Enjoy our preschool Bible lessons for Sunday School!
Here you will find a great selection of lessons that younger children can enjoy. At this age, children can identify themes that we encounter in our everyday lives, such as friendship, fear, kindness, compassion and helping others. Use our lessons to connect to important values and character traits that help your little ones as they grow into all that God wants them to be.
Young children have very short attention spans, but they also have the ability to learn, and are eager to do so. Making the lessons exciting with your body language and emotions add to your stories and catch their attention better. Energetic teaching encourages them to interact with you more as well. Our preschool Bible lessons for Sunday school are free to use.
Be sure to check out our craft page to pair the lessons with hands-on activities. Visit our page of coloring pictures too! With crafts and coloring combined with the lesson, even at such young ages, the class will leave an impression in the hearts of the children.
As we know, teaching and nurturing young people is a process, as much as it is for adults. The beauty of working with children is the opportunity to begin teaching them while they are yet young. Their tender hearts can be molded from early on.
Bible lessons make their early learning years ones that have been left with impressions on their hearts as they grow. Even if they cannot retain large amounts, no time is ever wasted on our wee little ones who need to know about Jesus. “But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14
PRESCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS
THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION
Text: [Genesis:2: 7-17]
CONFESSION: “By grace are ye saved through faith.” (Ephesians, 2:8).
God made many amazing things in the very beginning — the world, the heavens, the sun, the moon, and the stars. He also made all the animals, the birds, and the fishes. But the most outstanding work that God did was when he created man. The man was made out of the dust of the earth, and God-breathed a breath of life into him, and man became a living being.
Adam was the first man who ever existed on earth, and his wife’s name was Eve. They were living together in the Garden of Eden. God came to visit them and walked with them and spoke to them. He instructed them to eat the fruit of all the trees except one tree.
One night, when the Lord God came to the Garden, he called Adam as usual and asked, “Where are you? “Where do you think Adam was? He’s been hiding from God. Then God asked Adam if he had eaten the fruit of the tree from which they had been forbidden to consume. Adam blamed his wife; Eve blamed the old serpent. But the sin had been committed — the voice of God had been disobeyed, and God had to punish them.
We heard there was a lovely river in the Garden of Eden. There is another river in Heaven, called the river of water of life, and it is clear and pure. We also learn about the tree of life in Heaven, which has twelve kinds of fruit on it and bears fruit every month. We’re not told what kind of fruit we’re going to find on that tree, but we’re sure it’s going to be the greatest.
There is no need in Heaven for sun or moon to shine; there is no need for candles, flashlights, or electric lights; for the Lord, God is the light of that world. All the good people are to be gathered there to live with Jesus forever and ever. Just think of a day when we’re going to walk in the streets of gold and sing songs of praise to God around the Throne. We shall see Jesus, the One who loved us and made it possible for those who love Him to be saved and go to Heaven.
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
CONFESSION: “I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11).
The man who wrote this Psalm is called David. Let’s go back to I Samuel 16 and see what we read about David’s life. When he was just a child, he took care of his Father’s sheep. The younger ones in the family were David, so we’ve noticed him looking after the flock.
The kind Shepherd
When he wrote, ‘The Lord is my shepherd,’ we don’t know how old David was, but we know that he was saved and loved the Lord with all his heart. No doubt he was thinking of the days he spent tending the flock, as he composed this Psalm. Perhaps he knew that God was guiding him just as he had led the sheep in his childhood days. We know that David had a summer scene in his mind when he wrote this Psalm, since the flocks did not have to be taken to the water in the winter.
If a sheep leaves its shepherd, he may be lost or threatened by a wild animal. But if he sticks close to his shepherd, he’s healthy. That’s just the way we’re going – as we pray and stay close to Jesus, no harm comes to us. If we follow where Jesus takes us and do what He wants us to do, we will be glad. According to Psalm 23, David said, “I shall not want,” he meant he would never need anything — God’s going to provide for all his needs. He watches over His children with delicate attention, providing them with food, clothing, shelter, and much more. Not only that, but He blesses their souls and makes them happy every day as they love Him and work for Him.
Trust in God
David said, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me.” He said that he would not be afraid when death was near. Jesus vowed that he would be with us, even in death. When Jesus brings one of our families to Heaven, He is close to soothing our souls. Jesus has gone to Heaven to prepare a place for us, and someday He will take away all those who are ready to Heaven. Then we are still going to be with Jesus. We may say as David said, “I will dwell forever in the house of the Lord.”
