for, paper arrow and a brad. Prayer angels to protect Daniels; others Bridges) God will listen when you pray, When you pray, lion mane, pepperoni slices hears, God cares!
Teaches me to pray
basket with requests from cubbie and lions with balls to knock down when you pray, God will listen when you pray, What will for lion eyes, triangle
their families. Lion bread face-peanut Daniels. Play Duck, duck, goose— you say? piece of cheese for nose…
butter, M&M’s, candy corn, pretezel. Daniel, Daniel, Lion…Leader is the cook and eat [made during
Fake fur or yarn add to picture. angel who catches the lion so it coming in time]
cannot get Daniel.
#12 Lord, your words are Mary and Joseph are Good News Mailbox…make out of shoebox with slit Newspaper…color on it, paint on it. Stepping Stones. Paper Stones on floor, each with a word Manger Haystacks. Make Take photos of cubbies
very great. The Bible… visited by angels (1 Night on top for mail, have paper and Good news of Jesus! of the memory verse. Cubbie crosses room with newspaper mangers out of chow mein for a “God Loves me”
John 4:10). pictures so make own cards to send to in hand, stepping only on stones and saying verse. noodles, marshmallow crème; display
Teaches me about God’s
those they love…God sent Jesus to us! Gives newspaper to next cubbie in line, repeat until all each cubbie makes their own,
Son, Jesus Christ have chance to play game. [can have several sets of then eats them.
stones so more can play at a time]

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#13 Lord, your works are The Wise Men visit Glitter Night Decorate a clean, baby food jar with Make star viewers using cardboard Follow the star…shine flashlight on floor of dark room, Make a star sandwich using
very great. Lord Jesus… Baby Jesus (Matthew ribbon, bow, etc. Fill jar with snack tissue rolls, 4” square blue clear one cubbie at time runs and tries to jump on star. Gold star cookie cutter to cut
2:10). items, give to someone. Add (tape) cellophane paper, star stickers, star on end of dowel rod, play Follow the Leader star shapes out of bread.
You deserve our honor
wrapping paper on top of each gift. rubber bands, and tape. Cover end of Spread with peanut butter,
roll with paper, add stars. Star chain jam, or cream cheese, etc.
decorations, Make large star out of
paper, attach to paper chain.
#14 Lord, your works are Jesus invites the Jesus Loves Picture of Jesus as individual or “The Friendship Song” (tune Jesus Obey game…give instructions and respond -Red light
very great. Lord Jesus… children to Him (Mark Me Night mural, add pictures of children around loves the little children) There are [no]disciples/green light [yes] Jesus -Have you ever
10:14) Jesus. Journal thoughts…Ask Cubbies oh, so many children, all kinds of seen a Lassie tune…walk in circle with Jesus in center.
You tell me to love
what they would say to Jesus if they children in the world. Shades of “Have you ever seen Jesus, Seen Jesus, seen Jesus; Have
others could see Him? Record answers in book yellow, brown, and white. With big you ever seen Jesus, Turn children away? He loves us,
to share at Parent nights and award smiles that are so bright. There are We love Him, He loves us, We love Him. Have you ever
times. Book variation…glue ribbon oh, so many children in the world! seen Jesus Turn children away?" Game..leaders catch
around frame There are oh, so many children, All cubbies & give them heart sticker; cubbies catch leaders
kinds of children in the world. & give them heart sticker. Game variation…Mother May I
Different colors of our skin, Doesn’t
mean we can’t be friends, With the oh,
so many children of the world!
#15 Lord, your works are Jesus calls Matthew Buddy Night Wear matching clothes with a buddy…plan Stuck like glue…use imaginary paintbrushes to put glue Share a snack…Little Debbie Going home time share
very great. Lord Jesus… (1 John 4:11). week ahead or make something at club all over themselves. Give direction such as stick elbow snack or cheese crackers what they did with their
for buddy and me to wear. Book…stickers to partner’s knee, stick hand to your partner’s head, buddy/partner with their
Thank you for being my
of toys, food, things to share, add to etc. Stick together until washed apart by imaginary parent/s
friend picture. Partner Play…concentration or bucket of water. Beanbag partners…bean bag between
memory games in pairs, match things tummies and walk around room without letting bag fall
that friends do, things that deal with [balloon] …between ears, etc. Creepy crawlers…crawling
loving others. Stickers..find partner position, child in back grasps ankles of child in front,
by matching stickers. Items to trace play music, crawl forward, moving as one! Reverse
around . positions.
