Featured Folder: “God Made All Kinds of Friends”

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Very young children are usually interested in playing on their own, even though they may enjoy having other people in close proximity. When they are about four years old, they start engaging in associative play. They begin playing with other children and start cooperation more in their play. Teach the children that God planned for us to have all kinds of friends. We thank God for the friends he gives us.

Theme Scripture: “A friend loves you all the time.” Pro. 17:17

Unit Goals: By the end of this unit the child should:
-Know that God gives him friends and wants him to be a good friend.
-Feel thankful.
-Thank God for Friends

Bible Stories:
-Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10)
-Jesus Chooses Disciples (Matt. 4:18-22; 9:9 10:2-4; John 1:43-49)
Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10)
Paul and Barnabas (Acts 9:26, 27; 13:2-4)

Art Activities:
-Friendship Necklace
-Autograph Book
-Handshake Picture
-Friendship Balloons

Science Activities:
-Measuring
-Big and Little Friends
-Eyes and Hair
-Thumbprints

Cooking:
-Double Thumbprint Cookies
-Muffins for a Friend
-Breadstick People
-Cooperation Cookies

Music & Movement:
-Shake a Hand
-Pass the Candle
-All Fall Down

Games:
-Simple Red Rover
-Who Is My Friend?
-Rowboats

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This folder is designed to give you the ideas you need to teach a unit about the friends God gives us. Mix and match the activities you want with the stories suggested, and enjoy!