Knowing Jesus Bible Lessons for Preschool Aged Children

This is the index page for a new series of preschool Bible lessons that teaches them to know Jesus. Each lesson is based on a passage from Mark’s Gospel. This curriculum is designed to help younger children understand who Jesus is and grow in their relationship with him.

These lessons from Kara Jenkins and will be posted throughout the winter of 2011. Many readers have found this helpful for younger and older elementary students. There is plenty of content in each lesson for any age Sunday School or Kids Church.

Series Index:

  1. Jesus is Immanuel (Various Verses)
  2. Jesus’ Baptism (Mark 1:9-11)
  3. Jesus’ Temptation (Mark 1:12-13)
  4. Jesus Calls His Disciples (Mark 1:17-20)
  5. Jesus Reveals His Power (Mark 1:21-34)
  6. Jesus Prays (Mark 1:35-39)
  7. Jesus Cleanses the Man with Leprosy (Mark 1:40-42)
  8. Jesus Forgives and Heals a Paralytic (Mark 2:1-12)
  9. Jesus Calls Levi (Mark 2:13-17)
  10. Jesus Heals on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-8)
  11. Jesus Calls the Twelve Disciples (Mark 3:13-19)
  12. Parable of the Soils (Mark 4:1-20)
  13. Shining the Light (Mark 4:21-23)
  14. Jesus calms the storm (Mark 4:35-41)
  15. Jesus heals a woman who believed (Mark 5:21-34)
  16. Jesus heals Jairus daughter (Mark 5:21-24; 35-43)
  17. Jesus Feeds 5,000 and Walks on Water (Mark 6:33-52)
  18. What defiles a person? (Mark 7:1-20)
  19. Cost of Following Jesus (Mark 8:31-38)
  20. Jesus’ Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-10)
  21. Jesus Teaches about True Greatness (Mark 9 & 10)
  22. The Rich Young Ruler (Mark 10:17-27)
  23. The Triumphal Entry (Mark 10:32-34, 11:1-10)
  24. The Widow’s Offering (Mark 12:41-44 )
  25. Anointing of Jesus (Mark 14:1-9)
  26. The Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26)
  27. Jesus in Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-41)
  28. Peter Denies Jesus (Mark 14:27-31)
  29. Jesus on Trial (Mark 14:53-63; 15:1-20)
  30. Jesus is Crucified (Mark 15:16-47)
  31. The Resurrection (Mark 16:1-8)

These lessons are designed to help younger children learn about Jesus and personally come to know him. We believe believe that younger children have a high level of spirituality, and can learn deep truths about God.

Some features in these Bible lessons are designed to help you. The Exegetical Idea at the beginning of each lesson summarizes what the passage meant to those it was written to in biblical times. The Pedagogical Idea summarizes what this passage means to us here and now. After studying the verses, incorporate what you have personally experienced with God in the particular lesson you are teaching.

Each lesson consists of four steps. Step one, Kindle Curiosity, is a time to spark interest and catch the children’s attention to an aspect of God or an illustration of the lesson. Step two, God revealed, is a time to dive into Scripture to discover God. Step three, Personal Pursuit, brings out why this Scripture is important in our lives, and more specifically, in the lives of the children. Step four, Daily Knowing, helps the lesson go one step further, striving to send God’s word with the children as they leave the classroom. This first lesson may not go over so well, since preschoolers are so used to simple moral lessons. However, I believe that repetition of this style of teaching will allow the children to grow in their ability to comprehend and experience deep truth from the Bible.

Need More Preschool Materials? Browse our complete list of Preschool Bible Lessons or consider Kara’s previous series of preschool lessons about knowing God.


  1. Bethany Colvin says

    Thank you for this site! We are missionaries in rural Zambia and have a Christian pre-school. We’ve “redone” our Bible teaching sessions so many times, I feel like we’re finally finding solid lessons that are easy for our teachers here to use! The only thing that I wish I could find is a lesson about Dorcas – the teachers here love that story, I think because she swept her house and was kind to poor people. =) THANKS AGAIN!!!

  2. Sara says

    I love your website and it has been quite helpful to me with my Sunday School teaching! But I would LOVE to see a search menu so I could search by verse and/or subject. It’s a little hard to fine a specific lesson I’m looking for. Thanks for all your work and for providing this great material to everyone!

  3. Maxine says

    Hi there, I am a young helper with the Good News Club which is one of the ministries of bringing non-Christian kids in the vicinity into knowing God’s grace. I’m really glad I found this site which certainly gives lotsa brilliant ideas. Thank you so much and please do continue your work. God bless!

  4. Lori says

    I am the CE director of our church. We were short on material for 4-5 year olds-then I “stumbled” on this site-and have been teaching this curriculum all year during Sunday school. Whay a blessing! Kara has a gift! I am so grateful for her insights into effectively teaching God’s Word to children! I hope she continues this series!

  5. kim judway says

    loved the lesson in the parable of the soils, perfect for springtime! a little disappointed that the pictures that were mentioned to be posted of the different soils were not available to print….? and the different soil types ….? was a little lost

  6. kim judway says

    it’s my turn to teach the children’s lesson at our church next week, and i was looking for ideas when i found this website! i am choosing to do the parable of the soils, perfect for springtime. planting the seeds will be a lot of fun! as i read through the lesson i was very eager and excited to share it with the kids, my only disappointment would be not having the pictures to print that were mentioned in the lesson. it says to show the pictures of each different soil…i was a little lost! i will figure something out, but would have liked to have it all provided in one place.
    thankyou for the great ideas!!!!

  7. Mary says

    I love the lessons on this site. I have taught children for almost 30 years now and it’s hard to find lessons that are developmentally appropriate for young children. These lessons are perfect for young children and give them a good strong understanding of our faith.

  8. Maria says

    I just stumbled onto this site and I’m so grateful! I’m a home schooling mom of 2 (soon 3) and I’ve struggled to find a daily cohesive lesson plan on teaching the Word of God and knowing Him. I love the style of teaching that is presented in the lessons! Thank you!


    It’s amazing how much I can from the resourceful site. I am in Ghana and I have been tasked to do a syllabus for all the classes we have in our Sunday School. Indeed, I’m impressed. However, I am in Ghana has my inability to make easy purchases. How do I go about it. I wish to get the full set of the Bible Games.


  10. Kathleen Gronos says

    Is there a lesson plan for children for Deuteronomy 6:4-5/Matthew 22:37 to go along with the coloring page? We are putting together a series on Love.
    Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.

  11. sonali says

    I teach a pregrade class of about 20 kids. their ages range from 2 1/2 to 5 1/2. I find it very difficult to cater to the varying ages but these lessons have really helped me to get the ideas and to adapt them to the needs of my class.

    thankyou , blessings

  12. Vivian Range says

    looking for lesson ideas, coloring pages and crafts with Jesus Loves Me theme for pre schoolers.

  13. Synthia Meggett says

    Thank you so much for the lessons that you give us Bible teachers and parents. This site is a true blessing to us all.

  14. says

    Thank you for these lessons. I have been printing them off and will be looking through them soon. I am going to be teaching the Pre-K and Kindergartners during children’s church and the theme is The Life of Jesus. It is a 12 week session.

    We will be using the stories of Jesus and the Little Children, Jesus Feeding the 5,000, Jesus calming the storm, Jesus heals, and a few others.

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