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God Made Me Special Magnets

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Preschoolers are learning about themselves and their bodies. Fingerprints are a wonderful way for them to understand that no one is exactly like them and that God made them special and unique.

Goals:

  • To educate the children about fingerprints and their uniqueness
  • To teach the children the bible verse “I will praise You, for I am… wonderfully made” – Psalm 139:14
  • To help develop their fine motor skills by painting and gluing their magnet together

Before You Start:
You will need the following materials: Craft sticks (plain or colored), colored construction paper, markers, rubber stamp inkpad, glue, scissors, damp paper towels, roll of magnet tape.

Set up a couple of centers with duplicate items on them. Have 4 ½” squares of a variety of colors of construction paper for the children to choose from. On the square write “God made me special and unique.”

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Recite the bible verse for the children “I will praise You, for I am… wonderfully made”- Psalm 139-14.

Step 2.
Have the children go around and comment on how they are wonderfully made.

Step 3.
Talk to the children about their fingerprints and explain that no one else has the same fingerprints as they do.

Step 4.
Let the children choose the color square they would like and have them glue four craft sticks around the edge of the paper.

Step 5.
Have the children write their name on the paper or assist them with this.

Step 6.
After the glue has dried for a bit, show the children how to put their finger on the stamp pad and then on the construction paper. Let them put as many fingerprints and any way they want to on the paper; you could even use different color inks.

Step 7.
Let the children clean off their fingers with a damp paper towel or handi wipe.

Step 8.
Add the magnet pieces to the back or you may add a loop of yarn on the back to have it hang.

Furthermore:
There may be some children that do not want to put their finger on the stamp pad, this is perfectly fine, let them make the magnet any way they want to. Play some music while the children are engaged in the activity, something calming. Don’t forget to make one for yourself, as you are special and unique too.

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Collage Crosses

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The cross is a great symbol to talk about in any faith-based program. These collage crosses are a great activity to do around a holiday or virtually anytime you want a great open-ended activity for the children.

Goals:

  • To teach the children the meaning of the cross
  • To teach the children the bible verse “Christ died for our sins…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • To help develop their creativity and fine motor skills by designing their cross
  • To show pride in their work

Before You Start:
Gather materials needed: Peel & Stick Collage Crosses, a variety of collage material, colored sand, tissue paper, Inspirational Foam Shapes or any other items the children might like.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Ask the children if they know what the cross symbolizes. This would be a great activity to chart their answers.

Step 2.
If they didn’t know the answer, explain to them how Jesus died on the cross for our sins.

Step 3.
Recite the bible verse “Christ died for our sins…” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.

Step 4.
Show the children how to use the peel and stick paper on the cross and how the items they choose will stick to it.

Step 5.
Play some music for the children as they work.

Furthermore:
Display the crosses in the classroom or hallway for all to see. Make sure each child’s name is under their cross on a small card so that it will be recognized. Let each child take home a wooden cross bead as a reminder of their lesson for the day.

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“I am a Child of God” Mirror

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Preschoolers are beginning to understand that they were made by God. They can see the reflection of how wonderfully they were made in the image of the mirror.

Goals:

  • To teach the children that they are a child of God
  • To teach the children the bible verse “You were made in the image of God” – Genesis 1:27
  • To teach the children about reflection and how they can see their image in a mirror
  • To help develop their fine motor skills by gluing, and designing their mirror

Before You Start:
Gather materials needed: Small size white cardboard frames, Colorations® school glue, glittering rhinestones, iridescent fabric shapes, opal glitter, silver mirror boards, large craft sticks. Pour opal glitter in a flat tray and spread evenly.

Let’s Get Started!
Step 1.
Recite the bible verse “You were made in the image of God” – Genesis 1:27.

Step 2.
Ask the children what the verse might mean.

Step 3.
Tell the children they will create a mirror to see their image in it.

Step 4.
Take the small size cardboard frames and have the children brush glue evenly around the brown side.

Step 5.
Have the children place white side of frame in the opal glitter. Shake off excess and wipe off mirror.

Step 6.
Glue large craft stick to the back of the frame to be a handle.

Step 7.
You can write, “God made me” on the handle of the mirror or any other bible verse you wish.

Furthermore:
Use these mirrors when talking about how special God made them. Have the children talk about their unique features they see in the mirror, for example; color of their eyes, color and texture of their hair, skin color, nose, teeth, etc.

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