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Family Preschool Resources

Chapel Time

Bible Story
  • Noah’s Ark (Genesis 6, 7, 9)
Memory Verse “He is not here: he has risen.” Matthew 28:6
Bible Story Video
Worship Songs
Activities for the Family
  • Make Rainbow Cupcakes as a family
  • Create Shadow Puppets as a Family using a flashlight at home to create animals and the ark
  • Noah’s Ark Snack using a banana as a boat
  • Make a Noah’s Ark edible snack (Ex: pretzels, graham crackers, bread slices, animal crackers, colorful fruit for a rainbow, colorful cereal, colorful candy)
  • Create and Act out your own Noah’s Ark by collecting stuffed animals and have kids use a laundry basket or an empty amazon box as the ark.
  • Rainbow Macaroni Craft. Turn plain noodles at home into a colorful rainbow.
Virtual Field Trips

One Year Old Resources for “Noah’s Ark, Elephants, and Rainbows”

Sensory Activity
  • Colored Rice (1 cup rice, 1 tsp. Vinegar, and food coloring) Hide puzzle pieces and kids find pieces and put the puzzle together.
  • Erica’s Washing Animal Station Video and Ideas
  • Sensory bin ideas
  • Make a Rainstick by recycling toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Arts and Crafts
  •  Rainbow Fingerprint Craft: Use fingertips to create rainbows by painting each finger a different color, and use mini marshmallows for clouds
  • Animal Cracker Noah’s Ark: Cut out a boat on a piece of paper or cardboard. Have your child paint it or color it. Glue animal crackers on to the picture, use cotton balls for clouds, and blue tissue paper for water.
  • Paper plate elephant by painting a paper plate gray or cut up gray pieces of paper to glue on to the plate. Cut out a trunk and legs to glue to the elephant.
  • Printable Noah’s Ark to paint and/or color
Number Activity 
  •  Write Numbers on a plate #1-5 and have 2 of each number. Have kids match the number plates.
  • Count our animal crackers during snack or toys and put them on the numbered plates from above
Color Activity
  •  Introduce the color purple by walking around the house pointing to the purple items in the house. Then, have the child point to the purple items around the house.
  • Purple scavenger hunt by having the child bring a purple item or toy to an adult.
Music and Movement

 

Two Year Old Resources for “Noah’s Ark, Elephants, and Rainbows”

Sensory Activity
  •  Rainbow Color Sorting with cereal or small toys/ blocks by sorting each color into a different cup or bowl
  • Ms. Erica’s Washing Animal Station Video and Ideas
  • Take a walk outside and find sticks and bark like Noah. Make a sensory tub outside with sticks, water, and plastic animals for kids to play.
  • Make a Rainstick by recycling toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Arts and Crafts
  •  Fruit Loop Rainbow Activity
  • Take toy blocks and line them up to create a rainbow
  • Paper Plate Elephant Craft
  • Handprint Zoo at home
  • Go through magazines, newspapers, or advertisements and find animals to cut out and paste to make a collage. Another idea is to use animal stickers to make a collage.
  • Printable Noah’s Ark to paint and/or color
  • Rainbow Handprints Craft
  • Take a coffee filter and markers to create a rainbow at home
Number Activity
  • Have an Adult write the number 8 on eight sheets of paper, post-it notes, or objects and hide them throughout the house. Have kids play hide and seek to find the number 8
  • Have an Adult draw a “rhombus” on eight sheets of paper/ or post-it notes and hide them throughout the house. Have kids play hide and seek to find all of the rhombus.
  • Finger paint or color a “rhombus”. Printable rhombus.
  • Animal Cracker counting
Letter Activity
  • Color, Draw, or Trace the Letter M
  • Create a Letter “M” and have kids put marshmallows or toys in the letter M.
  • Have an adult draw a letter M on a piece of paper and give child a variety of items they can glue on to the letter M (Ex: rice, noodles, dry beans, cotton balls, tissue paper etc.)
  • Do a walk around your house and outside and name items that start with the letter M. (Ex: toy monkey, money, mop, mattress, milk, mail, mailbox, mom)
  • Fingerprint Rainbow Names using capital letters
  • Alphabet Letter Matching I Spy Wall using highlighters or markers
Music and Movement

Three Year Old Resources for “Noah’s Ark, Elephants, and Rainbows”

Sensory Activity
  • Make Bubble Foam with ½ cup of water and ¼ cup of bubble bath in a plastic container, add food coloring and whip with a hand mixer for 1 minute.
  • Ms. Erica’s Washing Animal Station Video and Ideas
  • Hid plastic zoo animals in a container with sand, dirt, dry noodles and have kids find them (Sensory bin ideas)
  • Check out the Elephant Cam at the Memphis Zoo
  • Make a Rainstick by recycling toilet paper or paper towel rolls
Arts and Crafts
Number Activity
  • Count #’s 17-18 by creating a rainbow bracelet using fruit loops or creating a bracelet by dyeing uncooked noodles and string.
  • Count out #’s 17 and 18 of toys
  • Noah’s Ark Sequencing Cards to retell the story #1-3 and #1-4. If you can’t print, then point to them on the phone/ or computer and have kids says which one goes in each box.

Letter Activity

  • Color, Draw, or Trace the Letter M
  • Name animals that start with the letter M and show your child pictures of animals
  • Have your child find books in your house that have a “Mouse” or “Monkey” in them for the letter M
  • Take Legos or Blocks and make the letter M by laying the blocks flat on the ground
  • Name Chain to practice letter recognition and work on spelling their name by creating a name chain
  • Build your name with blocks
  • Fingerprint Rainbow Names using capital letters
  • Letter Identification Games
Music and Movement

 

Four Year Old Resources for “Noah’s Ark, Elephants, and Rainbows”

Sensory Activity
Arts and Crafts
Number Activity
  • Skip Counting paper plate activity to practice counting by 2’s
  • Count and Number matching with paper cups (Work on Numbers 1-18)
  • Count out 18 blocks and have an adult use a marker and write the #’s 1-18 and have the kids put them in order by snapping them together
  • Noah’s Ark Sequencing Cards to retell the story #1-3 and #1-4. If you can’t print, then point to them on the phone/ or computer and have kids says which one goes in each box.
Letter Activity
Music and Movement