3 Simple Faith Lessons for Preschoolers

Simple Faith Lessons for PreschoolersIt can often seem like our preschoolers aren’t yet ready to understand big faith concepts but I have come to learn that planting simple seeds in the soil of their hearts will yield big fruit as they grow in greater understanding of God’s truth.

Our friend Max Lucado offers kids simple faith lessons through his series, Hermie the Common Caterpillar. If you are looking for a way to begin talking with your little ones about faith, start with these  lessons to open their hearts and minds to the Truth.

3 Simple Faith Lessons for Preschoolers

Truth: God’s Not Finished with Me Yet

Key Verse: God began a good work in you. And he will continue until it is finished. Philippians 1:6 ICB

Talking Points:

  1. God made us special, according to his plan. What is one special thing about you?
  2. God isn’t finished with us yet. He will continue to work on us our whole lives like an artist  works on a painting until the masterpiece is done. How are we as God’s creation like a painting?
  3. God will work in us until we become the most beautiful version of ourselves we can be. If God is working so hard to make us this special, why do you think it’s important to not compare ourselves to others?

For more tools to talk with your children about being uniquely created by God, watch Hermie, Episode 1 and check out the companion curriculum.

Truth: God is Always with Us

Key Verse: Be strong and brave. So don’t be afraid. The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 ICB

Talking Points:

  1. We can be brave because God is always with us. Can you think of a time you needed to be brave?
  2. There are many Bible stories that show us how God helped people to not be afraid. What are some of those stories?
  3. God is always near but it can be hard to remember that in the middle of a scary or uncomfortable moment. What can we do in those situations to remind ourselves that God is with us?

For more tools to talk with your children about God’s protection, watch Hermie, Episode 3 and check out the companion curriculum.

Truth: God Hears Us When We Pray

Key Verse: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 ICB

Talking Points:

  1. God is always near and ready to listen to our prayers. When do you usually pray to God?
  2. Talking to God in prayer is like talking to a friend, which means we can pray to him any time. What are some things you can pray to God about throughout the day?
  3. Because God promises to always be near and always hear our prayers, we can trust him to take care of all of our needs. What are you trusting God for right now?

For more tools to talk with your children about prayer, watch Hermie, Episode 8 and check out the companion curriculum (coming soon).

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YOUR TURN!

What are the simple faith lessons you are teaching the preschoolers in your life?

3 Simple Faith Lessons for Preschoolers

Jess Wolstenholm is an author, blogger and freelance writer. Jess became passionate about developing simple faith tools when she began to navigate the spiritual development of her own young children. She launched Gather & Grow in January 2017. Since the loss of her mom to pancreatic cancer in 2012, she’s focused on continuing the legacy of faith started by her wonderfully imperfect parents. Author of The Pregnancy and Baby Companion books, Jess contributes articles and resources about family and faith to Tommy Nelson, JellyTelly and The Huffington Post. When she isn’t writing, you can find Jess teaching kids at her home church or taking notes for the school PTO. She lives outside Nashville, Tennessee with her amazing husband, Dave and their two miracles, Hope (9) and Joshua (6).

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About Jessica Wolstenholm

Jess Wolstenholm is an author, blogger and freelance writer. Jess became passionate about developing simple faith tools when she began to navigate the spiritual development of her own young children. She launched Gather & Grow in January 2017. Since the loss of her mom to pancreatic cancer in 2012, she’s focused on continuing the legacy of faith started by her wonderfully imperfect parents. Author of The Pregnancy and Baby Companion books, Jess contributes articles and resources about family and faith to Tommy Nelson, JellyTelly and The Huffington Post. When she isn’t writing, you can find Jess teaching kids at her home church or taking notes for the school PTO. She lives outside Nashville, Tennessee with her amazing husband, Dave and their two miracles, Hope (9) and Joshua (6).