Heaven Bible Lesson for Preschool Children

Preschoole Bible LessonsUse this simple Bible lesson to teach your Preschool aged children about Heaven. It would be ideal for a preschool Sunday School class or any ministry context with children aged 2-5. It introduces several important concepts about Heaven and has concrete learning activities to help them relate to those truths.

You can browse all the preschool Bible lessons and crafts on our website. These are designed for a church based preschool or toddler class, but they work well at home with your preschool child too.

Bible Concept: Heaven
Scripture: Revelation 21-22:5
Target Age Group: Age 2 – 5 (U.S. preschool ages)
Time: 20 Minutes
Learning Context: Church Preschool Class
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Objective: This lesson guides children to an understanding of heaven and what types of things will be in heaven, as well as things that won’t be in heaven.

Materials Needed:

  1. Before class, gather pictures of things that won’t be in heaven (a sick person, someone crying, someone with an angry face) and pictures of things that will be in heaven (streets of gold, happiness, Jesus) – these are just a few suggestions.  You can choose as many as you’d like. Search Google images or find these in pictures in newspapers or storybooks.
  2. Jewels (can be found at craft stores, Wal-Mart, etc.)
  3. Blindfold
  4. Poster board
  5. CD/CD player (if you choose to do the song)
  6. Building blocks such as Duplo blocks from Lego
  7. Watercolor paints and house picture (or rough sketch)

Scripture Focus: Revelation 21-22:5 from a Bible Storybook. I suggest the 100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs by Stephen Elkins.  You can use any children’s story Bible to read the story from.

Coming in Time: Have children practice building houses with various blocks.  They can also use watercolor paints to paint a picture of a house.

Lesson Time: Ask the children what they think heaven is like (most kids will have answers such as “in the sky,” “my grandmother’s there,” “where God lives,” etc.).  Ask them who lives in heaven (target answer is Jesus).  Be sure to redirect children’s answers that are inappropriate or inaccurate.  Read story from Bible storybook (or Bible, if you prefer).

Explain to the children that Jesus loves us very much, and that if we trust him as Savior he is preparing a special place for us to live.  (At this point, even the 2 year olds you have should be catching on!)  Ask the kids what the place is called.  They should respond with heaven.

Now it’s time to get your pictures out.  Show the kids the pictures of the things that won’t be in heaven. Talk with them about each picture and how things like sadness won’t be in heaven because Jesus is there.  Also show them the pictures of things we will find in heaven.  Explain that the wonderful things are there because of Jesus, too.

It is important (even for the younger children) to be taught that the only way to heaven is through Jesus.  He is the King of Heaven, and his enemies are not welcome. We often forget that even our youngest children are smarter than we think they are!  Be sure to reiterate that heaven is a great place Jesus is preparing for those who love him and accept him as savior.

Song Time: You Can’t Get to Heaven On Roller Skates (if you are using the Bible storybook mentioned above, this song is on the CD provided.  There is also a Veggie Tales version of the song.)  Using a CD or just your voice, sing the song with kids as a reminder of ways we CAN’T get to heaven.  Let the kids sing and dance.

Game Time: Pin the jewels on the walls of heaven – Outline walls on a piece of poster board. Pin the poster board to the wall.  Blindfold the children, spin them around, and let them try to stick the jewels on the walls of heaven.

Bonus Activity: You can read a child’s storybook about heaven.


Comments

  1. says

    I find your lessons easy to follow and within the age category for the children to understand. The games are easy to put together! Thanks for the tip on finding the music & lyrics for you can’t get to Heaven on roller skates. I was stumped also.

    You make my lessons easy for my 3-5yr old class on Sundays.

  2. Brandi Riddle says

    The song can be found on the CD accompanying the Bible Story Book called 100 Bible Stories 100 Bible Songs or Veggie Tales Sing Along: On the Road with Bob and Larry. I’m sure there are probably other children’s cds with the song on it too, but these are the 2 I have with the song on it. Here is a site I found that offers a free download: http://www.ez-tracks.com/getsong-songid-67108.html

    As far as the walls of heaven game, use a blue piece of poster board. draw clouds at top, and then grass at bottom. make two lines in middle as the walls. it will be relatively easy for the kids to put the jewels on there (not as challenging as pin the tail on the donkey), but is meant for them to have fun.

    Sorry for the late reply; I did not realize there were questions posted at the bottom.

  3. Kim McJunkin says

    I really enjoy your Sunday School Lessons! Last weeks lesson about heaven was great but I never could find the lyrics to You can’t get to heaven on rollerskates and I am still looking. I am interested in the “CD provided” but I can’t figure out how to get one. I would really appreciate it if you could help me get either the CD and/or the lyrics.
    Thank you and God Bless,
    Kim

  4. sam says

    Great simple lesson. I would love a little sample of the wall of heaven part. I’m so artistically challenged. Thanks for sharing :)

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