Bible Activities for 3- to 5-Year Olds

Older preschool includes 3 or 4-year-olds through 4 or 5-year olds, depending on how the church organizes its classes and when the child's birthday falls.

Jesus Healed 10 Lepers

In this lesson, older preschoolers will learn about a grateful man whom Jesus healed along with nine of his friends. Sadly, only this man came back to express thanks to Jesus. It’s always appropriate to give thanks to God for His blessings to us.

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Jesus Healed a Woman with a Crooked Back

In this lesson, preschoolers will learn that Jesus healed woman who had been stooped over for 18 long years. Although many people praised God, some others were angry because Jesus healed her on the Sabbath. Jesus showed them rules that keep people from helping others don’t honor God.

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Jesus Healed a Man Who Could Not Walk

This week’s lesson provides a great example of the truth that faith is not passive, but active. Five men knew Jesus could heal, but how could the one who couldn’t walk get to Jesus, who was teaching in a crowded home? How about lowering him down through the roof? The faith of these men not only paved the way for physical healing, but for spiritual healing as well.

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Jesus Healed a Royal Official’s Son

This lesson introduces older preschoolers to John’s account of Jesus’ healing a royal official’s son some 20 miles away (see John 4:46-53). Jesus didn’t have to be physically present to perform a miracle.

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Samuel Served God

Children can learn to serve the Lord and His people at an early age. The child Samuel is a great example of how children can learn to honor the Lord with their service. God had great things planned for Samuel and He has great things planned for the children in your care!

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Samuel Followed God

Sometimes God calls us to do things we don’t really want to do. Samuel didn’t want to give Israel a king, but God told him to do as the people had requested. It takes faith and character to follow the Lord when we don’t really want to do so.

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Samuel Obeyed God

God chooses to speak to us in different ways, but He always expects us to be obedient. Samuel was unfamiliar with God’s voice, but when he realized God was speaking, he willingly submitted in obedience to God’s revelation.

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God Answered Hannah’s Prayer

God loves to show His power by doing the impossible. More than once in scripture we see Him giving a child to the childless in response to the earnest prayers of a faithful woman. God remains a God who answers prayer!

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Peter Recognized Jesus

In this lesson, older preschoolers will study the story of Simon Peter when Jesus caused him to have a great catch of fish. Peter was amazed at the miracle and acknowledged that Jesus was the Son of God.

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