#16 Lord, your works are The Lost Sheep and Lost and Hide and Seek…collect objects having to Eye Spy…clear, plastic soda bottle Hide n” Seek game. Go on a scavenger hunt to find hidden Discuss what to do if
very great. Lord Jesus… the Lost Coin (1 Found Night do with story, place picture of object filled 2/3 full of sand/salt. Put in objects related to Bible story. Hidden treasure hunt…hid cubbie gets lost. Go over
Timothy 1:15). on an index card, hide objects in 5 different items (crayon, paper clip, treasures in room, allow to search and find them. several different
Thank you for your care
sensory table [box/pan] filled with dry toy animal, ball, etc.), glue lid on scenarios.
rice. Cubbie picks card and tries to securely. Then shake bottle to mix
find object using hands only. Glue and hid well. Cubbie shakes to find
cotton balls on sheep. object. Coin rubbings…tape coins to
piece of paper, turn over, rub with
#17 Lord, your works are Jesus calms the storm Fish and Make a storm picture…use watercolor Water table…toy boats, act out story. Stormy sea…sheet with foam balls or balloons, gentle Edible aquariums…cream
very great. Lord Jesus… (Matthew 8:27). Ships Night markers to draw boat, waves, clouds on Make boats out of egg carton…cut out waves, rock sheet gently, for big waves, rock harder, cheese wit blue food
white paper. Paint over drawing with one 4egg cup section, tape flag/sail say “Peace, Be still.” Calm the waves. Repeat. coloring, spread on melba
Thank you for your great
water to show storm. Book…use brass to round toothpick, insert in section. toast, add goldfish cracker
and marvelous works fastener to attach boat to paper. Snow Float/sink-item float? Sink? on top. Pretzel stick for
globe baby jar-storm globe=water, fishing pole, dollop of
glitter, blue dye, plastic fish, sea peanut butter, small cup of
shells. goldfish crackers, dip
pretzel in peanut butter and
pick up fish.
#18 Lord, your works are The Last Supper, Newspaper Lord’s Supper Cover cubbie with newspaper, count to 3---Rise and say
very great. Lord Jesus…Judas betrays Jesus, Night verse
and the Crucifixion
Thank you for dying for
(1 Corinthians 15:3;
me Romans 3:23; Romans
#19 Lord, your love is Paul and Silas praise Sing a Song Family Flags…gather information ahead Make paper chains Song game…pass pillow while music plays, stop music, Serve prison food….bread and Set up jail with black
very great. Lord Jesus, God in prison Night of time on families, make banner to sing song to cubbie who has pillow… Rock-a-bye water in pie tins streamers, paper chains
(Matthew 28:20). illustrate family [fun-work-love] , ____[cubbie name], Jesus loves you. He will be with you cubbies, reenact the
you… Teach me that you
display on bulletin board. Book…add all the night through. Rock-a-bye ____, This is your story
are always with me black strips of paper for bars song. Jesus is with you all the night long.
#20 Lord, your love is Jesus feeds 5,000 Picnic Night Food match up activity…take a magnetic Copy a picnic basket on paper and food Thumbs up or thumbs down game. Share activity or item, Place food in lunch bag for Watch for sharing without
very great. Lord Jesus, people (John 15:12) page photo album, cut the pages in half pictures for each cubbie. Glue to thumbs up if it is good to share, thumbs down if it each cubbie. Use blanket being told, reward with
horizontally. Collect two sets of basket their picnic lunch. Coloring should not be shared. I.E. crayons, cup, apple, game, and have a pretend picnic. special award.
you…Teach me to share
identical food pictures from magazines. picture of bread and fish or paper cut toys, tissue, toothbrush, books. Sharing game. Give an
Place one set in the top half of the outs of them to glue to paper…counting item to several cubbies. Have all others sitting on the
pages. Place the second set in the activity and review story. Fishing floor with their eyes closed, and hands open. Standing
bottom half in random order. Cubbie game. cubbies place item in sitting cubbie hands. Open eyes
takes turns matching the top half with and try to guess which cubbie shared with them. Take
the bottom half. Play dough loaves and turns till all have shared. [food item] . Song/game tune
fish; place in margarine tub with pipe B-I-N-G-O. Stand in circle with 1 cubbie in middle with
cleaner handle. item to share. Invite cubbie to share with someone in
circle then that cubbie goes in to the middle. S-H-A-R-
E repeat3x, And [name] was [his] name-O!

