This God Made Me preschool theme is based on God's creation of us! There are many Scripture verses/sections that could be used, the most obvious Genesis 1, Day 6. This page includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas for your Preschool Classroom!
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Materials needed: paper plates or circle shapes, crayons, hand-held mirrors
Each child looks in a mirror and draws their face.
Use these as an activity about comparing: colors of eyes, skin, hair....we are all different by the same: Made and loved by God.
Provide a variety of colors of modeling clay.
Let the children make people or other "creation" things!!
Add people and animals. Let the children recreate the Creation story or just enjoy playing with items that represent God's wonderful creation.
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!
In advance, ask parents to send in a picture of their child as a baby with their name printed on the back.
Attach the pictures to a board.
Bring this board to circle time.
Tell the children: Look how cute you all were! Can you guess who this baby is? Or this one? (point at baby pictures of you and a staff member!). That is me and that is ________(staff member's name)!
God made all of us. He loves us so much. We are all made uniquely--that means each one of us are different--but we are all loved and cared for by God. As a matter of fact, the Bible tells us this. In Proverbs 139:14 (open your Bible in front of the children to this verse), David wrote:
"I am fearfully and wonderfully made". Fearfully does not mean being afraid here...it means with heart felt interest! And wonderfully means with uniqueness. Let's thank God for His love and care!
VARIATION: Rather than stick items, give each child a stuffed animal!
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
This is a great activity to go along with this theme!
Jesus Loves Me song
This song has great sign language movements which you can look up online.
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!
Me Cookies Thank you,Julie, for sending this idea!
Make sugar or gingerbread cookies (use a person cookie cutter in the dough). Decorate with frosting/icing, frosting bags, candy eyes, sprinkles, etc.
I would leave your Dramatic Play area set up as a home center. This is a great way for children to learn about each other's family, what they like to do at home, etc.
More Than Just Painting (Although that is always THE favorite in our classroom!)
Encourage the children to paint a self-portrait!
that help build their muscles while they have fun together
I Spy--Stand Up/Sit Down
Play I Spy using information about the children. Use items that apply to all of them and items that apply uniquely to each child.
I Spy someone with sneakers on.
I Spy someone with white on their shirt.
I Spy someone who has a brother named Michael.
Add the items needed from the Creation Story (Genesis 1) for th children to use in the library area this week.
Book Suggestions for the Library
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Make pairs of people that match. Make pairs that have different attributes such as:
2 each of brown eyes, blue eyed, and green eyed children.
Do the same with different colored hair, skin, clothing patterns that differ; clothing with numbers or letters on them to match.
God Loves Everyone!
Sung to Mary Had a Little Lamb
The world is full of God's creatures, God's creatures, God's creatures.
The world is full of God's creatures and He loves every one!
God made us! Let's use what we have to do a dance!
Do the Hokey Pokey with the kids. Add lines to include other body parts such as "We blink our eyes in, we blink our eyes out..."
Materials needed: plastic eggs, items to fit in each egg that go with God's creation: little person, a leaf, a plastic animal, a sun, etc. Leave one egg empty.
Encourage the children to use their senses to guess which of God's creations are in each egg--shake it, smell it, etc.
The empty egg is to remind them that before God created, there was nothing.
Provide paper and washable ink pads.
Have each child make a fingerprint on a card with their name. When dry they can compare the differences using magnifying glasses.
This is a fun activity for the kids. Once they've made their own fingerprint card, provide extra paper and let them print away!
What is Special About Me?
Encourage the children to print their name on a paper and draw a picture of what they like best about how God made them.
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