(This is another lesson from Here a Little, There a Little, a compilation of Bible activities I created years ago to use with my preschool children. It was designed to spend a week memorizing the verse and reinforcing it through 5 Bible lessons and 5 activities.)
Bible Verse: Be Ready to Share I Timothy 6:18
All that believed in Jesus had all things in common. Acts 2:44
Matthew 14:15-23 Jesus was teaching the people on the countryside and they all got hungry, but it was too far to go back to the city to get something to eat. There was one little boy there with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. Do you know what he did? He shared his lunch with all the people. Jesus was pleased with him.
I Samuel 18:1-4 Jonathan and David were good friends in the Bible. They loved each other. Jonathan loved David so much that he gave him his coat, clothes, and his sword and bow. He had learned to share with his good friend.
I Kings 17:10-15 Elijah was one of God’s preachers. One day he was on a trip and when he got to the city he saw a woman gathering sticks. He asked her for some water and food. She told him she only had enough meal to make one more cake and then she wouldn’t have any more food. Elijah told her that if she would share her last cake wit him, God would bless her with enough food for the rest of her life. She shared her last cake and God did bless her with an unending supply of food.
Philippians 4:10, 14, 18 Paul was in prison. Bad men had locked him in there because he was telling people about Jesus and they didn’t like Jesus. Some people from the town of Philippi wanted to share with Paul while he was in jail. They sent him money, food, and clothes. They also sent him a man named Epaphroditus to take care of him. Paul wrote the Philippians a letter and thanked them for sharing with him.
I Kings 4:9-10 Elisha was also one of God’s preachers like Elijah was. He had some friends that lived in a city named Shunem. Whenever he would pass through that city, his friends wuld share their house with Preacher Elisha. They enjoyed sharing so much that they even built a special room for him to stay in when he was in town. Have you ever shared your room when someone was visiting your home?
Prayer: May we all enjoy sharing our room, toys, time, etc. with others.
Activities for younger preschooler:
Hold his hand and thank him for sharing his hand with you.
Let another child lay on his blanket and thank him for sharing.
Take in another child’s room and talk about that child sharing his room with him.
When he smiles, thank him for sharing happiness
Share Bible verses with him, talking about the Word is the best thing to share with others
Share something of yours with him and talk about being ready to share with him.
Activities for older preschoolers:
Make cookies together and take to a neighbor.
Guide him to choose a toy to share with a friend.
Find pictures of children sharing.
Have guests for supper and talk about sharing food, home, and time with the guests.
Make playdough and share
Make basket, 5 loaves of bread, and 2 fish out of paper.
Share something of yours.
Be-Ready-to-Share (tune of “Three Blind Mice”)
This is The Way We Share (tune of “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”