TAMING THE TONGUE
Text: [Proverbs:15:1-33]; [Ecclesiastes:5:1-7]; [James:3:1-18].
CONFESSION: “Speak not evil one of another” (James 4:11).
Although people have learned to capture and tame wild animals, the Bible teaches us that one thing cannot be tamed by man. What do you think this is? The tongue is it. Our tongue is powerful; it is a tiny part of the body; it can give us more trouble than anything else.
Have you ever been standing on a pier, watching an ocean liner sailing out into the blue water? These big ships are steered by a very small helm. Carefully, he flies the ship safely through the sea while the pilot follows a map and compass. Or did you ever go to an airport and watch with curiosity, like a giant seagull, a giant transport aircraft soaring overhead and landing on a field in exactly the right place? We can see trains and cars coming and going. All this tells us that God has given man great wisdom to create these marvelous things and guide them wherever man pleases.
If a man can do such great things, why is it that he can’t tame the tongue? Since the tongue points out the things in the heart that are buried. So if our heart is full of sin, we will talk only naughty things naturally. No man can tame the tongue, the Bible says, but how glad we are that Jesus can do it! Jesus allows us to hold a “bridle” over our tongue while we are rescued. We’re not going to say cruel, hurtful stuff to anyone then. We need to save children who “speak back” to their parents or teachers. We can only be saved from a “sharp” tongue, and that is to be saved by the blood of Jesus.
We read about some people in [Malachi:3:16] who loved the Lord and spoke about Him often. The Lord heard and wrote it down in a book. “He said,” They shall be mine… If we want to see our name in the good book and be one of the “jewels” of the Lord, let us speak about the Lord at work and at play. Then we will worship Him with all our hearts in song and testimony as we go to church.
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS
Text: [Nehemiah:8:1-18]; [Nehemiah:9:1-38].
CONFESSION: “With thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.”
God’s Blessing to Us
What is Thanksgiving Day meant to us? Most of us enjoy a nice dinner that day, but Thanksgiving Day means much more to a Christian than having a meal. Each day is, in reality, a day in which to thank God. Let us endeavor to count our blessings.
Do you know that, aside from your mother, you can thank someone for the meals she prepares for you? You should, of course, thank Daddy because he is working hard to earn money to buy the food. But you should definitely thank Jesus for growing the food. God must make the wheat grow until people can make bread, for the bread is made of wheat that has been ground into flour. It was God who made a small grain of wheat at the very beginning. He sends the sun and the rain to grow fruit and vegetables. He offers us food for the animals, the fishes, and the fowls. That’s why we come back to the table with thanks before eating our meals.
God knows what we need, and He offers us what we must have if we are willing to work a little to get it. Even God gives us our homes; soft, warm beds to sleep in; and clothing to wear. Think of the many kids who do not have heated beds or enough clothing to stay warm in other countries. Some of them don’t have families.
God gives us many, many things to enjoy, and all the things that we need. God produced for us the lovely flowers that are blooming, the butterflies, the bees that are buzzing near the sweet flowers. God made the beautiful birds soaring through the air and singing their cheery songs for us. The bright sunlight peeps through the window early in the morning and tells us that it is time to get out of bed. It is time for work and leisure.
The sun rises higher into the sky. In the evening, the sun slowly goes out of our sight as Daddy comes home from work. Often we see the stunning sunset in the sky with red, violet, and gold colors. The birds stop singing and travel in the trees to their nests. Kids come in from the game, and the day is over. Then God will send us the moon at night to give light to the sky, and to the little stars that shine. This is sleep time.
Let us strive, not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of the year, to be grateful. Let us not do as the Children of Israel did after God had been so good to them. But let us be grateful as were the pilgrims who remembered to thank God for His blessings and kindness. Let us pause and count our blessings when things are not going as we should like, and we feel like moaning. Soon we’ll feel like singing a song of praise to God for having given us everything we need and much more.
USING WHAT GOD GAVE US
CONFESSION: “Be ye kind one to another” (Ephesians 4:32).
The Angel’s Visit
Once there was a man of God called Abraham, who was living out on the desert with his wife in a tent. One hot day as he was sitting in his tent door, he looked out and saw three men approaching him. He ran to meet them and plead with them to remain with him. In the shade of the tree, he told them to rest; he gave them water to wash their tired feet. He rushed out to his herd and took the guests with him a fine young calf and quickly prepared meat. He told his wife that they should bake some cakes or even bread.
