Little Kids: Teaching & Resources (2-5 years old)
Ice Cream Sundae
We have been reminded over the past several months just how important it is to believe that God has a plan for me. Our world has changed. Everything we had planned changed. Hurt, disappointment, fear, loss, sickness… all of it has left us wondering, what will happen next? And, while we won’t ever truly know what will happen next in any given situation, God does, because God has a plan for you, and God has a plan for me.
This month, we are going to use the super sweet theme of Ice Cream Sundae, along with the life of Joseph, to teach preschoolers that God has a plan for them. When we put all of the parts of Joseph’s story together—just as with an ice cream sundae—it gives us a sweet reminder that we can trust that God has a plan for me, and it is always best. We just have to wait until God is done putting all of the parts together.
God’s Plan is Best.
Story Focus: God’s plan is always best. In our final week, we see Joseph’s brothers make their way to Egypt to look for food. They have no idea that they are going to find so much more than food when they get there. They find a brother and forgiveness waiting on them. And, we have the privilege of seeing the end of the story—that God’s way is always best.
Just as it was with Joseph, trusting in God’s plan is what empowers us to keep going when things are hard. If we were to take away one part of Joseph’s story and just focus on it, it would be hard to believe that God’s plan is always best. But, when we put all of the parts of Joseph’s story together—just as with an ice cream sundae—it gives us a sweet reminder that we can trust that God has a plan for me, and it is always best. We just have to wait until God is done putting all of the parts together.
Our hope this month is that preschoolers will begin to understand that God loves them, and He has a plan for them—a plan they can trust is always best, no matter what.