Preschool & Kindergarten Leader's Guide
Scope & SequenceIn this Curriculum
Kids are curious. They want to figure it out, try it out, solve the problem, and uncover the mystery. They want to explore, learn, and discover things for themselves. Kids are more likely to remember and embrace a discovery they view as their own. Eureka! provides opportunities for faith discoveries to happen every week. Follow the curiosity of your kids and see where God leads!
Consistent lesson structure, activities, and discussions build confidence among students and leaders. Group storytelling methods are easy to lead and easy to master. Leaders are never asked to lecture, memorize scripts, or be amazing storytellers. The pressure to teach perfectly melts away.
Eureka! dives deep by equipping kids with the experience and confidence to read and explore the Bible. Two simple questions guide every exploration of Scripture. What’s that word? What's this say about God and us?
Kids and leaders are active and equal participants in Eureka! The pillars of each lesson are interactive storytelling activities, hands-on learning stations, and discussion. Leaders guide kids through the process of digging into Scripture, listening to their peers, and exploring ideas that come up during a lesson. Everyone has ownership in the exploring and learning process.
In this quarter you and your students will explore the world of Genesis. They will see how God worked in the lives of Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and Esau, and Joseph and his brothers. Your kids will be introduced to the hermeneutic (Bible study strategy) that is at the core of Eureka! They will begin to learn how to understand the Bible and discover God’s love.
These two “what” questions make up the foundation of a strong Bible study strategy (hermeneutic) and form the fabric of Eureka! Jr. It won’t be long before your kids have these down pat.
What’s that word? We explore a key word in the passage. Kids have much more confidence during expeditions when they know the meaning of the words.
What’s this say about God and us? God reveals himself through the Bible. We explore the Bible in order to know God. God teaches us about himself and his love throughout the Bible. As we learn about God and embrace his love for us, how do we react? What are we to do? Who are we? How do we live in God’s love?