Bible and Rhyme

Joyful Heart Bible and Rhyme
Joyful Learning for 3-5 year olds

(a chronological study of Bible stories,
rhyming, and letters
for 3-5 year olds)

 

 

Goals

  • To develop a growing respect and love for God and His Word
  • To build connections between Bible teachings and other academic areas of learning
  • To expound upon their sense of awe and wonder about how their world works.
  • To hear, recognize, reproduce, and manipulate the
    sounds of language in a playful manner.
  • To introduce the names and sounds of letters in a meaningful way.
  • To develop basic math concepts using manipulatives - a 'hands on' process.
  • To instill an overall love for learning through enjoyable,
    developmentally appropriate experiences

If you would like a revised/updated version of this curriculum in an easier to print format, please consider purchasing Joyful Heart Bible and Rhyme - an ebook for sale based off of the work published on these pages - compiled, refined, and reformatted making it easier to prepare and use!

 

 


An Overview of the Lessons

 

There are a total of 38 planned weekly themes in the Joyful Heart Bible and Rhyme Curriculum, designed to be used during a typical school calendar year (August through May).  Each weekly theme,  listed below, is based on a Bible story. A nursery rhyme was chosen to correspond with each Biblical text. Phonemic awareness, Bible memorization, a simple science concept, cooking, songs and movement, and letter recognition and sounds are incorporated into each set of weekly lesson plans. The review weeks are intended to be used to review all aspects of the curriculum and to build in opportunities to work with seasonal concepts and activities.

More In Depth Details will take you to pages containing three weeks worth of plans.  A Daily Plan Sheet, samples of activities, words to songs, and free printables for each week are posted.

Bible Story Text Links will take you to the Biblical text as found at BibleGateway.com. 

 

Scope and Sequence for Bible and Rhyme
This is a 3 page sheet to show the full 38 week sequence for phonics, Bible, memory verses, nursery rhymes, math concepts, and science concepts at a glance.

Quick Reference Sheet -
A list of Suggested Books to use with this curriculum for the entire year. Just print it out and take it to the library with you!
 

More
In Depth
Details

Week

Bible Story
(Web Plans and Bible Text)

Nursery Rhyme

Weeks
1-3

1

Creation

Text: Genesis 1:1-31

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

2

Continue with Creation

3

Adam and Eve: The Fall of Man

Text: Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 3

Little Jack Horner

Weeks
4-6

4

Noah and the Ark

Genesis 6-8

Rub a Dub Dub

5

Abraham and Sarah: Birth of Isaac

Text: Genesis 15:1-6, 18:1-15 and 21:1-6

Hey Diddle Diddle

6

Jacob and Esau

Text: Genesis 25:19-34
and Genesis 27:1-38

Peas, Porridge Hot

Weeks
7-9

7

Joseph and His Brothers

Text: Genesis 37 and
Genesis 39-41 and Genesis 50

Ding Dong
Bell

8

The Exodus : Following the Pillar and Crossing the Red Sea

Text: Exodus 13:17-22
and Exodus 14

Red Sky at Night

Fall

Review

9

12 Spies in Canaan

Text: Numbers 13-14

Little Miss Muffet

Weeks
10-12

10

Battle of Jericho

Text: Joshua 5:13-15 and 6

Humpty Dumpty

Halloween

Review

11

David and Goliath

Text: 1 Samuel 17

Grand Old Duke of York

12

David Bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem

Text: 1 Chronicles 15-16

Old King Cole

Weeks
13-15

13

Elijah

Text: 1 Kings 16:29-34 , I Kings 17,
and 1 Kings 18:16 - 46

 

Wee Willie Winkie

Thanksgving

Review

14

Jonah

Text: Jonah 1-4

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

15

Daniel in the Lion's Den

Text: Daniel 6

Itsy Bitsy Spider

 

Week
16

 

16

Jesus' Birth

Text: Luke 2:1-20

Star Light, Star Bright

Christmas

Review
(Followed by Christmas Break)

Seasons

Review

Weeks
17-18

17

Light to the World

Text: Matthew 5:13-16

Jack Be Nimble

18

Wise and Foolish Builders

Text: Matthew 7:24-27

Rain

Weeks
19-20

19

Feeding of the Multitudes

Text: Mark 6:30-44

Pat a Cake

20

The Widows Gift

Text: Mark 12:41-43
(or Luke 21:1-4)