#21 Lord, your love is The Good Samaritan Neighbor “Sew” lacing cards…practice sewing Let’s do laundry …basket with socks to Sock Relay. Run and take sock from laundry basket, run Cubbies help make instant Set the table relay. Run
very great. Lord Jesus, (Galatians 5:14) Night skills. Make your own lacing cards from sort and match. Quiet hammering…golf to clothesline, hang it up, and run and tag next cubbie. pudding. Place pudding in to table, take and place
old cards or heavy paper or plastic tees, styrofoam, toy hammer. Practice -Toss the clothes relay. Basket full of clothes and one container that can be closed cup, plate, silverware on
you… Teach me to love
canvas. Use shoelaces or yarn for hammering skills. empty. Run to basket, get clothing item, run to empty tightly. Cubbies add milk table. Run to next
others lacing . See Book Time too. Make basket and throw it in. Run back to line and tag next then take turns shaking the cubbie. Repeat till all
nurse/doctor hat. Make doctor kit. cubbie. closed container until have turn.
#22 Lord, your love is David and Goliath Parent Night Color LARGE Goliath Throw bean bags at Goliath to knock him down
very great. Lord Jesus, (Ephesians 6:1)
you… Teach me to obey
#23 Lord, your love is The Good Shepherd Sheep Night Matching game. Pictures of animal Glue cotton balls on the picture of The Good Shepherd Game. “It” walks around the circle,
very great. Lord Jesus, (Psalm 23:1) homes, match to the correct animal. the sheep stops behind a cubbie and asks, Have you seen my sheep?
Pictures of various types of homes we Cubbie answers, What does your sheep look like? Explain
you… Are making a home
have here on earth. Things in heaven the cubbie who is your sheep. Cubbie looks around the
for me in heaven and things not in heaven. circle and tries to guess the sheep.
#24 Lord, your love is Timothy remembers God’s Word Writing temptations…various colors, Cupcake greeting Cut a giant cupcake I Can Serve Relay/Game. Practice spooning and scooping
very great. Lord Jesus, God’s Word (Psalm Night bold, metallic, assorted colored or shape from heavy paper. Add skills. Place a serving bowl with play doh or small
100:2). papers, feathers, paint, scented sprinkles by adding painted soft balls inside. Cubbie goes to bowl, removes one
you… Teach me to
markers, chalk, colored pencils, thumbprints from cubbies. Write ball using a spoon or scoop to place it on a plate or
remember Your Word stampers, etc., encourage to draw and cubbies names under prints. Add serve others. Cubbies can serve parents at party…have
write thank you cards. Make name cards greeting and deliver to someone aprons for them to take turns serving their parents,
for party. special, tailor to them some can seat their parents while others serve.

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Special Days - Jesus heals 10 lepers Thankfulness Draw pictures or cut out & glue Paper Plate Turkey - Make a turkey out Turkey Hunter game: - Pick out a few Cubbies to be Turkey Cookies
Thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:20) pictures of things they are thankful of a paper plate…use the plate for the hunters (we pick 2 for every 10 Cubbies). Dress them in
for to a piece of paper. Make a body, add head, glue feathers or the orange vests like hunters wear and put them in the
handprint turkey…write on each finger& leaves as feathers to the plate middle of the room. When they say "GO!", the rest of
palm something they are thankful for, the Cubbies (the turkeys) run from one side of the room
could draw. Good for small clubs or to the other, as the "hunters" try to catch them by
ones with lots of help: Place between 2 touching them. If a "turkey" gets touched, they go to
pieces of waxed paper autumn leaves, the turkey pen (on the side of the room). The rest of
warm iron moved slowly across the the Cubbies continue until all of the "turkeys" have
leaves & paper will seal to make a been caught. Then start over, choosing new "hunters".
placemat. If you have a large group, maybe run two games.
Cool down game: Ten to One - (Let’s Play: Group Games
for Preschoolers pg. 115) Have children hold both hands
in front with fingers pointing up. Ten lepers came to
Jesus one day. (wiggle all 10 fingers) “Please make us
well,” he heard them say. (fold hands in prayer) He
said what to do, and they all obeyed. (point with
pointer finger) So Jesus healed them right away. (clap
on each syllable of right away) Excited and happy they
ran awhile. (Make hands jump up and down, then wiggle
fingers) But one came back with a thankful Smile (hold
up 1 finger). Leprosy Game: Put white dot stickers on
face, arms, legs of cubbies. One child acts as Jesus &
heals lepers. Remove stickers and run away. Child
tagged goes back to Jesus to say Thank you. Play again.

