Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!
When telling the Bible story, use some props to keep the children's attention. Try using an apple or other fruit and a branch. Also, make a fist with your hand. The part where your thumb is will be the snake's face! Add eyes with a marker.
Use these props and a girl and boy puppet to tell the story.
That Sneaky Serpent
Using a snake that you made from That Sneaky Serpent art project (see Art section above), hole punch the head of the snake. Tie some yarn into the hole.
Tie the other end of the yarn to a paper clip.
Tell the story of Adam and Eve and the serpent in your own words. When discussing the serpent, hold your snake up, using it as a prop for the story.
Don't Eat The Fruit!
Materials needed: a bowl of cut, fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, etc.) and a note that reads "DON'T EAT"
Place the bowl of fruit in front of you at circle.
Read the note. Mention something like "I wonder why this fruit is here if we aren't supposed to eat it?" Then shrug and begin reading your story, from the Bible or in your own words.
As you read the story, reach into the bowl and eat a piece of fruit.
Continue as you read the story.
The children may mention that you should not eat the fruit. Act surprised and say "Oh, you're right! Oops!" and continue.
When done, discuss eating the fruit and how tempting it was.
Discuss temptations and how sometimes we need to work hard to not follow through on temptation.
After reading the story, talk to the children about the choice Adam and Eve made.
Remind them that God knows what's best for us and we can trust that.
Ask them to name some poor or bad choices they have made and list them on a large chart paper.
Then go over the list and ask what better choice they could have made or could make in the future.
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Purchase ready to bake dough (like Pillsbury).
Have the children roll a piece into a snake.
They can use tooth picks to make little eyes or designs on the snakes back.
They can coil the snake up or leave it stretched out.
Bake. Eat while telling the story of how the snake tricked Adam and Eve.
Theme Activities to help your Preschoolers develop those small muscles in their hands!
In advance, make pictures (or, if your drawing skills are limited like mine!, find pictures from books and copy them).
Encourage the children to put them in the order of the story.
Make 2 copies each of pictures that go with the story (Adam, Eve, trees, serpent, animals, etc.)
The children can match the cards while they are face up.
The children can place the picture cards face down and play a memory game--a child turns over 2 of the picture cards. If they match, they hold onto them throughout the game. If they don't match, the flip them back over and the next child has turn.
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