God’s Word is Our Foundation
I’ve finally unpacked all the materials from the Answers in Genesis Bible Curriculum for Pre-K thru 1st Grade. I’ve spent some time going through the Teacher’s Guide, looked through all the printables, games, pictures, and posters. This curriculum comes with a lot of materials! I’ve looked forward to the first lesson with my daycare/preschool kids. Unit 1 includes lessons 1-10. Lesson 1 is titled God’s Word is Our Foundation.
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I love that the first lesson teaches that God’s Word is Our Foundation. Kids learn a valuable lesson from the very beginning. If they don’t believe the Bible is true, then everything in it is useless to them. It’s important that children believe the Bible is absolute truth first. Then, they’ll know everything in it is true and valuable to them for the rest of their lives.
The teacher’s guide instructs us to begin our lesson in prayer and they provide a great visual for teaching children 4 important parts of prayer: Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. Now, those are some big words for such little kids. You can see from the flip chart visual in the picture above that the graphics are child-friendly and each picture shows children what each “big word” means in simple child-like language.
Remember that the purpose of lesson 1 is to teach children that God’s Word is Our Foundation. I placed my Bible in front of the children. We discussed that the Bible is the most important book ever written. It’s the best book ever!
The next page of the flip chart shows the kids a graphic of the Bible in the middle of some material things that kids might generally think are valuable. As the kids look at the graphic, the teacher can use the group conversation guide on the other side. The children discovered that the Bible is better than gold jewelry, ice-cream, and even better than chocolate. The most important thing they learned is that the Bible is perfect, sure, right, and pure.
The focus Bible verse for this lesson is Psalm 19:7-8.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. – Psalm 19:7-8
My group is very young. I only have one 4 year old. This curriculum is intended for Pre-K thru 1st Grade. I didn’t have my little ones memorize the scripture passage above. The curriculum Teacher Guide provides a lesson for Kindergarten and 1st grade, but there is an adapted lesson for Pre-K. Younger children can more easily memorize Psalm 119:89-90.
Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the Heavens. Psalm 118:89 Click To Tweet
Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the Heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You have established the earth, and it stands fast. – Psalm 119:89-90
Y’all, guess what? When you purchase this curriculum from Answers in Genesis, you get to download songs, but you can use the music videos here to teach preschoolers to memorize the Bible verse above (Psalm 119:89-90)!
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