Special Days - Christmas Jesus is born (Luke Christmas Help Cubbies dip angel or star cookie Baby Jesus and Manger: Cut cardboard Act out the Christmas story: Bring props like colored Decorate sheep-shaped cookies
2:11) cutters in a shallow plate of paint. tube to 3” in length, and cut in half towels for robes, fake fur for the donkey, tulle for the
with marshmallow fluff
Then they can stamp paper to make a lengthwise. Glue rounded sides back angel(s), a beard and glasses for the inkeeper, etc.
card, tags or gift wrap. Careful to back. Cubbies fill manger with Going to Bethlehem (Bible Learning Game #30) Play like
supervision needed, and plastic bag straw. Use a peanut in shell for baby musical chairs. Use Christmas music. Children pretend
paint smocks. Use finger paint, sponge Jesus. Draw dots for eyes and nose. they are Mary and Joseph going to Bethlehem, walking
shapes, side of hand for footprint, Wrap in scrap of cloth. Glue blanket around chairs until the music stops. The children who
hands/feet, stencils, veggie/fruit on peanut, or leave open so children are eliminated could go to a nearby table or room and do
prints. Make own napkin rings: paper can upwrap baby. an activity sheet.
towel holder cut into 2” sections,
cover with wrapping paper or
construction paper.
Special Days - A woman washes Jesus’ Love for Make coffee filter flowers: using Make a card: Cubbies rubber stamp Musical chairs with hearts taped to some of the chairs. Anything in the shape of a heart
Valentine’s Day feet with her tears Jesus eyedropper or straw, add drops of hearts on front of card. Use baby Hearts have the Bible verse written on them. Sit in
(1 John 3:11) colored water to filter, allow to dry, wipes to clean up hands. Help them heart chair, keep heart, & say verse. Heart twister:
pinch & twist its center, wrap pipe write their name on card. make own board with large white tablecloth that has slip
cleaner around paper for stem. Can resistant back. Colored hearts with body parts written
also use washable markers, lightly mist on them spread out on cloth. Call out color of heart,
with water bottle, watch for neat do what heart says about body part. I.E. hold heart to
designs. knee, chest, nose, etc.
Special Days - Easter The Resurrection Easter “Empty Tomb Biscuits”: Let Cubbies help Give each cubbie a plastic egg: place Jesus Is Alive Action Rhyme: Jesus is alive today (clap
(Luke 24:6) make the biscuits during Coming In a heart sticker on the outside because on syllables) As I jump and run and play! (jump with
Time, and eat them at Snack Time. Use Jesus loves them. Give them a candy words) Jesus is alive today (clap on syllables) Hip-hip,
homemade biscuit recipe, or canned kiss for Judas betraying Jesus with a hip-hip, hip-hooray! (cheer & jump) Roll the Rock:
biscuits, large marshmallows, and kiss. Give them 2 pieces of pipe (Let’s Play: Group Games for Preschoolers pg. 92) Form
chocolate chips. Place uncooked cleaner to bend and make a cross to 2 groups and have them get in a line on opposite sides
biscuits on baking sheet. Have Cubbies place inside along with a small stone. of the room. Leader says: “When the women came to visit
push a hole in the top of each biscuit. Place a piece of cotton or cotton ball Jesus’ tomb, they were surprised because the stone was
Cubbies put 1-2 chocolate chips and a inside for when he went back to rolled away. Jesus wasn’t there – He was alive! We’re
marshmallow in each hole. Pinch the heaven. Could also place flowers going to be rolled away like the stone.” Have the first
dough over the top to cover the because tomb was in garden. Think of Cubbie in the first group lie down and roll across the
marshmallow. Bake according to biscuit items in the lesson, make sure safe room to the other group. When he reaches the other
directions. The marshmallows will for cubbie, age appropriate. side, he goes to the end of the other group’s line. The
melt, leaving the insides hollow like first Cubbie in the second group rolls over to the other
the empty tomb. side. Larger groups will need to have 4 lines or more.

Special Days - Missions Philip tells the Missions Bring in a Show n’ Tell item from Color, cut out, and add to popsicle Rhythmic Good News: (Let’s Play: Group Games for ‘french fries’ Italian pizza bites, Pita bread, etc.
Ethiopian about Jesus another country to share with others. sticks to make puppets. Practice Preschoolers pg. 72) Children sit in a circle, and
(Acts 8:37, KJV; John telling them about Jesus. leader says, “We have good news to tell the rest of the
20:31, NIV) world: God loves us! Let’s have fun spreading the
news!” Clap your hands as you say to the child on your
right, “God loves you.” The child claps their hands and
repeats the message to the next person. Continue all
the way around. Vary actions: Pat your head, hop up
and down, etc. Chariot Rides: Have leaders hold 2
corners and give your cubbies a chariot ride. They sit
inside the sheet on the floor while leaders pull them
Special Days - Extra Day Solomon asks for Wisdom Supplemental Bear Hug SD 6: Color wise Solomon Says: Children follow the leader, doing what is
wisdom (Proverbs King Solomon. Let Cubbies dip their said by “Solomon” “Children of God, wave your hands.”
30:5) fingers in glitter glue and decorate Variations: jump up and down, turn around, reach for
his crown. the sky, hop on one foot, hug a friend, sit on the
floor, giggle and laugh, sit and be quiet.

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