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Bible Object Lessons For Preschoolers

Bible object lessons for preschoolers are similar to parables Jesus told in that they take an earthly object like a sponge, rock or penny and use it to teach a spiritual lesson like how we can know God is near even though we can't see Him.

Toddlers and preschoolers are like little sponges ready to soak up learning from their environments.  Why not connect God's world around them with God's Word to help them be able to say - "I spy God!"

Bible object lessons for preschoolers

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Using everyday items to teach Bible object lessons for preschoolers helps capture their attention with something familiar and also locks the lesson into their memory.  The next time they see the object, they will associate it with what they learned about God.

These are simple to incorporate in to your own child's daily activities or to teach to a class at school or church.

Skittles Experiment - Loving Others
Bible Object Lessons for Preschoolers

skittles experiment kids

Our three-year-old granddaughter loved this Skittles experiment!  It's a great tool to practice color recognition too!


  1. Place the Skittles in a circle on a plate alternating the various colors.
  2. Pour enough warm water over the skittles so that the circle is filled and touching all skittles.
  3. Wait and watch.  The color of each skittle will begin drawing out towards the center.


  • Repetitive phrase: "God loves us just the way we are, and we should love others too."  Repeat this thought several times as you talk about the Skittles.
  • Point out the Skittles are different colors.  We are all different too.
  • As you place them in a circle, say God doesn't want us to be alone.  He wants us to belong to His family.
  • As you pour the water, mention that the Bible calls God - Living Water.  When Jesus touches our lives something remarkable happens! 
  • Watch the colors begin to move toward the center and say - "God wants us to always move closer to Him.  We can move closer and closer to God as we love Him and learn to love others.
  • Even at this early age, children can begin to hide God's Word in their hearts.  1 John 1:9 was the first memory verse our granddaughter learned when she was two.  Or have them learn Colossians 3:14 and to always show love.


  1. Main Takeaway:  Even though we're all different, God wants us to love each other and work together to draw closer to Him.
  2. Memory Verse:  1 John 1:9 - "We love because He first loved us." or Colossians 3:14a - "Above all these, put on love..."

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Cotton Balls & Kindness
Bible Object Lessons for Preschoolers


Preschoolers are beginning to learn to differentiate between opposites. Use their ability to understand the difference between hard and soft to teach them how we can be kind to others by using soft words and actions.  This pleases God.


  1. Pass a large rock around or give each child a rock to hold.   
  2. Pass around a cotton ball or give one to each child to feel.
  3. Ask which item you oft and which is hard.  Label these as such.
  4. Ask which item would hurt if you threw it at someone.


  • Just like rocks are hard and can hurt someone, so can our words and actions.  
  • Repeat main thought throughout discussion - "God wants us to be kind and use soft words and actions like cotton balls."
  • Give an example of each and ask if them to hold up the rock if you say would hurt or the cotton ball if it is kind.  Ex:  "Thank you,"Please, may I have that toy?," "I love you," or harshly say things like "I don't like you!" or "No, that's mine!"
  • Have them practice tossing the cotton ball to someone while saying or doing kind things.


  1. Main Takeaway:  God wants us to be kind to others by using soft words and actions.
  2. Memory Verse:  Ephesians 4:32 - "Be kind to one another."

More activities to go with these Bible object lessons for preschoolers 

Sunrise, Sunset - God is Faithful
Bible Object Lessons for Preschoolers



  • During the day make note of the sun shining; it's always in the sky to give us light...every single day.  Even if the day is cloudy, we have light and know the sun is there behind the clouds.  Even if we close our eyes, it doesn't change that the sun is still shining.
  • Now take your preschooler outside at night or look out the window and ask, "Oh no, where did the sun go?!" and "Will it ever come back again?!"
  • Reassure them that the sun never really stops shining.  When we watch the sunset, we can know it didn't just disappear or change. It is shining on the other side of the world when we can't see its light. We can know without a doubt it will rise in the morning and we will be able to see its light again.  That never changes; it is a sure thing we can count on.


  • The sun rising every morning can remind us God never disappears or changes either.  He is faithful.
  • The Bible tells us God is Light.  Jesus said He is the Light of the world.  And just like we can know the sun is still there even if it's cloudy or after it sets for the night and we can't see it, we can know God is always there too.  
  • The sun will rise every morning without a doubt; it won't change.  It is faithful and never fails.  God is too!  We can count on Him; He doesn't change.  God never leaves us; He always keeps His promises. 
  • Read the following Bible verses:  

Lamentations 3:21-23 GNT - "Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing:  The Lord's unfailing love and mercy continue, Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise."

John 8:12 - "Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life."

Hebrews 13:8 - "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

  • During your day, repeat - "Jesus never changes, I can count on Him!"


Main Take-away:  God is faithful like the sunrise; He never changes.

Memory verse: Help your child practice memorizing Hebrews 13:8.

Air - God's Presence All Around Us
Bible Object Lessons for Preschoolers



  1. Have kids take a deep breath and hold it.
  2. Blow up a balloon and then let it go.
  3. Fan kids with a paper fan.
  4. Blow on a pinwheel or something that can move when it's blown on.


  • Ask...what did you breath in?  What made the balloon go all over? What were you feeling when I fanned you?  What made the pinwheel move?
  • Yes, it was air, but could you see it?  Is it invisible? How do you know it was really there then and is real?  We could feel it and see it move other things.
  • It is the same with God.  Even though we can't see Him with our eyes does not mean He isn't there and very real.
  • John 4:24a in the Bible tells us God is Spirit.  Did you know the same word that means Spirit can also mean breath?
  • And just like air, God is everywhere!  Also, just like air, we need Him!


Main Take-away:  "We can't see God, but we can know He is all around us and feel Him close to us."

Memory verse:  "For God is Spirit..." John 4:24a

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