3 Simple Ways to Share Faith with Preschoolers

When considering this topic, I immediately went back to the simple moments when my own girls were preschoolers-- the simple moments that are now my favorite memories in the hectic days of caring for every need of two small people who needed help with everything.  At the time it felt overwhelming and exhausting, but I really tried to remind myself how quickly this season of life would pass.  No surprise, it did!  Way faster than I expected did we move on to a new season of life. There is a sweetness in the memory of the slowness those moments held.  There are intentional moments in the life of preschoolers that we can capture as parents to share faith and begin building blocks of truth in the lives of our children.  

We see in Deuteronomy 6 Moses giving the Israelites instruction on family and living.  Verse 7 is where we are going to focus and it says, “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”  There are three simple divisions here that can guide us in our daily lives to share faith with preschoolers.  

The first is as we sit in our house and walk by the way.  This could easily be at meal times, play time, car time-- looking at the great big world around us.  Looking for God sightings as we go about our day.  Being intentional about the conversations we have, and pointing out the truths of faith in our daily routines.  

The second being when you lie down: bed time routine and using that time to focus on how God has been with us all through our day and continues to be when we sleep.  It’s a time for giving thanks for all the good gifts He has provided for us during our day.  Making moments for family worship can give bedtime such a good ending to the day.

The third intentional moment would be as we see in Deuteronomy 6:7, when we rise: our morning time. God gives us exactly what we need for the day ahead.  Taking a moment to recognize that, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it,” Psalm 118:24.

Of course, every day looks different and seasons of life change our daily routines, but as we train our minds to think on these things and talk about them naturally, it will help our children do the same, making it a habit in their young lives to carry with them as they grow. Jesus did just that, as the Bible tells us in Luke 2:52, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man”.

This simple tool from Lifeway, “The Gospel Project for Preschoolers,” can help spark a clear progression for conversations centered on sharing faith with your preschoolers:  

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