Monday, March 10, 2014

Preschool Alphabet: K is for King Solomon

K is for King = King Solomon
Preschool at home ideas and printables!
This week we are discussing K for King Solomon. You can find King Solomon in 1 Kings 3. King Solomon's father was David, who fought the giant Goliath. God appeared to Solomon in a dream and asked him “What can I give you?”  Solomon told God that he would like to have a good heart, and know right from wrong, for the people that he was king over. God was happy with Solomon’s choice. He didn’t ask for a longer life or more riches. God gave King Solomon a wise and understanding heart and God also gave Solomon riches. God told Solomon that if he followed God's commandments, Solomon would have a long life. In 4:34 the Bible tells us that men of all nations and kings from all over came to hear the Wisdom of Solomon.
It was easy to act out this lesson, since there were two women and I was teaching two girls! I gave each of them a baby boy. I didn't go in depth, since they have a baby sister and they are only preschool. Some early elementary students have a hard time with the facts. (And, it was obviously a bad day for pictures!)

I told the girls that the two women took one baby boy to Solomon. They both said the baby was theirs. Solomon had to use his wisdom that God gave him to decide which mother the baby belonged to.
Also, we talked about his riches, the temple he built, and that Solomon was known for his wisdom.
So, you know they had the most fun with the riches part! I used boxes from Hobby Lobby as a treasure chest and let them add coins and 'jewels' (glass rocks from Dollar Tree). I told they could only have a certain number of coins and a certain number of jewels. So, we were able to add counting to the learning also. And, making decisions, because you just can't have everything you want.
We made kangaroo pouches after talking about kangaroo moms carrying their babies in their pouch. I folded a sheet of construction paper in half and cut a tab off the front to make it easier for them to put the kangaroos in and out. and I glued both sides together. I printed the kangaroos onto brown cardstock (found in the download pack) and cut them out.
The girls used alphabet stickers, foamies and a K wood stamper to put the letter k all the front of the pouch. I was going to pin them to their shirts to be like a kangaroo, bit they wouldn't have it! But, that is an idea for you!
As usual, she was excited to see the maze. You are to take the two women to the center to see King Solomon.  There are always other printables in the alphabet packs which includes several pages like K is for Kangaroo, etc. and not necessarily from the Bible. But, can be used as God made it. There are always retelling cards to print and let them tell you what they learned about the Bible. And, there are always one or two pictures to color of the Bible facts for each letter. Click here to print the K pack.
They like Eric Carle, and we read Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?
We read it a lot!
These are some books from the library that are good for K. Then, I used the pictures to color in the  download pack to use also.

http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-to-z-bible-people-pictures-to-color.html
Click on the above picture to see the
A-Z Bible People Pictures to Color.
http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/2013/01/god-made-it-to-z-for-preschool.html
Click on the above picture to
find more A-Z God made It printables.
 
 
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15 comments:

  1. Looks like a lot of good learning fun! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

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  2. What a great way to incorporate scripture study with preschool activities! Thanks for sharing these great resources too!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment! Your thought is exactly what I am trying to do! And, make it fun! I appreciate you visiting!

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  3. I always enjoy the Sunday School posts for bigger kids but since I am teaching younger kids right now and/or kids whose first language isn't English, I am loving these preschool posts! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. So cute in their crowns! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop! Blessings and keep up this important good work!

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    2. Oh am so happy to find your blog! I came over from Katherine's linky party. I teach preschool and always looking for ideas. Especially creative art activities to share Bible truths! Thanks so much for sharing. I am following all the ways I can! You have given me a lot to read! Have a wonderful day. And thanks again for sharing.

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    3. Thanks for the really nice comment! I appreciate it! Thanks for following! ☺

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  5. Great lesson with so many activities to try. Thanks for sharing at #made4kids!

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  6. I haven't been here in awhile but I love how you taught about King Solomon. The pictures are great because they show what it really looked like and that's what pictures are all about. Thank you for the great lesson and blessings on your week.

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  7. What a fun lesson! My sons love Eric Carle. He is definitely one of our favorite authors. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  8. This was a great idea. With my first two children in preschool this would have went over well and I love the K stamper idea. I think with my 3 child when he starts preschool in two years I am going to try this out. Biblical based learning is always the best.

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  9. How fun! We just did Solomon, too! Thanks for sharing that maze - I haven't tried a maze with my little one yet, and this one looks like a good one to start with!

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