Puzzles are a helpful teaching tool to keep preschoolers engaged in learning. Many children enjoy puzzles, especially reflective, visual, and logical learners. Use the activity below to teach and review any Bible story with preschoolers.
- 2 Matching Bible Teaching pictures (save teaching pictures from the leader pack each quarter)
- Glue or glue stick
- File folder
- A piece of Velcro®
- Plastic zipper bag
- Open a file folder horizontally.
- Attach one teaching picture to the right side of the file folder with glue or a glue stick.
- Then, cut the matching teaching picture into the number of pieces developmentally appropriate for the children in your class.
- For storage of the puzzle pieces, attach a plastic storage bag with Velcro® inside the folder and left of the picture.
- For durability, consider laminating or covering the teaching picture puzzle.
- Open a Bible to the Bible story and place the puzzle (folder open showing the Bible picture and the cut puzzle pieces beside it) on a table.
- Invite a child to put the puzzle together. Encourage him to place the pieces over the completed picture. (To make the activity more challenging, guide a child to put the puzzle together beside the teaching picture.)
- As the child works, share the Bible story.
- Review the Bible story with him, asking questions and referring to the picture in the puzzle.
- Help him discover ways he can apply the Bible story to his life.
Delanee Williams serves as a Ministry Specialist with Lifeway Kids. She is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Delanee has served in kids ministry for over twenty years and is passionate about developing, equipping and encouraging leaders.