Old Woman Who Lived
in a Shoe
(alternate version)

Valentine's Day

Review

Weeks
21-23

21

Parable of the Sower

Text: Luke 8
(or Matthew 13:1-23)

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary

22

The Good Samaritan

Text: Luke 10:27-37

Baa Baa Black Sheep

23

Parable of the Lost Sheep

Text: Luke 15:1-7

Little Bo Peep

Weeks
24-25

St. Patrick's Day

Review

24

The Prodigal Son

Text: Luke 15:11-32

Tom, Tom the Piper's Son

25

Friends Take a Paralyzed Man to See Jesus

Text: Mark 2:1-12

Jack and Jill

Weeks
26-27

26

Judas Betrays Jesus

Text:    Luke 22:1-23; John 13:1-30; Matthew 26:36-56

Little Boy Blue

27

Jesus' Death and Resurrection

Text: Luke 23:26-56
and Luke 24:1-53

Hot Cross Buns

Easter

Review

Week
28

28

Cleansing of Sin

Text: Psalm 51

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Butterflies

Review

Nursery Rhymes

Review

 

Resource Books

Art:

  • Preschool Art: It's the Process Not the Product by Mary Ann Kohl. Gryphon House: 1994.  ISBN: 0876591683

Bible and Devotions:

  • The ABC Bible Storybook by Karen Ann Moore. Cook Communications: 2000.   ISBN 0781433908
  • Devotions for Little Boys and Girls: Old Testament by Joan C. Webb. Standard Publishing: 1992.  ISBN 087403681X
  • Devotions for Little Boys and Girls: New Testament by Joan C. Webb. Standard Publishing: 1992.  ISBN 0874036828
  • First and Favorite Bible Lessons for Preschoolers by Beth Rowland Wolf. Group Publishing: 1996.  ISBN 1559456140
  • The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers by LJ Sattgast. Zondervan: 1999. ISBN 0310700787
  • The Word and Song Children's Bible by Stephen Elkins.  Broadman/Holman: 2000. ISBN 0805430121

Cooking:

  • Incredible Edible Bible Fun: Making God's Word Memorable with Easy Recipes Children Can Do by Nanette Goings.  Group Publishing: 1997.  ISBN 0764420011

Math:

  • Count On Math: Activities for Small Hands and Lively Minds by Pam Schiiler and Lynne Peterson. Gryphon House: 1997. ISBN 0876591888

Nursery Rhymes:

  • Christian Mother Goose: Book of Nursery Rhymes by Marjorie Ainsborough Decker. Penguin Putnam Inc.: 2001. ISBN 0448425114

Phonemic Awareness:

  • Phonemic Awareness: Playing with Sounds to Strengthen Beginning Reading Skills by Jo Fitzpatrick. Creative Teaching Press: 1997.  ISBN 1574712344
  • Phonemic Awareness: Listening Activities to Develop Pre- Reading Skills by Hildi Kang.  Fearon Teacher Aids: 1997. ISBN 1564179443
  • Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success by Wiley Blevins. Scholastic: 1997.  ISBN 0590372319
  • Phonemic Awareness Songs and Rhymes by Kimberly Jordano and Trisha Calella-Jones.  Creative Teaching Press: 1998. (There are three books in this series  Fall, Winter, and Spring)
  • Phonemic Awareness Ideas - from PALS

Science:

  • Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences by Mary Ann Kohl. Bright Ring Publishing: 1993. ISBN 0935607048

Songs/Games/Movement:

  • Bible Learning Games: Reproducible Activities for Ages 2 and 3 by Mary Rose Pearson.  Rainbow Books: 2000.   ISBN 0937282723
  • Wee Sing Bible Songs (booklets and cassette) by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen Nipp. Price, Stern, Sloan: 2002. ISBN 0843177683
     

Music by Jim Gill

  • Jim Gill Sings The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
  • Jim Gill Makes It Noisy In Boise, Idaho
  • Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi On His Toe Leg Knee

Music and Books by Raffi

  • Singable Songs for the Very Young
  • Rise and Shine

Music by Greg and Steve

  • We All Live Together, Volume 4

 

 

Other Resources for Teaching Three Year Olds

Ages and Stages - Three Year Olds

Brightly Beaming Resources - Preparatory Curriculum by Katrina Lybbert

Before Five in a Row by Jane Claire Lambert

Preschool Resources - from 1+1+1=1

 

 

 

Last Modified:06/28/13

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