Rub a piece of black charcoal on the hand to symbolize our sin, our mistakes, our bad choices, our mess-ups. These black marks on the hand represent our sin and how dirty sin makes our lives.
Next wipe hand on a white cloth to clean it off. The black smudges will rub off onto the white cloth to symbolize Jesus taking our sins to the cross and to the grave.
Jesus is sinless but He wiped our sins away for us and took them to the cross for us. We can now be clean because of Jesus.
It is important for young preschool students to learn about a doctor’s job and what doctors do. There can be some anxiety about visiting the doctor’s office. They all associate getting shots at the doctor’s office. It is important to teach them that doctors are for helping them stay healthy.
The preschool students enjoyed a visit from a real family practice doctor who talked about ways to keep healthy bodies: eating healthy foods, getting proper exercise and adequate sleep, and washing hands often.
They got to touch and experience real tools used by a doctor. They were able to listen to their heartbeats with a stethoscope, put on real rubber gloves, and pretend to give shots with a syringe (with no needle included, of course).
The preschool students enjoyed caring for and watching real caterpillars grow and form a chrysalis. Read that post by clicking here.
Over the weekend and the early part of this week, they enjoyed seeing the butterflies hatch out of the chrysalis. The students set the butterflies free outside.
This is a fun experiment for young students to watch and experience the full life cycle.
We recently created extra riding space for our preschool students. Our playground only has one short sidewalk in which to ride back and forth. Our playground is located across the parking lot from the building. We placed a barricade at the crosswalk so no vehicles can pass through the short alley between the building and our playground.
Now we are able to use that alley for a larger riding area. The students take the big wheels and riding toys out to that alley. The fun part: the alley has a slight incline. They ride to the ‘top’ of the incline on the road/alley and coast or ride faster ‘downhill’ on the sidewalk.