My early childhood students have been learning about houses as they talk about their families and who lives in their houses with them. They enjoyed stacking different size boxes. We focused on having a strong foundation on the bottom so the box towers stayed up. They learned quickly that the big boxes need to go on the bottom and get smaller as they built up to the top. They even learned that some boxes could fit inside of others while they were stacking.
This lesson can be carried over into the preschool church classroom and into church weekday early education classrooms.
Think about the Scripture in the Bible about the wise man building his house upon the rock.
Matthew 7 states:
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. [Matthew 7:24-27]
We must build our houses (and our lives) on the rock – Jesus Christ. We must have that strong foundation to hold us up when the rains and winds of life come at us.
We can build on that firm foundation and hold strong by surrounding ourselves with Bible study, prayer, and Christian friendship.
Build on the rock foundation.