They also drank some butter and milk and served a very good meal before the guests. They have done whatever they could to please strangers. Who do you think these visitors were? They were angels from Heaven, and maybe one of them was the Lord! Abraham and Sarah, his wife, had no idea who these men were. How grateful they must have been that the strangers had shown kindness to them. God saw it, and later gave them a baby boy, something they so much desired.
A Blessing for Others
We don’t need to think, “Oh, if I had lived in Abraham’s days, or when Jesus came on earth and visited Mary and Martha’s house, I might have done anything for Jesus.” We should support others and thereby do anything for Jesus, for He said, “Since you did it to one of the least of these, my brothers, you did it to me.”
A lady who didn’t love Jesus and didn’t have time to go to church suddenly got extremely sick. She couldn’t go out anymore, just had a good time. A small group of girls from Sunday School heard about her illness and went to her home frequently and sang the songs they had learned at Sunday School for her. The sick woman enjoyed watching the girls sing, and her heart was warmed by the songs. She turned to the Lord and began to pray that she would have a pure heart and be prepared to go to Heaven. Jesus rescued her hearts, and she went home to Heaven within a short time. They worked for Jesus, those girls.
For Jesus Forever
Some kids might say, “I’d be happier if I had this or that.” Okay, let’s use what we’ve got. Jesus has given everybody a job to do, and when He arrives, we want to get it done or do our best to get it done. Then He’ll say, “Come, blessed by my God.” He’ll take us to Heaven, where we will be with Jesus forever.
A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM
Text: [Isaiah:11:1-16]; [Isaiah:35:1-10].
CONFESSION: “We shall also live with him” (II Timothy 2:11).
Do you know that Jesus will someday be the King, or Chief, of all the earthly people? He is, and we hope this is going to be soon.
Oh, does it not make us glad to think that our King will be Jesus, our Comrade, whom we have worshiped, whom we have prayed to, whom we have spoken to, and who speaks to us through the Bible and in our hearts! We should pray that He may soon come.
We all know the beautiful prayer that was taught by Jesus to his disciples. “We call it the prayer of the Lord in which these words are found:” Come to Thy kingdom. Your will shall be done on earth, as it is in Heaven.
The Love Of Jesus
When He is King of all the universe, we all want to live with Jesus. Jesus is very much in love with every little boy and girl, and he and his heavenly Father have arranged a thousand years of harmony and beauty to make us happy.
Jesus loved us so much that, to save us, he suffered on the cross. If we do as the Bible tells us to do, we will live alongside Jesus, our good friend, and Savior. We will enjoy all the wonderful things that He has planned for us on earth someday, and also the palace that He is building for us in Heaven. Oh, how we love Jesus!
THE POTTER AND THE CLAY
CONFESSION: “Yield yourselves unto God” (Romans 6:13).
The Potter’s House
Let us imagine that we’re going with Jeremiah to the potter’s house. Jeremiah was a God-loving and faithful preacher. He was ordered by God to go down to the potter’s house, because there he wanted to speak to him.
As we enter the entrance, we can imagine a potter sitting before his wheel. The wheel of a potter is round and smooth, almost like the top of a table, and it is called a wheel because when he moves it now and then with his hand, it goes around and around. There is a small section of the surface at the center of the wheel that is higher than the rest. He threw a piece of carefully prepared clay, or mud, onto this little raised platform. Instead of setting it down gently, he throws it, so it can stick as he molds or shapes it. He wants something useful and lovely to produce.
God wants us to be useful and helpful to others, and beautiful in our hearts, too.So, when we are saved, He carefully prepares us by bringing many good things into our hearts. Love is one of those positive things; we love God, and we love all. Another thing is joy; it makes us happy to do what God wishes us to do. And something else is that of gentleness. We still want to be gentle and kind to our pets, our playmates, and to all while we love Jesus with all our hearts.
After he saves us, God wants to do even more for us too. Even when it might seem easier to get our way, he wants to encourage us to be obedient; he wants us always to say the truth, even when Satan might tempt us to tell a lie; he wants us to be supportive and kind to others. God wants to make us beautiful and put on a pure white robe in our hearts, and when we pray and ask Him to make us clean and holy, He will sanctify us.
