Preschool (Birth – K)

Sunday, September 6

Weekly Parent Guide

Activity: Hunting for Ice Cream

What you need: 
Masking tape/painter’s tape and 12 paper plates (or napkins, sheets of paper, etc.)

What you do:
Before the Activity: Use the tape to create a large bowl outline on the floor. Hide the scoops of ice cream (paper plates) around your room.

During the Activity: Show your kid the “bowl” you created on the floor. Explain that there are 12 “ice cream scoops” hidden around the room for them to find. When they find one, they bring it to and place it in the “bowl.”

What to say: 
“Do you know what I see on the floor? An empty bowl! Do you know what’s missing? Ice cream! Hidden around the room are TWELVE scoops of ice cream. How many scoops? (Pause.) Twelve! They look like this. (Hold up paper plate.) I have a plan! Search all around the room. When you find one, bring it back and put it in our bowl.”

During the Activity: “Keep searching! Remember, we need to find all twelve. You can do it!”

After the Activity: “Let’s count our ice cream scoops together. (Count together.) Way to go! You found all twelve. There were twelve brothers in the Bible story we watched today. One of those brothers faced some crazy stuff. What was his name? (Pause.) Yes, his name was Joseph. But Joseph knew that Someone had a plan for him. Who had a plan for Joseph? (Pause.) That’s right! God had a plan for him. God has a plan for us, too. Who has a plan for you? God has a plan for me. Yes, He does!”

Prayer

“Dear God, thank You for (child’s name). Thank You for the way You made them with special thoughts and abilities. I pray as they grow up, they will dream big, work hard, and always trust that You love them and have a plan for them, no matter what happens. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name,

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