I can’t believe this is the last post for our incredible walk through the Bible. If you’re looking for simple ways to make the Bible come alive for young kids, you’ve gotta check out the series of activities for EVERY chapter of the Jesus Storybook Bible.
The last chapter of the Jesus Storybook Bible cover’s the apostle John’s vision of heaven and the culmination of history. It’s beautiful and… well… a bit hard for a preschooler to grasp.
We used this sensory play and sorting activity to help understand a bit more what heaven will be like.
A tub or bin
Next you’ll need to gather objects that represent things that do or don’t belong in heaven.
For things that do belong:
The word “God” = Being in the very presence of God is what makes heaven heavenly.
Musical Instrument = Worshiping God around the throne for all eternity
A Lion and a Lamb = The Bible says the lion will lay down with the lamb. I explained to my son that there will be peace between everyone. (Yes, my lamb is a lame bunch of cotton balls. You gotta get creative!)
A lego house = Jesus tells us that he is going to prepare a place for us and that there are many mansions.
For things that don’t belong:
The word “Sin” = Sin will be no more in heaven. We’ll be completely rid of the sinful flesh. Hallelujah!
Skull sock = Death will be no more. We’ll be alive with Him.
Bandage = No more pain and hurt.
Tissue = No more sickness and tears.
My boys loved sorting through the objects and discussing what belongs in heaven and what doesn’t. The greatest parts are that God’s there and sin isn’t! (And my boys were pretty thrilled that Legos will be in heaven. Wink. Wink.)
Sara Campbell says
Thanks so much for doing this! I have listed all the ideas I think I could use. I teach Bible to preschoolers at an international school in Turkey. I am looking forward to developing a curriculum around the Jesus Storybook Bible and some of these ideas!
That’s awesome! So glad it will be used for His glory! Keep up the good work in Turkey. We have dear friends that serve there. God bless you!
I just got a copy of this book with CDs for my 2 granddaughters at Christmas. While the book is at their homes, I am now excited to be able to do activities or prepare them for their moms and dads to reinforce these concepts! ALL OF YOU LADIES ARE WONDERFUL for taking time to think through these activities, typing them up, and sharing with us! You really want our kids to grow to love Jesus!