There is more beauty to be added to our lives, and when we want to be what God wants us to be with all our heart, and pray earnestly, God baptizes us with the Holy Ghost, and the Holy Ghost decorates our hearts with lovely jewels-love, goodness, and many others.
If we give ourselves to God every day or give up our own way of doing what God wants us to do, we will be good and supportive and have perfect, clean hearts in our lives. What God wants us to do, we will always know, because He tells us in the Bible.
THE MERCY OF GOD
CONFESSION: “Shew forth the praises of him who hath called you” (I Peter 2:9).
Can we imagine that we are on an open hillside in the early summer morning? Birds chant their sweet songs. The grass is damp with dew, and little clumps of white daisies appear here and there at our feet as we walk along. Suddenly the sun begins to peep over the edge of the earth, and its dark, rich rays of light stream in all directions as it rises rapidly. This is like God’s grace, which David wrote about today in our lesson.
We are on a hill — close to God. But some people are in valleys and dense forests where they are only hit by a bit of the sun. And so it is with God’s grace. Everyone, even those who do not love God, receives some grace from God. God sends the sunshine and rain to water the fields and gardens worldwide so that everyone has plenty to eat. The pods are split with white cotton fluffs on the cotton plants, and the sheep grow thick wool coats so that everyone has something good or bad to put on. Only those who live close to God, that is, those who are saved — enjoy the best of His grace, for the best of the mercy of God makes us ready for Heaven.
The Fear of God
We read about little Samuel, who lived with priest Eli. In the middle of the night, he heard someone call his name, and though Eli was calling him. Staying in his comfortable bed would have been much easier, but he got right out of bed and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am.” This shows that he loved and honored and feared Eli and still obeyed him easily. When we fear God, we follow Him and do what we know He wants us to do. It’s like that. We don’t pay much heed to him when Satan comes to tempt us, wanting us to do something we know we shouldn’t do, because we love and fear God, and we don’t want to displease our Lord with something.
THE BEAUTIFUL BRAVE QUEEN
Text: [Esther:3:1-15]; [Esther:4:1-17]; [Esther:5:1-14].
CONFESSION: “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace” (Hebrews 4:16).
Crowning the Queen
A little Jewish girl named Esther had been left alone while her parents were both dead. A kind cousin, Mordecai, took her to his home as his own daughter. Later, when the King needed a new queen, Esther was selected, out of many young women, because she was very attractive. The King laid upon her head a royal crown, and she became a queen in the land of Persia. Mordecai instructed her not to let anyone know that she was a Jew because the people of this land did not like Jews. Even though Esther was an orphan living in a strange country, God had a tremendous job to do for her.
Trust and Courage
It takes us often the strength to do just what the Lord wishes us to do. But if we pray and trust the Lord as Esther did, He will help us do His will. God has work to do for everybody, young or old. God has a reason to make this orphan girl transform into the queen. He knew she had a heart full of confidence and bravery, and she would be carrying out the mission that He had for her. Let us pray that God will help every one of us in our lives to work for Jesus and fulfill His plan.
THE LOVE OF GOD
Text: [1 Corinthians:13:1-13]; [1 John:3:1-24]; [1 John:4:17-21].
CONFESSION: “Love one another” (I John 3:23).
God’s Love for Us
Do you know that love is greater and deeper than the love our dear mother has for us? Do you know what kind of love this is? It’s the love of God for us.
Every time we look out the window or walk down the sidewalk, we see a lot of stuff that God has made us love. The sea, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the wind are all positive things about us. He sends out a snowy one that looks like fuzzy, white wool, and every little snowflake is different. Then He sends out warm air, and the snow melts away.
God has made the mountains and valleys, the green grass, and sends rain to keep it green. It helps the gardens flourish for the people who plant them. He made the animals and gave them the mountains and the forests for their homes. He made the birds sing in the tops of the forest, and the fishes that dwell in the waters. He put food on the planet, not only for humans but also for animals and birds.
One day, God gave the world the greatest Gift of all-His Son, Jesus. Yet the wicked placed Him on the cross to die, and He was laid in the grave. Jesus shed His Blood because He loved us, and He wanted to save us. At Easter, we recall the day when Jesus rose from the dead. This is how much God loved us: “He loved us, and sent forth his Son” (John 4:10).
If God loved us so much, very much, shouldn’t we love Him? “We love him because he loved us first” (John 4:19). But before we can love God with all our souls, we must repent of our sins.