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Preschool Bible Lesson: Jesus Cleanses a Man with Leprosy

Preschool Lesson about Jesus This Bible lesson for preschoolers is based on Mark 1:40-42 where Jesus miraculously heals a man with leaper. This reveals the Christ has a heart of compassion and deeper purpose in his ministry. This Bible story is a picture of God’s desire to cleanse all people of their spiritual uncleanness. This is the seventh lesson from a series for preschoolers on knowing Jesus through the book of Mark. You can read the series introduction for more explanation and links to the other lessons. These free materials are ideal for your Preschool Sunday School lessons or any teaching setting for younger kids.

Bible Passage: Mark 1:40-42
Bible Lesson Title: Jesus Cleanses a Man with Leprosy
Target Age Group: 4-5 years old (U.S. preschool & Kindergarten)
Target Time Frame: 30 minutes
Original Teaching Context: Preschool Sunday School
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Knowing Jesus through the Book of Mark: Lesson Seven (37 minutes)

Scripture: Mark 1:40-42

Exegetical Idea: Jesus cleanses a leper, revealing His heart of compassion and deeper purpose.

Pedagogical Idea: A picture of Christ’s grace extended to all sinners.

Cognitive Aim: Preschoolers will know our God is a God of love and compassion, grace and forgiveness.

Affective Aim: Preschoolers will feel thankful towards God for His great love.

Behavioral Aim: Preschoolers will praise God through song, pray, and memorize Scripture.

Memory Verse: Mark 1:41, “Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’”

Lesson Overview

  1. Kindle Curiosity (5 minutes) Description: Introduction to the story. Supplies: Bible, Bible outfits, blanket.
  2. God Revealed (15 minutes) Description: Experience the Bible story. Supplies: Bible
  3. Personal Pursuit (10 minutes) Description: Learn of Jesus’ love for us, praise Him through song.
  4. Daily Knowing (7-10 minutes) Description: Memorize Mark 1:41, pray. Supplies: Notecards with Mark 1:41 written on one side. On the other, ask parents to discuss with their children ways they can share Jesus’ love with someone each day this week.

Before the children arrive, have the Bible outfits ready.

1. Kindle Curiosity (5 minutes)


2. God Revealed (15 minutes)

3. Personal Pursuit (10 minutes)

4. Daily Knowing (7-10 minutes)

Need More Ideas? You can browse our printable Jesus coloring pages or find more materials for your Preschool ministry.

Preschool Bible Lesson: Jesus Cleanses a Man with Leprosy
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