Have you ever wondered how to incorporate more Christian principles into your preschool curriculum? Or maybe you’ve wondered how to add Bible vocabulary into your lessons? That’s where I was – wanting to integrate more Bible into our days and give my children a foundation of biblical vocabulary. It’s so important to introduce preschoolers to these things early to help them begin to understand their relationship with God and the world through the lens of His Word. Thus, the Bible Letter of the Week curriculum was born!
I was already working hard to introduce my preschoolers to the letters and sounds of the alphabet. By adding a Bible component to it, I created a way to help preschoolers memorize the alphabet while also connecting these letters with abstract but important Bible concepts like kindness, forgiveness, inspiration, etc. Sounds like a win-win to me! 🙂
The Bible Letter of the Week Bundle is a perfect way to meet varied needs in your preschool classroom. With this bundle, you will receive fun and easy hands-on activities and crafts for each letter of the alphabet. Every letter is tied to a specific Biblical concept or trait. For example, ‘A’ is for Angel, ‘B’ is for Baby (Jesus), ‘C’ is for Cross, ‘D’ is for Dove, ‘E’ is for Eden, etc. These activities can also be completed in any order, not just from A to Z, depending on your classroom format.
Each letter unit is built around the same activities (the consistent structure really helps little ones be successful), with a different letter-themed craft at the end.
The units include the following activities:
- Letter formation poster with Bible vocabulary picture and Bible verse.
2. Dot marker worksheets for both the uppercase and lowercase version of the letter. If you don’t have dot markers/bingo daubers, you can use circle stickers, mini erasers, etc.
3. A seek and find activity where the student gets to hunt for the letter (with a little counting practice thrown in for fun!) and a handwriting practice page with letters to trace as well as an opportunity for the child to practice writing the letter.
4. Lastly, each letter comes with a cute Bible-themed craft to help them remember the sound the letter makes and introduce them to the important vocabulary word from the Bible. Each page includes the materials you will need and complete teacher instructions. To make these pages more engaging than just coloring pages, the crafts include a handprint and/or 3D effects using cotton balls, tissue paper, popsicle sticks, etc. These added features can be adapted in multiple ways making each craft unique to each child. Each unit includes the materials you will need – they are common household items that you may already have and/or can be purchased easily and inexpensively.
The best part about this bundle is that you can build a keepsake alphabet book throughout the year as you complete the A to Z crafts.
The crafts can be completed in small groups or one on one, depending on your class schedule and structure. I used both methods in my classroom, depending on how much time we had each day to dedicate to crafts. When I was working on the pages for the alphabet books, I preferred when I was able to do the crafts with each child one on one. This gave me the opportunity to describe in more detail what the craft was depicting (whether it be baby Jesus in the manger or coloring a picture of Eden) and explaining what made this picture or concept important. This gave me the opportunity to have a more personal conversation with each child about these Biblical concepts as time (and their own patience!) allowed. While they may not fully understand the Bible vocabulary word, it’s a good introduction to them and will provide a reference point to think back to when they’re older and hearing these concepts again.
One of the many wonderful things about this bundle is that you can use it however you see fit. For me personally, the biggest perk was the alphabet craft book as that was the main thing missing from my preschool curriculum at the time. For others, it may be the worksheets and coloring pages. This bundle has a variety of uses and can be used in different ways throughout your years as teachers depending on what you need each school year and the dynamic of your students.
Children will learn so many things throughout their years in school, but if we can set their foundation with Biblical concepts and principles at a young age, we will be setting them up for success spiritually as well as academically!
Want to check out a unit for FREE?
Click here to download the FREE Letter A is for Angel
If you like what you see I invite you to adopt the whole Bible Letter of the Week curriculum for your class. It will greatly enrich your learning time and make a sweet alphabet keepsake for the end of the year. Plus if you buy the bundle you’ll pay less than $1 per letter!
Want to hear what other teachers and parents are saying about this bundle?
My Students loved these each week as we learn a new letter. They where very easy to preapare and to plan in with our lessons. These have helped add Bible lessons in to our curriculum. -Sherry S.
This has been the BEST thing I’ve purchased for my classroom. I love how everything coordinates together and makes my job so much easier! The kids know how to complete the activities each week and the Bible-themed crafts are DARLING. My administration and the parents were very impressed with their alphabet booklets. -Fiona G.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to incorporate religion into our homeschool days. This unit was exactly what I had been searching for. This resource has introduced my preschooler and kindergartener to all kinds of Bible vocabulary that I want them to know. They love the activity pages and the crafts – no more searching on Pinterest! This bundle has it all! -Hannah D.