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3 Quick Preschool Sunday School Lessons for Your Children’s Message

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These three quick preschool Sunday school lessons have worked great as children’s messages at our preschool Chapel Chat every Thursday morning. This is a time where our 3- and 4-year-olds come to our Sanctuary and have Chapel time with our pastor. They sing songs and listen to a short message from him. Occasionally, I get to fill in for him when he is out. I enjoy these talks with our little worshippers. They are fun and I love interacting with them.

I thought I would share these preschool Sunday school lessons with you that maybe you could use at your next Chapel Chat with preschoolers or Children’s Sermon at your Sunday morning service.

3 Quick Preschool Sunday School Lessons

1. Preschool Sunday school lessons: Words Can’t Go Back In

Theme:  Be kind to each other

Scripture:  Ephesians 4:32

Supplies Needed:  Toothpaste, Paper Towels

Show the tube of toothpaste to the kids. Ask what we do with it. Then invite one of them to squirt out some toothpaste onto the paper towel.

Say:  Now that you’ve squirted the toothpaste out, I want you to put it back in the tube.

The child will give you a look like you’re crazy, but encourage the child to try and put it back in. It may get a little messy so make sure you have extra paper towels on hand.

After the toothpaste fails to go back in, then ask:

Why can’t you put toothpaste back into the tube once you’ve squirted it out? (It’s not made to do that.)

This reminds me of each one of us and how we are not made to be hurtful to others by saying mean words. Every word that comes out of our mouth, we can’t put back in. Once it’s spoken, then we can’t take it back. That’s why it’s so important that we be careful of the words we speak. We need to make sure that we are saying kind and loving words to our parents, friends, and even our brother or sister. God did not make us to be mean to others. He made us to be kind and loving.

In Ephesians 4:32 it says:  “Be kind, one to another; tenderhearted forgiving one another.”

What are some words that we could say that would be kind? Allow kids to answer.

Let’s remember to use kind words like this every time we speak. We want to love others by showing them kindness because that is what Jesus wants us to do.

There are going to be days when we say hurtful or mean words to others. The best thing we can do is ask for forgiveness from God and say we are sorry to the person we hurt.

Today I want you to practice saying kind words to others. Begin right now by turning to your friend next to you and saying a kind word to them. Allow them a few seconds to do this. 

Let’s remember we can’t take our words back so we need to make sure we think about what we say before we say it. God made us to be kind to each other so let’s go out today and be kind to everyone.

Prayer:  Dear God, thank you that we can talk. Help us to use our words in kind and loving ways every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Vanessa Myers is the Children’s Director at Dahlonega United Methodist Church in Dahlonega, GA. She holds a Masters in Church Ministries from Duke Divinity School and is professionally certified in Christian Education through the United Methodist Church. Vanessa also loves to write about faith, family, and ministry on her blog www.vanessamyers.org. She is married to Andrew and they have two daughters.