How We Used Sand To Learn About Paul’s Journey

We’ve had lots of fun with our Experience God curriculum lately. This month focuses on Revelation 1:8 and features the story “Paul’s Journey.”

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Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschool stirring sand with craft stick
This week, we did this awesome Sand Writing activity and of course the little guy was all about it. The skills listed were Letter Recognition (12.1) and Fine Motor (5.1). And I love that it doubled as handwriting practice too.

preschooler writing letters in sand with craft stick
The little guy loves stuff like this. It’s just kinda his thing. And Mother Goose Time does an awesome job of making it all work together.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come.”

Here’s how we used something as simple as sand to learn about Paul’s Journey.

preschooler writing in sand with craft stick
What you’ll need

  • Cake Pan
  • Sand
  • Stick

Ask: What do you like to do on the beach?

preschooler writing letters in colored sand with craft stick
Here’s how to do it

  • Fill a cake pan or other small container with sand.
  • Explain that no matter where we are, God is with us. Paul’s boat was shipwrecked and he washed up on the beach.
  • Write the word “God” with a stick in the sand. Invite children to trace over the word with another stick or with a finger.
  • What other words mean God? Practice writing the words “Alpha” and “Omega” in the sand.

Explain: Paul was not worried when he was stranded on the beach. He knew God was with him.

preschooler making letters in colored sand with craft stick
Don’t forget to check back next week to see what we’re up to with our new Alphabet Island theme. And if you missed our preschool space post a while back, you can check it out too! 

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Thanks so much for visiting. See ya next week!

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